Subject: Business / Finance
What is international corporate governance? What is the Anglo American model vs the stakeholder model, vs the Keiretsu model?
International Monetary System
What are fixed exchange rates?
What are floating exchange rates?
What is a dirty float?
What is a currency board?
What is dollarization?
How do central banks intervene in the fx markets?
What was Bretton Woods?
What were the institutions that were created during the Bretton Woods agreement?
What were the characteristics of the Bretton Woods exchange rate agreement?
What caused the Bretton Woods exchange rate system to fail?
What are currency crises and contagions?
What is the Euro? What is the European Union? What is the European Monetary Union, aka the Eurozone?
Balance of Payments
What is the balance of payments?
What is the current account?
What is ‘merchandise trade’?
What is the financial account?
What is the official reserves account?
On which accounts does the US have a surplus/deficit?
What are the problems with a trade deficit?
What are the differences between forecasting fixed and floating exchange rates?
What is technical vs fundamental analysis?
What is the benchmark for measuring forecasting performance?
Characteristics of the fx market
Bid ask spreads
Forward discount or premium; appreciation or depreciation
Forward swap and outright quotes
Covered interest arbitrage
What are “Brexit” and “Grexit”?
What is going on with China and American opinion on Chinese export policy?
What is the situation with Japan’s interest rate policy?