2220Spring 2025
3 Credits

International Finance Management

Inflation, unemployment, and growth with perspectives from developed and developing countries
Tim Bian 卞洋
Course Introduction
Tim Bian 卞洋
Tim Bian 卞洋Ph.D. Georgetown University 

Tim Bian is an associate professor at China School of Banking and Finance, University of International Business and Economics (UIBE). He has extensive teaching experience, having taught courses such as Intermediate Macroeconomics, International Finance, Money and Banking, Central Banking, and Financial Programming and Policies. His research focuses on  macroeconomics, real estate, local government debt, and outbound investment. Professor Bian obtained his Ph.D. in Economics from Georgetown University in 2013, where he also taught International Finance and Principles of Macroeconomics at the undergraduate level.

Professor Bian served as a visiting scholar at the Ministry of Commerce of China in 2019. He also taught at Shihezi University in Xinjiang from 2020 to 2022.

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International Finance Management

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3 Credits
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Course Description

This course deals with the theory and practice of international macroeconomics and finance. Concepts of balance of payments and exchange rates are developed, followed by macroeconomic tools in an open economy. Balance of payments adjustments will be analyzed under fixed and flexible exchange rate systems. Macroeconomic topics – such as inflation, growth, unemployment, and the roles of monetary and fiscal policies – will also be discussed using examples from developed and/or developing countries.