MVZn5065 International Financial Institutions

Faculty of Social Studies
Spring 2024
Extent and Intensity
1/1. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Taught in person.
Mgr. Vladan Hodulák, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. Mgr. et Mgr. Oldřich Krpec, Ph.D.
Department of International Relations and European Studies - Faculty of Social Studies
Contact Person: Olga Cídlová, DiS.
Supplier department: Department of International Relations and European Studies - Faculty of Social Studies
Prerequisites (in Czech)
! MVZ451 International Financial Inst. && ! HMV425 International Financial Inst.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.

The capacity limit for the course is 24 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 0/24, only registered: 0/24
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
The course introduces students to the evolution, current state and main problems of international monetary institutions. During the course a major emphasis is given to interdisciplinary politico-economic approach.
Learning outcomes
At the end of the course students should be able to: understand and explain the current world financial architecture; identify the most important processes and problems, which the major world monetary institutions face (external adjustment, debt crisea etc.); understand both their economic and political dimensions; suggest their politicaly and economically workable solutions and be aware of their consequences.
  • 1. Introductionary lecture
  • 2. International institutions
  • 3. International monetary and financial system
  • 4. International monetary and financial system (seminar)
  • 5. International monetary fund
  • 6. International monetary fund (seminar)
  • 7. Development banks
  • 8. Development banks (seminar)
  • 9. Great players in the background
  • 10. Great players in the background (seminar)
  • 11. Monetary union
  • 12. Monetary union (seminar)
  • 13. Discussion of recent developments, final revision
  • KRPEC, Oldřich and Vladan HODULÁK. Politická ekonomie mezinárodních vztahů (Political Economy of International Relations). 1st ed. Brno: Mezinárodní politologický ústav, 2011. 360 pp. Monografie, 38. ISBN 978-80-210-5481-3. info
  • International monetary power. Edited by David M. Andrews. Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, 2006. viii, 216. ISBN 9780801444562. URL info
  • WOODS, Ngaire. The globalizers : the IMF, the World Bank, and their borrowers. Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, 2006. x, 253. ISBN 9780801444241. URL info
Teaching methods
The course consists of lectures and class discussion. There will be five seminars during the semester. The goals of the seminars are: discussion of the issues introduced in the lectures, application of the acquired theoretical tools to the real world phenomena. Each seminar has one or two main themes. The discussion in the class requires familiarization with compulsory readings.
Assessment methods
1. Oral examination. To apply for the examination students have to obtain at least 20 points throughout the semester.
2. Participation in seminars, max. 20 points
3. Position papers, max. 15 points.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course is taught annually.
The course is taught: every week.
Information on course enrolment limitations: Předmět si nezapisují studenti, kteří ho již absolvovali pod kódem MVZ451.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2020, Spring 2022, Spring 2023.
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