Country Analysis

Country Analysis

by David M. Currie
     
 

ISBN-10: 0566092379

ISBN-13: 9780566092374

Pub. Date: 05/11/2011

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

The ability to connect theoretical macroeconomics to the analysis of the economic and political performance of a given country is an essential skill for global investors. In Country Analysis: Understanding Economic and Political Performance, David M. Currie takes a unique analytical approach to the subject, clearly demonstrating the relationship between theory

Overview

The ability to connect theoretical macroeconomics to the analysis of the economic and political performance of a given country is an essential skill for global investors. In Country Analysis: Understanding Economic and Political Performance, David M. Currie takes a unique analytical approach to the subject, clearly demonstrating the relationship between theory and application in investing practices. This valuable book shows how to interpret country performance and provides the practising investor with sufficient background on economic principles to be able to understand and interpret country summaries that appear in business periodicals and other media. It covers key topics such as the Washington Consensus and the three major categories of economic decisions - fiscal policy, monetary policy and trade policy. It includes an important chapter on the political aspect of government performance, to give the reader an understanding of economic decisions in their true context. Country Analysis explains the reasoning behind the criteria used in evaluating country risk and economic performance, without the need for a sophisticated understanding of economics or mathematics. Each chapter includes a series of text boxes that include real-life examples from business periodicals to reinforce what is discussed and enable readers to practice identifying and interpreting relevant information. Practitioners making investment decisions in global markets, as well as students in MBA and other courses, will find this immensely practical book a valuable aid to critical decision making.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780566092374
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/11/2011
Edition description:
1
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword; Global investing; Economic indicators; A frame of reference: the Washington consensus; Evaluating governance and culture; Evaluating fiscal policy; Evaluating monetary policy; Evaluating international transactions: the balance of payments; Currencies; Managing currency risk; Summary of risk measures; Index.

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