China and the World Economy: International Monetary Economics

  • Summer schools
  • Global Academic Engagement
  • Application code LPS-EC209
  • Starting 2021
  • Short course: Open from October
  • Location: Beijing

This course studies topics in open-economy macroeconomics and international finance.

Topics include Exchange Rates, Current Account Imbalances, Inflation, Sovereign Debt, and Open Economy Macroeconomics, and will also include economic theory as well as several applications. 

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Programme details


Dr Cheng Sun

Dr Cheng Sun is an assistant professor in Guanghua School of Management at Peking University, and a research associate at the Development Research Centre of the State Council. Dr Cheng Sun earned her BA from the University of Rochester and her PhD in Economics from Princeton University. She worked for Hony Capital and the Investment Banking Division of Goldman Sachs before joining Guanghua School of Management. Her primary research interests include microeconomics, banking and corporate finance and her research is supported by Development Research Centre of the State Council, Bank of China, Agricultural Development Bank of China and many others.

Student feedback

"I'm very glad I took the China and the World Economy: International Monetary Economics course at the LSE-PKU Summer School. It gave me a direct sense of the university economic context and some really important analytical skills and research abilities. I gained a lot from this course, thank you very much!" Yifei Zhou, St.Clare’s Oxford, UK

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Students should be familiar with intermediate microeconomics. Macroeconomics is not required, but would be useful. Key macroeconomic concepts will be covered in class. 


Assessment will be based on a mid-term essay (worth 50% of the final mark) and a final exam (worth 50% of the final mark).

Preparatory reading list

A full reading list and electronic course pack will be provided to registered students approximately six weeks before the beginning of the programme, please refer to the full course outline for provisional suggested readings.


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