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Keith Pilbeam is a Professor of International Economics and Finance at City University of London, UK. He teaches at Cass Business School and on the international programme of Boston University. He obtained his PhD from the European University Institute in Florence (more


Coronavirus And The UK Economy
Despite the UK government lobbing billions of pounds at the problem, millions will lose their jobs and thousands of businesses will go bust. And the poor and the young will bear the brunt.
The Coronavirus Versus The Economy
Well, the coronavirus is in full swing and most governments short term reaction has been to shutdown large parts of the economy.
How To Handle The Coronacrisis Some Economic Policy Suggestions
We have to understand that the coronavirus is a transitory shock but with medium to long tem impacts as well as somewhat dire short term impact.
The VIX Index Is Through The Roof
The truth is there is much more pain in the real economy to come.
The Coronavirus An Economic Perspective!
Italy is close to virtually closing down its economy for a few weeks. The Chinese economy is also functioning well below capacity and it is the world's second-biggest economy.
Brexiteers Enjoy Your Brexit - The Joy Will Not Last Long
Those who pushed for Brexit can now rejoice, but the reality is they are going to have to deliver on their promises or the people twill soon turn on them. The truth is there will be hard times ahead...


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Professor of International Economics and Finance
City University of London
2000 - Present (20 years 11 months)



International Finance
Keith Pilbeam
Palgrave Macmillan

International Finance is a well-established and internationally renowned introduction to the subject for all university students. It provides comprehensive coverage of both traditional and modern theories relating to the balance of payments, exchange rate determination and the international monetary system. There is extensive use of data and empirical evidence to illustrate the relevance of theories and concepts discussed. 

This edition includes key theoretical and real world developments and details the Eurocurrency and Eurobond markets and derivative instruments such as futures, options and swaps. Major international economic issues, such as international policy coordination, the record US current account deficits and Economic and Monetary Union in the European Union are given full coverage. A new chapter on currency and financial crises provides the basis for a study of the 2001 economic collapse in Argentina and the South East Asian crises of the late 1990s.

Finance and Financial Markets
Keith Pilbeam
Palgrave Macmillan

Finance and Financial Markets is a best-selling comprehensive introduction to the financial markets, institutions and instruments that constitute global finance. Its practical approach makes it readily understandable for students on finance and economics courses and those wanting to understand the workings of the modern financial world. This third edition has been thoroughly updated in the wake of the recent financial crisis, and discusses its implications for the finance industry.

Exchange Rate Management: Theory and Evidence - The U.K. Experience
Keith Pilbeam
Palgrave Macmillan

This book provides a concise review of the modern literature on exchange rate determination focussing on the implications for the conduct of exchange rate policy. The author examines the economic justification for foreign exchange market intervention, the potential for such intervention to stabilize an economy and the distinction betweens sterilized and non sterilized intervention. The final part provides an empirical examination of UK exchange rate policy during the period 1973-89 - the motivation, nature, effectiveness and profitability of the Bank of England's intervention are analyzed.