- To discuss financial instruments and how they are traded.
- To introduce the key tools used by financial economists.
- To cover the major topics in financial economics including portfolio theory, diversification and mean variance analysis; asset-pricing models, efficient market hypothesis, and market anomalies.
- To discuss the pricing of bonds, stocks, and other financial instruments.
Knowledge and understanding of:
- financial instruments;
- risk and return relationship;
- diversification and mean-variance analysis;
- asset-pricing models;
- efficient market hypothesis;
- market anomalies;
- security prices and yields;
- investment performance evaluation.
Coordinator: Professor Liam Delaney
This module information is representative of what is included in the module in a given year. Details of actual reading, lectures and coursework may vary year to year and will be available at the beginning of the semester.