Financial Economics

Aims of the course

This course will help students understand principles and practical applications of financial economic principles, that apply to various fields of finance – from corporate finance, to investments, risk management and asset and derivatives pricing.

Course syllabus

1.Consumer Financial decisions
2.Creating wealth by investing
3.How investors value firms
4.Firm financing decisions
5.Firm investment decisions
6.Financial systems and governance
7.Market, intermediary and internal governance
8.Microeconomic foundations of financial economics
9..Contingent claims and strategies
10.Risk management
11.CAPM,APT, Factor models
12.General principles of asset pricing
13.Capital market imperfections
14.Capital structure and financing decisions
15.Capital expenditures
16.Evaluating project risk in capital budgeting

Course director(s)

  • Office Hours
  • Wednesday at 11:00 in RZ-206
  • Igor Masten, PhD, Full Professor

  • Academic Unit for Money and Finance (Regular Member)
  • Academic Unit for Mathematics, Statistics and Operations Research (Associate Member)
  • Office Hours
  • Tuesday at 14:00 in RZ-205
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