- Code ECON4437
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Research School of Economics
- ANU College ANU College of Business and Economics
- Course subject Economics
- Areas of interest Economics, Finance
This course examines the economic principles that determine the allocation of resources through time in market economies. It uses supply and demand relationships to value capital assets (or projects more generally). There is a detailed treatment of the effects of time, risk and misspecification on capital asset prices. The impact of liquidity on our understanding of financial economics will also be discussed.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- define the classical finance model that underpins modern finance;
- explain how securities are priced and affected by the institutional arrangements in securities markets;
- demonstrate an understanding of the role played by time, uncertainty, information and inflation in evaluating financial instruments;
- analyse the role played by arbitrage in finance markets and its impact on security prices;
- demonstrate an understanding of how security prices are determined in the Capital Asset Pricing Model, and the role played by the assumptions in the model;
- identify the assumptions behind the the Hansen-Jagannathan bounds and the mean-variance frontier as a basis of understanding the factors that determine the portfolio choice;
- demonstrate an understanding of the role of asymmetric information in various financial markets;
- demonstrate an understanding of how market frictions can impact financial decisions and asset prices.
- Assessment will consist of a Final Exam, mid-semester exam(s), in-class quizzes and a project, or some combination thereof. See the class summary for details. (100) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8]
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130 hours in total over the semester consisting of lectures, tutorials/workshops and private study time.
Requisite and Incompatibility
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