• Offered by Crawford School of Public Policy
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Course subject International and Developmental Economics
  • Areas of interest Economics
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Mode of delivery Online or In Person

On-campus & remote (online) learning available. Students participate in interactive, real-time classes. The 2024 dates July 22,29 & Aug 5,12,19 & 26

This course introduces modern finance theory, including theories of optimal asset allocation, the capital asset pricing model, arbitrage pricing theory, the efficient market hypothesis, and event studies. The course also explores empirical implications of modern finance theory, including for asset returns. Students will use real-world data and programs such as Excel and EViews to carry out econometric investigations of the application of modern finance theory.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. Understand and critically engage with modern finance theory.
  2. Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of concepts in financial economics.
  3. Apply asset pricing techniques to real-world data sets.
  4. Demonstrate proficiency in interpreting the results of empirical analyses.
  5. Understand the strengths and limitations of empirical methods for analysing financial investments.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Problem set 1 (25) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  2. Problem set 2 (25) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  3. Final examination (50) [LO 1,2,4,5]

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The standard workload for a 6 unit course is 130 hours including in class time and independent study.

Inherent Requirements


Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed IDEC8015 or equivalent.

Prescribed Texts

Bodie, Z., Kane, A. and Marcus, A.J. 2021, Investments, 12th ed., McGraw Hill.

Assumed Knowledge

Mathematics skills in algebra and calculus are assumed.


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