Financial Economics

Subject ECON40015 (2011)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 4 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2011.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Three hours of lectures per week
Total Time Commitment: Not available

ECON30010 Microeconomics or equivalent.

Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: Please refer to Prerequisites and Corequisites.
Non Allowed Subjects: Students may not gain credit for both ECON40015 Financial Economics and ECON90024 Financial Economics.
Core Participation Requirements: For the purposes of considering requests for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements for this entry.

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Subject Overview:

This subject examines the economics of financial markets and financial institutions, including a substantial component of financial economic theory and some important current issues in the management of financial institutions and the evolution of financial markets. Topics include the theory of choice under certainty and uncertainty, asset and option pricing models, efficient markets theory, risk management and the theory of the term structure of interest rates.

Objectives: Information not available.

A 3-hour end-of-semester examination (80%) and class assignments totalling approximately 2000 words (20%).

Prescribed Texts: You will be advised of prescribed texts by your lecturer.
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:
  • High level of development: written communication; problem solving; team work; application of theory to practice; critical thinking.

  • Moderate level of development: collaborative learning; statistical reasoning; receptiveness to alternative ideas.

  • Some level of development: oral communication.


Students may not gain credit for both ECON40015 Financial Economics and ECON90024 Financial Economics.

Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: Economics

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