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Financial Economics

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Programme: Undergraduate

Module Code: N13604

Semester: Autumn

Convenor: Rodion Skovoroda

Credits & Level: 10 credits; Level 3

Pre-requisites: N11607 (Business Economics) or N11115 (Microeconomics for Business B1) or similar approved modules within the School of Economics.

Co-requisites: None.

Target Students: Available to all Part I or Part II students with required pre-requisite N11607 Business Economics OR N11115 Microeconomics for Business B1 OR similar approved modules within the School of Economics.

Delivery: 11 ninety-minute lecture ; 2 sixty-minute seminar

Assessment: One 1.5 hour examination (70%); One 1500 word coursework assignment (30%)

Exam Format:Answer Two questions only. One question from Section A and One question from Section B. All questions carry equal marks.

Summary of Content This module presents an introduction to Financial Economics focusing on topics such as: the determination of interest rates; the role of financial institutions in the financial and monetary system; banking regulation, risk management in banks.

Aims To familiarise students with the basic concepts and tools that have been developed for the analysis of Financial Economics and Financial Markets.

Key Words: Financial Economics; Financial Instruments and Markets; Risk; Financial Regulation; Efficient Market Hypothesis.

Learning Objectives & Outcomes Knowledge and understanding
This module develops a knowledge and understanding of:
  • The development, access and operation of markets for resources, goods and services
  • The sources, uses and management of finance
  • Financial markets and institutions
Intellectual skills
This module develops:
  • The ability to analyse facts and circumstances to determine the cause of a problem and identifying and selecting appropriate solutions
  • The ability to analyse and evaluate a range of business data, sources of information and appropriate methodologies, which includes the need for strong digital literacy, and to use that research for evidence-based decision-making
  • Conceptual and critical thinking, analysis, synthesis and evaluation
Professional practical skills
This module develops:
  • Numeracy and quantitative skills to manipulate data, evaluate, estimate and model business problems, functions and phenomena
Transferable (key) skills
This module develops:
  • Self-management and a readiness to accept responsibility and flexibility, to be resilient, self-starting and appropriately assertive, to plan, organise and manage time
  • Articulating and effectively explaining information
Knowledge and understanding (Industrial Economics)
This module develops a knowledge and understanding of:
  • The application of economic principles and tools to the analysis of financial markets and institutions.



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