ECON 435 - Financial Economics
Section: 201
Term: SU 2008
Subject: Economics (ECON)
Department: LSA Economics
Enforced Prerequisites:
ECON 401 (C- or better) or Graduate.
Advisory Prerequisites:
ECON 404 or 405.
May not be repeated for credit.
Rackham Information:
Rackham credit requires additional work.
Primary Instructor:

The financial economics course provides the student with an examination of a wide array of financial instruments and institutions in today's global marketplace. Students who take this course will develop an understanding of the numerous money-market and capital market instruments and rates, the determinants of equity and bond values, and the workings of various financial markets. Financial derivatives, specifically futures and options, are introduced, and their relationship to portfolio management and hedging strategy is analyzed.

The course introduces the Capital Asset Pricing Model, Markowitz diversification, duration and bond portfolio management, and the Black-Scholes option-pricing model. As part of the coursework, you will apply the concepts presented in class and investigate the fundamental components that determine the value of major U.S. corporations.

ECON 435 - Financial Economics
Schedule Listing
201 (LEC)
MTuW 4:00PM - 6:00PM
204 (DIS)
Th 10:00AM - 12:00PM
205 (DIS)
Th 1:00PM - 3:00PM
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