ECON 435 - Financial Economics
Section: 001
Term: FA 2008
Subject: Economics (ECON)
Department: LSA Economics
Credits:
4
Enforced Prerequisites:
ECON 401 with a grade of C- or better; or Graduate standing.
Advisory Prerequisites:
ECON 404 or 405.
Repeatability:
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
001 (LEC)
 
23092
Open
11
 
-
MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
Note: Students will be auto-enrolled in section 001 when they elect sections 002-005.
002 (DIS)
P
23094
Open
2
24UGRD & GRD
-
Th 9:00AM - 10:00AM
003 (DIS)
P
23095
Closed
0
21UGRD & GRD
-
F 1:00PM - 2:00PM
004 (DIS)
P
23096
Open
2
24UGRD & GRD
-
F 12:00PM - 1:00PM
005 (DIS)
P
23093
Open
3
21UGRD & GRD
-
F 2:00PM - 3:00PM
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