Courses Master Display 2019-2020

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Course title Quantitative Techniques for Financial Economics
Course code EBC4097
ECTS credits 6,5
Assessment Whole/Half Grades
Period
Period Start End Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
1 3-9-2019 26-10-2019 X L X
4 4-2-2020 5-4-2020 X L X
Level Advanced
Coordinator Michael Eichler, Nalan Bastürk
For more information: m.eichler@maastrichtuniversity.nl; n.basturk@maastrichtuniversity.nl
Language of instruction English
Goals
The objectives of the course are to provide student in the Financial Economics master programme with a solid knowledge of stochastic models and econometric techniques used in the analysis of financial markets. The students should be able to read and assess the current literature on stochastic models and econometric methods used in security pricing and empirical finance and to apply the acquired techniques in practice.
Description
The course consists of two parts.
Part A focuses on advanced econometric techniques for modelling financial time series. Topics that are covered include volatility models. Empirical applications will provide students with practical experience in analysing financial time series.
In part B, we cover and discuss the theoretical concepts and probability models underlying the pricing, construction, and hedging of (derivative) securities. Key concepts such as arbitrage pricing and risk-neutral valuation are introduced in a formal way and their implementation and use by market practitioners will be discussed.
Literature
Hull, J.C., Options, Futures and Other Derivatives, Prentice Hall, 8th edition, 2011 (or more recent edition).
Other literature will be provided or listed on the course webpage.
Prerequisites
Solid background in finance and in statistics/econometrics (on the level of a quantitatively oriented economics/finance bachelor). Required concepts from mathematics/statistics are a.o. random variables, probability distributions, statistical tests, regression analysis, ordinary and partil derivatives, exponential function. Basic knowledge in programming (e.g. in R, MATLAB, or VBA) is suggested (introductory material for R will be provided on the course webpage before the start of the course).
An advanced level of English.
Teaching methods PBL / Presentation / Lecture / Assignment
Assessment methods Participation / Written Exam
Evaluation in previous academic year For the complete evaluation of this course please click "here"
This course belongs to the following programmes / specialisations
Master Financial Economics - Asset Pricing Compulsory Course(s)
Master Financial Economics - Banking Compulsory Course(s)
Master Financial Economics - Financial Analysis Compulsory Course(s)
Master Financial Economics - No specialisation Compulsory Course(s)
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