Modelling of Financial Markets 2400-M2FiRMRF
.1.Introduction - basic concepts in quantitative finance
2-3. Efficiency of financial markets: the concept and its empirical testing
4-5. Are returns forecastable? Random walk as a model and its empirical verification.
6-7. Model definition of normal and excessive returns: CAPM and its extensions, APT. Empirical examples.
8. Volatility modelling: ARCH and GARCH models
9. Term structure of the interest rates (yield curve)
10.FX market: exchange rate theories and their tests.
11-15. Students' presentation of their assignments.
Type of course
Students are able to model and to forecast prices and returns of basic financial assets (equity, debt instruments, fx) in a comprehensive manner, including designing the research, building and estimating the propoer model, interpreting its results and reporting the outcome of the whole exercise.
KW01, KW02, KW03, KW04, KU01, KU02, KU03, KU04, KU05, KU06, KU07, KK01, KK02, KK03
tudents have to prepare individual work - an empirical study of prices or returns for some financial markets covered by the course, i.e. equity, debt or fx. Assessment of this work forms a major part of total assessment, which includes also a quality of students' presentation of her/his work in the class
Cuthbertson, Nitzsche, 2004, Quantitative Financial Economics, Wiley
Brooks, 2005, Introductory Econometrics for Finance, Cambridge
Campbell, Lo, MacKinlay, 1997, The Econometrics of Financial Markets, Princeton
Gourieroux, Jasiak, 2001, Financial Econometrics, Princeton
Information on level of this course, year of study and semester when the course unit is delivered, types and amount of class hours - can be found in course structure diagrams of apropriate study programmes. This course is related to the following study programmes:
- Finance, Investments and Accounting, part-time, second cycle
- Finance, Investments and Accounting, full time, second cycle
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