Commodity Markets - ECO00017I

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  • Department: Economics and Related Studies
  • Module co-ordinator: Prof. Peter Simmons
  • Credit value: 10 credits
  • Credit level: I
  • Academic year of delivery: 2017-18

Related modules

Pre-requisite modules

  • None

Co-requisite modules

Prohibited combinations

  • None

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching cycle
A Spring Term 2017-18

Module aims

  • To consider some of the principal problems and controversies that are peculiar to trade in primary commodities. Theoretical, institutional and empirical works are all considered. Towards the end of the course some of the special features of futures markets in financial assets are considered
  • To outline the economic structure of physical commodity markets
  • To analyse these using micro market models
  • To outline the modelling of forward and futures markets
  • To review some empirical applications
  • The course is not directly vocationally oriented and will not directly help you make your first million. If you want a very practical course, don't choose this one

Module learning outcomes

On completing the module a student will be able to:

  • Have an understanding of how to analyse simple market models theoretically in both static and dynamic forms
  • Model the financial market superstructure and an appreciation of the empirical methods and results in the area

Assessment

Task Length % of module mark Group
University - closed examination
Commodity Markets
2 hours 100 Default
Essay/coursework
Essay
N/A 100 A

Special assessment rules

None

Reassessment

Task Length % of module mark Group
University - closed examination
Commodity Markets
2 hours 100 Default
Essay/coursework
Essay
N/A 100 A

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Indicative reading

Labys, W. Quantitative Models of Commodity Markets. Chap 1.
Phlips, L. (1990). Commodity, Futures and Financial Markets.



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