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Financial Markets - ECO00020M

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  • Department: Economics and Related Studies
  • Module co-ordinator: Prof. Peter Smith
  • Credit value: 10 credits
  • Credit level: M
  • Academic year of delivery: 2022-23

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching cycle
A Spring Term 2022-23

Module aims

To examine the main empirical features of three key financial markets: the foreign exchange market, the bond market, and the stock market.

Module learning outcomes

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Task Length % of module mark
Online Exam
Financial Markets
N/A 100

Special assessment rules



Task Length % of module mark
Online Exam
Financial Markets
N/A 100

Module feedback

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Indicative reading

These will comprise mainly texts but a number of artivles will also be recommende in the lectures.

Course Texts
Cochrane, J., Asset Pricing, Princeton University Press, 2004.

Cuthbertson, K., and Nitzsche, D. Quantitative Financial Economics, Wiley, 2nd Edition, 2005.

Cutherbertson and Nitzsche provide a more accessible treatment of empirical finance than Cochrane which is more advanced but less comprehensive.

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