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Topics in Financial Econometrics - ECO00042M

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  • Department: Economics and Related Studies
  • Module co-ordinator: Prof. Yongcheol Shin
  • Credit value: 10 credits
  • Credit level: M
  • Academic year of delivery: 2019-20

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching cycle
A Spring Term 2019-20

Module aims

to provide an introduction to the theory and practice of financial econometrics

to enable students to study, discuss and evaluate contemporary research in the field

to enable students to undertake the self-fulfilling empirical work

Module learning outcomes

On completing the module a student will be able to:

explain the analytical challenges posed by the properties of financial asset returns

describe Value-at-Risk and related risk management measures

explain the application of GARCH models in a variety of contexts

explain and interpret CAPM and related asset pricing and term structure models


Task Length % of module mark
In-course assessment
N/A 30
Online Exam
Topics in Financial Econometrics
N/A 70

Special assessment rules



Task Length % of module mark
In-course assessment
N/A 30
Online Exam
Topics in Financial Econometrics
N/A 70

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Indicative reading

The primary source will be the lecture handouts and slides, but comprehensive treatment of the subject matter can be found in Brooks, C., Introductory Econometrics for Finance, Cambridge University Press, 2009, and Tsay, R.S., Analysis of Financial Time Series, John Wiley, 2010.

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