The Economics of Finance
Listed in: Economics, as ECON-423
Formerly listed as: ECON-63
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Geoffrey R. Woglom (Section 01)
A study of the role of financial markets in the efficient allocation of resources. We look at how financial markets: (1) enable the transfer of resources across time and space; (2) facilitate the reduction and management of risk; and (3) provide information about the future, which is important to public policymakers as well as private firms and individuals. The financial theories studied include: (1) the theory of present discounted values; (2) the capital asset pricing model; (3) the efficient markets hypothesis; and (4) the Black-Scholes model for the pricing of contingent claims.
Requisite: ECON 300 or 301, MATH 211, or consent of instructor. Limited to 35 students. Fall semester. Professor Woglom.
If Overenrolled: Preference given to senior and junior economics majors.
Offerings2014-15: Offered in Fall 2014
Other years: Offered in Spring 2009, Spring 2010, Fall 2012, Fall 2015