Fall 2019

Introduction to Financial Economics

Listed in: Economics, as ECON-265

Formerly listed as: ECON-34

Moodle site: Course


Geoffrey R. Woglom (Section 01)


In this course, we study the role that financial markets play in allocating savings and investment. The study includes the fundamental pricing of stocks and bonds, the efficient markets hypothesis and the effect of asset prices on firms’ investment decisions. We then turn to derivative securities and how these securities are priced differently, based upon the absence of arbitrage. Finally, we show how the insights from derivative pricing can be incorporated into firms’ investment decisions.

Requisite: ECON 111/111E. Limited to 30 students. Fall semester. Professor Woglom.

If Overenrolled: Some preference will be given to a) students who have taken fewer 200 level economics classes and b) economics majors. The class will be selected to achieve a group with diverse academic backgrounds and interests.


Quantitative Reasoning


2020-21: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Fall 2007, Fall 2008, Spring 2011, Fall 2011, Spring 2012, Spring 2013, Fall 2014, Spring 2015, Fall 2015, Spring 2016, Fall 2016, Fall 2017, Fall 2018, Fall 2019