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EC5213 - Financial Econometrics

[Offered in odd-numbered years]

Credit points: 3
Year: 2020
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: College of Business, Law & Governance

This subject explores advanced time-series and panel-data analysis, which has wide applicability in analysing financial data, e.g. stock exchange returns, exchange rates, interest rates and bond rates. The subject covers current econometric models used in this field, including univariate / multivariate models, volatility modelling and forecasting, co-integration analysis, extreme theory and value-at-risk (market risk measure) modelling.

Learning Outcomes

  • appraise the empirical characteristics of financial data and show advanced and integrated knowledge of the properties of econometric techniques used in financial data analysis;
  • critically evaluate the results of time-series and panel-data analysis to draw integrated and advanced-level policy conclusions;
  • analyse time-series and panel-data to model both long-run relationships and short-run interactions among financial time series in order to comprehensively test research hypotheses.

Subject Assessment

  • Invigilated > End of semester exam - (50%)
  • Invigilated > Quizzes or tests - (30%)
  • Non-Invigilated > Assignments - (20%).
Prerequisites: EC2101 OR EC3413 OR EC2413 OR BX3122

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