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Course 2016-2017 a.y.

30285 - EMPIRICAL METHODS FOR FINANCE (INTRODUCTION TO ECONOMETRICS FOR FINANCE)


BIEF
Department of Finance

Course taught in English


Go to class group/s: 31 - 32

BIEF (6 credits - I sem. - OBCUR  |  SECS-P/05)
Course Director:
CARLO AMBROGIO FAVERO

Classes: 31 (I sem.) - 32 (I sem.)
Instructors:
Class 31: CARLO AMBROGIO FAVERO, Class 32: CARLO AMBROGIO FAVERO


Course Objectives
The objective of this course is to introduce the main econometric methods and techniques used in empirical finance. The emphasis is on applications rather than econometric theory. We use real financial data and the statistical package EViews to tackle interesting issues in finance. Class lectures are supplemented by computer lab sections. Students leave the course with a solid foundation in many of the tools used in modern financial time series and quantitative finance.

Intended Learning Outcomes
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Course Content Summary
  • Brief review of probability and statistics.
  • Introduction to Eviews.
  • Linear regression model: basics and extensions.
  • Univariate time-series modeling and forecasting.
  • Multivariate models.
  • Modeling long-run relationships in finance.
  • Modeling volatility and correlation.

Teaching methods
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Assessment methods
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Detailed Description of Assessment Methods
There is a written final exam, focusing on:
  • The econometric methods introduced in class.
  • Stylized facts about the data used in the empirical applications.
  • Interpreting results of empirical studies in the area of finance (although the exam is not computer-based, there might be questions asking you to interpret regression results from EViews similar to the exercises in class).

Textbooks
C. BROOKS, Introductory Econometrics for Finance, Cambridge University Press, 2008, second edition, (ch. 1-8).

Prerequisites
Students are expected to have attended a core course in statistics and to be familiar with undergraduate calculus and linear algebra. Prior exposure to financial courses (financial markets and institutions, investments and corporate finance) would be useful to understand the applications covered in class.
 
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