KTTS4130 Investments and Asset Pricing (5 cr)
The lecture course gives a comprehensive treatment of theories of financial economics with a special emphasis on quantitative financial economics. The key points are the efficient market hypothesis (EMH), the Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM), the consumption based CAPM (CCAPM), portfolio diversification and arbitrage pricing theory (APT).
- recognize, report, and apply theories of financial economics.
- evaluate and report under what kind of conditions and assumptions theories can be applied and if theories are consistent with the empirical observations.
- recognize, report, and apply empirical tests applied to theories and hypothesis of financial economics.
- analyze behavior of financial markets and pricing of financial instruments by applying theories of financial economics, and to report the analysis results.
Contents of the course are related to the following working life skills (generic skills):
-Oral and written communicating skills.
-Analytical and critical thinking.
Recommended timing for BIF students: 1st year.
Recommended timing for Finnish M.Sc. degree students: 3rd or 4th year.
Description of prerequisites
KTTA1250 Econometrics I (recommended)
KTTA4120 Applied Time Series Analysis for Finance and Macroeconomics (recommended)
Lecture materials will be provided by the instructor.
Cuthbertson, K. & Nitzsche, D. 2004. Quantitative Financial Economics: Stocks, Bond and Foreign Exchange, 2nd edition.
Bodie, Z., Kane, A., and Marcus, A. Investments, McGraw Hill; 11th edition.
Cochrane. J.H. 2005. Asset Pricing (Revised Edition).
- Cochrane. J.H. 2005. Asset Pricing (Revised Edition), Princeton University Press.; ISBN: 978-0691121376
- Cuthbertson, K. & Nitzsche, D. 2004. Quantitative Financial Economics: Stocks, Bond and Foreign Exchange, 2nd edition, Wiley.; ISBN: 978-0470091715
- Bodie, Z., Kane, A., and Marcus, A. Investments, McGraw Hill; ISBN: 978-1259277177