Research in Financial Markets LASK3016 (8 ects) SYLLABUS Autumn 2011. Research in Financial Markets Organizer: Department of Accounting and Finance Code: LASK3016 Credit units: 8 ects
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Learningoutcomes:The course has two objectives. First, it aims to provide an overview of recent relevant research issues in finance, extending and deepening students’ knowledge in the area of financial markets. Second, the course is intended to prepare students to do empirical research in finance. By the end of this course students should have a deep understanding of recent research issues in the area of financial markets and developed skills necessary to do empirical research in finance.
Contents: Topics discussed are related to market efficiency, asset pricing, asset price distributions and correlations, financial markets and institutions, international financial markets, and issues in corporate finance such as dividendpolicy and IPOs.
Lectures and seminars, 30 h. autumn term, periods III-IV
Prof. Petri Sahlström
Participation in lectures: Lectures are considered as an essential part of learning. Absence from the lectures may endanger the completion of the course and may influence the final grade of the course. Lecturers are not responsible for providing any course material or information for those students who are absent. Lecturers are also not responsible for making other special arrangements for the absent students.
Literature: A selection of scientific articles. The readings package is available at http://lipas.uwasa.fi/~jja/RFM.html.
Requirements for the credit units: Written term paper and it´s presentation.
Previous studies: Research in Financial Analysis, Theory of Corporate Finance, Theory of Investments, Rahoituksenperusteet, Rahoitusmarkkinatjasijoitustoiminta, Johdannaiset, Ekonometria
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