FINANCIAL ECONOMICS

FINANCIAL ECONOMICS

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Code
95175
ACADEMIC YEAR
2019/2020
CREDITS
6 credits during the 2nd year of 8700 Economics and Financial Institutions (LM-56) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
SECS-P/01
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Economics and Financial Institutions)
semester
1° Semester
Teaching materials

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course aims to provide the student with the technical and theoretical tools to understand the choices of economic agents in uncertainty. First, the fundamental concepts of neoclassical risk and decision theory will be addressed: risk aversion and stochastic dominance. Various specific themes such as asset pricing models, general equilibrium models with Arrow-Debreu securities, and consumption and savings choices will be touched in uncertainty.

PREREQUISITES

None.

Teaching methods

In the first part of the course I will present the fundamental concepts involving the economic decisions under uncertainty. In the second part of the course, the class will be divided in groups. Each group has to study a specific topic and present it to the entire class.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

1. Risk aversion and the Arrow-Pratt approximation

2. Stochastic dominance.

3. Simple portfolio problem.

4. Equity Premium Puzzle.

5. Consumption and Savings under certianty and uncertainty.

6. The equilibrium price of time.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Gollier, C. The Economics of risk and time, MIT Press

 

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: In Imperia: Tuesday 2.30 pm (second semester only) In Genoa: Thursday 4:00 pm

Exam Board

GABRIELE CARDULLO (President)

MARCO GUERRAZZI

LESSONS

Teaching methods

In the first part of the course I will present the fundamental concepts involving the economic decisions under uncertainty. In the second part of the course, the class will be divided in groups. Each group has to study a specific topic and present it to the entire class.

LESSONS START

16th September 2019

EXAMS

Exam description

Written exam (with both quantitative and qualitative questions) for the first part. In the second part, each student is required to study an article (chosen from a list complied by the teacher) and present it to the class.

 

Assessment methods

Each student will be able to understand the basic conceps concerning the economic behaviour under uncertainty and apply this knowledge by solving pratical problems in finance. In addition, the second part of the course will be useful to evaluate the ability to understand complex issues and explain them to other people.

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
04/09/2020 14:00 GENOVA Scritto