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ECX5475

Faculty of Business and Economics

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
OfferedClayton Second semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Stephen Miller

Synopsis

Theories of hedging and speculation; determination of spot and futures prices, and intertemporal allocation; market efficiency; expectations, including adaptive expectations and rational expectations.

Objectives

The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  • understand the trade-off between risk and return
  • develop the ability to understand literature in financial economics
  • understand the concepts of adaptive and rational expectations
  • develop analytical, written and oral skills by writing and presenting research papers.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 100%

Chief examiner(s)

Stephen Miller

Contact hours

3 hours per week

Prohibitions

ECC4750