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ECONOMICS OF FINANCIAL MARKETS
ECONOMIA E POLITICA DEI MERCATI FINANZIARI

A.Y. Credits
2021/2022 6
Lecturer Email Office hours for students
Giuseppe Travaglini
Teaching in foreign languages
Course with optional materials in a foreign language English
This course is entirely taught in Italian. Study materials can be provided in the foreign language and the final exam can be taken in the foreign language.

Assigned to the Degree Course

Economics and Management (LM-77)
Curriculum: ECONOMIA E MANAGEMENT
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Learning Objectives

The aim of this course is to combine the theoretical aspects of the financial economy with the knowledge and the functioning of the financial market, and of the processes that determine the yield and the variability of the financial securities. In the first part, after the introduction relative to the financial markets the attention is focusued on the mean variance model and CAPM. In the second part of the course will introduce the basics elements of the expected utility theory and trade of assets in the presence of risk (typical example of financial and insurance markets).

Program

First part

Portfolio theory:
The mean-variance model of Markovitz

The CAPM
Second part
The expected Utility theory
Risk aversion
Insurance market
 

Handouts and other educational material made available on the platform  Moodle › blended.uniurb.it.

Learning Achievements (Dublin Descriptors)

- Knowledge and comprehension skills: at the end of the course students must have acquired the knowledge and understanding of the specificity of the relations that are held in the financial markets and and economic agents such as savers, investors, intermediaries and managers of savings. In particular students must know and understand the specificity and the problems of the asset pricing. Lectures, testimonies, analysis and discussion of financial data, group work and study seminars will help in improving the quality of the course

- Knowledge and comprehension skills applied: Students should be able to apply in an appropriate manner the knowledges acquired in order to analyze, understand and resolve problems relating to the management of portfolios.

- Independence of judgment: Students should have the ability to connect in integrated schemes the knowledges acquired during the course, and to operate and take decisions in presence of complex problems.

- Communicative ability: Students should acquire the capacity of clear communication thanks to the acquisition of a good mastery of vocabulary related to the topics covered during the course.

- Ability to learn: Students should develop a good capacity for learning, which will enable them to deepen the knowledge acquired during the course facing subsequent paths to improve their skills and abilities through professional experiences and work

Teaching Material

The teaching material prepared by the lecturer in addition to recommended textbooks (such as for instance slides, lecture notes, exercises, bibliography) and communications from the lecturer specific to the course can be found inside the Moodle platform › blended.uniurb.it

Supporting Activities

Tutorials with analytical applications and theoretical on financial theory


Didactics, Attendance, Course Books and Assessment

Didactics

Additional materials as PPT files and PDF files are available on the website of the exam and are an integral part of the examination.

Attendance

- E. Saltari, Appunti di Economia Finanziaria, ed. Esculapio, 2011
- Handouts and other educational material made available on the platform  Moodle › blended.uniurb.it.

Course books

- E. Saltari, Appunti di Economia Finanziaria, ed. Esculapio, 2011
- Handouts and other educational material made available on the platform  Moodle › blended.uniurb.it.

Assessment

Written examination with four questions. The duration of the examination is h. 01.10.

Additional Information for Non-Attending Students

Didactics

Additional materials as PPT files and PDF files are available on the website of the exam and are an integral part of the examination.

Course books

- E. Saltari, Appunti di Economia Finanziaria, ed. Esculapio, 2011
- Handouts and other educational material made available on the platform  Moodle › blended.uniurb.it.

Assessment

Written examination with four questions. The duration of the examination is h. 01.10.

Notes

The student  of the Erasmus Program can request to sit the final exam in English with an alternative bibliography.

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