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Module Code: ECO308
Module Title: Financial Economics
Module Level: Level 3
Module Credits: 5.00
Academic Year: 2020/21
Semester: SEM2
Originating Department: International Business School Suzhou
Pre-requisites: N/A
This module aims to provide students with an understanding and appreciation of the fundamental aspects of finance-related decision making in an uncertain environment. Students should be able to appreciate both traditional perspectives of risk and uncertainty, as well as newer behavioural perspectives.
Learning outcomes 
A. demonstrate an appreciation of the core aspects of finance-related decision making under uncertainty

B. relate aspects of optimising and decision making behaviour to scenarios of decision making under both certainty and uncertainty.

C. demonstrate an understanding that agents are not always rational, and be able to explain some common reasons why they are not in the context of financial decision-making.

Method of teaching and learning 
The module will be delivered through a combination of lectures and seminars. Lectures will be used to introduce key theories, concepts and economic models. In tutorials the student will have the opportunity to solve financial problems and numerical exercises, to analyse case studies, or to make presentations of research.

Intertemporal Choice

General Equilibrium Intertemporal Choice

Expected Utility Theory

Insurance Contracts

Prospect Theory

Experimental Asset Markets

Topics in Behavioural Finance

Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester 26     12      112  150 


Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 Midterm Exam 40.00
2 Final Exam 60.00

Module Catalogue generated from SITS CUT-OFF: 6/7/2020 4:02:48 AM