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Intermediate Financial Economics - ECOS2040

Year - 2020

This unit introduces micro- and macroeconomic models central for understanding the functioning of financial markets. Models of intertemporal choice and investment decisions provide a foundation for an understanding of asset pricing. The role financial institutions, regulators and money in explaining economic growth and the business cycle are examined.

1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week

1x2hr Final exam (50%), 2x1hr Mid-semester test (50%)


(ECON1001 or ECON1040 or BUSS1040) and (ECMT1010 or MATH1005 or MATH1905 or DATA1001 or DATA1901 or ENVX1002 or BUSS1020)


ECOS2001 or ECOS2901 or ECOS2002 or ECOS2902


Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences

Semester 1

24 Feb 2020

Department/School: Economics
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Mar 2020
Unit of study level: Intermediate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
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