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ECMT2130: Financial Econometrics

This unit focuses on the financial models and econometric methods necessary to critically evaluate the risk and return characteristics of various fund-management strategies. Asset-pricing models and market efficiency are tested using econometric models that are popular in banking and finance, using industry-standard software. A core learning outcome is competency with that software. Students work with real and simulated data to specify, estimate, and test the linear regression models and the univariate time-series models that are at the core of the unit. The unit equips students with the conceptual framework and applied skills relevant to quantitative careers in finance and policy.

Code ECMT2130
Academic unit Economics
Credit points 6
(ECMT2110 or ECMT2010 or ECMT1010 or BUSS1020 or MATH1005 or MATH1905 or DATA1001 or DATA1901 or ENVX1002) and (ECON1001 or ECON1040 or BUSS1040)

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. demonstrate an understanding of the basic principles and theories of financial economics
  • LO2. analyse and interpret financial data from diverse sources using economic and econometric models
  • LO3. select and utilise relevant techniques and principles to analyse risk and return characteristics of financial time-series data
  • LO4. compile and present relevant commercial information to decision-makers using appropriate data management and IT tools.