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ECON6021: Financial Economics

This unit provides students with an understanding of the economic foundations of financial theory and the economic framework upon which that theory is based. Much of the work covered is an application of both microeconomic and macroeconomic theory to the special problems encountered in the study of the financial side of an economy. The relevance of these foundations is illustrated with empirical research using Australian and international data.

Code ECON6021
Academic unit Economics
Credit points 6
(ECON6001 or ECON6701) and (ECON6002 or ECON6702)

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

  • LO1. understand the fundamentals of asset pricing
  • LO2. understand the roles of the financial markets
  • LO3. relate the economic theory to observed asset pricing patterns
  • LO4. relate the concepts to particular applications and solve problems

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 1 week before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.