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ECOS2040: Intermediate Financial Economics

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.

Code ECOS2040
Academic unit Economics
Credit points 6
(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

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

  • LO1. understand key microeconomic concepts
  • LO2. understand key macroeconomic concepts
  • LO3. apply microeconomic concepts to financial markets
  • LO4. apply key macroeconomic concepts to financial markets
  • LO5. critique economic tools of analysis as applied to financial markets