Financial Economics EC4024 2009




                          Dr Stephen Kinsella
                       stephen.kinsella@...
What’s this course
        about?
• Markets
• Macroeconomics
• Finance/Public Policy
• Meltdowns & the Future of the Finan...
You’ll learn
You’ll learn
1. How to read the financial pages
2. How to comment intelligently on current
   affairs
3. Understand & Criti...
Last Year’s Course
Introduction




                                           Prob. Theory
Markets & Finance     Risk & Uncertainty

       ...
“Time changes everything
except something within us
which is always surprised by
change.”
-Thomas Hardy
10 000




 7000




 5000




 3000




         2000         2002     2004    2006     2008




                ^ISEQ, I...
10 000




 7000




 5000




 3000




         2000         2002     2004    2006     2008




                ^ISEQ, I...
This Year’s Course
Intro/Data




                                              Lab Time / Experiments
Structure of System   Physical Descrip...
Stuff I expect you to
    know from EC4004
Marginal Analysis
Description of Households & Firms
Theory of the Business Cycl...
Grading

PS1 10% (Due week 4)
PS2 10% (Due week 8)
PS2 10% (Due week 10)
Final Exam 70%
Materials

Course Page on stephenkinsella.net/
Regular Blog Posts, links to media
Textbook, Pilbeam, Finance & Financial
M...
Mini Presentations
Email by 5pm TODAY if you
don’t want to be a volunteer
PRIZE FOR
ORIGINALITY:
 100 EUROS
Policies
Do reading before class
Do exercises in notes
Show up to lectures, check site daily.
Email whenever, but...
Don’t...
Read Pilbeam, Cht 1
& Lecture Notes on
       Web
Ec4024 2009 Lecture 1 Introduction to the Course
Ec4024 2009 Lecture 1 Introduction to the Course
Ec4024 2009 Lecture 1 Introduction to the Course
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Ec4024 2009 Lecture 1 Introduction to the Course

  1. 1. Financial Economics EC4024 2009 Dr Stephen Kinsella stephen.kinsella@ul.ie www.stephenkinsella.net twitter.com/stephenkinsella
  2. 2. What’s this course about? • Markets • Macroeconomics • Finance/Public Policy • Meltdowns & the Future of the Financial System
  3. 3. You’ll learn
  4. 4. You’ll learn 1. How to read the financial pages 2. How to comment intelligently on current affairs 3. Understand & Critique Basic Models 4. Some econophysics & real market data 5. Trading Simulations & Experiments 6. Working with Real Data
  5. 5. Last Year’s Course
  6. 6. Introduction Prob. Theory Markets & Finance Risk & Uncertainty Portfolio Analysis CAPM APT EMH Options, Futures, BS Behavioural Finance
  7. 7. “Time changes everything except something within us which is always surprised by change.” -Thomas Hardy
  8. 8. 10 000 7000 5000 3000 2000 2002 2004 2006 2008 ^ISEQ, Irish Stock Exchange, 1999---?
  9. 9. 10 000 7000 5000 3000 2000 2002 2004 2006 2008 ^ISEQ, Irish Stock Exchange, 1999---?
  10. 10. This Year’s Course
  11. 11. Intro/Data Lab Time / Experiments Structure of System Physical Descriptions Crisis/Options CAPM APT EMH Behavioural Finance “Other”
  12. 12. Stuff I expect you to know from EC4004 Marginal Analysis Description of Households & Firms Theory of the Business Cycle Game Theory stephenkinsella.net/teaching
  13. 13. Grading PS1 10% (Due week 4) PS2 10% (Due week 8) PS2 10% (Due week 10) Final Exam 70%
  14. 14. Materials Course Page on stephenkinsella.net/ Regular Blog Posts, links to media Textbook, Pilbeam, Finance & Financial Markets, 50 Copies in Bookshop, 2 on 3hr reserve in Library.
  15. 15. Mini Presentations
  16. 16. Email by 5pm TODAY if you don’t want to be a volunteer
  17. 17. PRIZE FOR ORIGINALITY: 100 EUROS
  18. 18. Policies Do reading before class Do exercises in notes Show up to lectures, check site daily. Email whenever, but... Don’t send me text messages!
  19. 19. Read Pilbeam, Cht 1 & Lecture Notes on Web

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