Syllabus-393+econ

Syllabus-393+econ - Rutgers University Department of...

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Rutgers University Department of Economics Financial Economics Summer 2010 220: 393 Section B6 Instructor:  Office:  Email:  Office Hours : Lectures: Diep Duong New Jersey Hall, Room 102 (For appointments only) dduong@eden.rutgers.edu Office Hours: 4.40pm to 5.40 pm on Tuesday and Thursday  in Class Tuesday and Thursday: 6 pm – 9.40 pm in    LSH -B115  on Livingston Campus  Course Goals :   This course is mainly for students majoring in   economics   at Rutgers  University and is an  upper level  course. It is expected that students  work hard  in this  course and should develop the ability to understand                   1) Theoretical issues:  After this course, you should know Organization of Firms and Corporate Finance, Micro-structure of financial  market  Economics of financial decision making process, why economics is needed in  the theory of finance, introduction to Efficient Market Hypothesis and  Behavioral Finance, definition of arbitrage and no arbitrage assumption.   Risk and return in financial decision making  Present Value Models and the link to Risk-return Trade-off Net Present Value and Internal Rate of Return Portfolio choice, Mean-Variance Efficiency, Diversification Capital asset pricing model (CAPM) Introduction to Arbitrage Pricing Theory, Factor Model  Capital structure as an application  portfolio choice and  CAPM Cost of debt, equity, capital and market value of firm Intro to the idea of Risk-Neutral Pricing with application to equity option  Binomial trees approach in option pricing (subject to time constraint and if  everybody is interested )
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2) Practical issues: After this course, you are expected to   be able to read financial statements and ratio analysis ( For example, financial  statements in Yahoo Finance, Sec Website …)  understand quotes, graphs, financial analysis and can read general financial article 
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