Course ObjectiveThe goals of this course are:
- to gain a thorough understanding of the role of financial markets in
the macro-economy and the international dimension therein.
- to develop a critical attitude towards competing theories in
- develop skills to answer macro-finance questions using advanced
Course ContentMacro-finance addresses the link between asset prices and economic
fluctuations. Potential topics that will be discussed in this course
- finance and growth
- consumption based asset pricing models
- macro effects of financial shocks and crises
- exchange rate models
- macro drivers of bond yields
- monetary policy
Teaching MethodsIn each of the six weeks of this period:
- 2 * 2 hours lecturing
- 1 * 2 hours tutorial
Method of AssessmentThe final grade consists of a written exam (min. 5.0) and assignments.
LiteratureSelection of academic articles.
Target AudienceStudents in Master Finance, Master Economics, Master Business
Administration - Financial Management.
Recommended background knowledgeStudents are strongly advised to have bachelor level knowledge of Asset
Macro-economics, and Statistics.
|Language of Tuition||English|
|Faculty||School of Business and Economics|
|Course Coordinator||dr. W.A. van den End|
|Examiner||dr. W.A. van den End|
dr. W.A. van den End
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