Course code BUS321

BUS321 Empirical Analyses of Financial and Commodity Markets - Theory

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Course responsible: Sjur Westgaard
Teachers: Ole Gjølberg, Frank Asche, Olvar Bergland
ECTS credits: 5
Faculty: School of Economics and Business
Teaching language: NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Limits of class size:
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in June block. This course has teaching/evaluation in June block, .
Course frequency: Annually
First time: Study year 2007-2008
Preferential right:
Masters degree students in Business Administration.
Course contents:
Different topics will be dealt with in the course. These may be different from year to year, based on current research at the department such as foreign exchange, energy markets (oil, electricity, bioenergy), soft commodities, metals etc. The course includes the following activities: 1. Lectures. 2. Econometric exercises.
Learning outcome:
The aim of the course is to develop the students ability to read empirical analyses based on problem issues and data from the finance and commodity markets and also develop skills that enable the student to conduct his/her own empirical analyses. This aim shall be accomplished through combining economic theory and hypotheses of these markets with applied econometric methods and data. Central issues, methods and results from the research literature will be presented in the lectures.
Learning activities:
Teaching support:
Well established text book in econometrics plus hand-outs.
Bachelor, BUS220 and ECN202 or equivalent.
Recommended prerequisites:
BUS322, ECN202, ECN210/211 or equivalent.
Mandatory activity:
Written examination, 3.5 hours.
Entrance requirements:
Reduction of credits:
5 credit reduction against the former BUS320 (10 credits).
Type of course:
Lectures and organised exercises: approx. 60 hours.
The course is a theoretical part and a prerequisite for taking BUS320.
External examiner will control the quality of syllabus, questions for the final examination, and principles for the assessment of the examination answers.
Allowed examination aids: Calculator handed out, other aids as specified
Examination details: One written exam: A - E / Ikke bestått