This course applies microeconomic theory and applied econometric techniques to the study of financial institutions and markets for financial assets. Students will learn how economists model and estimate the value of financial assets. The economic and empirical models are of interest to public policy makers and private wealth managers. Specific topics can include financial intermediation, the regulation of financial institutions, risk management, portfolio theory, the capital asset pricing model and the efficient markets hypothesis.

Prerequisite: ECON 641 and ECON 644 (can be taken concurrently with ECON 644)
Credits: 3
Grading Method: Regular, Pass-Fail, Audit