IUF733 Financial Economics

Code IUF733
Name Financial Economics
Status Compulsory/Courses of Limited Choice
Level and type Post-graduate Studies, Academic
Field of study Business Management and Administration
Faculty
Academic staff Konstantins Kozlovskis, Nataļja Lāce
Credit points 5.0 (7.5 ECTS)
Parts 1
Annotation The course covers the basic elements of financial system and theories related to its functioning. The features of financial markets and their role in modern economy as well as the tools of monetary policy and their impact on economic growth are considered in details..
Goals and objectives
of the course in terms
of competences and skills
The main goal of the course is to teach students to understand how modern financial system works in the context of monetary policy and at the level of separate elements. The tasks of the course are: • to develop and deepen theoretical knowledge of the functioning of the financial system; • to develop skills in testing hypotheses related to the functioning of the financial system; • to examine legislation in regulation of the financial system and to understand its impact on the development of financial economics; • to develop skills in applying econometric apparatus in solving different problematic questions.
Learning outcomes
and assessment
Students will be able to analyze processes taking place in financial markets and impact on economy. - Individual assignment and test to reinforce the material learnt. Assessment is based on points grading system. Gives 15% of final mark.
Students will be able to characterize financial instruments. - Individual assignment and test to reinforce the material learnt. Assessment is based on points grading system. Gives 15% of final mark.
Students will be able to analyze the policy of monetary authorities and its impact on economy. - Individual assignment and test to reinforce the material learnt. Assessment is based on points grading system. Gives 15% of final mark.
Students will be able to implement theories related to functioning of financial system in practice. - Individual assignment and test to reinforce the material learnt. Assessment is based on points grading system. Gives 15% of final mark.
Students will be able to implement gained theoretical knowledge and practical skills to solve complex tasks - Exam. Gives 40% of final mark.
Course prerequisites The course is based on the knowledge gained in the bachelor program.

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