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Course Details in 2021/22 Session

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Module Title LM Financial Econometrics
SchoolBirmingham Business School
Department Birmingham Business School
Module Code 07 33938
Module Lead Nick Horsewood
Level Masters Level
Credits 20
Semester Semester 2
Restrictions None
Contact Hours Lecture-40 hours
Seminar-8 hours
Practical Classes and workshops-8 hours
Guided independent study-144 hours
Total: 200 hours
Description The module will focus on the application of econometric techniques in the area of banking and to the field of finance. It will cover microeconometric techniques relevant to analyse bank-related data, the modelling procedures for panel estimation and generalised linear models for limited dependent variables. Other lectures will consider stationary and non-stationary time series processes, the analysis of Vector Autoregressions (VAR), the estimation procedures for cointegrating relationships and generalised autoregressive conditionally heteroscedastic (GARCH) models
Learning Outcomes By the end of the module students should be able to:
  • demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of econometric procedures employed to analyse banking data;
  • display an in-depth understanding of econometric techniques for non-stationary data and their application in financial markets;
  • synthesise econometric studies in the empirical literature and critically analyse the results and the approaches adopted;
  • identify and critically appraise recent developments in advanced econometrics techniques used in banking and in finance.
Assessment 33938-01 : 1Hr Class Test : Class Test (25%)
33938-02 : Computer Project : Coursework (25%)
33938-03 : 2Hr Exam : Exam (Centrally Timetabled) - Written Unseen (50%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions Assessment: 1 hour class test (25%) & computer based project (25%) & 2 hour exam (50%)
Reassessment: Students only resit the failed components
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