FM201 Half Unit
This information is for the 2020/21 session.
Dr Paula Lopes
This course is compulsory on the BSc in Finance. This course is not available as an outside option nor to General Course students.
Students must have completed Economics A (EC100) or Economics B (EC102).
This course will study the relationship between financial markets and the macro-economy. Topics include the behaviour of returns of different asset classes over the business cycle, the relationship between returns and inflation, and the implications for expected returns and portfolio choice.
33 hours of seminars in the LT.
This course is taught in the interactive lecturing format. There is no distinction between lectures and classes/seminars; there are “sessions” only, and the pedagogical approach in each session is interactive.
Weekly problem sets
Detailed course programme and reading lists are distributed at the start of the course.
Illustrative texts include: Blanchard, Macroeconomics, 7th ed. and Mankiw, Macroeconomics, 9th ed.
Coursework (40%) and coursework (60%) in the LT.
Important information in response to COVID-19
Please note that during 2020/21 academic year some variation to teaching and learning activities may be required to respond to changes in public health advice and/or to account for the situation of students in attendance on campus and those studying online during the early part of the academic year. For assessment, this may involve changes to mode of delivery and/or the format or weighting of assessments. Changes will only be made if required and students will be notified about any changes to teaching or assessment plans at the earliest opportunity.
Total students 2019/20: 47
Average class size 2019/20: 48
Capped 2019/20: No
Value: Half Unit
Personal development skills
- Problem solving
- Application of information skills
- Application of numeracy skills