FM404      Half Unit
Advanced Financial Economics

This information is for the 2022/23 session.

Teacher responsible

Professor Péter Kondor


This course is available on the MSc in Finance and Economics and MSc in Finance and Economics (Work Placement Pathway). This course is not available as an outside option.


Students must have completed Financial Economics (FM436).

Course content

Advanced Financial Economics provides an introduction to the academic side of Finance. The course touches upon various topics of active research ranging from frictions in asset markets derived from asymmetric information, illiquidity, decentralized trading or speculative bubbles to the interaction of corporate finance and the macroeconomy. The course is targeted to students who are interested in how abstract models can be used to understand better the causes and consequences of existing and potential problems in financial markets.

Additional information can be found on Moodle (for current students).


30 hours of seminars in the LT.

There is no distinction between lectures and classes/seminars; there are “sessions” only, and the pedagogical approach in each session is interactive.

Formative coursework

Regular problem sets.

Indicative reading

Lecture notes will be provided, and journal articles will be required to be read.


Continuous assessment (100%).

Key facts

Department: Finance

Total students 2021/22: Unavailable

Average class size 2021/22: Unavailable

Controlled access 2021/22: No

Value: Half Unit

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Personal development skills

  • Application of information skills
  • Application of numeracy skills
  • Specialist skills