ECON 384(S) Advanced Topics in Finance and Capital Markets

This course is similar to Economics 317, but it is at a more advanced level and is especially designed for economics and political economy majors. Topics in business finance, managerial decision-making, and the stock market, bond market, and options and futures markets. Capital markets' social function in allocating resources, redistributing risk, facilitating investment, and evaluating managers and providing incentives for them. The topics are similar to those in Economics 317, but this course pays more attention to options, futures, and other derivative securities, and to statistical studies of price movements in securities markets. A student may not receive credit for both 317 and 384. Prerequisites: Economics 251, plus either 253 or 255. Enrollment limited to 25.