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ES50118: Applied behavioural finance

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2019/0
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Economics
Further information on credits Credits: 6      [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours: 120
Further information on unit levels Level: Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7)
Further information on teaching periods Period:
Semester 2
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 20%, EX 80%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Coursework1 problem set 20% (CW 20%)
  • Exam 80% (EX 80%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
ES50118 - Re-assessment 100% Exam (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites: Before taking this module you must take ES50114
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
The aim of this unit is to provide students with an overview of the behavioural biases traders have in finance and how these affect market outcomes.

Learning Outcomes:
By the end of this unit, the student should be able to:
* Assesses presence of market anomalies;
* Evaluate the behavioural biases of traders and its consequences;
* Critically assess the presence of bubbles and emergence of crashes;;
* Analyse the emergence of financial crises

Skills:
Intellectual Skills
* the facility to apply subject-specific knowledge into a range of complex situations; TFA
* a critical awareness of current issues and frameworks in behavioural finance; F
* the ability to acquire and analyse data, information and situations; to evaluate relevance and validity, and to synthesise it in the context of behavioural finance; FA
Professional Practical Skills
* evaluate the current standing of theories and empirical evidence; TFA
* operate effectively both independently as well as within teams and assume leadership roles where appropriate; FA
* be self-directed and able to act autonomously in planning and implementing. F
Transferable/Key Skills
* ability to conduct in-depth research into financial markets problems. FA
Personal/Interpersonal
* the facility to communicate including presenting and marketing themselves and their ideas. FA

Content:
Market anomalies, behavioural bias of traders, stock market bubbles and crashes, financial crises.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

ES50118 is Optional on the following programmes:

Department of Economics

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