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ES50118: Applied behavioural finance

[Page last updated: 15 October 2020]

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2020/1
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 100%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Coursework 1 (CW 20%)
  • Coursework 2 (CW 80%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites: Before taking this module you must take ES50114
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

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
* the facility to communicate including presenting and marketing themselves and their ideas. FA

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