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Behavioural Finance

level of course unit

Advanced

Learning outcomes of course unit

Students will be able to critically highlight the paradigms of efficient markets on the basis of market events.
Students will understand how and where knowledge of behavioural finance complements and broadens the established paradigms.

prerequisites and co-requisites

AF1

course contents

This course combines a literature review with group experiments in order to highlight the differences between financial theory and behavioural paradigms. The aim is to critically contrast theoretical results with the empirical findings on the international financial markets. Explanations for the suboptimal behaviour of players on the international financial markets will be investigated.

recommended or required reading

Baddeley (2012). Behavioural Economics and Finance. Routledge Chapman & Hall.
Montier (2002). Behavioural Finance: Insights into Irrational Minds and Markets. John Wiley & Sons.
Ackert/Deaves (2009). Behavioral Finance. Cengage Learning Emea.

assessment methods and criteria

Final exam

language of instruction

English

number of ECTS credits allocated

3

planned learning activities and teaching methods

Lecture, group work, presentation and task discussion

semester/trimester when the course unit is delivered

3

name of lecturer(s)

Dr. Gruber Stefan

year of study

2nd year

recommended optional program components

not specified

course unit code

V.AF2.1

type of course unit

compulsory

mode of delivery

In-class course

work placement(s)

not applicable