JEM037 - Financial Markets

Credit: 6
Status: CFS - elective
ET - elective
F,FM and B - mandatory
Masters - all
MEF - core
Semester - winter
Course supervisors: prof. Ing. Evžen Kočenda M.A., Ph.D., DSc.
Course homepage: JEM037
Hillier, D., Grinblatt, M., Titman, S., 2013. Financial Markets and Corporate Strategy, 2nd European Edition, McGraw Hill.

Madura, J., 2015. Financial Markets and Institutions, 11th Edition, South-Western, Cengage Learning.

A list of readings covering selected academic articles is downloadable from SIS. Note that there are two kinds of readings:
- Compulsory: required for all students; included in the exams
- Reference: recommended to students in case they want to study particular questions in greater depth and as a point of departure in screening literature; these readings will not be included in the exams.

This master's course introduces students to selected topics in financial markets research. It provides an overview of financial markets, new challenges facing financial system participants, ways of measuring market reaction to new information, evaluating its efficiency, documenting pricing anomalies, as well as introduction to the impact of micro-structure decisions on the financial markets. The course is organized around selected research topics that are presented in current and influential academic articles. In the seminar sessions, students are asked to work in small groups, present and discuss the assigned readings.


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