Financial econometrics - Lezione (2007/2008)

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Name of lecturer
Diego Lubian
Number of ECTS credits allocated
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Language of instruction
2° sem lez dal Feb 18, 2008 al May 24, 2008.

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Lesson timetable

2° sem lez
Day Time Type Place Note
Tuesday 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall Offeddu  
Wednesday 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall Offeddu  
Thursday 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall Offeddu  

Learning outcomes

This course provides a set of econometric tools useful to analyze financial markets.


1. Financial assets, prices and returns
a. Empirical properties of asset returns
2. Mean-Variance Portfolio Theory
a. The efficient frontier.
b. Statistical Inference on the efficient frontier.
3. Market equilibrium, risk and return.
a. The Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM)..
b. CAPM: time series regressions.
c. CAPM: cross-section regressions.
d. Black-Litterman.
4. Mutual Fund Performance.
a. Measures of performance.
5. Time series models for returns and volatility.
a. ARIMA models.
b. Conditional heteroskedasticity models (ARCH, GARCH).

Pastorello, S., Rischio e rendimento. Teoria finanziaria e applicazioni econometriche, Il Mulino, 2001.

Assessment methods and criteria

Written examination.