Faculty of Business and Economics

Monash University

Postgraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
Organisational UnitDepartment of Economics
OfferedClayton Second semester 2014 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Associate Professor He-Ling Shi


Theories of hedging and speculation; determination of spot and futures prices, and intertemporal allocation; market efficiency; expectations, including adaptive expectations and rational expectations.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. understand the trade-off between risk and return
  2. develop the ability to understand literature in financial economics
  3. understand the concepts of adaptive and rational expectations
  4. develop analytical, written and oral skills by writing and presenting research papers.


Within semester assessment: 100%

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

3 hours per week


ECC4650 or ECX5465


ECC4750, ECX5475