Issues in International Finance

Course Code: 
Specialization Courses
A. International Economics and Finance

Type of course: Compulsory for International Economics and Finance Specialization

Number of credits allocated: 6 ECTS Credits

Objective of the course (expected learning outcomes and competences to be acquired)

  • Familiarization with the most important international financial markets and their historical behavior
  • Application of the core tools of modern finance for the understanding of markets and for investment decision making
  • Development of the ability to use theoretical concepts from other classes, such as econometrics and macroeconomics to understand international financial markets.
  • Prerequisites- There are no prerequisites, but it will be useful to have passed the courses of previous semesters, especially finance courses.

Course contents

1. Overview of international financial markets

  • 1.1 Τhe importance of an international approach
  • 1.2 Statistical behavior of markets
  • 1.3 Algebraic parities between international financial markets
  • 1.4 Alternative markets

2. Selected Topics

  • 2.1 Market microstructure of international financial markets
  • 2.2 The worldwide risk premium for stocks
  • 2.3 Investments in international financial markets
  • 2.4 Quantitative and algorithmic investment strategies in international financial markets

Recommended reading:

  • Επενδύσεις, Bodie,Kane & Marcus, Εκδόσεις Utopia, 2014
  • Διεθνής Μακροοικονομική και Χρηματοοικονομική, Ι. Λεβεντάκης

Teaching methods: Lectures and tutorials.

Assessment methods: Final written exam (100%)

Language of instruction: Greek