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Here you can find information on the organisational aspects of the Programme, lecture timetables, learning activities and useful contact details for your time at the University, from enrolment to graduation.

A.A. 2017/2018

Academic calendar

The academic calendar shows the deadlines and scheduled events that are relevant to students, teaching and technical-administrative staff of the University. Public holidays and University closures are also indicated. The academic year normally begins on 1 October each year and ends on 30 September of the following year.

Academic calendar

Course calendar

The Academic Calendar sets out the degree programme lecture and exam timetables, as well as the relevant university closure dates..

Definition of lesson periods
Period From To
Primo Semestre Magistrali Oct 2, 2017 Dec 22, 2017
Secondo Semestre Magistrali Feb 26, 2018 May 25, 2018
Exam sessions
Session From To
Esami sessione invernale Magistrali Jan 8, 2018 Feb 23, 2018
Esami sessione estiva Magistrali May 28, 2018 Jul 6, 2018
Esami sessione autunnale 2018 Aug 27, 2018 Sep 14, 2018
Degree sessions
Session From To
Lauree sessione autunnale (validità a.a. 2016/17) Nov 27, 2017 Nov 28, 2017
Lauree sessione invernale (validità a.a. 2016/17) Apr 4, 2018 Apr 6, 2018
Lauree sessione estiva (validità a.a. 2017/18) Sep 10, 2018 Sep 11, 2018
Holidays
Period From To
All Saints Day Nov 1, 2017 Nov 1, 2017
Festa Immacolata Concezione Dec 8, 2017 Dec 8, 2017
attività sospese (Natale) Dec 23, 2017 Jan 7, 2018
Easter break Mar 30, 2018 Apr 3, 2018
Liberation Day Apr 25, 2018 Apr 25, 2018
attività sospese (Festa dei lavoratori) Apr 30, 2018 Apr 30, 2018
Labour Day May 1, 2018 May 1, 2018
Festa Patronale May 21, 2018 May 21, 2018
attività sospese estive Aug 6, 2018 Aug 24, 2018

Exam calendar

Exam dates and rounds are managed by the relevant Economics Teaching and Student Services Unit.
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Exam calendar

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Academic staff

B C D F G L M N O P R S T V

Bottiglia Roberto

roberto.bottiglia@univr.it 045 802 8224

Campolmi Alessia

alessia.campolmi@univr.it 045 802 8071

Carluccio Emanuele Maria

emanuelemaria.carluccio@univr.it 045 802 8487

De Mari Michele

michele.demari@univr.it 045 802 8226

Frigo Paolo

paolo.frigo@univr.it

Gnoatto Alessandro

alessandro.gnoatto@univr.it 045 802 8537

Grossi Luigi

luigi.grossi@univr.it 045 802 8247

Lubian Diego

diego.lubian@univr.it 045 802 8419

Minozzo Marco

marco.minozzo@univr.it 045 802 8234

Noto Sergio

elefante@univr.it 045 802 8008

Oliva Immacolata

immacolata.oliva@univr.it +39 0458028768

Pichler Flavio

flavio.pichler@univr.it 045 802 8273

Renò Roberto

roberto.reno@univr.it 045 802 8526

Rutigliano Michele

michele.rutigliano@univr.it 0458028610

Scricciolo Catia

catia.scricciolo@univr.it 045 802 8341

Taschini Luca

luca.taschini@univr.it 045 802 8736

Study Plan

The Study Plan includes all modules, teaching and learning activities that each student will need to undertake during their time at the University. Please select your Study Plan based on your enrolment year.

CURRICULUM TIPO:
ModulesCreditsTAFSSD
6
B
(SECS-P/09)
9
B
(SECS-S/03)
Stage
6
F
-
Final exam
15
E
-

2° Year

ModulesCreditsTAFSSD
6
B
(SECS-P/09)
9
B
(SECS-S/03)
Stage
6
F
-
Final exam
15
E
-
Modules Credits TAF SSD
Between the years: 1°- 2°

Legend | Type of training activity (TTA)

TAF (Type of Educational Activity) All courses and activities are classified into different types of educational activities, indicated by a letter.




SPlacements in companies, public or private institutions and professional associations

Teaching code

4S00489

Teacher

Luigi Grossi

Coordinatore

Luigi Grossi

Credits

9

Scientific Disciplinary Sector (SSD)

SECS-S/03 - ECONOMIC STATISTICS

Language

Italian

Period

Primo Semestre Magistrali dal Oct 2, 2017 al Dec 22, 2017.

Learning outcomes

The goal of the course is to introduce students to the modern econometric and time series tools for analyzing and modeling financial returns and volatility.
The course provides students with theoretical and practical knowledge of the statistical and computational skills needed for the identification, estimation and test of stochastic processes used by the financial operators to manage risk and develop investment strategies.
At the end of the course, students will be able to critically compare the price dynamic of different assets and to estimate the parameters of the stochastic processes that captures the main stylized facts observed in the financial markets.

Program

1. Financial prices and stock indexes
1.1 Price formation in financial markets
1.2 Stock indexes
- Computational methods
- Main Italian stock indexes
1.3 Correction factors for financial prices

2. Empirical Properties of Returns
2.1 Financial returns
2.2 Distributional properties of returns
2.3 Correlation properties of returns. The autocorrelation function.

3. Stochastic processes for returns
3.1 Moments: definitions and estimation
3.2 Stochastic processes for financial returns: white noise, random walk, autoregressive, moving average.
3.3 Box-Jenkins procedure: preliminary adjustments, identification, estimation and test.


4. Volatility of financial returns
4.1 Characteristics of Volatility.
4.2 Models with constant volatility and models with time-varying volatility.
4.3 Symmetric GARCH processes.

Text books
- G. M. Gallo, B. Pacini, Metodi quantitativi per i mercati finanziari, Carocci, Roma, 2013 (VII Ristampa).
- Bee M., Santi F., Finanza Quantitativa con R, Apogeo, 2013


The interaction with students will be encouraged by discussing real financial cases. Exercises will be held in the classroom by means of the freeware R statistical software and analyzing the prices of financial assets quoted in the Italian market.
All slides projected during lessons will be made available on the e-learning platform before the beginning of the course. For this reason, students are strongly invited to register to the e-learning page of the course. Lectures will be recorded. Videos will be made available the next few days to allow students to revise or to attend lessons to which they have not been able to join directly. The availability of videos is also extended to all students who are unable to attend for work reasons or because they are abroad within the Erasmus program.

Bibliografia

Reference texts
Author Title Publishing house Year ISBN Notes
GALLO M.-PACINI B. Metodi quantitativi per i mercati finanziari Carocci editore 2002 8843023063

Examination Methods

Both the student's preparation will be evaluated as well as its ability to interpret and evaluate the results of the analyses based on the topics taught during the course.

The written test is compulsory. The structure of the test is as follows:
- one open question (up to 10 points, out of 30),
- two numerical exercises (up to 20 points, out of 30). Data will be provided for the solution of real case-studies using the basic tools learned during classes.
The oral test is optional.

Project work (optional activity. For attending students only)
It is carried out by groups of 3/4 students. The first part of the project work must be completed and sent by e-mail to the teacher for evaluation by November 13, 2017. Students will have to demonstrate that they are able to implement all the techniques studied during course through the software R.
The final version of the project work must be sent by email to the teacher for approval at least one week before the exam.
Project work should NOT be presented in the classroom.
Project Work's evaluation will entitle you to a bonus of up to 3/30 that will be added to the grade you have earned in the written test, provided the written grade is equal to or greater than 18/30. The bonus will be valid until September 2018. The bonus can be added to the written exam evaluation only once.

Type D and Type F activities

List of courses with unassigned period
years Modules TAF Teacher
An Introduction to the History of Economics and Business Economics D Sergio Noto (Coordinatore)
Introduction to dynamic optimization with economic applications D Not yet assigned
1° 2° Python Laboratory D Marco Minozzo (Coordinatore)
1° 2° Advanced Excel Laboratory (Verona) D Marco Minozzo (Coordinatore)
1° 2° Excel Laboratory (Verona) D Marco Minozzo (Coordinatore)

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