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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.

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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
Periodo generico Oct 1, 2022 May 31, 2023
Primo semestre (lauree magistrali) Oct 3, 2022 Dec 23, 2022
Secondo semestre (lauree magistrali) Feb 27, 2023 May 19, 2023
Exam sessions
Session From To
Sessione invernale (lauree magistrali) Jan 9, 2023 Feb 17, 2023
Sessione estiva (lauree magistrali) May 22, 2023 Jul 7, 2023
Sessione autunnale (lauree magistrali) Aug 21, 2023 Sep 15, 2023
Degree sessions
Session From To
Sessione autunnale Dec 5, 2022 Dec 7, 2022
Sessione invernale Apr 4, 2023 Apr 6, 2023
Sessione estiva Sep 4, 2023 Sep 6, 2023

Exam calendar

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Academic staff

B C D F G M P R S

Bottiglia Roberto

roberto.bottiglia@univr.it 045 802 8224

Bracco Emanuele

emanuele.bracco@univr.it 045 802 8293

Bucciol Alessandro

alessandro.bucciol@univr.it 045 802 8278

Carluccio Emanuele Maria

emanuelemaria.carluccio@univr.it 045 802 8487

Chiaramonte Laura

laura.chiaramonte@univr.it

Cortese Mauro

mauro.cortese@univr.it

De Mari Michele

michele.demari@univr.it 045 802 8226

Faccincani Lorenzo

lorenzo.faccincani@univr.it 045 802 8610

Gnoatto Alessandro

alessandro.gnoatto@univr.it 045 802 8537

Mancini Cecilia

cecilia.mancini@univr.it

Minozzo Marco

marco.minozzo@univr.it 045 802 8234

Patacca Marco

marco.patacca@univr.it 0458028788

Picarelli Athena

athena.picarelli@univr.it 045 8028242

Pichler Flavio

flavio.pichler@univr.it 045 802 8273

Renò Roberto

roberto.reno@univr.it 045 802 8526

Santi Flavio

flavio.santi@univr.it 045 802 8239

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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:
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.




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Teaching code

4S00241

Credits

9

Language

Italian

Scientific Disciplinary Sector (SSD)

SECS-P/05 - ECONOMETRICS

Period

Primo semestre (lauree magistrali) dal Oct 3, 2022 al Dec 23, 2022.

Learning objectives

The aim of this course is to introduce students to the econometric models for financial markets and their application to modelling and forecasting data from financial time series. The course discusses the empirical analysis of financial models (CAPM, Fama-French) and the empirical assessment of portfolio efficiency. It also pays special attention to modelling and forecasting of returns and volatility.

At the end of the course the student is expected to (a) have solid knowledge of the basic topics in financial econometrics; (b) understand and use concepts and expressions commonly used in the econometric analysis of financial markets; (c) perform empirical applications using financial data and econometric techniques; (d) interpret results from empirical applications developed by others.

Prerequisites and basic notions

Working knowledge of basic mathematics and statistics is recommended.

Program

1. INTRODUCTION
1a. Econometrics
1b. Statistics and algebra recap

2. ORDINARY LEAST SQUARES (OLS) MODEL
2a. Univariate and multivariate regressions; Marginal effects and elasticities; R-squared statistic
2b. Hypothesis testing: t and F tests

3. PORTFOLIO ALLOCATION
3a. Mean-Variance criterion; Efficient frontier; Tangency portfolio
3b. Britten-Jones portfolio test

4. MARKET EQUILIBRIUM
4a. Capital Asset Pricing Model; Equilibrium returns
4b. CAPM empirical assessment and extensions (Fama-French and APT models)

5. MODEL SELECTION
5a. Fit of the model to the data; RESET test; White test
5b. Variable selection (Stepwise selection; Ridge and LASSO regression)

6. MODELS FOR FINANCIAL TIME SERIES
6a. AR, MA and ARMA models to estimate returns
6b. Model selection, trend, Dickey-Fuller test and forecast
6c. ARCH and GARCH models to estimate volatilities

Bibliography

Visualizza la bibliografia con Leganto, strumento che il Sistema Bibliotecario mette a disposizione per recuperare i testi in programma d'esame in modo semplice e innovativo.

Didactic methods

Frontal teaching. Lectures include real examples interactively developed using the data management free software R.

Learning assessment procedures

The exam is made of one written essay and one individual homework. No oral integration is planned.
The written essay lasts one hour and thirty minutes and covers the whole program of the course. Use of handheld calculators is allowed, but use of personal notes or other teaching material is not allowed.
The homework is developed individually, and can be of two types (Homework I or Homework II). Homework I aims to develop analytical skills through personal data analysis. Homework II aims to develop critical skills with respect to empirical applications. Each student can choose which type of homework to deliver, but must deliver one of them. Once the deadline for delivery of Homework I has expired, it is possible to deliver Homework II only. The homework has to be delivered before taking part in the written essay; its grade remains valid throughout the academic year.

Evaluation criteria

The written essay evaluates general understanding of the main econometric topics and the ability to understand and interpret tables reporting econometric output. The homeworks ascertain the ability to develop empirical research through personal elaboration (Homework I) or to critically comment empirical research developed by others (Homework II).

Criteria for the composition of the final grade

The final grade is given by the average of the grades in the essay and the homework, with 80% and 20% weights respectively. In order to pass the exam, it is necessary to obtain a grade not below 16/30 in the written essay. Students can separately reject the essay grade and the homework grade. However, the homework grade can be rejected only once.

Exam language

Italiano

Type D and Type F activities

Nei piani didattici di ciascun Corso di studio è previsto l’obbligo di conseguire un certo numero di crediti formativi mediante attività a scelta (chiamate anche "di tipologia D e F").

Oltre che in insegnamenti previsti nei piani didattici di altri corsi di studio e in certificazioni linguistiche o informatiche secondo quanto specificato nei regolamenti di ciascun corso, tali attività possono consistere anche in iniziative extracurriculari di contenuto vario, quali ad esempio la partecipazione a un seminario o a un ciclo di seminari, la frequenza di laboratori didattici, lo svolgimento di project work, stage aggiuntivo, eccetera.

Come per ogni altra attività a scelta, è necessario che anche queste non costituiscano un duplicato di conoscenze e competenze già acquisite dallo studente.

Quelle elencate in questa pagina sono le iniziative extracurriculari che sono state approvate dal Consiglio della Scuola di Economia e Management e quindi consentono a chi vi partecipa l'acquisizione dei CFU specificati, alle condizioni riportate nelle pagine di dettaglio di ciascuna iniziativa.

Si ricorda in proposito che:
- tutte queste iniziative richiedono, per l'acquisizione dei relativi CFU, il superamento di una prova di verifica delle competenze acquisite, secondo le indicazioni contenute nella sezione "Modalità d'esame" della singola attività;
- lo studente è tenuto a inserire nel proprio piano degli studi l'attività prescelta e a iscriversi all'appello appositamente creato per la verbalizzazione, la cui data viene stabilita dal docente di riferimento e pubblicata nella sezione "Modalità d'esame" della singola attività.

COMPETENZE TRASVERSALI
Scopri i percorsi formativi promossi dal  Teaching and learning centre dell'Ateneo, destinati agli studenti iscritti ai corsi di laurea, volti alla promozione delle competenze trasversali: https://talc.univr.it/it/competenze-trasversali


ATTENZIONE: Per essere ammessi a sostenere una qualsiasi attività didattica, incluse quelle a scelta, è necessario essere iscritti all'anno di corso in cui essa viene offerta. Si raccomanda, pertanto, ai laureandi delle sessioni di dicembre e aprile di NON svolgere attività extracurriculari del nuovo anno accademico, cui loro non risultano iscritti, essendo tali sessioni di laurea con validità riferita all'anno accademico precedente. Quindi, per attività svolte in un anno accademico cui non si è iscritti, non si potrà dar luogo a riconoscimento di CFU.

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