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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.

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
First semester Sep 26, 2011 Dec 22, 2011
Second semester Feb 27, 2012 May 25, 2012
Exam sessions
Session From To
Sessione invernale Jan 9, 2012 Feb 24, 2012
Sessione estiva May 28, 2012 Jul 6, 2012
Sessione autunnale Aug 27, 2012 Sep 21, 2012

Exam calendar

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Academic staff

B C D G L M P R

Bottiglia Roberto

roberto.bottiglia@univr.it 045 802 8224

Carluccio Emanuele Maria

emanuelemaria.carluccio@univr.it 045 802 8487

Centanni Silvia

silvia.centanni@univr.it 045 8425460

Grossi Luigi

luigi.grossi@univr.it 045 802 8247

Lubian Diego

diego.lubian@univr.it 045 802 8419

Malachini Luigi

luigi.malachini@univr.it 045 8054933

Mariani Francesca

francesca.mariani@univr.it 045 8028736

Minozzo Marco

marco.minozzo@univr.it 045 802 8234

Pichler Flavio

flavio.pichler@univr.it 045 802 8273

Rossi Francesco

francesco.rossi@univr.it 045 8028067

Rutigliano Michele

michele.rutigliano@univr.it 0458028610

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:

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S Placements in companies, public or private institutions and professional associations

Teaching code

4S01946

Credits

9

Language

Italian

Scientific Disciplinary Sector (SSD)

SECS-S/06 - MATHEMATICAL METHODS OF ECONOMICS, FINANCE AND ACTUARIAL SCIENCES

Period

primo semestre dal Sep 24, 2012 al Dec 21, 2012.

Learning outcomes

The course introduces the basic principles of financial economics and the basic computational and quantitative methods required to manage and evaluate financial securities in the presence of risk and uncertainty. The first part is devoted to the discussion of the principle of absence of arbitrage opportunities and to the risk neutral valuation approach. The first and second fundamental theorem of asset pricing are discussed and their use is practically exemplified in the analysis of financial markets and of firms' capital structure decisions. In the second part of the course the focus is on decision theory and on the representation of agents' preferences using the expected utility maximization procedure in a static and dynamic framework. In the dynamic framework the Bellman Optimality Principle is introduced and applied to the valuation of financial securities and to the analysis of intertemporal investment and consumption choices.

Program

Arbitrage and financial valuation.

Linear factor models. The CAPM (Capital Asset Pricing Model) as a factor model. Market efficiency and theory of valuation based on the absence of arbitrage opportunities. Relationship between market equilibrium and arbitrage. Ross formulation of APT (Arbitrage Pricing Theory). Statistics and data. Empirical tests of the CAPM and the APT. Roll's critique. Fama and French model.

The absence of arbitrage opportunities and risk neutral valuation. The one period model with a finite number of states of nature. State prices. First and Second Fundamental Theorems of Finance. An application to financial markets: simplified model of contingent claims valuation. An application to the modern theory of capital structure: Modigliani-Miller's Theorems. The relationship between the Modigliani-Miller model and the CAPM.

Financial decision making under uncertainty.

Single-period models. Utility functions. Von Neumann Morgenstern Preference Representation Theorem. Expected utility and paradoxes. Absolute and relative risk aversion . Expected utility maximization criterion for the optimal investment choice.

Multi-period models. Basic stochastic calculus. Conditional expectation in a discrete framework. Stopping times. Markov processes. Bellman's optimality principle. An application to financial valuation: options with american exercise type. An application to the consumption-investment choice: CCAPM (Consumption Capital Asset Pricing Model). Financial implications of the CCAPM optimality conditions.

Examination Methods

Students obtain the final grade by giving a compulsory written test and an optional oral exam.

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Graduation

List of theses and work experience proposals

theses proposals Research area
Tesi di laurea magistrale - Tecniche e problemi aperti nel credit scoring Statistics - Foundational and philosophical topics
Il metodo Monte Carlo per la valutazione di opzioni americane Various topics
Proposte Tesi A. Gnoatto Various topics

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