FINE 7400 3.00
|Title||EMPIRICAL METHODS IN FINANCE|
This course emphasis shifts from the examination of current theories to the testing of those theories. The subject matter focuses on the empirical techniques frequently used in research in finance and draws heavily on econometric methods, although other statistical procedures are discussed. Students are expected to read, discuss and criticize empirical studies presented in the literature. A key element in any empirical study is the availability of reliable data. Consequently, students are provided with access to available data bases and are required to learn how to handle these efficiently.