ECON331-21S2 (C) Semester Two 2021

Financial Economics

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 19 July 2021
End Date: Sunday, 14 November 2021
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 1 August 2021
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 1 October 2021


The economics of finance with applications to asset valuation, corporate finance, and portfolio management.

Learning Outcomes

  •  LEARNING OUTCOMES:  At the end of this course, a successful student will be able to:
  • Understand what the efficient market does and doesn't say, and its implications
    for asset price behaviour;
  • Understand modern portfolio theory and its implications for investment planning;
  • Understand the no-arbitrage principle and its implications for asset pricing;
  • Be able to relate financial economics theory to actual financial issues and events;
  • Be prepared for postgraduate study in finance and economics.


(1) ECON207; and (2) FINC201; and (3) MATH102 or MATH199; RP: FINC205 or MATH103


Equivalent Courses

Recommended Preparation

Course Coordinator

Richard Watt


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Assignment 10% Term one
Assignment 10% Term two
Final exam 40% Covers term two.
Quiz Online quiz
Quiz 10% Online quiz
Test 30% Term one test

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $831.00

International fee $3,875.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see Department of Economics and Finance .

All ECON331 Occurrences

  • ECON331-21S2 (C) Semester Two 2021