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CODE 98661
ACADEMIC YEAR 2024/2025
CREDITS
TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
SEMESTER 2° Semester
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

OVERVIEW

The purpose of the course is providing the students with a basic knowledge of Behavioural Finance, a recent research field interpreting the individuals choices under uncertainty, on the basis of the cognitive psychological processes, instead of the foundations of orthodox economic theory.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course is meant to enrich the students’ knowledges with some distinguishing features of the behaviour of financial investors under uncertainty, according to the Behavioural Finance approach, based on cognitive processes, that provides a fundamental skill to financial investors and financial managers of industrial or commercial enterprises.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course is meant to enrich the students’ knowledges with some distinguishing features of the behaviour of financial investors under uncertainty, according to the Behavioural Finance approach, based on cognitive processes, that provides a fundamental skill to financial investors and financial managers of industrial or commercial enterprises. The course will provide the students with important skills in the decision making processes for firms operating in the financial sector of the economy and for the financial management of industrial and commercial firms.

The course will also provide the following skill:

Ability to properly communicate in written and oral form, ability to adapt communication to the context, use of sources and tools of various nature, critical thinking, ability to use, develop and value information, ability to expose.

PREREQUISITES

No prerequisites for the students admitted to any postgraduate degree (laurea magistrale) of the Department of Economics.

TEACHING METHODS

Class lectures. 

Debates during lessons where "bonus" point can be attributed, in order for the students to acquire the following learning outcome: 

Ability to properly communicate in written and oral form, ability to adapt communication to the context, use of sources and tools of various nature, critical thinking, ability to use, develop and value information, ability to expose.

Students who have valid certification of physical or learning disabilities  and who wish to discuss possible accommodations or other circumstances regarding lectures, coursework and exams, should speak both with the instructor and with Professor Serena Scotto (scotto@economia.unige.it), the Department’s disability liaison.

 

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

1) Anomalies in financial markets

2) Anomalies in discount factors

3) Speculative bubbles. 

4) Equity premium puzzle.

5) Incorporation

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

  • Forbes, W., (2009), “Behavioural Finance”, Chichester, UK, John Wiley & sons, chapters. 2, 3 (excepting section 3.2.2 and the appendix) ,5, 13 (excepting sections 13.1, 13.2, 13.2.1, 13.3.1, 13.3.2), 14.
  • Further material might be included and downloadable from “AulaWeb” in the section called “Materiale didattico”.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

LESSONS

LESSONS START

Second Term

Class schedule

The timetable for this course is available here: Portale EasyAcademy

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

Written exam.

ASSESSMENT METHODS

Written exam. No restrictions in resitting, in case of failure.

FURTHER INFORMATION

All foreign students are welcome to contact the professor encharged with the course for any special needs.

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