Capital Markets Theory

lecon2605  2020-2021  Louvain-la-Neuve

Capital Markets Theory
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information below is subject to change, in particular that concerning the teaching mode (presential, distance or in a comodal or hybrid format).
5 credits
30.0 h

  This learning unit is not being organized during year 2020-2021.

Main themes
We will start to investigate the basic concepts in a simple binomial model in discrete time before generalizing them to general dynamic markets in discrete time. Before extending the concepts to continuous time, we will introduce the main mathematical tools of stochastic calculus. We will analyze applications to pricing of options on stocks and on interest rates via change of numeraire techniques.

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

1 The student will be able to master financial concepts related to modern asset pricing theory by arbitrage. This will allow him to get the knowledge necessary to evaluate most prices of financial derivatives on stock and in-terest rates.
We will present the main theoretical concepts and apply them in exercises to help for a better understanding.
Other information
The students should have basic knowledge in probability and statistics, mathematics, and finance. The evaluation will be an oral exam. The support is made of slides and exercises with their correc-tions.
Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Master [120] in Economics: General

Master [60] in Economics : General

Master [120] in Economics: Econometrics