Macro Finance

llsms2012  2021-2022  Louvain-la-Neuve

Macro Finance
5 crédits
30.0 h
Q2
Enseignants
Langue
d'enseignement
Anglais
Préalables
  • Econometrics, Finance and Fundamental mathematical and statistical concepts. Concepts covered in courses such as the ones listed below should be known.
  • Econométrie [ LECGE1316 ]
  • Mathématiques en économie et gestion I [ LECGE1112 ]
  • Mathématiques en économie et gestion II [ LECGE1230 ]
  • Statistique en économie et gestion I [ LECGE1114 ]
  • Statistique en économie et gestion II [ LECGE1224 ]
  • Finance [ LECGE1332 ]
In addition, this course is reserved for students with a bachelor's degree in business engineering or students with equivalent quantitative method skills.
Thèmes abordés
The financial crises of the last twenty years have stressed more than ever the close connection between financial markets and the real economy. This course ideally splits this connection in two directions: (i) from the real economy to financial markets and (ii) from the financial markets to the real economy. In the first part we study the role of financial markets/products as mean of intertemporal allocation of future consumption streams. In the second part of the course, we highlight the role of financial products as mean to reallocate risk within the financial system, highlighting how mis-allocation/pricing of risk lead (and can lead) to financial crises with severe macroeconomic consequences.
Acquis
d'apprentissage

A la fin de cette unité d’enseignement, l’étudiant est capable de :

1
During their programme, students of the LSM Master’s in management or Master’s in Business engineering will have developed the following capabilities
KNOWLEDGE AND REASONING
2.2 Master highly specific knowledge in one or two areas of management: advanced and current research-based knowledge and methods.
A SCIENTIFIC AND SYSTEMATIC APPROACH
3.3 Consider problems using a systemic and holistic approach: recognize the different aspects of the situation and their interactions in a dynamic process.
WORK EFFECTIVELY IN AN INTERNATIONAL AND MULTICULTURAL ENVIRONMENT
5.2 Understand the international socio-economic dimensions of an organization and identify the associated strategic issues and operational decisions.
TEAMWORK AND LEADERSHIP
6.1 Join in and collaborate with team members. Be open and take into consideration the different points of view and ways of thinking, manage differences and conflicts constructively, accept diversity.
 
Contenu
  • The content of the course is the following:
  • Part 1: From the Real Economy to Financial Markets
    • Facts: time variation and business cycle correlation of expected returns;
    • Empirical evidence of CAPM and Mean Variance Efficient portfolios;
    • Equity premium;
    • Consumption models;
    • Empirical evidence on equity premium puzzle and consumption models.
  • Part 2: From the Financial Markets to the Real Economy:
    • Channels of funding and the role of (shadow) banks
    • The financial crash and systemic risk
    • Solvency versus liquidity
    • The nexus between the private and public sectors
    • The flight to safety
    • Unconventional monetary policy
Méthodes d'enseignement
  • Lectures
  • Teamwork
Modes d'évaluation
des acquis des étudiants
 
Continuous evaluation
  • Date: will be specified later
  • Type of evaluation: Group Assignment, Closed-book written test.
  • Comments: No
Evaluation week
  • Oral: No
  • Written: No
  • Unavailability or comments: No
Examination session
  • Oral: No 
  • Written: No
  • Unavailability or comments: No
Bibliographie
Support de cours
Part 1 : «Financial markets and the real economy» by John Cochrane, available at https://faculty.chicagobooth.edu/john.cochrane/research/papers/financial_and_real_proofs_aug_07.pdf
Part 2 : «A crash course on the euro crisis » by Markus K. Brunnermeier and Ricardo Reis, available at https://scholar.princeton.edu/sites/default/files/markus/files/19-crashcourse.pdf
Faculté ou entité
en charge


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

Intitulé du programme
Sigle
Crédits
Prérequis
Acquis
d'apprentissage
Master [120] : ingénieur de gestion

Master [120] en sciences économiques, orientation générale

Master [120] : ingénieur de gestion