School of Economics and Finance

ECOM037 - Quantitative Techniques

Prerequisite: None but knowledge of basic statistics and mathematics.

The course offers an introduction to Econometrics in the context of quantitative financial analysis. Basic econometric tools needed for understanding and using financial models are introduced and explained. These will be accompanied by a number of applications in Finance in the fields of asset management and risk management. The two-variables regression model will first be used to present the topics of estimation and hypothesis testing. Then, the standard regression model will be generalized to the multiple variables regression model. Depending on time constraints, topics such as an introduction to time series analysis and forecasting will be explained. We will assume that you have knowledge of basic statistics and mathematics.