Master of Science (MSc) in Economics
The stocks of deposits, bonds, and shares are twice as large as GDP in Germany. The stocks of derivative securities are several times as large. The Asian crisis 1997/98 and the banking crises of 2007-09 make the severe impact of the financial sector on real economic activity at the macroeconomic level abundantly clear.
The Major Financial Economics deals with financial markets from the viewpoint of microeconomics, macroeconomics, and econometrics. Topics covered include the role of financial markets in establishing efficient risk sharing, asset pricing and bubbles, economic consequences of asset price volatililty, and the role of central banks in ensuring financial stability.
Students acquire deepened knowledge in the functioning of financial markets and empirical methods of analyzing asset prices. So they achieve the ability to critically assess current trends in financial markets, their likely impact on real economic activity, and scope for policy intervention and regulation.
1 Prof. Dr. Lutz Arnold
2 Prof. Dr. Jürgen Jerger
3 Prof. Dr. Rolf Tschernig