School Of Economics And Finance

Behavioural FinanceWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 200518.1


Student Contribution Band: 3

Level: 3

Credit Points: 10

Co ordinator
Steve Keen

Assumed Knowledge
Students should have at least an introductory finance background before entering into this unit.

200048 Financial Institutions and Markets AND 200488 Corporate Financial Management

Teaching Periods
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About this Unit
Traditional theories of finance are based the assumption that investors are both rational and utility maximizing. The Efficient Markets Hypothesis in particular has assumptions about investor behaviour which underpin its key predictions. The tenants of beharioural finance disputes the validity of these assumptions. This unit challenges traditional theory by examining how decision making and investor behaviour may be driven by personal and market psychology.

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