Financial Economics Program Description
The Area of Concentration (AOC) in Financial Economics will develop skills in economic reasoning, including formulating and estimating economic models through the use of econometrics and other quantitative techniques. Students will be exposed to coursework that addresses economic theory specific to financial problems and provides additional experience in economic modeling and econometric estimation. The AOC focuses on the theory and empirics of finance and their connection with the macroeconomy. Graduates will be able to frame a financial economic problem; identify existing or create new data sets suitable for analyzing it empirically; choose and independently apply the most appropriate quantitative techniques and communicate results to decision makers.