This course introduces fundamental ideas used in finance. It is about financial choices and the financial markets. It is designed for those who are new to the subject, and introduces key concepts, including
- Time value
- Choices under uncertainty
- Risk and diversification
- The role of financial markets
- Basic asset pricing model
- Application to equities
We will also introduce the basic mathematical tools that help us to understand asset pricing and financial markets. The mathematics will be accompanied by a lot of intuition.
- Understand how information, risk and return affect asset prices
- Understand the role of financial markets in an economy
Prof. Eli Remolona sits on the Board of Directors of the Bank of the Philippine Islands and is an Adviser to the Academy of Finance in Hong Kong. Prior to joining ASB, he had long careers at the Bank for International Settlements and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. He has taught at Williams College, Columbia University and New York University and has been an Associate Editor of the International Journal of Central Banking since 2005. Eli holds a Ph. D in Economics from Stanford University.
Professor of Finance
Director of Central Banking
Dr. Triwit Ariyathugun joined ASB as an Assistant Professor of Economics. His research interests are in the areas of central banking and asset pricing. One of his recent projects explores the implications of the interest-on-reserves policy on asset prices and macroeconomic outcomes. Prior to joining ASB, Dr. Ariyathugun was an Instructor in the Department of Economics of the University of Chicago and a postdoctoral associate at MIT Sloan. Dr. Ariyathugun is International Faculty Fellow at MIT Sloan. Dr. Ariyathugun holds M.S. in Financial Mathematics from Stanford University and Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Chicago.
Assistant Professor of Economics
This course is designed for those who are new to the subject and prepares the student for Corporate Finance and other courses about asset pricing and financial markets.