Seminar „Selected Topics in Empirical Capital Market Research“

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Seminar „Selected Topics in Empirical Capital Market Research“ (Master)

Lecturer:
  • Prof. Dr. Heiko Jacobs
  • Jonas Dorlöchter, M.Sc.
  • Patrick Schwarz, M.Sc.
Contact:
Term:
Winter Semester 2021/2022
Cycle:
Wintersemester
Time:
01.10.2021 - 04.02.2022
Room:
tba
Start:
01.10.2021
End:
04.02.2022
Language:
English
Moodle:
Lecture in Moodle
LSF:
Lecture in LSF
Participants:

Description:

The module provides students with the knowledge and skills to independently and critically analyze a practically and scientifically relevant subfield of empirical capital market research based on an in-depth literature review as well as an accompanying presentation.

Recommended previous knowledge:

  • Students are assumed to have a profound understanding of finance (for instance by having taken the lectures offered by the chair).
  • Basic econometric skills are helpful to understand empirical research conducted in the academic papers which the module’s content is based on.
  • A sufficient level of spoken and written English language skills is necessary.

Learning Targets:

Students

  • Meet the formalities of a scientific paper
  • Independently collect, systemize, compare, and review the state-of-the-art academic literature
  • Acquire a profound understanding of a specific subfield of empirical capital market research
  • Can evaluate scientific studies accurately, understand the methodology used in leading papers of the field, can interpret estimation results correctly
  • Are able to critically reflect on limitations of existing research
  • Are able to present and defend their term paper in a professional way

Are in a position to identify starting points for their own research

Outline:

Zeitplan:  

  • 17.09.2021: Bekanntgabe des "Oberthemas"
  • 22.10.2021: Bewerbungsende (Bewerbungsbogen im Moodlekurs)
  • 04.11.2021: Eröffnungsveranstaltung von 13:00 bis 16:00 Uhr
  • 11.11.2021: Offizielle Anmeldung mit Themenpräferenz (E-Mail ans Sekretariat)
  • 12.11.2021: Zuweisung der Themen via E-Mail
  • 24.01.2022: Abgabe der Seminararbeit (online Upload im Moodlekurs & Abgabe am Lehrstuhl)
  • 02.02.2022: Vorstellung der Seminararbeiten ; Beginn: 10:00 Uhr

Literature:

The literature depends on the specific topic. Students will be provided with relevant papers in the introductory session.

Formalities:

The module-related examination consists of a seminar paper (usually 15 pages, 75% of the grade), and of an accompanying presentation (usually 20 minutes, 25% of the grade). The successful presentation of the seminar paper is a requirement to pass the module.