SØK2005 - Financial Markets


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
School exam 100/100 4 hours C

Course content

This course is an advanced class in the treatment of microeconomic research questions. We discuss personal decisions about savings and loans and how decisions are made under uncertainty. The students are further introduced to financial market adaptations, where we discuss, among other things, why financial capital is distributed on different assets.

Learning outcome


You learn

  • theoretical models for the functioning of financial markets and results from empirical research
  • what functions financial markets have in society
  • models for valuation of such financial assets as stocks, bonds, and derivatives
  • theories for the term structure of interest rates


You should be able to

  • understand and explain what functions the financial market has in the broader economy
  • distinguish between systematic and unsystematic risk
  • value financial assets
  • measure bond risk

General competence

You should be able to

  • follow economic reasoning related to the course in the public debate and professional reports

Learning methods and activities

2 hours of lectures every week and 2 hours of practical assignment every other week. The course has compulsory activity. Specific requirements will be announced at the beginning of the term.

Compulsory assignments

  • Approved term paper(s)/exercise(s)

Further on evaluation

In semester when the course is not taught, the examination form may change from written to oral.

Required previous knowledge


Course materials

Announced at the beginning of the term.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
SVSØ206 3.5
TIØ4146 2.5 AUTUMN 2014
More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2024

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Social Science
  • Economics
  • Social Sciences
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Economics


Examination arrangement: School exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD School exam 100/100 C 2023-12-19 15:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
SL110 lilla sone Sluppenvegen 14 9
SL121 Sluppenvegen 14 1
SL238 Sluppenvegen 14 1
SL122 Sluppenvegen 14 1
Spring ORD School exam 100/100 C 2024-05-28 15:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
SL311 grønn sone Sluppenvegen 14 27
SL311 lyseblå sone Sluppenvegen 14 54
SL311 orange sone Sluppenvegen 14 65
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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