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Financial economics deals with financial markets and financing decisions

Financial Economics

Financial economics, or simply finance, covers a wide range of topics broadly related to financial markets and the financing decisions of firms.

The finance group at the Department of Economics at the University of Gothenburg has been expanding greatly over the past ten years, and finance is now a very active and successful research area.

Some of the current research interests of the faculty include: Asset pricing with non-standard preferences; Effects of tournament-like rewards schemes, such as those faced by fund managers; Competition in the hedge fund industry; Incentive structures in private equity funds; High-frequency trading and its impact of financial markets; Volatility modeling; Return predictability; Credit risk modeling.