FINA5532 Behavioural Finance

6 points
Not available in 2019UWA (Perth)Face to face
This unit provides an alternative view of finance which departs from traditional financial theories. It explores financial market anomalies and decision making by financial market participants that cannot be explained by traditional financial theories such as efficiency market hypothesis and rational investor behaviour. It discusses alternative views, often based on psychology, put forward to explain anomalies in finance.
Students are able to (1) explain differences between behavioural and traditional views of finance; (2) identify anomalies and provides explanations of anomalies based on behavioural arguments; (3) demonstrate the ability to work in a team and to provide constructive feedback; and (4) produce clear and concise written communication and oral presentations.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) assignments; (2) participation; and (3) examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Winthrop Professor Raymond da Silva Rosa
Unit rules
FINA5527 Private Wealth Management and Venture Capital
FINA5526 Funds Management
LAWS5176 Australian Financial Transactions Law and Regulation
FINA5525 Capital Markets
Contact hours
lectures: 3 hours per week (maximum students per class: 45)
Unit Outline
Semester 1_2019 [SEM-1_2019]
Semester 2_2019 [SEM-2_2019]
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