Central aspect of this course is the introduction to and intensive work with current papers from the field of Financial Economics with a focus on Empirical Finance, published (or to be published) in leading academic journals. Moreover, students must replicate (partly) the empirical analyses of the papers using real empirical data and/or simulation. The results have to be summarized in a detailled and scientifically demanding presentation. The course is essential to all students intending to write their Master’s thesis at the LFB or using empirical methods in general.

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the seminar, students are able to approach, comprehend and critically reflect scientific texts. They have a profound knowledge about the quantitative methods typically used in empirical capital markets research. Furthermore, they know how to structure and present their own scientific work.
Number of credit hours per week 1
Total number of credit hours 120