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ECON/FIN 250A — Forecasting in Finance and Economics

Prerequisites: FIN 201a or FIN 203a and ECON 213a.

Covers the basics of forecasting and time series analysis as used in finance and economics. Time series topics will include linear regression, ARMA models, trend modeling, seasonal adjustments, and volatility modeling. We will also cover more unusual topics such as bootstrapping, and technical trading rules. Students will leave the course with a good introduction to many of the tools used in modern time series forecasting and quantitative finance. Usually offered every semester.
Blake LeBaron