FINANCIAL BROKERS AND MICROCREDIT
Learning outcomes of the course unit
The intention of the course is to provide students with essential cognitive tools for assessing the economic characteristics of financial systems. The analysis perspective aims to provide methodological models as a reference to enable students to orientate themselves in a constantly evolving sector. Particular attention is also focussed on the role carried out by financial systems in developing countries and the initiatives developed by Western countries to support international cooperation.
Course contents summary
The main course content elements can be identified in the following points:
- The financial market: roles and subjects (intermediaries, other operators, markets, supervision authorities).
- Financial instruments for raising capital: characteristics and satisfied needs.
- Financial instruments for lending: characteristics and satisfied needs.
- Financial intermediaries: functions and managerial equilibriums.
- Securities markets: efficiency of investment choices.
- Financial evaluation of an investment project.
- Ethical finance and finance with social objectives.
- Financialization and globalization of the financial market.
The indicated content is discussed in the book:
CORIGLIANO ROCCO, L'INTERMEDIAZIONE FINANZIARIA (Strumenti Intermediari Mercati), VOLUME 1, BONONIA UNIVERSITY PRESS, 2004,and also in the reading matter (lecture notes) that is made available to the students.