3 Hours; 3 Credits

Selected topics to be chosen by the department. In occasional semesters, the topic will be fixed income securities. The innovative instruments such as zero coupons, strip bond swaps, mortgage-backed securities, and others will be analyzed along with the more traditional securities. Other topics considered in some years will be structuring incentive contracts, pricing of deposit insurance, and financial organizations of developing countries.

Prerequisite: FIN 9770 or FIN 9771