154-0553/01 – Financial Econometrics (FE)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of FinanceCredits3
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Aleš Kresta, Ph.D.Subject version guarantordoc. Ing. Aleš Kresta, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementChoice-compulsory type B
Study languageEnglish
Year of introduction2019/2020Year of cancellation2021/2022
Intended for the facultiesEKFIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
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KRE330 doc. Ing. Aleš Kresta, Ph.D.
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Full-time Credit 1+2

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

The aim of the course is to provide a general knowledge of econometrics with application to the practical finance and financial modelling. It is placed the great emphasis on the general principles and methods in order students to be able to solve the real problems. It is possible in the course to work on real problem of diploma thesis. Students will be able after the course: - to apply estimation methods correctly and suitably, - to create empirical models not only for financial time series, - to make predictions of future trends, - to work with mathematical software.

Teaching methods



The course is focused on application of econometrical methods to the finance. It aims at creating empirical models applicable both in corporate finance as well as in financial modelling. Within the seminars, selected problems of proposing empirical models are solved and the emphasis is placed on their practical application. The course is a good complement to the course Econometrics. Problems are solved mainly in Microsoft Excel.

Compulsory literature:

ALEXANDER, Carol. Market risk analysis. Volume II, Practical financial econometrics. Chichester: Wiley, 2008. 396 p. ISBN 978-0-470-99801-4. LEWIS, Nigel Da Costa. Market Risk Modeling. London: Risk Books, 2003. 238 p. ISBN 1-904339-07-7. ZMEŠKAL, Z. et al. Financial models. Ostrava: VSB-TUO, 2004. 254 p. ISBN 80-248-0754-8.

Recommended literature:

COLES, Stuart. An introduction to statistical modeling of extreme values. London: Springer, c2001, xiv, 208 p. ISBN 1-85233-459-2. HARDIN, James W and Joseph HILBE. Generalized linear models and extensions. 3rd ed. College Station: Stata Press, 2012, xxiv, 455 p. ISBN 978-1-59718-105-1. KING, Alan J and Stein W WALLACE. Modeling with stochastic programming. New York: Springer, c2012, xvi, 173 p. ISBN 978-0-387-87816-4.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Credit - defence of seminar work


Other requirements

There are no other requirements on student.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Basic problems in financial econometrics. 2. Simulation Monte-Carlo – random numbers generators. 3. Estimation methods – capabilities and restrictions. 4. Regression analysis – estimation of empirical arbitrage model. 5. Regression analysis – generalized linear models and applications. 6. Introduction to stochastic optimization – applications and solution techniques. 7. Application of principal component analysis. 8. Controlling of extremal losses – estimation of risk with low probabilities. 9. Introduction to Visual Basic for Application. 10. Application of given mixture probability distributions. 11. Application of stochastic processes. 12. Modelling volatility with asymmetric effect. 13. Modelling dependences, covariance matrices. 14. Introduction to data envelopment analysis (DEA).

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2019/2020 Winter semester, validity until: 2021/2022 Summer semester)
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Credit Credit 85 (85) 85 2
        Zápočtová písemka Written test 85  85 2
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2021/2022 (N0412A050005) Finance P English Ostrava 2 Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2020/2021 (N0412A050005) Finance P English Ostrava 2 Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2019/2020 (N0412A050005) Finance P English Ostrava 2 Choice-compulsory type B study plan

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