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Financial Economics

In this course the focus is on asset pricing and investment management. Consisting of both a theoretical and an empirical part, we recommend you also register to the course Empirical methods in Economics II.

Information for admitted students Autumn 2023

Congratulations! You have been admitted at Stockholm University and we hope that you will enjoy your studies with us.

In order to ensure that your studies begin as smoothly as possible we have compiled a short checklist for the beginning of the semester.

Follow the instructions on whether you have to reply to your offer or not.


Checklist for admitted students

  1. Activate your university account

    The first step in being able to register and gain access to all the university's IT services.

  2. Register at your department

    Registration can be done in different ways. Read the instructions from your department below.

  3. Read all the information on this page

    Here you will find what you need to know before your course or programme starts.


Your seat may be withdrawn if you do not register according to the instructions provided by your department.

Welcome activities

Stockholm University organises a series of welcome activities that stretch over a few weeks at the beginning of each semester. The programme is voluntary (attendance is optional) and includes Arrival Service at the airport and an Orientation Day, see more details about these events below.
Your department may also organise activities for welcoming international students. More information will be provided by your specific department. 

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Stockholm University's main campus is in the Frescati area, north of the city centre. While most of our departments and offices are located here, there are also campus areas in other parts of the city.

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The theoretical part covers models for arbitrage, pricing of equities and bonds, optimal portfolio selection and macro-financial relations.

  • Course structure

    This is a 7.5 credit course. One week of full-time studies equals 1.5 credits. 

    The language of instruction is English.

    Course material will be available through the learning platform Athena during the course.

    Teaching format

    Instruction is given in the form of lectures.


    The course is examined on the basis of a written examination.


    Examiner and course director
    Rikard Forslid

  • Schedule

    The schedule will be available no later than one month before the start of the course. We do not recommend print-outs as changes can occur. At the start of the course, your department will advise where you can find your schedule during the course.
  • Course literature

    Note that the course literature can be changed up to two months before the start of the course.
  • Meet us

    Meet our teachers

    "You learn to think like an Economist"

    Anna Seim is a researcher and teacher at the Department of Economics. She believes that studying economics provides a general education that is useful in many different contexts.

    Anna Seim at Frescati. Photo: Tanja Appelberg

    What is economics?

    "Economics is about understanding the economy of society at large and concepts such as unemployment, inflation and growth, but also why firms and households act the way they do and how they respond to economic policy. The economy is a very complex system, and to understand it economists use simplified mathematical and statistical models, and focus on what we believe is key to a certain question. Economics is therefore often perceived as technical, and it is to some extent, at least when you study at higher levels, but the use of models is also what enables us to address certain questions in a scientific way, instead of just guessing."

    Why study economics at Stockholm University?

    "You learn to think like an Economist and obtain a general education in economics that is useful regardless of your future plans. I would say that the physical proximity to the Swedish central bank and other government agencies is unique to Stockholm and enables us to regularly organise guest lectures by, say, deputy governors of the Riksbank and former minsters of finance. We are also a highly international department and the opportunity to participate in visitors' programmes, both as students and as researchers, implies that we are all part of a vivid and inspiring environment."

    Where can you work after economics studies?

    "Many of our former students start working at, for instance, government agencies, ministries, the Central bank and the Competition Authority, while others are employed in the private sector and start working at firms, banks or financial institutions. There is a wide range of professions that you can pursue after studying economics."

  • Contact

    Course administration

    Academic advisor bachelor's level
    Director of studies bachelor's and master's level