Understanding the financial markets

Professor Lin will provide an overview of how to understand the financial markets.

Inaugural lecture—Professor Hai Lin

August 2019

Financial markets are central to most of the world’s advanced economies, and what happens on the trading floor has major implications for what happens in the rest of society. But how do these markets work in practice, and how do the traders themselves make decisions and respond to external pressures?

Professor Hai Lin will provide an overview of his research into these markets, focusing on three issues in particular: How do investors respond in different ways to new information such as GDP announcements? How can we better predict financial asset returns and identify overvalued and undervalued assets? How do innovations such as the credit-default swap influence firms’ risk-taking behaviour?

This is Professor Lin’s inaugural lecture as Professor of Finance at Victoria University of Wellington. Our public lecture series gives you the opportunity to engage with the latest thinking on the world’s major issues.

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