Course description: the course is intended to prepare 2nd-year master students for writing their master theses. It briefly overviews some of the most influential and/or controversial papers in financial economics, econometrics and macroeconomy. Papers are replicated in R using original datasets. During class students are obliged to take 2 individual projects, make 4 peer-reviews and one literature survey. All homeworks, R models and codes, datasets, reports, peer-reviews, and discussions are stored in internal knowledge base.
Prerequisites: course is taught to master students of the final year, final semester. It is assumed that student had successfully completed classes on financial markets, corporate governance, statistics, econometrics, financial mathematics, portfolio theory. Knowledge of R language is preferable, but not necessary.