Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Behavioural Finance EKO 558 0 3 + 0 3 6
Precondition Courses
Recommended Optional Courses
Course Language Turkish
Course Level yuksek_lisans
Course Type Optional
Course Coordinator Dr.Öğr.Üyesi ÇİSEM BEKTUR
Course Lecturers Dr.Öğr.Üyesi ÇİSEM BEKTUR,
Course Assistants
Course Category
Course Objective

In cases where investors do not act rationally and markets do not work flawlessly, the effective market hypothesis loses its validity. The aim of this course is to introduce the basic concepts of behavioral finance to students.

Course Content

Effective Market Hypothesis, Basic Concepts of Behavioral Finance, Psychological Processes Affecting Financial Decisions, Price Anomalies, Excessive Confidence Behavior in the Market, Judgment Failures and Behavioral Finance Modeling


# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 Effective Market Hypothesis
2 Historical Development of the Behavioral Finance Approach
3 Basic Concepts of Behavioral Finance
4 Price Anomalies
5 Price Anomalies
6 Psychological Processes Affecting Financial Decisions
7 Psychological Processes Affecting Financial Decisions
8 Midterm
9 Investors tend to self-deceive and over-confidence
10 Emotional and social tendency of investment
11 Behavioral Finance Modeling
12 Investor and Transaction Volume Relationship
13 Relationship Between Investors and Price Changes
14 Final exam
Course Notes
Course Resources

1. Kriz ve Seçim Dönemlerinde İMKB: Teori ve Uygulama, Şakir GÖRMÜŞ, Gazi Kitabevi, 2010.

2. Advances in Behavioral Finance, Thaler, R.H, Princeton University Press , 2005.

3. Davranışsal Finans Teori ve Uygulama, Barak O., Gazi Kitapevi, 2008.

Order Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Economic and financial issues in conjunction with the expansion and deepening of information by econometric analysis information to evaluate, interpret and apply X
2 Using the theoretical knowledge in finance and economics combine the ability to apply scientific methods and knowledge of econometric methods to analyze and interpret X
3 Problems experienced in the financial sector to analyze with scientific methods and solutions development X
4 The oral and visual way to transfer to Current developments in the financial sector, for the financial sector and outside groups as written X
5 Both public as well as how it should be in the private sector require highly skilled personnel; have the theoretical knowledge and practical advanced analysis capabilities in economic and financial matters X
6 At least one foreign language spoken and written communication having the ability ("European Language Portfolio Global Scale", Level B2
7 they internalize the knowledge and problem-solving skills, ability to apply interdisciplinary studies X
Evaluation System
Semester Studies Contribution Rate
1. Ödev 100
Total 100
1. Yıl İçinin Başarıya 40
1. Final 60
Total 100
ECTS - Workload Activity Quantity Time (Hours) Total Workload (Hours)
Course Duration (Including the exam week: 16x Total course hours) 16 3 48
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 16 2 32
Assignment 2 24 48
Final examination 1 24 24
Total Workload 152
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 6.08
dersAKTSKredisi 6