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Understanding the Impact of Monetary Policy on Futures Markets

EC916 Topics in Global Finance
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Table of contents #

Name of the Project Leader #

Fatih Kansoy

Title of the Project #

Understanding the Impact of Monetary Policy on Future Markets

Outline of the Project #

The project investigates the influence of US monetary policy on futures markets, studying the effects of policy changes on market behavior and trends. Through hands-on data management and econometric analysis, students will explore the interaction between policy decisions and futures market dynamics, concluding with a comprehensive report or presentation.

Brief Description of Work #

  • Data Collection and Cleaning: Obtain historical futures market data during key US monetary policy events.
  • Data Preparation for Analysis: Prepare data for econometric analysis with statistical tools.
  • Understanding Future Markets: Analyze the response of futures markets to US monetary policy changes.

Intended Learning Outcomes and Work Benefits #

  • Data Analysis and Interpretation Skills: Learn to analyze and interpret financial data.
  • Communication Skills: Improve presenting complex data findings.
  • Collaborative Working: Experience teamwork in data-related tasks.
  • Application of Knowledge to Real World: Apply monetary policy theories to actual market scenarios.

Number of Vacant Positions #

1 or 2

Total Hours #


Hours per Position #

75 or 150

Start Date #

January 2024

End Date #

September 2024

Who can apply? #

  • Undergraduate students in Economics or related fields.
  • Postgraduate students in Economics or Behavioural and Economic Science.

Required Skills #

  • Familiarity with Stata.
  • Proficiency in MS Excel.

Desired Skills #

  • Knowledge of Python.