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Elisabeth Oltheten

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Department of Finance

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University of Illinois Securities Exchange Simulation (UISES)

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Financial Literacy Program

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Oltheten and Waspi, Financial Markets ..., (2012)

Financial Markets (Finance 300)

This is the fundamental course in Finance. Successful completion is required all Finance majors and by all Accounting majors before they can procede to the Masters level. The course emphasises practical application in equities, money market instruments, bonds, fututes, options, and swaps.
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Financial Modeling
Finance 418 & 518

Students learn the fundamentals and practise building financial models using Microsoft Excel. By the end of the semester each student should be able develop an understanding of any financial relationship and build that financial relationship into a model using excel.
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Some Publications

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  • Oltheten, E., Sougiannis, T. , Travlos, N., & Zarkos, S. 2013.
    Greece in the Eurozone: Lessons from a Decade of Experience.
    Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, 53: 317-335

  • Oltheten, E., Theoharakis, V., & Travlos, N. 2005.
    Faculty Perceptions and Readership Patterns of Finance Journals: A Global View.
    Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, 40: 223-239

  • Oltheten, E., & Sougiannis, T. 2004
    The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 as a Response to Corporate Scandals: Analysis, Criticism, and Implications for the International Market
    Economic Mailman

  • Oltheten, E., Pinteris, G., & Sougiannis, T. 2003.
    Greece in the European Union: Policy Lessons from Two Decade of Membership.
    Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, 43: 774-806

  • Oltheten, E., & Waspi, K. 2012
    Financial Markets: A Practicum
    Great River Learning - Kendal Hunt (Dubuque, Iowa)
  • Oltheten, E., & Waspi, K. 2006
    Financial Markets... and the Instruments that Trade in them
    Stipes Publishing (Champaign, IL)
  • Oltheten, E. 2003
    Financial Markets
    Stipes Publishing (Champaign, IL)
  • Oltheten, E. 1998
    Financial Markets
    Peoples Bank of China (Beijing)

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