Financial Markets (2011)

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Free

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  • Course
  • Online
  • When:
    Flexible
Description

This course attempts to explain the role and the importance of the financial system in the global economy. Rather than separating off the financial world from the rest of the economy, financial equilibrium is studied as an extension of economic equilibrium. The course also gives a picture of the kind of thinking and analysis done by hedge funds.

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Venues

Where and when

Starts Location
Flexible
Online

What you'll learn on the course

Risk
Real Estate
Efficient Markets
Financial crises
Invention in Finance

Course programme

Lecture 1 Introduction and What this Course Will Do for You and Your Purposes

Lecture 2 Risk and Financial Crises

Lecture 3 Technology and Invention in Finance

Lecture 4 Portfolio Diversification and Supporting Financial Institutions

Lecture 5 Insurance, the Archetypal Risk Management Institution: Its Opportunities and Vulnerabilities

Lecture 6 Guest Speaker: David Swensen

Lecture 7 Efficient Markets

Exam 1 Midterm Exam 1

Lecture 8 Theory of Debt, Its Proper Role, Leverage Cycle

Lecture 9 Corporate Stocks

Lecture 10 Real Estate

Lecture 11 Behavioral Finance and the Role of Psychology

Lecture 12 Misbehavior, Crises, Regulation and Self Regulation

Lecture 13 Banks

Lecture 14 Guest Speaker Maurice "Hank" Greenberg

Lecture 15 Forward and Futures Markets

Exam 2 Midterm Exam 2

Lecture 16 Guest Speaker Laura Cha

Lecture 17 Options Markets

Lecture 18 Monetary Policy

Lecture 19 Investment Banks

Lecture 20 Professional Money Managers and Their Influence

Lecture 21 Exchanges, Brokers, Dealers, Clearinghouses

Lecture 22 Public and Non-Profit Finance

Lecture 23 Finding Your Purpose in a World of Financial Capitalism

Exam 3 Final Exam