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Open Yale: Robert Shiller's Financial Markets Course - 2011

Tue, 22 May 2012 06:31:00 GMT

Yesterday, on MoneyScience, I came across Robert Shiller's 2007 Financial Markets Course at Yale and @StatAlgo on Twitter pointed me to the 2011 version which is available on Open Yale. Great viewing for students and academics alike -and as StagAlgo pointed out it's interesting to note how these lectures differ from those in 2008.

About the Course

An overview of the ideas, methods, and institutions that permit human society to manage risks and foster enterprise. Description of practices today and analysis of prospects for the future. Introduction to risk management and behavioral finance principles to understand the functioning of securities, insurance, and banking industries.

About Professor Robert J. Shiller

Robert J. Shiller is Arthur M. Okun Professor of Economics at Yale University and a Fellow at the International Center for Finance at the Yale School of Management. Specializing in behavioral finance and real estate, Professor Shiller has published in Journal of Financial Economics, American Economic Review, Journal of Finance, Wall Street Journal, and Financial Times. His books include Market Volatility, Macro Markets (for which he won TIAA-CREF's Paul A. Samuelson Award), Irrational Exuberance, The New Financial Order: Risk in the Twenty-First Century, and Finance and the Good Society.

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

Lecture 8 - Theory of Debt, Its Proper Role, Leverage Cycles

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

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

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