An overview of the ideas, methods, and institutions that permit human society to manage risks and foster enterprise.
About the Course
The course strives to offer understanding of the theory of finance and its relation to the history, strengths and imperfections of such institutions as banking, insurance, securities, futures, and other derivatives markets, and the future of these institutions over the next century.
Week 1 Topics - Basic Principles of Finance and Risk Management
Week 2 Topics - Efficient Markets vs. Behavioral Finance
Week 3 Topics - Debt versus Equity
Week 4 Topics - Real Estate, Regulation, and Enterprise
Week 5 Topics - Forward Futures and Options Markets
Week 6 Topics - Monetary Policy
Week 7 Topics - Critical Elements of the Financial Infrastructure
Week 8 Topics - Finance and the Broader Public Purpose
October 20, 2014 - December 16, 2014
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