Financial Markets: Online course by Yale University

Financial Markets: Online course by Yale Univ


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.

Course Syllabus

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

Course Sessions

October 20, 2014 - December 16, 2014

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