Lecture Details :
Financial Markets (ECON 252)
Insurance provides significant risk management to a broad public, and is an essential tool for promoting human welfare. By pooling large numbers of independent or low-correlated risks, insurance providers can minimize overall risk. The risk management is tailored to individual circumstances and reflects centuries of insurance industry experience with real risks and with moral hazard and selection bias issues. Probability theory and statistical tools help to explain how insurance companies use risk pooling to minimize overall risk. Innovation and government regulation have played important roles in the formation and oversight of insurance institutions.
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This course was recorded in Spring 2008.
Course Description :
Finance and Insurance, Technology and Invention, Portfolio Diversification, Efficient Markets vs. Excess Volatility, Human Foibles, Fraud, Manipulation and Regulation, Stocks, Real Estate Finance, Stock Index, Oil and Other Futures Markets.
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