Yale,, Spring 2008 , Prof. Robert Shiller
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Finance and Insurance as Powerful Forces in Our Economy and Society - The Universal Principle of Risk Management: Pooling and the Hedging of Risks - Technology and Invention in Finance - Portfolio Diversification and Supporting Financial Institutions (CAPM Model) - Insurance: The Archetypal Risk Management Institution - Efficient Markets vs. Excess Volatility - Behavioral Finance: The Role of Psychology - Human Foibles, Fraud, Manipulation, and Regulation - Guest Lecture by David Swensen - Debt Markets: Term Structure - Stocks - Real Estate Finance and its Vulnerability to Crisis - Banking: Successes and Failures - Guest Lecture by Andrew Redleaf - Guest Lecture by Carl Icahn - The Evolution and Perfection of Monetary Policy - Investment Banking and Secondary Markets - Professional Money Managers and Their Influence - Brokerage, ECNs,Guest Lecture by Stephen Schwarzman - Forwards and Futures - Stock Index, Oil and Other Futures Markets - Options Markets - Making It Work for Real People: The Democratization of Finance - Learning from and Responding to Financial Crisis I (Lawrence Summers)
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Financial Markets (ECON 252)
First, Professor Shiller discusses todays changing financial system and recent market stabilization reform introduced by U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson. The financial system is inherently unstable and would benefit from more surveillance, particularly for consumer protection issues, given the recent subprime mortgage crisis. Although this particular reform might not be successful, more regulators and policymakers are talking about changing the stabilization system and will likely alter the role of the Fed in the future.
Second, Professor Shiller introduces the mechanics and role of investment banking. Investment banks underwrite securities and arrange for the issue of stocks and bonds by corporations. Corporations work with investment banks to navigate the Securities and Exchange Commission requirements for issuing securities. The banks then take on a "bought deal" or "best efforts deal" and help the corporation to find a market for the securities. Investment banking depends on the reputation of its bankers and, as we have seen recently, can be destroyed by rumors about the banks insolvency.
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This course was recorded in Spring 2008.
Sep 12, 2018
Excellent course helped me understand topic that i couldn't while attendinfg my college.
March 29, 2019
Great course. Thank you very much.