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Lecture 1 -  Finance and Insurance as Powerful Forces in Our Economy and Society

Lecture 1 - Finance and Insurance as Powerful Forces in Our Economy and Society

This video was recorded at ECON 252 - Financial Markets. Professor Shiller provides a description of the course, Financial Markets, including administrative details and the topics to be discussed in each lecture. He briefly discusses the importance of studying finance and each key topic. Lecture topics will include: behavioral finance, financial technology, financial instruments, commercial banking, investment banking, financial markets and institutions, real estate, regulation, monetary policy, and democratization of finance. Reading assignment: Fabozzi et al. Foundations of Financial Markets and Institutions, chapter 1 (pp. 1-11) and 2 Robert Shiller, Irrational Exuberance, Prefaces and chapter 1 Resources: PowerPoint slides from screen - Lecture 1 [PDF]

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