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Coursera: Financial Markets

 with  Bob Shiller
Professor Robert Shiller, 2013 Nobel Prize winner in Economic Sciences, explores the topic of Financial Markets in this eight module course.

Coming in May 2017, a new Financial Markets course will be available on Coursera. Our final cohort in the existing course will be March 20th! We are so eager to share updated lectures, Chalk Talks, student Q+A sessions, and more in our new course! Please stay tuned for updates!

Syllabus

Basic Principles of Finance and Risk Management
In this module, Professor Shiller introduces portfolio diversification, supporting financial institutions, and discusses the opportunities and vulnerabilities of risk management institutions. Guest speaker: Maurice "Hank" Greenberg

Efficient Markets versus Behavioral Finance
In this module, Professor Shiller teaches about efficient markets, behavioral finance and the role of the psychology. Guest speaker: David Swensen

Debt versus Equity
In this module, Professor Shiller discusses the theory of debt, its proper role, and leverage cycles. He also covers corporate stocks. Guest Speaker: Laura Cha

Real Estate, Regulation and Enterprise
In this module, Professor Shiller teaches about real estate, misbehavior, regulation, and self-regulation. Guest Speaker: Carl Icahn

Forward Futures and Options Markets
Professor Shiller presents forward, futures, and options markets. Guest Speaker: Andrew Redleaf

Monetary Policy
This module covers banks and monetary policy. Guest Speaker: Larry Summers

Critical Elements of the Financial Infrastructure
This module teaches about investment banks, professional money managers and their influence, exhanges, brokers, dealers, and clearinghouses. Guest Speaker: Schwarzman

Finance and the Broader Public Purpose
Professor Shiller conludes the course with this module, discussing public and non-profit finance, and finding your purpose in the world of financial capitalism.

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Cost Free Online Course (Audit)
Pace Self Paced
Subject Finance
Institution Yale University
Provider Coursera
Language English
Certificates Paid Certificate Available
Hours 6-12 hours a week
Calendar 8 weeks long
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3 years ago
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Krassimir Kostadinov completed this course.
The course is excellent, but just an introduction to the topic, so anybody who wants a very deep, graduate level study might be disappointed. Prof. Schiller is an excellent lecturer. The course gives a personal, close feeling of the himself, of Yale University, as well as of a range of extremely popular and interesti Read More
The course is excellent, but just an introduction to the topic, so anybody who wants a very deep, graduate level study might be disappointed.

Prof. Schiller is an excellent lecturer. The course gives a personal, close feeling of the himself, of Yale University, as well as of a range of extremely popular and interesting finance & economics professionals. Guest lecturers included Maurice Greenberg (former AIG CEO), David Swenson (Chief Investment Officer at Yale -- the Yale Investment Model), Laura Cha (Market Regulator Executive in China), Carl Icahn (activist investor), Andy Readleaf (Hedge Fund manager), Larry Summers (Treasury Secretary under president Clinton) and Stephen Schwarzman (founder of Blackstone group).
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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful
3 years ago
Adelyne Chan completed this course, spending 3 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
I was really looking forward to this course but unfortunately was a bit disappointed by it. Prof Shiller is clearly very knowledgeable in this topic, and his teaching assistants Kai and Gautam did a fairly good job in putting the course together, but some of the guest speakers were not very good speakers - many were ov Read More
I was really looking forward to this course but unfortunately was a bit disappointed by it. Prof Shiller is clearly very knowledgeable in this topic, and his teaching assistants Kai and Gautam did a fairly good job in putting the course together, but some of the guest speakers were not very good speakers - many were over-reliant on their notes which made their speeches hard to follow.

Perhaps one of the reasons for this disappointing nature of the course is the fact that it had been chopped up from a full-length course on OpenYale, I may one day try that out to see if it is slightly better.
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Yasha Fishman completed this course, spending 4 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
A "too-introductionary" course, as I see It, with a very basic informations about a somewhat large number of topics. The course is not filmed specially for Coursera, but professor's lections for Yale students were just cut off and put on the site - I was very disappointed by such a treatment. As well, It resulted in a Read More
A "too-introductionary" course, as I see It, with a very basic informations about a somewhat large number of topics. The course is not filmed specially for Coursera, but professor's lections for Yale students were just cut off and put on the site - I was very disappointed by such a treatment. As well, It resulted in a low efficiency of material presentation.

Professor himself was very good: ineresting and understoodable. Guests were interesting as well, and presented their special points of view for some topics.

(P.S.: I have BA in Economics and have got nothing, but guests opinions from this course)
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3 years ago
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Anilkumar Panda completed this course, spending 3 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
This is a MUST do MOOC for all those interested in the world of finance. Apart from the nitty-gritties of finance , Prof Shiller gives his insights into various aspects of the financial world which is very usefull.

The course is not very difficult.
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3 years ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
Really enjoyed this class, Professor Schiller is a good and interesting lecturer. The video-editing is sometimes not great and there were a few dodgy questions on the quizzes. Overall a very good class.
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Cyrus Pieris completed this course.
Good introductory course although I wish they had more reading material. One of the recommended books was quite expensive.it is great to hear Professor Schiller however I feel more effort should have been put into the questions as some involve looking for answers on the net. Overall a good introduction as it covers so Read More
Good introductory course although I wish they had more reading material. One of the recommended books was quite expensive.it is great to hear Professor Schiller however I feel more effort should have been put into the questions as some involve looking for answers on the net.

Overall a good introduction as it covers some interesting history in finance so I recommend it for anyone starting to study finance.
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Diego Riccardi completed this course, spending 3 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
I think it's very remarkable that a Nobel Prize teaches in such a good way to young people and it's been a very interesting introductory course. Maybe I expected more free further readings but this is only my view and it's still a very recommended course. I also appreciated a lot his view of a broader collaboration between economics and the other social sciences.
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