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Financial Markets


School: Yale University

Platform: Coursera

Registration Link: Financial Markets

Start Date: October 20, 2014 (8 Weeks Long)

Workload: 6-12 Hours Per Week

Instructor: Bob Shiller

Credentials: Professor Shiller is the Sterling Professor of Economics at Yale University and 2013 co-winner of the Nobel Prize in economics.  Shiller, who has authored seven books on economics, also produces two columns: “Finance in the 21 Century” for global distribution and “Economic View” for The New York Times. His repeat sales home price indices, which he developed with Karl E. Case, are the foundation of the futures market indices maintained by The Chicago Mercantile Exchange.

Graded: No statements or certifications are awarded in conjunction with this course.

Description: This course outlines the fundamentals underlying global financial systems. It covers markets like stocks, bonds, futures, options, and swaps, outlining how these instruments work and how they’ll shape business, politics, and culture in this century.

Review: “I really enjoyed the office hour video lectures as it gave us a chance to have some interaction with the professor. The guest speaker videos were great too, though most of them were clearly meant as a means of persuading Yale undergrads to pursue a career in finance.

Great content delivered in a concise and clear manner. I was merely hoping to gain enough knowledge to have more informed opinions or ideas on potentially related topics if the opportunity should ever present itself.” For additional reviews, click here.

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