robert shiller

Robert  Shiller, Arthur is  M. Okun Professor of Economics. This Yale College course, taught on campus twice per week for 75 minutes, was recorded for Open Yale Courses in Spring 2011. An overview of the ideas, methods, and institutions that permit human society to manage risks and foster enterprise. Description of practices today and analysis of prospects for the future. Introduction to risk management and behavioral finance principles to understand the functioning of securities, insurance, and banking industries. Not sure if anyone saw this but I just found this great link with Robert Shiller’s open course from 2011. To make it easy to navigate I have linked all the material from Shiller below. A mini MBA (which will be in many cases more practical than most programs) below!

Course Materials

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Videos

Course lectures

Class Sessions

Lecture 1Introduction and What this Course Will Do for You and Your Purposes
Lecture 2Risk and Financial Crises
Lecture 3Technology and Invention in Finance
Lecture 4Portfolio Diversification and Supporting Financial Institutions
Lecture 5Insurance, the Archetypal Risk Management Institution: Its Opportunities and Vulnerabilities
Lecture 6Guest Speaker: David Swensen
Lecture 7Efficient Markets
Exam 1Midterm Exam 1
Lecture 8Theory of Debt, Its Proper Role, Leverage Cycles
Lecture 9Corporate Stocks
Lecture 10Real Estate
Lecture 11Behavioral Finance and the Role of Psychology
Lecture 12Misbehavior, Crises, Regulation and Self Regulation
Lecture 13Banks
Lecture 14Guest Speaker Maurice “Hank” Greenberg
Lecture 15Forward and Futures Markets
Exam 2Midterm Exam 2
Lecture 16Guest Speaker Laura Cha
Lecture 17Options Markets
Lecture 18Monetary Policy
Lecture 19Investment Banks
Lecture 20Professional Money Managers and Their Influence
Lecture 21Exchanges, Brokers, Dealers, Clearinghouses
Lecture 22Public and Non-Profit Finance
Lecture 23Finding Your Purpose in a World of Financial Capitalism
Exam 3Final Exam