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Financial Theory - Video

By John Geanakoplos

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This course attempts to explain the role and the importance of the financial system in the global economy. Rather than separating off the financial world from the rest of the economy, financial equilibrium is studied as an extension of economic equilibrium. The course also gives a picture of the kind of thinking and analysis done by hedge funds.

Customer Reviews

Fantastic course

Taught by the James Tobin professor of economics at Yale, a man who is not only a distinguished professor but also owns a very large hedge fund. He is also quite funny. So you get a great blend of theory and practicality from a fun guy. Well worth the time!

You will need a basic understanding of probabilities to understand the second half of the course. You will also need Excel with the Solver add-in.

I have not been able to locate the course notes or problem sets that are frequently referenced. I've checked the oyc.yale site as well as Google, without success.