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This course is designed to give students a basic understanding of financial theory and practice. It will focus on real-world applications over mathematics, and will include six review sessions and problem sets. The course is self-contained and covers topics such as banking, insurance, securities, futures markets, and derivatives.

  • 00:00:00 This economics course is designed for undergraduate students and covers topics such as banking, insurance, securities, futures markets, and derivatives. The course will also focus on the future.
  • 00:05:00 The purpose of this online course is to provide a basic understanding of financial theory and practice, in preparation for upcoming changes in the financial system. The course is self-contained, and will emphasize real-world applications over mathematics. There will be six review sessions and problem sets, to help students understand and apply the theory.
  • 00:10:00 This course prepares students for a career in finance, which is fundamental to their lives. It teaches students how to do financial engineering using people rather than machines, and emphasizes the importance of other purposes in life.
  • 00:15:00 This video introduces the course "Finance and the Good Society" and provides a brief overview of the textbook chosen for the course, Frank Fabozzi's "The Value of Financial Assets." The video also notes that the title of the book may change, as it is still being written.
  • 00:20:00 This video is a presentation by Yale professor and author E.F. Schumacher on the role of finance in society. Schumacher compares finance jobs with other professions and discusses the importance of morality in the profession. He also emphasizes the need for finance to help develop a just and fair society.
  • 00:25:00 This 1-hour video lecture discusses how finance can be applied in various fields, including business and entertainment. Jerry Seinfeld is an example of a celebrity who has successfully applied finance in his career.
  • 00:30:00 The course provides an overview of what it takes to make it onto the Forbes 400 list of wealthiest people, and discusses the implications of this wealth on individual and society. It covers the history of sumptuary laws and how they've been influential in societies throughout history. The reading for the class is The Gospel of Wealth, by Andrew Carnegie.
  • 00:35:00 This video introduces Carnegie's theory of "The Gospel of Wealth" and how it applies to successful businesspeople. It also discusses how the trend of increasing concentration of wealth at the top may be a problem in the future.
  • 00:40:00 This course will introduce you to successful people in finance who have a moral purpose, and show you how they achieved their success. David Swensen, Maurice "Hank" Greenberg, and other speakers will be discussed.
  • 00:45:00 This course introduces students to the field of finance, with a focus on the role of human beings in finance. The course includes lectures from a variety of speakers, as well as interactive lectures with teaching assistants.
  • 00:50:00 This course covers the history and concepts of the financial crisis of 2007-2008. The main points covered include the role of probability in finance and the importance of independent risks. The lectures also focus on the government's response to the crisis and its aftermath.
  • 00:55:00 The course covers the basics of airplanes, technology, finance, and insurance. The first lecture covers what airplanes are and how they can crash, and the third lecture discusses technology in finance. The fourth lecture covers portfolio diversification and the Capital Asset Pricing Model. The fifth lecture covers insurance.

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This course covers a variety of topics related to finance, including efficient markets, behavioral finance, banking and finance regulation, monetary policy, and investment banking. The course also covers how to become an institutional investor and use your power to influence board meetings and shareholder meetings.

  • 01:00:00 The course explores the concept of efficient markets and how this theory applies to debt, stock, and real estate markets.
  • 01:05:00 This course explores the psychological factors that influence financial behavior, including bubbles and crashes. Lecture 10 covers Behavioral Finance, which is concerned with the psychological aspects of finance. Lecture 12 discusses banking and finance regulation, and lecture 14 covers options and derivatives. Lecture 15 covers monetary policy and investment banking. Lecture 16 covers professional money managers. Lecture 17 covers portfolio management.
  • 01:10:00 This course is about how to become an institutional investor and how to use your power to get heard at board meetings and shareholder meetings. lectures 18 and 19 are about exchanges and public and nonprofit finance, respectively. Finally, lecture 20 is about finding your purpose in finance.

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