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An overview of the ideas, methods, and institutions that permit human society to manage risks and foster enterprise. Emphasis on financially-savvy leadership skills. Description of practices today and analysis of prospects for the future. Introduction to risk management and behavioral finance principles to understand the real-world functioning of securities, insurance, and banking industries. The ultimate goal of this course is using such industries effectively and towards a better society.
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Yale University

Rating 4.8 based on 572 ratings
Length 8 weeks
Effort 7 weeks of study, 3 - 4 hours per week
Starts Nov 19 (27 weeks ago)
Cost $49
From Yale University via Coursera
Instructor Robert Shiller
Download Videos On all desktop and mobile devices
Language English
Subjects Social Sciences Business
Tags Social Sciences Business Finance Economics

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financial markets in 104 reviews

Very helpful when coming to understand the fundamentals of financial markets.

I learned the concepts and most importantly I developed critical thinking ability on the regulations and operations of financial markets.

Very useful course to develop your knowledge in financial markets A great introductory level course which is recommended for anyone with a remote interest in finance irrespective of whether they have a background in finance or economics.

It was a great overview of Financial Markets by a great teacher.

Exceptional summary of the fundamentals of Financial Markets.

Really nice introduction to the theory of financial markets!

All what you need to understand financial markets.

Wonderful course for an entry-level individual who wants to approach for the first time the financial markets, expecially becausa it give you the olistic optic that it is required to understand the markets as a whole.

highly recommend in 17 reviews

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Highly recommended for anyone with even a budding interest in behavioral finance.

I highly recommend this course.

The course is extremely interesting and Professor Shiller is extraordinary I thoroughly enjoyed the course and I will highly recommend it to all of my friends.


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so much in 14 reviews

Thank you so much!

So much to learn in so little time.

I learned so much about how the business world operates.

I payied so much money for this and i've been very disappointed when i found so many lessons which i can't understand.

I've learned so much within 7 weeks.

Great intro course to Finance this course helped me so much especially in the behavior finance field , and it's very engaging with the learner over all a very helpful experience .

But after the course, I have learned so much more about the role and importance of financial market in daily life.

Only through to the week 2 and feel so much more education on the topic than before starting it.

yale university in 9 reviews

I would like to thanks Yale University and Coursera for this opportunity, this course contains information on Financial Markets that depending on how eager students are, one can go deeper and increase his/her knowledge.

It is of interest to see the Yale University Campus and the Business Students intertwining their responses to questions of interest.

It was an honor to have the opportunity to learn with Professor Robert Shiller in an Yale University course.

thank you for this great opportunity and i wish that someday i could be part of Yale University family and study there Una excelente introducción para todo el panorama del gran y complicado mundo de las finanzas I enjoyed the layout and overview of the basics of Financial Markets.

thank you very much to Coursera, Yale University and Professor Shiller, it has been a great experience and I will keep all these learnings as long (and as deep) as I can Excellent course!

Thanks a lot to the whole team, Professor Shiller and Yale university.

Learned alot of new things like behavioural finance and origin of financial products like insurance and CDOs etc.knowledge of professor shiller is amazing .Definitely would recommed professor to make more advanced version of this course.Best course available on MOOC.thank u Coursera,Yale university and Professor Robert Shiller.

A huge thank to Professor Shiller for his beautiful work and kindness, to Yale University for the unbelievable opportunity to study in, to Coursera team, great platform and worldwild proximity, for your desire to help and to give opportunity for better life in broad sense and for letting me the opportunity to be a student for free.

prof. robert shiller in 8 reviews

Prof. Robert Shiller is best lecture I have heard speaking.

The vedio lessons were very lucidly covered by Prof. Robert Shiller !!

Prof. Robert Shiller explained the theory and insights with great enthusiasm and humor.

Thank You Prof. Robert Shiller and Yale University for offering this enlightening opportunity for the students!

This course of 'Financial Markets' by Prof. Robert Shiller was one of the best courses I've been studied so far.

Prof. Robert Shiller is very brilliant in his field, I personally thank him for teaching this course and I want to congratulate him for his successes in the financial markets.

The Prof. Robert Shiller is very good at teaching this course.

A good course that on a general level motivates and explains why certain financial markets/instruments have been invented Thank you Coursera for giving us students of all ages and qualifications an opportunity to learn finance from one of the leading professor on the subject...Prof. Robert Shiller... Great course with high quality videos, and most importantly Professor Shiller is outstanding.

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Excelente curso Brilliant content and wonderful teacher, at the highest level ever seen.

Excelente curso.


Excelente curso e excelente professor.

Excelente curso para aprender de mercados financieros Wonderful lecture.

Excelente curso, muy bien estructurado, con alto contenido académico, histórico y práctico, el profesor es un genio sin duda y expone muy bien lo que sabe.


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Yale University

Rating 4.8 based on 572 ratings
Length 8 weeks
Effort 7 weeks of study, 3 - 4 hours per week
Starts Nov 19 (27 weeks ago)
Cost $49
From Yale University via Coursera
Instructor Robert Shiller
Download Videos On all desktop and mobile devices
Language English
Subjects Social Sciences Business
Tags Social Sciences Business Finance Economics

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