Finance Theory: A Free Online Course from Yale University

This course from Yale University “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.”

Finance Theory is taught by John Geanakoplos, a Yale economist. (He received his Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard in 1980.) You can find the 26 lectures from the course all embedded above, or over on YouTube and iTunes. A packet of materials used in the course can be downloaded in a zip file here.

Finance Theory has been added to our list of Free Economics Courses, a subset of our collection, 1,700 Free Online Courses from Top Universities.

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