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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