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Hours to complete

Approx. 25 hours to complete

Suggested: 11 weeks of study, 4-6 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English, Romanian...

Skills you will gain

CrisisGlobal Financial CrisisFinancial MarketsFinancial Crisis
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100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Hours to complete

Approx. 25 hours to complete

Suggested: 11 weeks of study, 4-6 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English, Romanian...

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Introduction to The Global Financial Crisis

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Reading
6 videos (Total 76 min), 5 readings
Video6 videos
Lecture: What is a Financial Crisis?3m
Lecture: Why Study the Global Financial Crisis?2m
Lecture: Course Themes6m
Lecture: Course Organization5m
Question and Answer50m
Reading5 readings
Introduction to The Global Financial Crisis Slides10m
Suggested Readings10m
Pre-Course Survey10m
Before You Begin10m
Recommended Additional Readings10m
Hours to complete
1 hour to complete

The Common Causes of Financial Crises

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Reading
5 videos (Total 33 min), 2 readings, 6 quizzes
Video5 videos
Lecture: What Causes Financial Crises? Part 16m
Lecture: What Causes Financial Crises? Part 26m
Lecture: Causes of the 2008-2009 Financial Crisis5m
Lecture: What did We Miss and Why Did We Miss it?6m
Reading2 readings
Why study the Global Financial Crisis? Slides10m
Suggested Readings10m
Quiz6 practice exercises
Module 2, Quiz 14m
Module 2, Quiz 24m
Module 2, Quiz 34m
Module 2, Quiz 44m
Module 2, Quiz 54m
Module 2, Wrap Up16m
Week
2
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Housing and Mortgages

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Reading
9 videos (Total 40 min), 2 readings, 8 quizzes
Video9 videos
Lecture: Housing Bubbles and Financial Crises3m
Lecture: Mortgages: Fixed and Adjustable6m
Lecture: Prime Mortgages3m
Lecture: Nonprime Mortgages4m
Lecture: Why Subprime Mortgages?8m
Lecture: Some Foreclosure Facts6m
Lecture: Crisis Terminology3m
Summary: Housing and Mortgages1m
Reading2 readings
Housing and Mortgages Slides10m
Suggested Readings10m
Quiz8 practice exercises
Module 3, Quiz 14m
Module 3, Quiz 24m
Module 3, Quiz 34m
Module 3, Quiz 44m
Module 3, Quiz 54m
Module 3, Quiz 64m
Module 3, Quiz 72m
Module 3, Wrap Up16m
Week
3
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Safe Assets and the Global Savings Glut

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Reading
12 videos (Total 62 min), 2 readings, 11 quizzes
Video12 videos
Lecture: Shadow Banking9m
Lecture: Safe Assets6m
Lecture: The Global Savings Glut Hypothesis7m
Lecture: Global Savings Glut Data, Part I8m
Lecture: Global Savings Glut Data, Part II2m
Lecture: Safe Asset Supply4m
Lecture: Manufacturing Safe Assets4m
Lecture: Securitization: Overview6m
Lecture: Securitization: Data, Part I3m
Lecture: Securitization: Data, Part II4m
Summary: Safe Assets and the Global Savings Glut2m
Reading2 readings
Safe Assets and the Global Savings Glut Slides10m
Suggested Readings10m
Quiz11 practice exercises
Module 4, Quiz 14m
Module 4, Quiz 24m
Module 4, Quiz 34m
Module 4, Quiz 44m
Module 4, Quiz 54m
Module 4, Quiz 64m
Module 4, Quiz 74m
Module 4, Quiz 84m
Module 4, Quiz 94m
Module 4, Quiz 104m
Module 4, Wrap Up20m
Week
4
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

The Housing Crisis

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Reading
10 videos (Total 52 min), 2 readings, 9 quizzes
Video10 videos
Lecture: What Caused the Housing Crisis2m
Lecture: 3 Hypotheses8m
Lecture: Bad Behavior, Part I6m
Lecture: Hypothesis 1: Bad Behavior, Part II5m
Lecture: Bad Behavior, Part III5m
Lecture: Government Failure, Part I3m
Lecture: Hypothesis 2: Government Failure, Part II6m
Lecture: Hypothesis 3: Bubble Thinking9m
Summary: The Housing Crisis1m
Reading2 readings
The Housing Crisis Slides10m
Suggested Readings10m
Quiz9 practice exercises
Module 5, Quiz 14m
Module 5, Quiz 24m
Module 5, Quiz 34m
Module 5, Quiz 44m
Module 5, Quiz 54m
Module 5, Quiz 64m
Module 5, Quiz 74m
Module 5, Quiz 84m
Module 5, Wrap Up16m
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Top Reviews

By TSApr 9th 2017

Great course indeed. I was following the materials and videos of the crisis for a long time and this course perfectly summarized everthing back by data analysis. Highly recommended to all enthusiasts.

By RASep 1st 2018

This course was excellent. The short yet crisp lectures have given me a fair perspective of what came before, during and to an extent after the GFC. I feel I will greatly benefit from this knowledge.

Instructors

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Andrew Metrick

Michael H. Jordan Professor of Finance and Management
Yale School of Management
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Timothy Geithner

Lecturer in Management, Yale SOM, Former U.S. Secretary of the Treasury
Yale School of Management

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