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Fin254f:Financial Spring 2010(2). Blake LeBaron blebaron@brandeis.edu www.brandeis.edu/~blebaron/classes/fin254f TA: Xia Meng. Introduction. Description Prerequisites Readings Grading Outline. What is this course?. History Economics Finance Psychology. Prerequisites. Required:

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Fin254f financial spring 2010 2
Fin254f:Financial Spring 2010(2)

  • Blake LeBaron

  • blebaron@brandeis.edu

  • www.brandeis.edu/~blebaron/classes/fin254f

  • TA: Xia Meng


Introduction
Introduction

  • Description

  • Prerequisites

  • Readings

  • Grading

  • Outline


What is this course
What is this course?

  • History

  • Economics

  • Finance

  • Psychology


Prerequisites
Prerequisites

  • Required:

    • Fin201, Financial Theory

    • Econ201, Global Economic Environment

    • Useful, but not required:

      • Econ202: Applied International Macroeconomics

      • Probability/Statistics (Econ211f)

  • Who can take this course?

    • 2nd year MA, MBAi

    • MSF, BA/MA

    • 2nd year and beyond Ph.D


Course materials
Course Materials

  • Required Books

    • Kindleberger and Aliber, Manias, Panics, and Crashes

    • Reinhart and Rogoff, This Time is Different

    • Shiller, Irrational Exuberance

    • Nofsingner, The Psychology of Investing


Course materials1
Course Materials

  • Completely optional books

    • Minsky, Stabilizing an Unstable Economy

    • Mackay, Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds, 1841


More course materials
More Course Materials

  • Lecture notes: web

  • Readings: web

    • Public

    • Brandeis library tools


Grading
Grading

  • Problem sets (33%)

  • Midterm exam (33%)

  • Final exam (33%)

    • May 12, 1:30-4:30