Understanding the Global Financial Crisis
LAWS 6338, 1 semester hour, Section 001, Class No. 18002
Session M (Maymester): May 13–31, 2013
Explores the causes and consequences of the global financial crisis. Analyzes financial instruments and institutions at the heart of the crisis–including asset-backed securities, credit derivatives, government-sponsored entities, credit rating agencies, hedge funds, and financial conglomerates–and places them in the context of a larger "shadow banking system". Examines the building blocks of financial reform. This course will be taught entirely online. You must have a reliable Internet connection to access and complete this course.