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Online Course

The Global Financial Crisis

Yale University via Coursera

Overview

Former U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Timothy F. Geithner and Professor Andrew Metrick survey the causes, events, policy responses, and aftermath of the recent global financial crisis.

Syllabus

Introduction to The Global Financial Crisis

The Common Causes of Financial Crises

Housing and Mortgages

Safe Assets and the Global Savings Glut

The Housing Crisis

Anxiety, Part I

Anxiety, Part II

Panic

Our Responses to the Crisis

Responding to Future Crises

Europe in the Global Financial Crisis

The Eurozone Crisis

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Taught by

Andrew Metrick and Timothy Geithner

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  • Henrik completed this course, spending 1 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be very easy.

    I really liked this course. It is a detailed acount of how the global financial crisis came about, starting with the housing crisis (including sub-prime) and the global savings glut. It continues with how the anxiety started and spread through the global...
  • Ken completed this course, spending 1 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be very easy.

    Henrik Warne's review is spot-on; I will not duplicate what he said. Just want to add that although Timothy Geithner is the headliner, he only made an appearance in 3 of 11 weeks. Andrew Metrick did all the heavy lifting, and he is both a good explainer...
  • Antoine completed this course, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be very easy.

    A clear synthesis of a complex world-wide crisis . Both lecturers gave me a detailled chronology of the several steps of the failures . The quizzes are very easy and only useful to motivate the learner . Highly recommended course by brilliant lecturers .
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    Not just best online course I have taken but best course I have ever take. Professor Metrick is awesome. If you have an interest I the GFC take it. I can't recommend it highly enough.
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