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English
Subtitles: English, Romanian

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CrisisGlobal Financial CrisisFinancial MarketsFinancial Crisis

Learner Career Outcomes

31%

started a new career after completing these courses

19%

got a tangible career benefit from this course
Shareable Certificate
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100% online
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines
Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Approx. 24 hours to complete
English
Subtitles: English, Romanian

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

2 hours to complete

Introduction to The Global Financial Crisis

2 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 76 min), 5 readings
6 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
5 readings
Introduction to The Global Financial Crisis Slides10m
Suggested Readings10m
Pre-Course Survey10m
Before You Begin10m
Recommended Additional Readings10m
1 hour to complete

The Common Causes of Financial Crises

1 hour to complete
5 videos (Total 33 min), 2 readings, 6 quizzes
5 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
2 readings
Why study the Global Financial Crisis? Slides10m
Suggested Readings10m
6 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

Week 2

2 hours to complete

Housing and Mortgages

2 hours to complete
9 videos (Total 40 min), 2 readings, 8 quizzes
9 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
2 readings
Housing and Mortgages Slides10m
Suggested Readings10m
8 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

Week 3

2 hours to complete

Safe Assets and the Global Savings Glut

2 hours to complete
12 videos (Total 62 min), 2 readings, 11 quizzes
12 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
2 readings
Safe Assets and the Global Savings Glut Slides10m
Suggested Readings10m
11 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

Week 4

2 hours to complete

The Housing Crisis

2 hours to complete
10 videos (Total 52 min), 2 readings, 9 quizzes
10 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
2 readings
The Housing Crisis Slides10m
Suggested Readings10m
9 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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