[The] Global Financial Crisis (20515). 1.5 units. This course surveys the causes, events, policy responses, and aftermath of the recent global financial crisis. The main goal is to provide a comprehensive view of this major economic event within a framework that explains the dynamics of financial crises in a modern economy.
The instructors aim to maximize the value of in-class time. To this end, students will be expected to watch the course lectures in advance on the Coursera platform, with class time reserved for discussions, cases, group presentations, and a crisis simulation. Quizzes, class participation, case presentation, crisis simulation and memo, and final paper required. A. Metrick.