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Adaptive Markets: Financial Market Dynamics and Human Behavior
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Economists can’t agree on whether investors and markets are rational and efficient, as modern financial theory assumes, or irrational and inefficient, as behavioral economists believe. Drawing on psychology, evolutionary biology, neuroscience, artificial intelligence, and other fields, Prof. Lo cuts through the debate in this course with a new framework—the Adaptive Markets Hypothesis—in which rationality and irrationality coexist.
Topics:

Introduction and Financial Orthodoxy
Rejecting the Random Walk and Efficient Markets
Behavioral Biases and Psychology
The Neuroscience of Decision-Making
Evolution and the Origin of Behavior
The Adaptive Markets Hypothesis
Hedge Funds: The Galapagos Islands of Finance
Applications of Adaptive Markets
The Financial Crisis
Ethics and Adaptive Markets
The Finance of the Future and the Future of Finance

As part of the Open Learning Library (OLL), this course is free to use. You have the option to sign up and enroll if you want to track your progress, or you can view and use all the materials without enrolling. Resources on OLL allow learners to learn at their own pace while receiving immediate feedback through interactive content and exercises.

Subject:
Business and Communication
Finance
Marketing
Social Science
Economics
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MIT
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Author:
Lo, Andrew
Date Added:
09/01/2022
Advanced German: Professional Communication
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This course exposes students to current issues and language use in German technology, business, and international industrial relations, and discusses ramifications of these issues in a larger social and cultural context. We seek to prepare students who wish to work or study in a German-speaking country by focusing on specialized vocabulary and systematic training in speaking and writing skills to improve fluency and style and emphasizing communicative strategies that are crucial in a working environment. Discussion and analysis of newspaper and magazine articles, modern expository prose, and extensive use of online material are included. Taught in German.

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Arts and Humanities
Languages
Social Science
Economics
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Full Course
Provider:
MIT
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MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Weise, Peter
Date Added:
02/01/2017
Advanced Macroeconomics I
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14.461 is an advanced course in macroeconomics that seeks to bring students to the research frontier. The course is divided into two sections. The first half is taught by Prof. Iván Werning and covers topics such as how to formulate and solve optimal problems. Students will study fiscal and monetary policy, among other issues. The second half, taught by Prof. George-Marios Angeletos, covers recent work on multiple equilibria, global games, and informational fictions.

Subject:
Social Science
Economics
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
MIT
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MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Angeletos, George-Marios
Werning, Iván
Date Added:
09/01/2012
Advanced Macroeconomics II
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Professor Blanchard will discuss shocks, labor markets and unemployment, and dynamic stochastic general equilibrium models (DSGE models). Professor Lorenzoni will cover demand shocks, macroeconomic effects of news (with or without nominal rigidities), investment with credit constraints, and liquidity with its aggregate effects.

Subject:
Social Science
Economics
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Full Course
Provider:
MIT
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MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Blanchard, Olivier
Lorenzoni, Guido
Date Added:
02/01/2007
Advanced Macroeconomics II
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14.462 is the second semester of the second-year Ph.D. macroeconomics sequence.
The course is intended to introduce the students, not only to particular areas of current research, but also to some very useful analytical tools. It covers a selection of topics that varies from year to year. Recent topics include:

Growth and Fluctuations
Heterogeneity and Incomplete Markets
Optimal Fiscal Policy
Time Inconsistency
Reputation
Coordination Games and Macroeconomic Complementarities
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Social Science
Economics
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
MIT
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MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Angeletos, George-Marios
Saint-Paul, Gilles
Date Added:
02/01/2004
Advanced Urban Public Finance: Collective Action and Provisions of Local Public Goods
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In analyzing fiscal issues, conventional public finance approaches focus mainly on taxation and public spending. Policymakers and practitioners rarely explore solutions by examining the fundamental problem: the failure of interested parties to act collectively to internalize the positive externalities generated by public goods. Public finance is merely one of many possible institutional arrangements for assigning the rights and responsibilities to public goods consumption. This system is currently under stress because of the financial crisis. The first part of the class will focus on collective action and its connection with local public finance. The second part will explore alternative institutional arrangements for mediating collective action problems associated with the provision of local public goods.
The objective of the seminar is to broaden the discussion of local public finance by incorporating collective action problems into the discourse. This inclusion aims at exploring alternative institutional arrangements for financing local public services in the face of severe economic downturn. Applications of emerging ideas to the provision of public health, education, and natural resource conservation will be discussed.

Subject:
Business and Communication
Finance
Social Science
Economics
Political Science
Sociology
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
MIT
Provider Set:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Hong, Yu-Hung
Date Added:
02/01/2009
The Aerospace Industry
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This course meets weekly to discuss recent aerospace history and current events, in order to understand how they are responsible for the state of the aerospace industry. With invited subject matter experts participating in nearly every session, students have an opportunity to hone their insight through truly informed discussion. The aim of the course is to prepare junior and senior level students for their first industry experiences.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Business and Communication
Management
History
Social Science
Economics
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
MIT
Provider Set:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Craig, Jennifer
Lechner, Barbara
Murman, Earll
Date Added:
02/01/2004
Airline Management
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This course provides an overview of airline management decision processes with a focus on economic issues and their relationship to operations planning models and decision support tools. It emphasizes the application of economic models of demand, pricing, costs, and supply to airline markets and networks, and it examines industry practice and emerging methods for fleet planning, route network design, scheduling, pricing and revenue management.

Subject:
Business and Communication
Management
Social Science
Economics
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
MIT
Provider Set:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Belobaba, Peter
Date Added:
02/01/2006
The American Housing Finance System
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The course is intended for people who would like a deeper understanding of the American housing finance system. The focus will be on providing necessary background knowledge rather than on evaluating specific policy proposals.  Near the end of the course, participants will be encouraged to bring up policy issues and to discuss them in light of the information presented.

Subject:
Economics
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Full Course
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Marginal Revolution University
Author:
Arnold Kling
Date Added:
05/18/2017
Analytics of Finance
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This course covers the key quantitative methods of finance: financial econometrics and statistical inference for financial applications; dynamic optimization; Monte Carlo simulation; stochastic (Itô) calculus. These techniques, along with their computer implementation, are covered in depth. Application areas include portfolio management, risk management, derivatives, and proprietary trading.

Subject:
Business and Communication
Finance
Mathematics
Statistics and Probability
Social Science
Economics
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
MIT
Provider Set:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Kogan, Leonid
Date Added:
09/01/2010
Analyzing and Accounting for Regional Economic Growth
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This course focuses on alternative ways in which the issues of growth, restructuring, innovation, knowledge, learning, and accounting and measurements can be examined, covering both industrialized and emerging countries. We give special emphasis to recent transformations in regional economies throughout the world and to the implications these changes have for the theories and research methods used in spatial economic analyses. Readings will relate mainly to the United States, but we cover pertinent material on foreign countries in lectures.

Subject:
Social Science
Economics
Political Science
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
MIT
Provider Set:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Polenske, Karen
Date Added:
02/01/2009
Anything but a tariff: Visualizing alternative policies for the small open economy
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Subject:
Economics
Material Type:
Textbook
Date Added:
05/11/2023
Applied Econometrics: Mostly Harmless Big Data
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This course covers empirical strategies for applied micro research questions. Our agenda includes regression and matching, instrumental variables, differences-in-differences, regression discontinuity designs, standard errors, and a module consisting of 8–9 lectures on the analysis of high-dimensional data sets a.k.a. "Big Data".

Subject:
Computer Science
Engineering
Mathematics
Statistics and Probability
Social Science
Economics
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
MIT
Provider Set:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Angrist, Joshua
Chernozhukov, Victor
Date Added:
09/01/2014
Applied Economics for Managers
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The fact of scarcity forces individuals, firms, and societies to choose among alternative uses – or allocations – of its limited resources. Accordingly, the first part of this summer course seeks to understand how economists model the choice process of individual consumers and firms, and how markets work to coordinate these choices. It also examines how well markets perform this function using the economist's criterion of market efficiency.
Overall, this course focuses on microeconomics, with some topics from macroeconomics and international trade. It emphasizes the integration of theory, data, and judgment in the analysis of corporate decisions and public policy, and in the assessment of changing U.S. and international business environments.

Subject:
Business and Communication
Management
Social Science
Economics
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
MIT
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MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Richards, Daniel
Date Added:
06/01/2004
Applied Macro- and International Economics
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15.012 Applied Macro- and International Economics uses case studies to investigate the macroeconomic environment in which firms operate. The first half of the course develops the basic tools of macroeconomic management: monetary, fiscal, and exchange rate policy. The class discusses recent emerging market and financial crises by examining their causes and considering how best to address them and prevent them from recurring in the future. The second half evaluates different strategies of economic development. Topics covered in the second half of this course include growth, the role of debt and foreign aid, and the reliance on natural resources.

Subject:
Social Science
Economics
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
MIT
Provider Set:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Cavallo, Alberto
Rigobon, Roberto
Date Added:
02/01/2011
Applied Macro- and International Economics II
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This course seeks to establish understanding of the development processes of societies and economies by studying several dimensions of sustainability (environmental, social, political, institutional, economy, organizational, relational, and personal) and the balance among them. It explores the basics of governmental intervention, focusing on areas such as the judicial system, environment, social security, and health, and builds skills to determine what type of policy is most appropriate. We also consider implications of new technologies on the financial sector: Internationalization of currencies, mobile payment systems, and cryptocurrencies, and discuss the institutional framework to ensure choices are sustainable across all dimensions and applications.

Subject:
Business and Communication
Social Science
Economics
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
MIT
Provider Set:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Rigobon, Roberto
Date Added:
02/01/2016
Art, Craft, Science
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This course examines how people learn, practice, and evaluate traditional and contemporary craft techniques. Social science theories of design, embodiment, apprenticeship learning, skill, labor, expertise, and tacit knowledge are used to explore distinctions and connections among art, craft, and science. We will also discuss the commoditization of craft into market goods, collectible art, and tourism industries. Ethnographic and historical case studies include textiles, glassblowing, quilting, cheese making, industrial design, home cooking, factory and laboratory work, CAD-CAM. In-class demonstrations and hands-on craft projects will be included.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Social Science
Anthropology
Economics
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
MIT
Provider Set:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Paxson, Heather
Date Added:
02/01/2013
Beijing Urban Design Studio
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In 2008, the Beijing Urban Design Studio will focus on the issue of Beijing's urban transformation under the theme of de-industrialization, by preparing an urban design and development plan for the Shougang (Capital Steel Factory) site. This studio will address whether portions of the old massive factory infrastructure can be preserved as a national industrial heritage site embedded into future new development; how to balance the cultural and recreational value of the site with environmental challenges; as well as how to use the site for urban development. A special focus of the studio will be to consider development approaches that minimize energy utilization.
To research these questions, students will be asked to interact with clients from the factory, local residents, city officials and experts on transportation, environment, energy and real estate. They will assess strategic options for the steel factory and propose comprehensive plans for the design and development of the brownfield site.

Subject:
Architecture and Design
Arts and Humanities
Social Science
Economics
Political Science
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
MIT
Provider Set:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Frenchman, Dennis
Date Added:
06/01/2008
Beijing Urban Design Studio
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The Beijing Urban Design Studio is a joint program between the MIT and Tsinghua University Schools of Architecture and Planning. The goal of the studio is to foster international cooperation through the undertaking of a joint urban design and planning initiative in the city of Beijing involving important, often controversial, sites and projects. Since 1995, almost 250 MIT and Tsinghua University students and faculty have participated in this annual studio, making it one of the most successful and enduring international academic programs between China and the US. It has received the Irwin Sizer Award from MIT for outstanding innovation in education. The studio takes place over five weeks in June and July including several weeks in residence at Tsinghua University and two brief study tours to locations and projects that inform the work. It will include 18-20 MIT and 10-15 Tsinghua Architecture and Planning students. The Beijing City Planning Institute, responsible for strategic planning in the city, participates in the studio as the client.

Subject:
Architecture and Design
Arts and Humanities
Social Science
Economics
Political Science
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
MIT
Provider Set:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Frenchman, Dennis
Kruckemeyer, Kenneth
Lukez, Paul
Wampler, Jan
Date Added:
06/01/2004