15 481J - Financial Market Dynamics and Human Behavior

Prereq: 15.401, 15.414, or 15.415. Gives students a complete understanding of financial markets. Draws on the latest research in psychology, evolutionary biology, and artificial intelligence, as well as in financial economics, to provide new perspectives and insights into the role that human behavior plays in the business environment and the dynamics of financial markets and institutions. Incorporates practical applications from financial markets, the hedge fund industry, private equity, government regulation, and political economy. Students use ideas from this new perspective to formulate original hypotheses regarding real-world challenges involving investment and business strategies, risk management, financial crises, and corporate ethics.
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