Finance and Insurance as Powerful Forces in Our Economy and Society

This lecture is one in a series by Professor Robert Shiller of Yale University. Robert Shiller has made a name for himself as a key member of the academic finance community, and his work is widely used and cited. Among the data that he has made available is the Case-Shiller house price index, and his 100+ years of S&P500 data spreadsheet; which is used by many to calculated the "Shiller PE" or cyclically adjusted PE ratio. This lecture covers the introduction to the course (series of lectures), technology and the subprime crisis, the morality of studying finance, and topics covered in the course. This lecture features under the lectures section of the website.

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This course was recorded in Spring 2008.

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