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The Stock Market - Robert Merton

Understand Economics
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Last updated 5/2015
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In this masterclass Economist Robert Merton, Nobel Prize Winner in 1997, reveals to us the mechanisms of the stock market and financial economy.

A journey into the complex world of finance and the stock market, including mortgage loans and derivatives, speculative bubbles and mathematical models; in a clear and precise presentation, the opportunities and risks of a fundamental instrument for understanding the evolution of the economy.

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Who is the target audience?
  • Everyone interested in economics and who would like to learn more about the stock market and its mechanisms
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What Will I Learn?
18 masterclasses and 1 hour and more of content
You will learn about the concept of risk in economics and finance
You will learn what the derivatives are and why they are synonymous of great fear
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  • Interest in economics
  • Attending the course does not need any economic skill since it is presented in a clear and simple manner
Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 19 Lectures Collapse All 19 Lectures 01:35:56
The risk in economics and finance
6 Lectures 22:59


Banks and risk management
The stock market and the financial instruments
8 Lectures 43:41
The development of an invention

The Black, Scholes and Merton model

Three economists and a Nobel Prize winner

The market of mortgages

Derivatives and the financial crisis

Possible applications: from cinema to pharmaceuticals

How to determine the price of the options

Elimination of risk
Financial crisis and potential solutions
5 Lectures 29:15
Causes of the financial crisis

Mathematical models

From insurance risk to speculation

Symptoms and solutions to a crisis

What we learn from the past
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