PUBPOL 741

PUBPOL 741.001: Principles of Finance & Global Financial Markets

Level
Graduate
Term
Winter 2018
Days
Monday, Wednesday
Time
2:30-4:00 pm EST
Course Location
1220 WEILL
Course Section
001
U-M Course Number
31987
Credit Hours
3

Finance is fundamental to many public policy questions. When the financial sector works well, it transfers resources from savers to borrowers, allowing individuals to save and businesses to invest. But when the financial sector works badly, resources are misallocated and financial crises threaten the entire economy. This course provides an overview of financial markets and institutions, and then considers the causes, consequences, and possibly policy responses to financial crises.

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