Current Courses


Business 35211, The Analytics of Financial Crises

The Analytics of Financial Crises is an advanced course that uses the tools of corporate finance to analyze financial crises. Much of the material pertains to the most recent global crisis, but also includes studies of past crises. Topics covered by the course include: the Great Depression; the Japanese and Swedish economic crises in the 1990s; proximate causes of the recent crisis; housing and structured finance; the periods of stress related to the demise of Bear Stearns, the failure of Lehman Brothers and the sovereign debt problems that surfaced for Greece; and regulatory reform proposals aimed at averting future crises.


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Business 33402, Understanding Central Banks

An advanced macroeconomics course that will analyze the role and performance of Central Banks (particularly the Federal Reserve, the Bank of Japan, and the European Central Bank) and other international agencies such as the International Monetary Fund in the world economy. Covers two broad themes: financial crises and the art of making (and interpreting) monetary policy, with a heavy emphasis on current events. 2001-Present.



Previous Courses


Business 35200, Corporation Finance

Selected problem areas in financial management, including capital expenditure and capital structure policies; dividend policies, mergers, and consolidations; capital markets; and short-term asset management. 2001-2009.


Business 331, Money and Banking

Analyzing the macroeconomic linkages between financial institutions, financial markets, and the economy. 1991-2000.


Business 584, Understanding the Japanese Big Bang

Special Seminar course looking at the fallout from the deregulation of Japanese financial markets. 1998.


Business 717/718, Lab in Developing Business Strategy for the Japanese Market

Laboratory Course in which student teams are sponsored by companies to write business plans on how the companies could break into the Japanese market. 1995-1996.


Business 309, Introduction to the Japanese Economy

Surveying the Japanese economy. 1993-1996.