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2015-2016 Catalog

ECON 311 Causes of Financial Crises

Students in this course will evaluate the causes of financial crises with an emphasis on the latest financial crisis. There will be specific focus on financial leverage, financial innovation, capital imbalances, regulatory failure, and incentives (e.g., the "seven deadly sins"). Students will be asked to make suggestions for reforms to prevent or mitigate future crises. [W]


ECON 251, ECON 252 and (ECON 253 or ECON 365), or permission of instructor