This course is easy to follow and interesting. Professor Shiller is very motivating. It not teaching about finance but more importantly how finance can build a better life for all. Really recommended.
This course is so useful to know about finance in depth it gives more examples about the finance . It help to make more decision in finance market. It also motivate students to attract towards finance
by Million K•
I attended the course from Ethiopia, where the government is drafting the first capital markets regulation. This course played a significant role in my understanding of the financial markets. Now I am no more foreign to the concepts of the capital markets and I can easily read and understand newsm views and events in capital markets. I highy recommend this course to those who plan to be part of the wider financial markets world. The professor has emmense ability in explaining the concepts of financial markets in very simple and day to day language. I had no language barier in attending this course as the professor was so simple and down to earth in explaining the course. I found this course to be invaluable.
by Maria A N S•
4 words. I LOVE THIS COURSE. For me, it's truly an eye-opening experience. When I first enrolled, I hardly know anything about the financial market industry, but after taking this course now I can finally engage in discussions related to finance and I can actually voice my opinions. I also love how Professor Shiller teaches this course, I can immediately notice how much he mastered the field since week 1.
I also appreciate the chalk talk session very much, the students' questions successfully represent the voices inside my head. I hope other courses adapt this chalk talk session, that would be really helpful.
Thank you Professor Shiller and Coursera for keeping me productive while in quarantine!
by Thirupathi N V•
Fabulous course in online education. From a knowledge prospective, II have learned about financial markets. Mr. Robert Shiller is one of the best economist and Nobel winner also. I strongly believe this course is useful day to day financial market activities in global market perspective. A lot of areas of modern financial were covered and many advanced economic examples also. Mr. Shiller talks about the historical economic context and given modern economic theory examples. Yale University is ranked #11 in Best Global Universities. I'm so glad I participated in this course. It was definitely time well spent, and I believe it adds immense value to anyone looking to understand Finance.
by Adeola O•
This is a very great course. Before i took this course i had very little knowledge about the financial markets. Professor shiller has really opened my mind to the world of investment banking. I am going to pursue a career in Investment banking and Prof. Shiller has laid a perfect foundation for me.
The lessons were concise and interesting. The quizzes did a great job of testing my knowledge.
I am also very grateful to the Financial markets Coursera team for granting me the opportunity to take this course at no charges whatsoever. I got a financial aid and I'll be forever grateful to the team. Thank you guys!! I love you!! May God continue to grant all your heart desires!!
by David O•
How often do you get to learn from a world leading expert and Nobel Laureate?
My background is in engineering & tech, so I've been looking for some good materials to broaden my mind around financial markets (beyond common investment topics like stocks, bonds, etc) and peek under the covers of what makes our economy tick in a digestible and fun way.
I got way more than I hoped for with this course- the videos were very well put together and I enjoyed the deep dive sessions with the students as well.
Professor Shiller is a great storyteller and that makes the course intriguing, it feels more like a really good novel that's hard to put down once you get started!
by Rafael d S•
The reason I started to study Financial Markets was the connection to Mathematics. I decide to take this course instead of reading random posts from various websites on the subject. I special thanks to Professor Robert Shiller for changing mine overview on the meaning of Finances, It was an honor and in the end, I felted like I was a 'real' student in is class.
I have learned that there is more in Financial Markets than profit, for example, their “true” purpose our society-development.
That said, I 100% recommend this course and last but not least thank you to coursera for the well-designed and user-friendly platform.
Keep challenging yourself!
Rafael da Silva
by Matías Z P•
Muy buen curso, el profesor es entretenido, explica varias temáticas y se pasa el tiempo rápido aprendiendo, me sirvió para complementar las otras nociones y cursos de finanzas que había hecho. Lo único que faltó, material complementario. no tener que pagar por él sino que gratis, como cualquier otro curso, ese aspecto se debe mejorar.
Very good course, the teacher is entertaining, explains various topics and spends time quickly learning, it helped me to complement the other notions and finance courses that I had taken. The only thing missing, supplementary material. not having to pay for it but free, like any other course, that aspect should be improved.
by Oscar Z•
Excelente curso, los contenidos están muy bien concebidos e hilados.
El profesor Schiller tiene una capacidad increíble para transmitir el conocimiento y para explicar con simpleza conceptos avanzados de finanzas y macro-economía.
Personalmente viví una experiencia mágica con el curso, siempre a la expectativa de los nuevos conceptos por asimilar.
Agradezco infinitamente a Coursera por permitir a latino américa y al mundo acceder contenidos de tan alta calidad y a maestros del prestigio y trayectoria como Robert Shiller. Realmente es esta una forma de democratizar el conocimiento y contribuir a hacer de éste un mejor mundo para todos.
by Sam A•
Financial Markets is a very resourceful and comprehensive introductory course for neophytes. I think it emphasizes the the different "pillars" and fundamentals notions of modern finance but mostly, describes the bigger picture : the roles finance can play in societies and for business. This course is also interdisciplinary and covers equations, basic statistics and psychology. It is also filled with examples drawn from history, showing how finance met the challenges growing societies had faced for centuries.
I have now grasped , in an overall manner, what finance is and I sure would like to drill down on this subject. Thank you Professor Shiller !
thank you for sharing this course online for free: it was really informational in educating the lay person on important financial concepts that run the world, with extremely relevant, historical, real world examples, it was an intrigue to listen to professor robert shiller, who is a boss, his philosophy on life, the world, and on finance is quite inspiring, combined with his humility, humour, and humanistic values, on making financial markets accessible for all to understand in practical terms - if it was not for him i probably would not have been able to finish the course, the diverse range of material drew me in, but his enthusiam kept me going
by Michael H•
A brilliant course and introduction to Finance. You can tell a lot of care has gone into making this course and to improve financial education at an affordable price. It has really made me think a lot more about the financial tools available and how they can be used to solve problems in everyday life. Could not recommend this enough and everyone should read into this course to understand the basics of how the world works.
Huge thanks to Professor Shiller for taking the time to do this course and the bonus interviews at the end (also worth a watch). I'll definitely be taking what I learned from this course and applying it to ideas and engineering.
by Marcin L•
Professor Shiller is an inspiring person with immense knowledge and great personality (down-to-earth, positive, encouraging ethical and socially-responsible attitude). The course itself is comprehensive, well structured and gives historical background to the theoretical concepts, which helps to better comprehend the reasoning behind them. For me, it has propelled my interest in finance and motivated me to undertake new endeavors in the field.
If you were to take one online finance course, choose this one. Trust me, before I enrolled I had seen stellar reviews too, and the course has definitely lived up to, or even exceeded, my expectations.
by Irene H•
This was a great introduction to financial markets. I have been a home owner and investor for a long time and have various forms of insurance but had never connected the dots before taking this course. It was interesting to hear how long some concepts have been around, eg. the rice trading markets of Japan. Also, the course went beyond what I usually associated with "finance", i.e. the world of business, and touched briefly on things like non-profits, cooperatives, and various ways to empower people who have limited access to financial advice, money or insurance. Many thanks to Mr. Shiller and Yale for an eye-opening learning experience.
by Richa A•
Topics are explained very lucidly by the Professor. The recordings of in-depth conversations with the students clears all the potential doubts that may arise while learning about various topics. Though I certainly feel that there were certain aspects that could have been optional considering it is a course opted by learners across the globe, learning about US state regulations is a particularly futile exercise if one never plans to interact with the US market.
But overall, a superb course, kudos to Coursera, Yale and Professor Shiller for this making this amazing course available to us.
This could not have been any better!
by HEngin B•
I have really enjoyed this course and couldn't have waited to take exams. Your deep knowledge as well as commitment for teaching make all learning as an unprecedented experience that I have never had before.
As an individual I became your fan and surely will follow you in social, printed and all media from now on.
Again, it was my pleasure to be your long distance student, surely I will seek opportunities to meet with you personally if I visited New Heaven again. I want you to know that you have a new Turkish fan in this land who will be long time loyal to your teaching.
by Dr C S•
This course is one of the best online courses I have attended and I recommend it for everyone who has an interest in financial markets, no matter what background.
The courses is at phases pretty challenging, but so are financial markets and so you will get a realistic understanding of what investing means.
Professor Shiller is very amicable as a speaker and his strong focus on a 'real world' approach, ethical concerns and also the pitfalls of investing gives a lot of food for thought.
To make the course even better, Shiller and his team could recommend a bit supporting materials and literature for those who want to read on.
by Sara R•
Me encanto el curso, creo que es moderno con las herramientas básicas para empezar a entender los mercados financieros y en qué consisten; fue un goce escuchar al profesor Schiller dar su cátedra. Gracias a Coursera por darnos esta oportunidad de escuchar una clase de boca de un premio Nobel.
I liked this course very much, I think its modern and gives you the basic skills to start to understand financial markets and what do they consist in. It was a real pleasure to listen to Professor Schiller give this class, Thanks to Coursera for giving us the opportunity to hear a course from the mouth of this Nobel Prize winner.
A course that builds strong foundations in financial principles. A lite foundation in financial theory is a suggested prerequisite, but the material is not overwhelming given the amount of readings, videos, and references. The best part about the course is the historical backstories of WHY financial principles and theories exists... many course simple explain WHAT they are, and how they're calculated. This course builds over hundreds of years to the present day and questions itself as it looks out towards the next 100 years. Highly recommended for anyone with even a budding interest in behavioral finance.
by Rishi M•
Happy teacher day sir, Robert Shiller sir is a great sir and he taught very good his attitude is very good towards students and he is down to earth man he is the best teacher and person when he taught he give clear information about the points, it is my dream to meet this great teacher.. I have very happy that he taught me.. he is world to me, i have tell my friends that Shiller sir is a great teacher.. in this world very less people are left like a shiller sir who are very good and down to earth man.. I pray to good to help and give good health and life to shiller sir.. It look awkward but i love you sir,,
by Alex A•
The Financial Market course lectured by professor Robert Shiller is an art of work, the Professor Shiller is so engaging. For those who are passionate about finance like myself, I am sure you will love it! The course is an invitation for thinking about developing tools in finance in order to optimize the quality of living for the whole society. When I started attending the course I could not stop doing, I was so addicted in a good sense that I got carried away by the course. Although I took the course in June 2022 and the course was given in 2016, it is timeless. Therefore, I strongly recommend it!
by mbishibishi e•
Save from digital currency, which is not discussed at all in the course, this is a fantastic 360-degree review of the traditional financial markets. Prof Shiller takes his students on a critical analysis of how people and financial institutions behave in the market. He examines different financial ideas and theories advocated and implemented over the course of the evolution of finance--why some failed and others appear to be doing better. And along the way, he offers crucial, eye-opening insights and advice to the layperson on personal finance in the increasingly complex financial markets.
by Juan C E P•
Wonderful course on Financial Markets. I personally think the focus is on Financial Risk Management, which is great. I learned a lot and I am sure it will be very useful for success in my personal and professional life. I would appreciate it if you could update it and take us into account especially with the changes in the world economy that are warned with the global pandemic of SARS-2 (COVID-19) That we are currently living and that will definitely change the whole world as we knew it, especially regarding finances in general. Thanks to Professor Shiller for this magnificent course!
by Chris J B B•
This course has taught me financial literacy. I have learned how financial markets work, how financial system, innovations, instruments, institutions function and perform their purpose in the society. I also learned the greater purpose of finance which does not only focuses on our self but on the bigger society. Everyone should engage themselves in financial activities because finance is not only for the rich. Everybody should be financially literate and learn how to manage their own risks not only for themselves but also to contribute for a better society and for the common good.
by Beatriz C S•
This course provides an overall vision about US's financial system mixed with basic financial concepts and it's an interesting introduction to behavioral finance. Professor's Robert Shiller lessons are clear, direct and unique.
The course is structured so that all the concepts are clear through a mix of lectures given by Professor Robert Shiller and more informal seminars with the students' discussions. The exams at the end of each lesson are useful to consolidate what has been learned.
I would recommend this course to anyone interested in getting to know the financial world.
by Curtis D•
The course and Professor Schiller were both excellent! I am an engineer by training and I now realise how much I did not know about finance and how the world really works and what (finance) is gradually becoming more important in the global economy. This course provides a fundamental understanding of the financialisation and the financial instruments and tools that make our world better (options, trading, put-call, shorts, futures, banking, insurance, risk, crises, etc) and worse off, as well as the history behind these tools, market upsets, etc. etc. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.