Courses tagged with "Economics & Finance" (310)
Introduction to a “money view” of economic activity for modern times, building on the intellectual traditions of British central banking and American institutionalism. Part One explores the economics of payment systems and money markets. Part Two explores connections with foreign exchange and capital markets.
Introduction to a “money view” of economic activity for modern times, building on the intellectual traditions of British central banking and American institutionalism. Part One explores the economics of payment systems and money markets. Part Two explores connections with foreign exchange and capital markets. NOTE: The first week of Part Two reviews Part One, so you can take Part Two even if you missed Part One.
Key economic and political challenges related to transition from the centrally planned economy to market system, history of market reforms in Central and Eastern Europe, former Soviet Union, Asia, Middle East, Africa and Latin America, the contemporary role of emerging-market economies in the global economy.
Taught by instructors with decades of experience on Wall Street, Electronic Trading in Financial Markets is a comprehensive study of the impact of technology on financial market systems.
This economics and finance course provides students with a foundation in market structure (what is ‘liquidity?’) before building to introduce electronic trading fundamentals (order books) and advanced electronic trading techniques (algorithmic trading). Learners will study the history of technology in markets, the details of electronic trading protocols and the impact of innovation on market structure.
This course is broken down into 6 modules:
- Module 1: Fundamentals of Market Structure
- Module 2: Fundamentals of Electronic Trading
- Module 3: Mechanics of an Order Book
- Module 4: Advanced Electronic Trading
- Module 5: Electronic Trading in Fixed Income
- Module 6: Innovation Guidelines
Upon completion of this course, participants will receive a certificate bearing the New York Institute of Finance (NYIF) name. A NYIF certificate, highly valued in the financial industry, will bolster a resume or LinkedIn profile and prove the skills you’ve gained to potential employers.
In the first part of the course, economists from the IMF will introduce the definition and measurement of subsidies, and then describe the economic, social, and environmental implications of subsidies. The second part of the course has two principal purposes: first, to review what works best in energy subsidy reform, in light of country experiences globally; and second, to illustrate successes and failures in particular country contexts by summarizing some case studies.
Whether you are a civil servant working on economic issues for your country or simply interested in better understanding issues related to energy subsidies, this course will provide hands-on training on the design of successful reforms of energy subsidies.
You are welcome to join us in this exciting course!
Energy Subsidy Reform is offered by the IMF with financial support from the Government of Belgium.
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Humanity faces an immense challenge: providing abundant energy to everyone without wrecking the planet. If we want a high-energy future while protecting the natural world for our children, we must consider the environmental consequences of energy production and use. But money matters too: energy solutions that ignore economic costs are not realistic—particularly in a world where billions of people currently can’t afford access to basic energy services. How can we proceed?
Energy Within Environmental Constraints won’t give you the answer. Instead, we will teach you how to ask the right questions and estimate the consequences of different choices.
This course is intended for a diverse audience. Whether you are a student, an activist, a policymaker, a business owner, or a concerned citizen, this course will help you start to think carefully about our current energy system and how we can improve its environmental performance.
- Covers engineering, environmental science, and economics to enable critical, quantitative thinking about our energy system
- Focuses on a working understanding of energy technologies, rich in details of real devices and light on theory; you won’t find any electrodynamics here but will find enough about modern commercial solar panels to estimate if they would be profitable to install in a given location
- Covers environmental impacts of the energy system, focusing on air pollution, climate change, and land use
- Emphasizes costs: the cascade of capital and operating costs from energy extraction all the way through end uses
- Emphasizes quantitative comparisons and tradeoffs: how much more expensive is electricity from solar panels than from coal plants, and how much pollution does it prevent? Is solar power as cost-effective an environmental investment as nuclear power or energy efficiency? And how do we include considerations other than cost?
Please note that this is an abridged course, equivalent to roughly half of a full semester-long undergraduate course. See the syllabus for topics that we include and a list of some we exclude.
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Government works best when citizens are directly engaged in policymaking and public service delivery. What conditions are necessary for inclusive and effective citizen engagement? Can it positively improve people's lives? This course provides an overview of citizen engagement, critically analyzing how it can be leveraged most effectively to achieve development results.
Learn how to make effective decisions about your future career and how to take control of your professional development by honing your critical thinking and employability skills. Suitable for anyone undertaking some form of study, regardless of academic discipline, interests or employment background.
Do you have a business idea, but you’re not sure if it’s going to fly? Or maybe you know you want to be an entrepreneur, but you’re not sure where to start? This business course is for anyone aspiring to be an entrepreneur – regardless of the industry or type of venture you might have in mind.
This course offers an overview of the guiding principles that underpin the entrepreneurial process, providing you with practical tips and grounded theory to evaluate your entrepreneurial opportunity, team and resources. You’ll explore some of the myths and key facts about entrepreneurship, and find out what it takes to be an entrepreneur, so that you can conduct your own self-assessment and identify priorities for your own growth as an entrepreneur. You’ll learn how to unlock your creativity and innovation to help you generate more and better entrepreneurial ideas. And you’ll bring it all together in a capstone activity designed to help you evaluate the entrepreneurial opportunity you have identified.
In this course, you will work with the expert team at the Entrepreneurship, Commercialisation and Innovation Centre at the University of Adelaide. They have experience as entrepreneurs and investors and have facilitated the establishment of many successful businesses.
Join us and make your business ideas fly.
Entrepreneurship and Healthcare in Emerging Economies aims to engage students in an inter-disciplinary approach to understanding the nature of complex health problems throughout the world, with an illustrative focus on South Asia. Students will become acquainted with prior attempts to address these problems, to identify points of opportunity for smart entrepreneurial efforts, and to propose and develop their own candidate solutions.
Throughout, the emphasis is on individual agency—what can the learner do to address a defined problem? While we use the lens of health to explore entrepreneurial opportunities, students will see that both problems and solutions are inevitably of a multi-disciplinary nature, and we will draw on a range of sectors and fields of study.
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This business and management course takes an inter-disciplinary approach to understanding and solving complex social problems. You will learn about prior attempts to address these problems, identify points of opportunity for smart entrepreneurial efforts, and propose and develop your own creative solutions.
The focus of this course is on individual agency—what can you do to address a defined problem? While we will use the lens of health to explore entrepreneurial opportunities, you will learn how both problems and solutions are inevitably of a multi-disciplinary nature, and we will draw on a range of sectors and fields of study.
El curso Evaluación de Impacto de Programas Sociales de J-PAL te aportará los conceptos fundamentales para entender cómo la metodología experimental puede ser empleada con el objetivo de evaluar programas sociales.
Este curso de nueve semanas de duración (ocho semanas de contenido, una semana para la prueba final) te permitirá desarrollar una comprensión sólida de la metodología que subyace a las evaluaciones experimentales, y te mostrará paso a paso cómo llevar a cabo tu propia evaluación. El curso se centra en las preguntas de por qué, cuándo y cómo llevar a cabo evaluaciones experimentales. Combinando clases teóricas y casos de estudio basados en evaluaciones reales, el curso presta atención a aspectos como las virtudes de la metodología experimental, los distintos métodos de aleatorización posibles, cómo determinar el tamaño de muestra necesario para poder estimar un impacto o qué situaciones ponen en riesgo la validez interna de un experimento. Asimismo, enfatiza otros temas que son relevantes para cualquier tipo de evaluación de programas, tales como la importancia de hacer un buen diagnóstico de necesidades, definir la teoría de cambio, medir adecuadamente los resultados de interés, asegurar la calidad de los datos y monitorear la implementación.
El curso de Evaluación de Impacto de Programas Sociales está diseñado para múltiples tipos de audiencias: representantes de fundaciones y ONGs vinculadas al desarrollo internacional, funcionarios de gobierno de países iberoamericanos, así como investigadores, académicos y estudiantes de habla hispana en busca de nuevas herramientas de análisis.
Learn why evaluations matter and how they can be used to rigorously measure the social impact of development programs. This practical course will provide a thorough understanding of randomized evaluations, with pragmatic step-by-step training for conducting one’s own evaluation. Through a combination of lectures and case studies from real randomized evaluations, the course will focus on the benefits and methods of randomization, choosing an appropriate sample size, and common threats and pitfalls to the validity of an experiment. While the course is centered around the why, how, and when of randomized evaluations, it will also impart insights on the importance of a needs assessment, measuring outcomes effectively, quality control, and monitoring methods that are useful for all kinds of evaluations.
This social impact course is designed for people from a variety of backgrounds: managers and researchers from international development organizations, foundations, governments, and non-governmental organizations from around the world, as well as trained economists looking to retool.
Over the next 40 years, food production must double to meet the growing needs of the world population, which is estimated to exceed 9 billion by the year 2050. But, how do producers provide the growing human population with the needed food while maximizing the efficiency of production and minimizing impacts on the environment to ensure a sustainable future for us all?
Cash Accounting. Accrual Basis of Accounting. Comparing Accrual and Cash Accounting. Balance Sheet and Income Statement Relationship. Basic Cash Flow Statement. Doing the example with Accounts Payable growing. Fair Value Accounting. Expensing a Truck leads to inconsistent performance. Depreciating the truck. Depreciation in Cash Flow. Amortization and Depreciation. Cash Accounting. Accrual Basis of Accounting. Comparing Accrual and Cash Accounting. Balance Sheet and Income Statement Relationship. Basic Cash Flow Statement. Doing the example with Accounts Payable growing. Fair Value Accounting. Expensing a Truck leads to inconsistent performance. Depreciating the truck. Depreciation in Cash Flow. Amortization and Depreciation.
Want to study for an MBA but are unsure of basic financial concepts? This business and management course prepares you for studying finance in an MBA program.
You will learn key financial topics such as present value, Internal Rate of Return (IRR), capital budgeting, equity, bonds, diversification, portfolio choice and the Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM), all of which are often discussed and explored in great detail in MBA programs across the globe as well as everyday business operations.
A completely online course, you can work wherever and whenever you choose: at home, in the workplace, at a library, coffee shop or even while travelling (with the appropriate network access).
This course employs a ‘supported learning’ model. To help you achieve the optimum learning outcomes from this module, Imperial College Business School provides access to an expert online tutor who will support you through the learning materials and associated activities.
No previous financial knowledge is needed. Join us as you start your journey into the world of finance for management.
Want to learn how to think clearly about important financial decisions and improve your financial literacy? Finance for Everyone will showcase the beauty and power of finance. This introductory finance course will be a gateway into the world of finance and will examine multiple applications to apply to your everyday life. Join us to better understand how to apply frameworks and tools to make smart financial choices.
You will be able to value the impact of different choices available to you: from renting or buying, evaluating car, home and student loans, or deciding whether to go to college versus pursuing a new idea to simply understanding how the financial world works.
Starting with time value of money, the course will help you develop a full appreciation for the many applications of finance. Using real world examples, the course will enable you to understand and analyze many personal and professional decisions we confront on a daily basis. You will understand stocks and bonds, learn to allocate scarce resources in a value-add way, and adopt smart tools for making every day decisions.
Finance is simultaneously a way of thinking and a set of tools. Finance is everywhere. There are no prerequisites for this course except for a sense of curiosity and a positive attitude. However, a comfort level with algebra and numbers and an understanding of accounting (the language of business) will clearly help. We will, however, try to cover everything starting with fundamentals and highlight when there is a need to do some further work in specific subjects.