11.137 Financing Economic Development

Class Info

Focuses on financing tools and program models to support local economic development. Provides an overview of private capital markets and financing sources to understand capital market imperfections that constrain economic development, business accounting, financial statement analysis, federal economic development programs, and public finance tools. Covers policies and program models, including revolving loan funds, guarantee programs, venture capital funds, bank holding companies, community development loan funds and credit unions, micro enterprise funds, and the Community Reinvestment Act. Students taking graduate version complete additional assignments. Limited to 25.

This class has no prerequisites.

11.137 will be offered this semester (Fall 2017). It is instructed by K. Seidman.

Lecture occurs 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM on Mondays and Wednesdays in 8-205.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits.

In the Fall 2015 Subject Evaluations, 11.137 was rated 6.0 out of 7.0. You can find more information at the Financing Economic Development site or on the 11.137 Stellar site.

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