STS.002 Finance and Society
Examines finance as a social technology intended to improve economic opportunity by moving capital to where it is most needed. Surveys the history of modern finance, from medieval Italy to the Great Depression, while addressing credit, finance and state (and imperial) power, global financial interconnection, and financial crises. Explores modern finance (since about 1950) from a variety of historical and social-scientific perspectives, covering quant finance, financialization, the crisis of 2007-2008, and finance in the digital age. Enrollment limited.
This class has no prerequisites.
STS.002 will be offered this semester (Fall 2018). It is instructed by W. Deringer.
Lecture occurs 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM on Mondays and Wednesdays in 4-231.
This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This class counts as a HASS S. This class counts as a CI-H.
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