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Free Online Course on Understanding Financial Crisis

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Uppsala University is offering free online course on Understanding Financial Crisis. Student doesn't need any prior knowledge to take this course, but an interest in finance, history, or economic history might be useful.

On this course you'll learn more about the role of financial crises, their history and how they can be interpreted. The course will start on January 16, 2017.

Length: 5 weeks
Effort: 4 hours per week
Subject: Understanding Financial Crisis
Institution: Uppsala University and edX
Price: Free
Certificate Available: Yes
Session: Course will start on January 16, 2017

Providers' Details

Uppsala University is the first university in Sweden, founded in 1477. The University is characterized by diversity and breadth, with international frontline research at nine faculties and limitless educational offerings at Bachelor's and Master's levels.

About This Course

Economic crises often have severe consequences – for everyone from governments and corporations to you and I. But crises can be seen as an essential part of an evolving economy, along with structural adjustments and institutional changes. On this course you'll learn more about the role of financial crises, their history and how they can be interpreted.

Why Take This Course?

Throughout the course you'll develop your ability to identify and explain the various relationships between political action, economic theory, and economic cycle. This will lead to you being able to interpret various crises and their causes, their historical paths, and consequences in political and economic terms.

Learning Outcomes

On this course we'll see financial crisis from a historical perspective – investigating different incidences of crisis in relation to context. By the end of the course you should be able to define and describe various economic and financial crises, and interpret such crises from a historical perspective.

Instructors

Jan Ottosson

Professor Jan Ottosson, Department of Economic History, Uppsala University, Sweden.

Peter Hedberg

Associate Professor Peter Hedberg, Department of Economic History, Research interests: Foreign trade history, 20th century interwar and wartime economic and political history.

Sarah Linden Pasay

PhD Student in Economic History, Uppsala University. MA in History from Uppsala University, BA in History and Scandinavian Studies from University of Alberta.

Jakob Molinder

He is a PhD student in Economic History since the fall of 2013. MA in Economic History and BA in Economic History and Economics from Uppsala University.

Requirements

You don't need any prior knowledge to take this course, but an interest in finance, history, or economic history might be useful.

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