October 20, 2008

An Opportunity to Take Courses at Yale

I just received notice that Yale University has opened access to a number of introductory courses taught by distinguished teachers and scholars at the University. All you need to attend is an Internet connection.

Open Yale Courses provides high quality video of the most popular classes at Yale. There are courses in Astronomy, Biomedical Engineering, Classics, Economics, English, History, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology and Religious Studies.

These are open to *anyone*. This is very cool stuff and I highly recommend you look into it.

The ones I plan on taking are:

Econ 159 - Game Theory: "This course is an introduction to game theory and strategic thinking. Ideas such as dominance, backward induction, Nash equilibrium, evolutionary stability, commitment, credibility, asymmetric information, adverse selection, and signaling are discussed and applied to games played in class and to examples drawn from economics, politics, the movies, and elsewhere."

Econ 252 - Financial Markets: This course is taught by Robert Shiller, with guest lectures by Carl Ichan (Billionaire, Private Equity Investor), Stephen Schwarzman (CEO of Blackstone), "The course strives to offer understanding of the theory of finance and its relation to the history, strengths and imperfections of such institutions as banking, insurance, securities, futures, and other derivatives markets, and the future of these institutions over the next century."

I must applaud Yale for doing this. Click here for more details.

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