Yale SOM Professors Contribute to Yale's New Free Online Courses
Financial Markets and Game Theory, taught by Yale SOM Professors Robert Shiller and Benjamin Polak, respectively, are two of the eight new courses offered by "Open Yale Courses," Yale University’s free online education initiative.
Financial Markets, led by Robert Shiller, the Arthur M. Okun Professor of Economics and renowned economist, provides students with a basic understanding of the pillars of the world’s financial system, notably, banking, insurance, securities, futures, and other derivatives.
Game Theory, led by Benjamin Polak, Professor of Economics and Management and Professor of Economics, introduces students to game theory and strategic thinking and applies ideas such as dominance, backward induction, Nash equilibrium, evolutionary stability, commitment, credibility, asymmetric information, adverse selection, and signaling to games played in class and to examples drawn from economics, politics, the movies, and elsewhere.
View these courses online.
Yale plans to add more courses to the project in the coming years. The "Open Yale Courses" project is produced and supported by the Yale Center for Media and Instructional Innovation (CMI2), which promotes the innovative use of technology to enhance learning at Yale and beyond.
To learn more about the "Open Yale Courses," visit: http://open.yale.edu/courses