Policy and Strategy Issues in Quantitative Finance
This interdisciplinary course will survey the current landscape of the global markets as the world continues to progress through the financial crisis. We will discuss the sweeping change underway at the policy level by regulators and legislators around the world as well as the strategic discussions, which will include guest-lecturer perspectives on how affairs may change as a result and where the greatest opportunities exist for students entering the world of finance today. The course will also review, in a non-technical way, the basics of the financial derivatives and other quantitative techniques that are a core part of the global capital markets. The subject matter, by necessity, is multi-disciplinary and the course is particularly suited to those students having an interest in finance-based careers, entering legal, regulatory or public policy positions related to finance or studying the evolution of modern financial markets. Elements used in grading: Class Participation, Attendance, Final Paper. Same as ECON152/252, PUBLPOL364, STATS238. Consent Application: To apply for this course, students must complete and e-mail the Consent Application Form available on the SLS Registrar's Office website (see Registration and Selection of Classes for Stanford Law Students) to the instructors. See Consent Application Form for submission deadline.