Rosenberg Institute Courses
The Rosenberg Institute supports a variety of Brandeis IBS courses that prepare students to develop the information and ideas required to solve emerging problems in the financial sector. Funds from the Institute support courses such as:
ECON 203f, Advanced International Economics: Theory, Evidence & Policy
Catherine L. Mann
Builds on and extends the economic frameworks developed in ECON 201a and 202a, focusing on economic models that are fundamental to international macroeconomic analysis, policy making, and business strategy. Students apply data to these models and discuss research that applies these frameworks to macroeconomic questions. Usually offered every year.
ECON 262f, Outsourcing and Offshoring: Multinationals, Technology, and Globalization
Catherine L. Mann
Outsourcing and offshoring raise questions of economic theory, business strategy, and policy emphasis for both industrial and emerging economies. This course examines and assesses empirically different theories of the multinational firm. It also addresses how application of information technology can expose firms to business opportunities and steer economies to resolve policy challenges.
FIN 254f, Financial Manias and Crisis
Class investigates speculative financial manias--their causes, characteristics, effects, and policy responses. Using historical and recent examples from the United States and abroad, this class examines the psychological aspects of markets and other factors that contribute to manias.
FIN 288a, Corporate Financial Engineering
Focuses on how financial engineering is used in firms to reduce their costs of financing, to alter their fundamental risk exposures and, in a handful of cases, provide them with new ways to compete. Primarily intended for students who plan to serve in corporate roles that will entail significant interaction with financial markets and institutions.
FIN 263a, International Portfolio Management
A blend of advanced theory and state-of-the-art practice that has a dual purpose: to ground students in the theory of international portfolio investments, and also, to immerse them in the real-world application of global portfolio management.
FIN 202a, International Corporate Finance
Debarshi Nandy and Elif Sisli Ciamarra