Brandeis International Business School

FIN 254A — Modern Finance, Fintech and Beyond

Prerequisite: FIN 201a or FIN 203a.

Examines the modern financial system. First to be discussed is the nature of banking, including the role of shadow banks. We will then proceed to discuss financial regulation, why we need it and how it is changing followed by discussing central banking, examining the role of central banks in the economy. In the last part of the course, we bring the various strands together--banks, shadow banks, regulation and central banks--to examine the future of finance. Usually offered every year.
Stephen Cecchetti