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Understanding Money: the History of Finance, Speculation and the Stock Market


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Understanding Money: the History of Finance, Speculation and the Stock Market
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Understand the key concepts of money, credit and debt, and the stock market.

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Skip to 0 minutes and 11 seconds SPEAKER 1: Information about money seems to surround us. Nearly every news report ends with details of the stock market, of an interest rate, or growth forecast.

Skip to 0 minutes and 22 seconds SPEAKER 2: And yet, how money and finance really work is often elusive.

Skip to 0 minutes and 26 seconds SPEAKER 3: We will explore how history, art, literature, and popular culture gives us ways of understanding this world of finance that the financial news doesn’t.

Skip to 0 minutes and 35 seconds SPEAKER 4: We’ll explore what the history of money tells us, from the cowry shells of the British Museum to the bitcoins of the digital age.

Skip to 0 minutes and 44 seconds SPEAKER 1: We won’t teach you how to make a killing on the stock market. But we will explain the history of investment, and the way in which it’s related to the history of speculation.

Skip to 0 minutes and 54 seconds SPEAKER 5: So we’re looking at the spaces and practises of investment. We’ll explore how people learn to navigate the stock market and how it’s conquered the world.

Skip to 1 minute and 5 seconds SPEAKER 2: But investment doesn’t always run smoothly. And we’ll also look at the history of financial crises, from the South Sea Bubble to the Wall Street Crash to the Global Financial Crisis.

Skip to 1 minute and 20 seconds SPEAKER 1: The history of money is more emotive, more contested, and more fascinating than you might expect.

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What will you achieve?

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  • Explain the ways in which critical, cultural and literary history and theory contributes to our understanding of three central economic concepts – money, credit, markets.
  • Evaluate the differences between a number of central critical traditions and theoretical approaches (eg the history of money as credit versus the history of money as a commodity).
  • Describe the origins and the purpose of the contemporary financial market and the ways in which it functions.
  • Identify and discuss the ways in which a range of literary and visual texts offer us a critical insight into these histories and give them a social and political relevance.
  • Critically reflect on the ways in which the visual appearance of money signals it as a source of authority and locates it within a specific place and time.
  • Evaluate the implications of an historical approach to money that reads it as process of dematerialisation (from barter to gold to paper).
  • Develop an understanding of the formation of money in contemporary society and why this is a history of credit and how it has been made sense of through a recurring visual and linguistic imagery (eg the bubble and the balloon).
  • Understand the history and function of the stock exchange and the way in which it has moved from a physical location to a set of highly complex mathematical operations.
  • Reflect upon your own relationship and access to the idea of the financial market and your knowledge of it.
  • Examine how the financial crisis was given a narrative in the mainstream press and what this suggested for the need to change the conditions in which it had occurred.

Who is the course&nbspfor?

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Who will you learn with?

“The course was delivered by top-notch practitioners,” says one HEC Paris graduate. “The programme is perfectly designed for young professionals having limited finance experience and allows them to be immediately operational upon graduation.”

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