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DECO 1830A - Finance, Governance and Regulation

Type d'enseignement : Elective

Semester : Spring 2017-2018

Number of hours : 24

Language of tuition : English


No specific pre-requisite. Prior exposure to financial matters is not needed. The first sessions of the course will go back to the fundamentals so that all students have a common understanding of basic notions.

Course Description

The aim of the course is to provide future civil servants or corporate executives with the tools to better understand the major challenges facing the financial world and the public sphere in their mutual interaction. The fundamentals of market finance will be explained, as well as basic products and techniques in their link to the newest governance issues and financial regulation debates. A significant amount of time will be devoted to the governance and regulatory problems associated with the crisis that started in 2008. The crisis will also be put into a longer, historical perspective and cases of banking failures will be presented.


VALERIAN, François (Membre du conseil général de l'économie/ Ingénieur des mines)

Course validation

80% Multiple Choice Questionnaires, 20% regular class attendance.

Required reading

  • U.S. Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission, Financial Crisis Inquiry Report, 2011
  • Keynes (John Maynard), The General Theory of Employment, Interest, and Money, 1936, chapter 12, “The State of Long-Term Expectation”

Additional required reading

  • Brealey (Richard A.) & Myers (Stewart C.), Principles of Corporate Finance
  • Burrough (Bryan) & Helyar (John), Barbarians at the gate, 1990
  • Dos Passos (John), The Big Money, 1936