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1 2.1 Course-level Learning Outcomes 3 2.2 Module Breakdown 4 3.1 Module-level Learning Outcomes 5 3.2 Transcripts and Notes 6 3.2.1 Transcript: Introduction 6 3.2.2 Notes: A Storm Brewing: The Build-Up and Crash of 1929 8 3.2.3 Transcript: A Storm Brewing : The Build-Up and Crash of 1929 12 3.2.4 Notes: Charting the Build-Up and Crash 15 3.2.5 Notes: Modeling the Depression 23 3.2.6 Transcript: Modeling the Depression 31 3.2.7 Notes: How the World Rebuilt Itself 36 3.2.8 Transcript: How the World Rebuilt Itself 40 3.3 Collaborative Review Task 45
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2 This document contains the core content for Module 1 of Case Studies in Risk Management, entitled The Crash of 1929. It consists of four video lecture transcripts and four sets of supplementary notes. Case Studies in Risk Management is the eighth course presented in the WorldQuant University (WQU) Master of Science in Financial Engineering (MScFE) program. This course discusses market crashes during the 20 th and early 21 st centuries, which plunged global and local economies into disarray as financial indicators and institutions fell apart. To adequately create a qualitative and quantitative approach towards financial risk assessment, it is critical to assess the more notable market crashes and periods of instability. Both an in- depth historical contextualization and a firm understanding of data-modeling are required to accurately discuss previous market crashes, and how the build-up and aftermath create varying economic, political and financial outcomes that necessarily generate instability.
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3 Upon completion of the Case Studies in Risk Management course, you will be able to: 1 Understand the kinds of historical contexts that inform how and when a market crash can happen. 2 Explain the ways in which a market crashes and can crash other markets. 3 Discuss market crashes in conjunction with others. 4 Understand the varying aftermath of financial market crashes, from the socio- economic ripple to the kind of policies governments put in place. 5 Discuss market regulation attempts and policies and offer informed opinions on them in a retroactive historically-contextualized manner. 6 Discuss financial market crashes with data models. 7 Chart and explain market crashes through varying forms and levels of data. 8 Accurately determine market crashes, given sufficient information and input from markets and contexts. 9 Speak about market regulations and the ability they had to prevent crashes. 10 Discuss ethics in conjunction with market regulation.
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4 Case Studies in Risk Management consists of the following one-week modules: 1 The Crash of 1929 2 The 1987 Crash and Regulatory Implications 3 Understanding the Asian Crises 4 Understanding Hedge Fund Failures (e.g. LTCM) 5 The 2008 Global Financial Crises 6 The 2010 Flash Crash 7 Ethics and Regulations
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5 This module discusses the 1929 Crash and the subsequent Great Depression that held the world economy captive for over a decade. It is critical to understand the build-up, as there are
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