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Open Yale Courses ECON 252: Financial Markets Lecture 2 - The Universal Principle of Risk Management: Pooling and the Hedging of Risks << previous session | next session >> Overview: Statistics and mathematics underlie the theories of finance. Probability Theory and various distribution types are important to understanding finance. Risk management, for instance, depends on tools such as variance, standard deviation, correlation, and regression analysis. Financial analysis methods such as present values and valuing streams of payments are fundamental to understanding the time value of money and have been in practice for centuries. Reading assignment:
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This note was uploaded on 02/08/2012 for the course ECON 252 taught by Professor Robertshiller during the Spring '08 term at Yale.

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