Shakespeare & Financial Markets: Why This Time is Never Different


Course discusses how lessons from Shakespeare's plays can provide insight into human behavior in today's financial markets. Plays will include Hamlet, Julius Caesar, Twelfth Night, and others. Lessons about policy errors, cultural and political dislocation, regime changes, demographic conflicts etc. in current financial and macroeconomic environments. Discussion will include human biases in decision-making, and how these transcend cultural and historic boundaries. An important component of this class is understanding how to integrate themes from classical literature to better understand current socioeconomic trends.
Curriculum Codes
  • CCI
  • SS
Cross-Listed As
  • PUBPOL 257S
Typically Offered
Fall Only