Financial Crises & Business Cycles
UCSB Econ x499.11
Managing economic fluctuations can be one of the most vexing challenges facing decision makers, especially since unexpected shifts can dilute even the best laid business plans. This course employs actual case studies to explore how business cycles influence economic activity and portfolio performance, which industrial sectors can make the most sense, and which to avoid at the various stages, and how authorities apply Monetary and Fiscal Policy to smooth cycle disruptions.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN IN FINANCIAL CRISES & BUSINESS CYCLES UCSB ECON X499.11:
By the end of this course you will:
- Understand the various stages of business cycles and their potential triggers
- Analyze causation theories of business cycles and how investment professionals adjust their portfolios as they attempt to capitalize on them
- Recognize how cycles can lead to crises and what governmental actions have been taken to reduce or aggravate their impact
WHAT MITCHELL KAUFFMAN BRINGS TO FINANCIAL CRISES & BUSINESS CYCLES UCSB ECON X499.11:
After having guided clients through four of the most significant financial crises in US history, Mitch Kauffman, UCSB Economics Professor, brings his 35+ years of Wealth Management experience to bear on helping students understand the importance business cycles play in effective portfolio management.