Getting Rich: Financial Markets, Household Finance, and Wealth

SOCIOL354

The functioning of financial markets and their effect on personal wealth and well-being. Comparison of sociological and economic approaches to markets for housing,stocks and bonds, credit, and related instruments. Major topics: market performance,wealth accumulation, social and economic stratification, personal finance,consumption and luxury fever, business cycles, economic booms and crises, and public policy related to financial markets.

Crosslisting Numbers: 

MMS

Curriculum Codes: 

STS, SS, R
Term: 
Fall 2016
Days: 
M
Time: 
1:25 PM - 3:55 PM
Instructor: 
L. Keister
Room: 
TBA