Andrew Metrick, Timothy Geithner teaching

The Global Financial Crisis

Published: Nov. 4, 2015


Former U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Timothy F. Geithner and Professor Andrew Metrick survey the causes, events, policy responses, and aftermath of the recent global financial crisis.

Course Takeaways

  • Help understand the complex phenomena that comprise a financial crises
  • Reveal the messy reality of how these crises unfold in real time
  • Understand the options governments have when facing a crisis and the potential ramifications of each
  • Know what can be done in the future
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11 weeks (60 hours)
Arabic, French, Portuguese (European), Italian, Vietnamese, German, Russian, English, Spanish, Romanian
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Meet the Instructors

faculty profile image Timothy F. Geithner served as the 75th Secretary of the Treasury from January 26, 2009 to January 25, 2013. He took office in the midst of the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression and helped design and lead the successful strategy to avert global economic collapse and repair the damage to the U.S. economy and the financial system. In 2014 Sec. Geithner partnered with the Yale School of Management (SOM), to improve the quality of practical knowledge available about the consequential craft of financial crisis prevention and response. Full biography

faculty profile image Andrew Metrick joined The Yale School of Management in 2008 as a Professor of Finance. He has previously held faculty positions in the finance department at Wharton and the economics department at Harvard. In the 2009-2010 academic year, he was on leave working for the Council of Economic Advisers. He is also a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and the Director of the Yale Program on Financial Stability. Professor Metrick’s current research and teaching is focused on financial stability, including the regulation of systemic risk, the activities of complex financial institutions, and the causes and consequences of the financial crisis of 2007-2009. His past work has been in financial intermediation more generally, with a focus on investment management and corporate governance. Metrick has been honored with more than a dozen teaching awards and distinctions, including two years (2003 and 2007) as the highest-rated professor in the Wharton MBA program. In 1998, he received the highest teaching honor at Harvard College, the Joseph R. Levenson Memorial Teaching Award, and in 2005, he received the highest teaching honor at the University of Pennsylvania, the Lindback Award. Full biography