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. One course.

Crosslisting Numbers: 

MMS

Curriculum Codes: 

R, SS, STS