Getting Rich: Financial Markets, Household Finance, and Wealth


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.
Curriculum Codes
  • R
  • STS
  • SS
Typically Offered
Fall Only