Behavioral Economics

This course uses psychology and economics to explain the anomalies on the financial markets. Gain more in-depth knowledge about behavioral biases and a short insight into their direct effect on IPOs.

by Numan Ulku & Eva Porras

Course Description

This course covers the second part of the Behavioral Finance level and gives a brief but vital insight into the Initial Public Offering process. Building up on the knowledge, gained during the first part of the Behavioral Finance lectures, here you will learn about another three biases - the conservatism bias, the anchoring bias and the herding bias. This, combined with an overview of IPOs, will provide you with the needed skill set to fully understand the psychology behind ongoing processes and stock market anomalies on the financial markets.


What are the Requirements?

An understanding of finance. You will form it by passing the previous 5 courses, if you haven't already. Professional financial experience and/or qualifications are not required. 

What am I going to get from this Course?

More than 3 hours of Video Lectures;

An extended PDF Manual;

An even deeper understanding of how certain biases affect markets and how to exploit these effects;

Introduction to an IPO process which will be thoroughly explained and examined in the following course;

Supporting Presentations with a broader explanation of Financial Markets and Assets;

Tools to analyze and track your personal progress

What is the Target Audience?

This course is targeting non-professional traders with a motivation to develop their knowledge and skills. Our learners have already basic understanding of stock and financial markets. And they want to go further and learn how to capitalize on opportunities created by anomalies  in the markets. 

Knowledge Level

  • Financial Market Anomalies
  • Understanding of Behavioral Finance

Additional Information

Level of difficulty: Master

Lectures: 6

Extra materials: 1 Manual

Video: 1 hour & 35 minutes

Languages: English, Chinese, Romanian

Includes: Certificate of Completion


Section 1: Behavioral Finance II
Manual Behavioral Finance II 29
Lecture 1 Conservatism Bias 14:16
Lecture 2 Anchoring Bias 13:08
Lecture 3 Herding bias 19:41
Lecture 4 Academic Research on Behavioral Bias I 16:31
Lecture 5 Academic Research on Behavioral Bias II 13:37
Lecture 6 Lessons for individual investors 00:00
Quiz Behavioral Finance II 19 Questions
Section 2: IPO Introduction
Manual IPO Introduction 37
Lecture 1 History and framework of IPOs 00:00
Lecture 2 So what`s an IPO? 00:00
Lecture 3 Background to IPOs 00:00
Lecture 4 Advantages and Disadvantages of going public 00:00
Lecture 5 Going public 00:00
Quiz Introduction to IPOs 25 Questions