Aug 16, 2017
Great course! It allows to understand the twisted logic that run in our heads. Helps to establish the balance between probabilistic truth and illusions that infect our decision-making. Thanks a lot!
May 03, 2018
This course was a very good sum up of Daniel Kahneman's thinking fast and slow. Definitely recommend to everyone who would like to know more about our flaws or would like to refresh your knowledge.
von Cooper O•
Jun 20, 2017
An interesting course with interesting lecture material, but lots of additional reading is required to properly understand the various biases. Furthermore, the examples in the quizzes are so vague that it is very difficult to associate them with particular biases or be sure that particular biases do not apply.
von Philipp B•
Aug 14, 2016
The course covers the basic foundations of behavioral finance, especially prospect theory and various cognitive biases that negatively influence our decision making in financial affairs.
The topics covered are definitely very interesting and the lecturers frequently prove that they know what they are talking about and explain some topics in adequate depth and breadth.
For a valuable Coursera course I am expecting that most of the material is covered with video lectures (otherwise I read a book on that matter) and I am expecting thought-through slides with clear definitions, clear practical examples and exercises, and the presentation of experimental proofs for the given statements.
Regrettably, most of this course is comprised of simple slides with limited structuring, as definitions, exercises, and proofs are often intermingled. More importantly, only a very limited subset of the course is covered with the suitable and valuable video lectures.
Especially the last of the three-week course consist mostly of reading material from an external website.
The exercises after each of the three weeks are at the lower end of what I have seen on Coursera and the lecturers should consider putting more effort in creating useful questions for formative and summative evaluations of the learning progress.
In summary, smart lecturers present a very interesting and highly relevant topic, but they put to little effort in creating a compellingly online course.
von Dane C•
Aug 29, 2016
Duke.... Coursera... guys, come on! I'd like to contrast this with the Wharton Business Analytics specialization that I'm completing. It was like night and day. I mean, professors in that course are presenting their own research! Cade Massey presents research he did with Dick Thaler! None of that happens here. The information shared doesn't even flow smoothly.
This course relies mainly on PDF slides (if I wanted to read, I would've bought a book). At one point, it even links to 6 articles on another website (and that's in the quiz as well). It seems like very little effort was put into this online class by the professors. The slides themselves seemed scatter-brained, several times asking questions that are never even answered. It was almost as if someone took already prepared slides from a course and just kind of mashed them with a very little bit of video to make an "online" course. Even the answers to quizzes seemed extremely vague (it often felt like there were several right answers... or none -- to me, this is sloppy quiz writing).
I honestly expected better from both Coursera and Duke! The only redeeming part about this course is that behavioral economics is honestly compelling, despite the shortcomings pointed out.
von Gaurav S•
May 15, 2017
This course touches upon important concepts very briefly and a lot of content is vague and not didactic. Some of the terminology used is not consistent with that used in the standard textbooks possibly to handicap students from cross referencing, though this practice is not uncommon in many top notch Business Schools' curriculum. This course seems more like an advertisement for the university than a true effort towards educating the masses. Moreover, the quizzes predominantly ask "what is this called" rather than "how does this work". The content could have been better.
von Szabolcs T•
Nov 24, 2017
I believe many of the concepts in the quizzes were not covered in sufficient details neither in the videos nor in the supplementary materials. Overall there was not enough material provided on the subject.
von Ana A V M d F•
May 03, 2017
While the topic is interesting, the materials are poor and the lectures are not particularly insightful. The slides have several mistakes and typos, which makes you doubt the whole course. The speakers are not engaging and it just looks like no effort was made in preparing this course. Additionally, the materials do not prepare you for the review, and on weeks 2 and 3 (the hardest) you don't have a chance to review the questions or correct your mistakes. The course really needs some improving!
von Yuze Y•
Dec 28, 2016
Not enough materials in the video. Most of the info are in the reading.
von Jiaxing L•
Sep 21, 2016
Basically not much content. The guest speaker uses unnecessarily weird examples in his talk.
von Hilde K•
Aug 12, 2016
This course had almost no lectures. It was almost all done in downloadable PDF's that were rarely discussed in the lectures. I never learned why anything happened.
von Yuki M•
Apr 08, 2018
Good topic without contents. Videos are simply too short and they just give you PDFs and tell you to "just read it". Then you are required to take the tests with lots of application with the behavioural concepts, with minimal input. The highlight is that they just put links to third part pages that explain past bubble cases. How dare you be so lazy? This was the worst course I encountered on Coursera for sure.
von Arun C•
Jan 02, 2019
Thank you very much for provide such an excellent platform to learn. I want to learn this course “Behavioural Finance” from last 3 years but don’t have path and guidance. But by Coursera with Tata capital I get this opportunity.
As far as course is concern Excellent course. Helps to establish the balance between probabilistic truth and illusions that infect our decision-making. Insightful short course on psychological background on investing. The course is well designed, especially the case study examples.
von Anton F•
Jan 28, 2019
excellent, although some prior knowledge is welcome.
von Milton S•
Nov 11, 2018
Very useful not only to money matters, but for life in general and decision making.
von Lukasz B•
Jan 07, 2019
Great, synthesised knowledge from various fields: behavioral finance, psychology, markets, trading and history. Recommended to everyone who wants to participate in free market like stocks or forex, cryptocurrencies, etc.
von Irsa A•
Jan 06, 2019
I loved it!
von Alberto C C•
Jan 10, 2019
Amazing course with many examples to explain it.
von yunan y•
Feb 06, 2019
von Hasan R C•
Mar 02, 2019
von Pavithra J•
Mar 18, 2019
Very interesting and extremely useful in understanding and stopping oneself from making mistakes that we routinely make without thinking.
von Stanley S•
Sep 02, 2018
A quick course to very important concepts for our awareness on how we make decisions and how to improve that.
von Daniyar K•
Aug 23, 2018
von Ketan G•
Sep 09, 2018
Nice and short
To the point
With great real life examples
von Diego B•
Oct 09, 2018
This is a great beginners course. It's challenging enough to keep you interested but not so much so as to make you feel out of depth and despaired. The 3 week program ramps up nicely and helps you ease into the material. There are more math than I was expecting but it's a finance course after all so it's not so surprising and one can still follow the course even if not comfortable with numbers.
von András P•
Oct 14, 2018
Excellent course, can only recommend.
von Rodrigo C•
Oct 19, 2018
Really good course, and very well explained. It was a pleasure to take it!