A Critical Approach to Teaching Financial Economics

  • Luigi Ventimiglia


Finance is usually perceived as a set of quantitative techniques aimed at maximising profit and minimising risk. In this respect then, the quality of teaching financial economics is considered to be proportional to the number of techniques students are able to master. This chapter argues that finance can be taught by using a new approach, namely, the Teaching with Historical Perspectives. By using a historical perspective, this approach encourages a deeper understanding of financial theory. The chapter will provide some specific examples to illustrate the above points. The chapter concludes by reflecting on the teaching practice of mainstream finance and suggests that this can provide an opportunity to develop a critical perspective towards financial theory.


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  • Luigi Ventimiglia
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  1. 1.School of Economics and FinanceQueen Mary UniversityLondonUK

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