February 2021

February 2021 monthly archives

Professors Weigh In on the ‘Comedy and Tragedy’ of GameStop Wall Street Saga | Posted on Feb 08, 2021

On Jan. 27, the world woke up to discover that a social media site, a video game store, and a somewhat arcane Wall Street trading technique had collided so spectacularly, the result was possibly the single largest involuntary transfer of wealth in the history of free markets.

Centennial Speaker Series: Kevin R. Mirabile on Exotic Alternative Investments | Posted on Feb 04, 2021

Join us for a discussion with Kevin R. Mirabile, author of Exotic Alternative Investments: Standalone Characteristics, Unique Risks and Portfolio Effects (Anthem Press, 2021).

Centennial Speaker Series: George G. Szpiro on Risky Decisions: How Mathematical Paradoxes and Other Conundrums Have Shaped Economic Science | Posted on Feb 04, 2021

In this talk, George Szpiro will give examples of mathematical paradoxes and psychological conundrums that have led to advancements in economic science.

Centennial Speaker Series: John F. Wasik on Lincolnomics: How President Lincoln Constructed the Great American Economy | Posted on Feb 04, 2021

In this presentation, Wasik will show a vastly under-studied side of Lincoln. As the only president to hold a patent, he was an innovator.

Villain or Victor? Revisiting Jay Gould and the Union Pacific Railroad | Posted on Feb 04, 2021

Late 19th-century American railroad magnate Jason “Jay” Gould has been called the “Mephistopheles of Wall Street,” despised for his unscrupulous investing and trading tactics.

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