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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.

Centennial Speaker Series: Joseph Calandro Jr. on Jay Gould and the Union Pacific from the Panic of 1873-1880 | Posted on Jan 12, 2021

Join us for the latest event in the Centennial Speaker Series, featuring Joseph Calandro Jr.

Bruce Greenwald Discusses the Evolution of Value Investing | Posted on Nov 24, 2020

When the first edition of Value Investing: From Graham to Buffett and Beyond, was published in 1999, many believed that value investing was dead.

Serving Customers Faithfully and Adding Value to Society | Posted on Nov 19, 2020

The perception of the finance industry has been tainted by mistrust and notorious stories of corruption. But in his book Seeking Virtue in Finance: Contributing to Society in a Conflicted Industry, author JC de Swaan looks at the industry through a different lens.

Lawrence Cunningham on Attracting and Retaining Quality Shareholders | Posted on Nov 16, 2020

In a letter to shareholders in 1983, Warren Buffett described the type of investors he sought to attract to Berkshire Hathaway Inc., the company he built into the multi-billion-dollar holding company and conglomerate it is today.

Michael Gatto: Opportunities in the Credit Markets Emerge at Times of Crises | Posted on Nov 04, 2020

Like other financial crises over the past quarter-century, the COVID-19 pandemic created tremendous opportunities, according to Michael Gatto, partner of Silver Point Capital, a credit-focused hedge fund, and adjunct professor at Columbia Business School and the Gabelli School.

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