The alphaville blog of the Financial Times picked up a note published on the VoxEU.org website about Ilias Tsiakas's forthcoming paper in the Journal of Financial Economics. The website publishes research-based analysis and commentary by leading economists. For more information, see http://ftalphaville.ft.com/blog/2011/01/26/470211/the-new-volatility-fx-carry-trade/
Due to the weather, Paul Redman's lecture has been cancelled and will be re-scheduled in the near future.
Mr. Redman will deliver a public lecture on "What Role Can Financial Regulators Play in Stabilizing Financial Markets?" on a date to be announced. Mr. Redman is the Principal Economist at the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC). He holds a BA and MA in Economics from the University of Guelph.
A graduate of the BA and MA programs in Economics, Sean has just been named Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer of Northwestern University in Chicago. For more information, see www.northwestern.edu/newscenter/stories/2011/01/vp-for-it-sean-reynolds.html
Congratulations to the Economics students that earned a spot on the Department of Economics Chair's Honours List for 2011. The reception to honour these deserving students was well attended.
Welcome to Professor Ilias Tsiakas who joined the Department on July 1. Dr. Tsiakas was most recently Associate Professor of Finance at the University of Warwick’s Business School. We are delighted that he is joining us. His expertise in International Finance, Portfolio Choice and Financial Econometrics will substantially strengthen our complement of faculty in the field of Financial Economics.
May 10 Update: Preliminary Quantitative Methods (PQM) Online Course
To help students prepare for the M.A. Economics program, the Department of Economics offers an on-line pre-MA mathematics and statistics course. Students work at their own pace. A teaching assistant will be available to assist with any difficulties that may arise.
1) To review a series of mathematical topics and help prepare incoming MA students for graduate level courses in economics.
2) To identify students who may need additional preparation in mathematics.
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