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Lecture explores investing, economics, decision making
March 16, 2007

Decision making as it pertains to the economics of playing the stock market, contestant behavior on the game show “Deal or No Deal,” and actions of teams in the National Football League will be discussed by Richard H. Thaler, as he presents the College of Business’ annual Brinson Lecture at 3:30 p.m. Friday, April 6, in Todd Hall 276.Thaler, from the University of Chicago, is considered a pioneer in the fields of behavioral economics and finance. He has specialized in the study of decision making for saving and investing.The lecture “is an incredible opportunity for anyone who ever hopes to retire to learn about how … » More …

Nobel laureate to speak on investments April 15
April 8, 2005

Harry Markowitz, Nobel laureate, will discuss “Portfolio Theory: Past, Present and Future,” at 3:30 p.m. Friday, April 15, in Smith CUE 203. The public is invited to this annual Brinson Lecture in the College of Business and Economics.“Dr. Markowitz’s contributions changed the field of investments from a series of ad-hoc rules-of-thumb to a science,” said Rick Sias, professor of finance and the Gary P. Brinson Endowed Chair of Investment Management.Markowitz first published his ideas on modern investment portfolio theory in a 1952 article and later in a 1959 book. His pioneering work applied computer and mathematical techniques to the practice of portfolio management. This has … » More …