Graduate Admissions

    Virtual Lecture: COVID-Driven Economic Policies

    Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at 8:00 AM until 9:00 AMEastern Daylight Time

    Zoom Web Conference

    The financial fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic has driven major changes in economic policy and market outcomes in all three major economic zones — the United States, Europe and China. This talk will offer an overview of high-level developments, including:

    • European Union. The struggle over Eurobonds, and the battle between the ECB and the German Supreme Court.
    • United States. The Federal Reserve’s unprecedented expansion of accommodative monetary policy, to include the purchase of corporate bands and related financial instruments.
    • China. The fallout from Beijing’s decision to exercise more extensive control over Hong Kong, focusing specifically on the financial implications.

    Presenter: Prof. George Calhoun

    Dr. Calhoun is the director of the undergraduate Quantitative Finance program at Stevens, and is also the executive director of the Hanlon Financial Systems Center at Stevens. He has decades of experience working in the technology and finance industries, and is currently the senior editor for the Springer/Apress book series in Quantitative Finance and Data Sciences. Dr. Calhoun's latest book, “Price and Value,” which is part of the Springer/Apress series, was published in February. He is a regular contributor to Forbes.

    Stevens graduate finance programs

    Traditional finance jobs are disappearing as digital currencies, automated investing, mobile banking and high-frequency trading require leaders to bring a new set of technology skills to decision making. Stevens finance programs offer the skills and perspective required of aspiring leaders in this fast-changing industry. More about the MS in Finance. More about the MS in Financial Engineering.


    8 - 8:05 a.m.: Introduction
    8:05 - 8:30 a.m.: Virtual lecture
    8:30 - 8:40 a.m.: Overview of finance programs at Stevens
    8:40 - 9 a.m.: Q&A

    Registration is no longer available because the registration deadline has passed.

    Contact Information

    Office of Graduate Admissions

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    Howe Center, 11th Floor
    1 Castle Point Terrace
    Hoboken, NJ 07030

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