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pconwayDear Friends:

We’re currently in the calm before the storm here in Chapel Hill.  In the summer, the campus is a sleepy, quiet place — the type of place that Thomas Wolfe described so well in “Look Homeward Angel”.  Wolfe never had the opportunity to observe 30,000 students descending at once on the campus:  that’s the louder, more exciting Chapel Hill that we’re now experiencing.   Classes begin on Tuesday!

I hope you all received our summer Economics electronic newsletter last month.  There is one more piece of news that I want to share with you directly since we created the project together at past Advisory Group meetings.  The Nasdaq Educational Foundation has committed nearly $200,000 over the next three years to our credential in quantitative financial economics.  I’ll attach a short summary of that project as the second reading in this newsletter.

A special shout-out to Claude Courbois of our group.  He encouraged us to approach Nasdaq for funding, and his instincts were exactly right.  Thanks, Claude!

I look forward to talking with you about this — and any other topic you wish to bring up — at our next Advisory Group meeting on 28 October.

Happy end-of-summer to each of you.


Pat sig

Patrick Conway
Professor and Department Chair

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