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.
Professor and Department Chair