Finance

Global Market Volatility: What's Going On?

The Smith School hosted a forum Tuesday on global market volatility, aimed at making sense of the recent tumult in international markets — notably in China, but also spilling over into other regions, including the United States. Finance faculty participants Russ Wermers, Haluk Unal, Albert "Pete" Kyle, Bill Longbrake, Phillip L. Swagel and Steve Heston. share their insights. Read more...

Will the Fed Raise Interest Rates? Albert 'Pete' Kyle

Even before the stock market correction that began on Friday, Smith School professor Albert “Pete” Kyle argued against interest rate hikes in the United States. "Today's plunging stock markets make it even less likely that the Fed will raise interest rates," he said Monday. "The Fed's justification for probably not raising rates will likely be to promote stable economic growth in a benign inflationary environment, not to stabilize the stock market, which they are obviously watching closely." Read more...

Will the Fed Raise Interest Rates? Kristen Fanarakis

What are the risks of not raising U.S. interest rates? Kristen Fanarakis, assistant director of the Center for Financial Policy at the Smith School, shares insights. "Extended periods of low interest rates can create distortions in financial markets and excessive risk taking," she says. "I think that is the Fed's biggest concern, along with the worry that with rates already near zero they aren't well equipped to deal with another economic downturn." Read more...

Will the Fed Raise Interest Rates? William Longbrake

What is the likelihood that the Fed will raise interest rates in September? William Longbrake, Smith School Executive in Residence and senior policy advisor at the school’s Center for Financial Policy, shares insights and assesses the risks of the various policy options. "The odds (of a rate hike) have fallen further in recent days as turmoil has engulfed global financial markets," he says. Read more...

Anne Duquerroy

Anne Duquerroy began the program in Fall 2011. Her research interests are in empirical corporate finance, specifically in the areas of investment, capital structure and SME finance as well as in banking and political economy. Prior to joining the Smith PhD Program, Anne worked as an economist in the Financial Stability Directorate of the French Central Bank. 

Xiaoyuan Hu

Xiaoyuan Hu began the program in Fall 2011. Her research interests include empirical corporate finance, corporate governance, law and finance, and financial institutions. Her working papers discuss corporate policies and customer-supplier relationships, investor monitoring from Edgar searches, and CEO cultural values and corporate fraud: evidence from China.

Wen Chen

Wen Chen began the program in Fall 2011. Her research interests include market microstructure. Wen's working papers discuss dynamic model of the market and financialization of future markets on commodity. 

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