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Carbon Finance 2008

Based on the research from the book The Origins of Value: The Financial Innovations that Created Modern Capital Markets, Professors William Goetzmann and K. Geert Rouwenhorst will discuss the 4,000 year evolution of finance.  With a historical view of financial markets that includes loans, interest rates, stocks, bonds, mutual funds, the corporation and the New York Stock Exchange, attendees will have a historical context to then think about the carbon markets through subsequent speakers in the series.

September 13, 2007
4:30 to 6:00 p.m.
Luce Hall at 34 Hillhouse Avenue
Reception to Follow

Professor Goetzmann, Edwin J. Beinecke Professor of Finance and Management Studies, is an expert on a diverse range of investments, including stocks, mutual funds, real estate, and paintings. His research topics include forecasting stock markets, selecting mutual fund managers, housing as investment, and the risk and return of art.  Will is the Director of the International Center for Finance.







Professor Rouwenhorst, Professor of Finance, is a specialist in international finance and asset pricing. His research interests include business cycle theory, the empirical tradeoff between risk and return in developed and emerging stock markets, and portfolio choice.  Geert is the Deputy Director for the International Center for Finance.





Recommended Readings

Introduction to The Origins of Value: The Financial Innovations that Created Modern Capital Markets.  (Will Goetzmann and K. Geert Rouwenhorst).  Get your copy of the book by clicking here.




Event Documents

Netcast - Visit Yale "Business & Management" or "Environment" in the "Center for Business and Environment" tab (must have iTunes to download)

PowerPoint Presentation


Event Poster

Event Photos - #1, #2, #3, and #4

Funding for this series was made possible by a generous grant from the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation.