ECON 281: Wall Street & the Economy
Focusing on the institutions and operations of financial markets located on Wall Street (and more generally New York City), students are offered a solid background on Wall Street and its relationship to the rest of the economy, centering on finance but also including macroeconomic, historical, and ethical dimensions. The impact of the financial sector on the U.S. economy is considered at all levels (local, state, national, and global). Students spend two days per week in New York City, attending presentations and discussions by prominent executives, government officials, institutional shareholders, economists, academics and other members of the financial community. Students also participate in a course offered by the program director where they are exposed to the major theoretical concepts of modern finance. Registration restricted for sophomores, juniors, and seniors.
Prerequisite: ECON 101 & ECON 102
Signature of instructor required for registration.
CLA-Off Campus Experience, CLA-Immersive Experience.