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2 Jun 2020
Online Zoom lecture

COVID-Driven Economic Policies

Dr. George Calhoun

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The financial fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic has driven major changes in economic policy and market outcomes in all three major economic zones — the United States, Europe and China. This talk will offer an overview of high-level developments, including: 

  • European Union. The struggle over Eurobonds, and the battle between the ECB and the German Supreme Court. 
  • United States. The Federal Reserve’s unprecedented expansion of accommodative monetary policy, to include the purchase of corporate bands and related financial instruments. 
  • China. The fallout from Beijing’s decision to exercise more extensive control over Hong Kong, focusing specifically on the financial implications.

Presenter Prof. George Calhoun

Dr. Calhoun is the director of the undergraduate Quantitative Finance program at Stevens, and is also the executive director of the Hanlon Financial Systems Center at Stevens. He has decades of experience working in the technology and finance industries, and is currently the senior editor for the Springer/Apress book series in Quantitative Finance and Data Sciences. Dr. Calhoun's latest book, “Price and Value,” which is part of the Springer/Apress series, was published in February. He is a regular contributor to Forbes.

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