By the end of winter quarter, I will have completed the economics core. Completing this six-course sequence has taught me a great deal about concepts such as optimization, efficiency and cost analysis. What I have not been taught, however, is how to analyze the moral questions that economics raises. To what extent is inequality acceptable in an economy? Is it necessary to interfere in an economy to aid individuals who are deprived of sufficient resources? To fill this vital gap in economic student’s education, the economics department should not only design ethics electives but also make an ethics of economics course mandatory for all undergraduate economics majors.
All that glisters is not gold — Often have you heard that told. Many a man his life hath sold But my outside to behold. Gilded tombs do worms enfold. (“The Merchant of Venice,” 2.7.69–72) *** I learned about the prestige of landing a job at Goldman Sachs before I had any idea what investment…
Brad Katsuyama, CEO and co-founder for IEX, an Alternative Trading System (ATS), gave a talk at the Graduate School of Business (GSB) this past Monday, Feb. 23. Katsuyama was profiled in Michael Lewis’ well-received book “Flash Boys.” IEX became well-known for being the the first equity pool owned exclusively by buy-side investors and is dedicated to institutionalizing fairness in the markets.
The Daily sat down with Sorkin to discuss his background, the challenges of covering Wall Street and what we can expect from the financial sector in the years to come.
“We often forget…what the other side of the cliff looked like [in 2008],” said financial journalist Andrew Ross Sorkin to a packed Cubberley Auditorium on Saturday afternoon. “[We forget] how bad it was…and how far we were about to fall.”
Gene Sykes MBA ’84 is an investment banker at Goldman Sachs and the newest member of the Stanford University Board of Trustees, having begun his five-year term on Feb. 1. The Daily sat down with Sykes to discuss his new role, his expectations and his goals for the future.
Twenty-five finance companies interviewed for internships on campus, compared to 80 engineering and technology companies and eight non-tech companies.
Employers interested in participating in the program can choose one of three membership levels: a “Platinum Partner” company, which pays $10,000 a year receives the ability to send unlimited emails to targeted Stanford students and alumni, among other benefits.