Professor William N.Getzomann will talk on China's financial innovation through historyand his book Money Changes Everything. Published in 2016 by Princeton University Press, the book was one of Bloomberg's Best Books of 2016 and one of Financial Times (FT.com) Best Economics Books of 2016.
In his book, he shows how finance was present at key moments in history: driving the invention of writing in ancient Mesopotamia, spurring the classical civilizations of Greece and Rome to become great empires, determining the rise and fall of dynasties in imperial China, and underwriting the trade expeditions that led Europeans to the New World. He also demonstrates how the apparatus we associate with a modern economy—stock markets, lines of credit, complex financial products, and international trade—were repeatedly developed, forgotten, and reinvented over the course of human history.
The language of the event will be English.
RMB 20 for students; RMB 60 for Yale alumni; RMB 80 for others.
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1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Talk and Q&A
William N. Goetzmann
Edwin J. Beinecke Professor of Finance and Management Studies, Director of the International Center for Finance
William N. Goetzmann is the Edwin J. Beinecke Professor of Finance and Management Studies and Director of the International Center for Finance at the Yale School of Management. He is an expert on a diverse range of investments. His past work includes studies of stock market predictability, hedge funds and survival biases in performance measurement. His current research focuses on alternative investing, factor investing, behavioral finance and the art market.
Professor Goetzmann has written and co-authored a number of books. He teaches portfolio management, alternative investments, real estate and financial history at the Yale School of Management.