Ari Shwayder
Ariel Shwayder

FINANCE
Lecturer of Finance

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Ari Shwayder is a lecturer in the department of Finance. He has worked both in business, as management consultant advising clients in insurance, banking, and other fields, as well as in government, as an economic advisor to the US Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions committee.

Ari received a B.A. in mathematics with honors from Harvard University, and a Ph.D. in economics from Northwestern University. His research has focused on macroeconomics and finance, particularly on commodities pricing as well as the links between commodity prices and household expectations.

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Education
Ph.D., 2012, Economics, Northwestern University
M.A., 2007, Economics, Northwestern University
A.B., 2003, Mathematics, Harvard University, cum laude

Other Professional Experience
Associate, McKinsey & Company, 2012-present
Economic Advisor, Health, Education, Labor & Pensions Committee Office, 2005-2006
Business Analyst, McKinsey & Company, 2003-2005

 
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Full-Time / Part-Time MBA
Macroeconomic Policy and Global Capital Markets (FINC-941-0)

This course counts toward the following majors: Finance, International Business, Analytical Finance

How do national economies evolve and interact in a globalized world? This course focuses on the economic forces and the policy responses that are relevant for business and investment strategies. Specific topics include the meaning and measures of national and international economic activity; what determines which emerging markets develop and grow, while others stagnate; what drives business cycles, how they are propagated globally, and how government policy responds; monetary policy decisions and their effect on financial institutions and credit markets; government liabilities and how markets react to government debt; what determines trade deficits and surpluses, and the relative strength of a currency. The course provides a high-level overview to aid business planning, investment strategies, and policy analysis.