Ian earned his BA in Economics and Mathematical Methods in the Social Sciences at Northwestern, and his AM and PhD in Economics from Harvard. His research covers both theoretical and empirical consumption-based asset pricing, focusing in particular on the relationship between asset prices and the real economy. Ian previously worked at Duke University and the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco.
This class provides students with a structure for thinking about financial markets and the pricing of financial securities. The financial securities we study and price include stocks, bonds, futures, and options.
The class teaches how to address investment problems in a systematic manner using case studies. They are used to examine issues in the selection and implementation of investment strategies. In the process, the class examines current academic work about financial markets and their applications to investing.