Taking advantage of Drew’s geographical closeness to New York City, the Wall Street Semester brings students into the financial district to study, to listen to professionals who work in the financial world, and to visit the places that are so integral to the U.S. economy: investment banks, brokerages, and stock exchanges. You’ll take a critical look at Wall Street’s operations, learn the economics behind the transactions, explore the district’s history, and discuss ethical and moral issues facing market participants. At the end of the semester, you will have a deeper understanding of the role of financial markets within the rest of the economy, as well as an appreciation for topics and controversies currently affecting New York’s financial sector.
The program’s directors are Marc Tomljanovich and Giandomenico Sarolli. Prof. Tomljanovich is an associate professor of economics and business studies at Drew. Marc earned his Ph.D. in 1998 from Cornell University, and his research focuses on the effects of central bank policies on financial markets.
Prof. Sarolli is an assistant professor of economics and business studies at Drew. Giandomenico earned his Ph.D. in Economics in 2010 from the University of Virginia, and a M.S. in Quantitative Finance in 2003 from Bocconi University in Milan, Italy. His research focuses on trading volume in the stock market.
Find out more in the Online Brochure or contact professor Marc Tomljanovich or Giandomenico Sarolli directly with any questions you may have.
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