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Stern’s Romer Is the Economist of Ideas and Now a Nobel Laureate

Not only has Paul Romer created waves in the world of Economics, but he’s also a model for the role of professor and researcher in modern society. During the recent Fireside Chat in honor of Romer’s Nobel win, Donald Marron — founder of the Marron Institute of Urban Management, which Romer now leads — put it succinctly: “He is a man of both thought and action.”

Romer recently joined the ranks of six other NYU professors in the last 20 years who have won Nobel Prizes. The award-winning research by our very own professors has focused on everything from the impact of interest rates on the economy to analyzing economic time series with time-varying volatility.…

Luxury and Retail Face Evolution with Changing Consumer Tastes

Henri Bendel to Close After 123 Years. This Is the Beginning of the End for Lord & Taylor’s Flagship Store. Sears, KMart to Close More than 100 Additional Stores.

To anyone paying attention to the news recently, it would seem that the traditional retail industry is facing an apocalypse.

However, the members of NYU Stern’s Luxury and Retail Club feel as if the industry is not facing an apocalypse but is instead simply experiencing growing pains during its evolution. The theme of the 12th Annual NYU Stern Luxury and Retail Conference was “It’s Not an Apocalypse, It’s an Evolution” and the event highlighted how top companies are viewing the future of retail in order to to remain relevant in the competitive global landscape.…

Fintech Conference Brings Industry Leaders Together on Blockchain, Machine Learning and More

On Friday, October 19, NYU Stern kicked off its third annual Fintech Conference, which was co-hosted by Stern’s new Fubon Center for Technology, Business, and Innovation. It was a tremendous success; 560 people from various industries and geographies attended the event.  The emcee was Kathleen DeRose, Director of the Fubon Fintech Initiative and Clinical Associate Professor of Finance at Stern. This year’s theme was ‘Data Science Disruption in Fintech,’ focusing on machine learning, Blockchain implications, data aggregation in financial platforms, and much more.

Continuing last year’s tradition, the morning keynote speaker was Matt Harris, Managing Director at Bain Capital Ventures.

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