Master of Financial Engineering Program graduates 67 students

Surrounded by friends and family, 67 students in the tight-knit Master of Financial Engineering (MFE) Class of 2018 graduated last Friday. Linda Kreitzman, executive director of the MFE Program, said the graduating students, who hail from 15 countries, became close over the past year. “I would like to say it’s been a privilege to guide

Assoc. Prof. Patatoukas wins UC Berkeley’s most prestigious teaching award

Assoc. Prof. Panos Patatoukas has helped students find unexpected career paths in finance, launch companies, and open their eyes to the “intrigue, mischief, and opportunity boiling just below the surface of financial statements.” For Patatoukas, it’s all in the service a larger purpose: democratizing access to financial information in the interest of a more equal

Want to clean up the environment? Make credit easier to get.

Prof. Ross Levine has found a new way to encourage businesses to be environmentally friendly: Make it easier for them to borrow. Research by Levine, the Willis H. Booth Chair in Banking and Finance, is the first to show that when lending conditions ease, businesses invest more in projects to cut pollution. In a new

Senior Lecturer Sara Beckman honored with graduate student mentoring award

When Rachel Dzombak’s PhD advisor, beloved engineering Professor David Dornfeld, died unexpectedly in 2016, she was not sure what would happen next. “That morning was a nightmare,” said Dzombak, now a postdoctoral researcher at Haas and at the Blum Center for Developing Economies. “I came back to the lab after receiving a text from a

22nd Women In Leadership conference to focus on evolution of gender equality

Uprisings around #metoo, women’s marches, and inclusion and diversity in Hollywood and beyond defined 2017, sparking fierce conversations on feminism, gender equity, and social justice. The March 17 Women In Leadership (WIL) conference will continue that conversation, taking participants through three different stages of leadership and careers under this year’s theme, “Evolve.” The 22nd annual conference

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