MIT Faculty Insights Series #4: Prof Robert Merton
Held on Dec 4th, 2015 the fourth in our MIT Faculty Insights Series on “The Role of Financial Innovation and Finance Science in Financial Stability and Economic Growth” was to a packed auditorium at Sasana Kijang, the academic campus of the Asia School of Business.
Prof Robert C. Merton proved to be so much more than the many accolades he has received – among which is none other than the Alfred Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in 1997. To the several hundred young to senior executives hanging on to his every word, Bob Merton introduced the world of finance and more specifically financial innovation in a way many of us had never heard.
The writer, for one, may have charted a different career trajectory herself had she known more about the very real interplay between the financial system and the real economy.
One excited participant exclaimed, “He was such a great speaker! So engaging that I just had to stay to the end.” The queue to take photographs with Prof Merton echoed that sentiment in a very real way too.
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