ECON 370: Global Capital Markets

Course Information

Instructor: Prof. Emma Rasiel

Financial markets and the role of investment banks as intermediaries. Divisions and functions within investment banks: sales and trading, corporate finance, research and wealth management. Aspects of asset pricing and corporate valuation. Impact of current events on financial markets. Intended primarily for sophomores and juniors interested in a career in financial markets. Consent of instructor required.


Student Writing Assignment

What are students writing? Book review/discussion.
For whom? People working in the financial markets, as well as those who are interested in working in this field.
Where would such writing typically be found? A venue for non-experts such as The Economist.
Why would someone usually read it? To explore different interpretations of books related to finance, and see how these can be enlightening in different area of the financial markets. (Readers may or may not have read the book.)


Reader requirements: Financial market professionals with 5 or more years of experience.


Student – Reader Interactions

Here are the deadlines for students in the reader project:

Intro Meeting

by Sept 21:

Book Review

Sept 24: Student sends first draft to reader

by Oct 3: Real time meeting to discuss review, send written feedback by Oct 1st

[Next project]

Oct 19: Student sends draft to reader

by Oct 25th: Real time meeting to discuss; reader sends written feedback by meeting time, if possible

Optional: students and readers work out schedule for Feedback on last paper


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Feedback response questions:


Quality Reader Feedback Example