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Structured Credit Products. History, Pricing, and Risk Management. Guest: Mr. Fabrice Tourre

Posted by on Jun 5, 2017 in Guest Speakers | Comments Off on Structured Credit Products. History, Pricing, and Risk Management. Guest: Mr. Fabrice Tourre

Structured Credit Products.  History, Pricing, and Risk Management.  Guest:   Mr. Fabrice Tourre

May 22, 2017. Mr. Fabrice Tourre, former Vice President and Co-Head of European Structured Credit Trading at Goldman Sachs and currently a Ph.D. student in economics at the University of Chicago. Mr. Tourre was involved in the structuring of the famous Abacus CDO that was shorted by hedge fund manager, John Paulson. After the financial crisis of 2008, the SEC brought a suit against Goldman Sachs and Tourre for misrepresentation on the Abacus CDO. Goldman Sachs settled the case for $550 million in 2010. The case against Fabrice Tourre went to...

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Reducing the Cost of Credit for Consumers and Small Businesses. Guest: Mr. Renaud LaPlanche

Posted by on May 10, 2016 in Guest Speakers | Comments Off on Reducing the Cost of Credit for Consumers and Small Businesses. Guest: Mr. Renaud LaPlanche

Reducing the Cost of Credit for Consumers and Small Businesses.  Guest:   Mr. Renaud LaPlanche

May 5, 2016. Mr. Renaud LaPlanche, CEO and Founder of Lending Club.  Mr. LaPlanche’s last public talk as CEO of Lending Club; four days later, he resigned amidst a lending scandal. Mr. LaPlanche discusses his company, answers questions about the peer-to-peer lending business, and gives students his words of advice. Q&A Begins at: 00’30’54”.  

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The Price of Oil and Commodity Investing. Guests: Mr. Nick Gerber, Mr. John Love, Mr. Andy Ngim, and Mr. Robert Nguyen.

Posted by on Apr 21, 2016 in Guest Speakers | Comments Off on The Price of Oil and Commodity Investing. Guests: Mr. Nick Gerber, Mr. John Love, Mr. Andy Ngim, and Mr. Robert Nguyen.

The Price of Oil and Commodity Investing.  Guests:    Mr. Nick Gerber, Mr. John Love, Mr. Andy Ngim, and Mr. Robert Nguyen.

April 21, 2016. The co-founders and CEO of USCF Investments speak about commodity investing.  Mr. Nick Gerber, Mr. John Love, Mr. Andy Ngim, and Mr. Robert Nguyen speak about the price of oil, commodity investing, about creating the first and most important oil ETF, USO, and advice to young people about finance.  Moderator:  Ludwig Chincarini.  Q&A Begins at:...

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The Business of Designing and Building the World’s Greatest Golf Courses. Guest: Mr. Robert Trent Jones, Jr.

Posted by on Mar 8, 2016 in Guest Speakers | Comments Off on The Business of Designing and Building the World’s Greatest Golf Courses. Guest: Mr. Robert Trent Jones, Jr.

The Business of Designing and Building the World’s Greatest Golf Courses.  Guest:   Mr. Robert Trent Jones, Jr.

March 8, 2016. Mr. Robert Trent Jones, Jr, Chairman and Master Architect of Robert Trent Jones II Golf Course Architects.  Robert Trent Jones, Jr. talks about his path to becoming one of the world’s premier golf course architects — from apprenticing beside his father while designing the legendary Spyglass Hill to pioneering the company’s business in Asia and founding his own firm. He offers insight into how he runs a  golf course design business — applying the basics of turning a profit and containing costs while maintaining...

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The 2015 Nobel Prizes Explained. Guests: Michael Boskin, James Cleaver, Susanna Elm, Rebecca Gordon, Yasunori Nomura, and David Scott Smith. Host: Ludwig Chincarini.

Posted by on Nov 29, 2015 in Guest Speakers | Comments Off on The 2015 Nobel Prizes Explained. Guests: Michael Boskin, James Cleaver, Susanna Elm, Rebecca Gordon, Yasunori Nomura, and David Scott Smith. Host: Ludwig Chincarini.

The 2015 Nobel Prizes Explained.  Guests:  Michael Boskin, James Cleaver, Susanna Elm, Rebecca Gordon, Yasunori Nomura, and David Scott Smith. Host:  Ludwig Chincarini.

November 2, 2015. University of San Francisco, UC Berkeley, Stanford, and UCSF professors explain the scientific contributions of the 2015 Nobel prize recipients. Michael Boskin (Economics), James Cleaver (Chemistry), Susanna Elm (Literature), Rebecca Gordon (Peace), Yasunori Nomura (Physics), and David Scott Smith (Medicine). Host: Ludwig Chincarini. Tech Nation Moderator: Moira Gunn.  

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The Train Interviews. Guest: Dr. George Akerlof

Posted by on Jul 29, 2015 in Guest Speakers | Comments Off on The Train Interviews. Guest: Dr. George Akerlof

The Train Interviews.  Guest:   Dr.  George Akerlof

Early 2000s. George Akerlof, Professor of Economics at UC Berkeley and 2001 Nobel Prize Winner in Economics.  Interviewed by Kenneth Train on his recent Nobel prize and his research.  

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BitCoin: Everything you need to know about Virtual Currency. Guest: Mr. Olaf Carlson-Wee

Posted by on Apr 11, 2015 in Guest Speakers | Comments Off on BitCoin: Everything you need to know about Virtual Currency. Guest: Mr. Olaf Carlson-Wee

BitCoin:  Everything you need to know about Virtual Currency.  Guest:   Mr. Olaf Carlson-Wee

March 24, 2015. Mr. Olaf Carlson-Wee, Head of Risk and First Employee of Coinbase.  Mr. Carlson-Wee discusses the Bitcoin and an entire host of issues related to virtual currencies in the modern world.  Q&A Begins at: 01’00’09”.  

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The 2014 Nobel Prizes Explained. Guests: Joe Farrell, Connie Chang, Jai Yu, Stephen Zunes, and Genaro Padilla. Host: Ludwig Chincarini

Posted by on Nov 9, 2014 in Guest Speakers | Comments Off on The 2014 Nobel Prizes Explained. Guests: Joe Farrell, Connie Chang, Jai Yu, Stephen Zunes, and Genaro Padilla. Host: Ludwig Chincarini

The 2014 Nobel Prizes Explained.  Guests:  Joe Farrell, Connie Chang, Jai Yu, Stephen Zunes, and Genaro Padilla.   Host:  Ludwig Chincarini

October 22, 2014. University of San Francisco, UC Berkeley, and UCSF professors explain the scientific contributions of the 2014 Nobel prize recipients. Joe Farrell, Connie Chang, Jai Yu, Stephen Zunes, and Genaro Padilla. Host: Ludwig Chincarini.  

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Insights on Venture Capital. Guest: Mr. Tom Perkins

Posted by on May 2, 2014 in Guest Speakers | Comments Off on Insights on Venture Capital. Guest: Mr. Tom Perkins

Insights on Venture Capital.  Guest:   Mr. Tom Perkins

April 28, 2014. Mr. Tom Perkins, Co-Founder of Kleiner-Perkins and father of modern venture capital.  Mr. Perkins discusses his career and gives lessons to students about starting companies, venture capital, and business.  Q&A Begins at: 00’52’20”.  

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The Redistribution Recession. Guest: Dr. Casey Mulligan

Posted by on Apr 2, 2014 in Guest Speakers | Comments Off on The Redistribution Recession. Guest: Dr. Casey Mulligan

The Redistribution Recession.  Guest:   Dr. Casey Mulligan

February 28, 2014. Dr. Casey Mulligan, Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago.  Dr. Mulligan discusses a neglected aspect of unemployment in the United States. He provides evidence that some of the unemployment might be due to government policies rather than due to other causes.  Q&A Begins at: 00’46’20”.  

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Who Gets What: The New Economics of Matching and Market Design. Guest: Dr. Alvin Roth

Posted by on Dec 25, 2013 in Guest Speakers | Comments Off on Who Gets What: The New Economics of Matching and Market Design. Guest: Dr. Alvin Roth

Who Gets What: The New Economics of Matching and Market Design.  Guest:   Dr. Alvin Roth

November 14, 2013. Dr. Alvin Roth, Craig and Susan McCaw Professor of Economics at Stanford University and 2012 Nobel laureate in economics.  Dr. Roth discusses his work in mechanism design over the last several years.  Q&A Begins at: 1’01’14”.  

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The 2013 Nobel Prizes Explained. Guests: Aparna Venkatesan, Stephen Zunes, Dean Rader, Jason Fernandes, Jesse Anttila-Hughes. Host: Ludwig Chincarini. Interviewed by Moira Gunn.

Posted by on Nov 30, 2013 in Guest Speakers | Comments Off on The 2013 Nobel Prizes Explained. Guests: Aparna Venkatesan, Stephen Zunes, Dean Rader, Jason Fernandes, Jesse Anttila-Hughes. Host: Ludwig Chincarini. Interviewed by Moira Gunn.

The 2013 Nobel Prizes Explained.  Guests:  Aparna Venkatesan, Stephen Zunes, Dean Rader, Jason Fernandes, Jesse Anttila-Hughes.  Host:  Ludwig Chincarini.  Interviewed by Moira Gunn.

November 30, 2013. University of San Francisco, UC Berkeley, and UCSF professors explain the scientific contributions of the 2013 Nobel prize recipients on Tech Nation.   Ludwig Chincarini, Aparna Venkatesan, Stephen Zunes, Dean Rader, Jason Fernandes, Jesse Anttila-Hughes.  Interviewed by Moira Gunn.

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The 2013 Nobel Prizes Explained. Guests: Aparna Venkatesan, Stephen Zunes, Teresa Head-Gordon, Dean Rader, Jason Fernandes, Jesse Anttila-Hughes. Host: Ludwig Chincarini

Posted by on Oct 26, 2013 in Guest Speakers | Comments Off on The 2013 Nobel Prizes Explained. Guests: Aparna Venkatesan, Stephen Zunes, Teresa Head-Gordon, Dean Rader, Jason Fernandes, Jesse Anttila-Hughes. Host: Ludwig Chincarini

The 2013 Nobel Prizes Explained.  Guests:   Aparna Venkatesan, Stephen Zunes, Teresa Head-Gordon, Dean Rader, Jason Fernandes, Jesse Anttila-Hughes.  Host:  Ludwig Chincarini

October 21, 2013. University of San Francisco, UC Berkeley, and UCSF professors explain the scientific contributions of the 2013 Nobel prize recipients. Aparna Venkatesan, Stephen Zunes, Teresa Head-Gordon, Dean Rader, Jason Fernandes, Jesse Anttila-Hughes.  Host:  Ludwig...

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The Train Interviews. Guest: Ms. Janet Yellen

Posted by on Oct 9, 2013 in Guest Speakers | Comments Off on The Train Interviews. Guest: Ms. Janet Yellen

The Train Interviews.  Guest:   Ms. Janet Yellen

Early 2000s. Janet Yellen, Professor of Economics at UC Berkeley.  Former Vice Chair of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco and Chair of the White House Council of Economics Advisers under President Bill Clinton.  Nominee for Fed Chairman.  Interviewed by Kenneth Train on her experience as an economist and in the Federal...

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Sound Business: Dolby and the Cinema Experience. Guest: Mr. Ioan Allen

Posted by on Jun 13, 2013 in Guest Speakers | Comments Off on Sound Business: Dolby and the Cinema Experience. Guest: Mr. Ioan Allen

Sound Business: Dolby and the Cinema Experience.  Guest:   Mr. Ioan Allen

April 26, 2013.  Ioan Allen, Vice President of Dolby Laboratories. From the roar of TIE fighters and hum of lightsabers in Star Wars to the jingling and creaking of bridles and saddles in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, sound is something we almost take for granted in a movie with a great story. Films have long had sound: even silent films featured some kind of live, musical accompaniment. After the first “talkies” and the huge commercial success of The Jazz Singer, however, nothing changed in the sound of films for decades—until...

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