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Invite-only event for faculty

Michael A. Goldstein

Professor and Faculty Director of the Masters of Science in Finance at Babson College

TOPIC: Climate Finance: Using an option pricing approach to evaluate strategic decisions in a rapidly changing climate: Black-Scholes and climate change

Professor Michael A. Goldstein, Babson College professor, will be presenting on the topic of Climate Finance on October 25th. The presentation will be at 11:15 AM in Saunders College room 1215, as part of Dean’s Distinguished Speaker Series. This is an invite only event. If you are interested in attending, please email Archana Jain (

He will primarily talk about his paper “Using an option pricing approach to evaluate strategic decisions in a rapidly changing climate: Black–Scholes and climate change.”

He will also briefly discuss these two papers:

Michael A. Goldstein is currently the Faculty Director of the Masters of Science in Finance at Babson College, where he is a Professor of Finance and holds the Donald P. Babson Chair of Applied Investments. He currently holds a three-year appointment as a Visiting Professorship Fellow at the Climate Change Research Center at the University of New South Wales. He currently serves as Chair of Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA)'s Economic Advisory Committee, and previously served as a member of the Nasdaq Economic Advisory Board from 2003 to 2005, and served as Chair in 2005. Dr. Goldstein was chosen to be the Visiting Economist at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) for 1997-1998 and was the eighth academic to hold that post.

His research covers market microstructure, corporate bonds, climate change, dividend payments around the world, privatization of formerly communist countries, and real estate, and has consults Fortune 100 companies and financial firms on financial strategy, international strategy, and complex litigation. He is currently an Associate Editor of The Financial Review, and Finance Research Letters, and was an Associate Editor of Financial Management from 2011 to 2016. Dr. Goldstein received a U.S. National Science Foundation Grant to study the effects of the change in seasons on the Arctic Economy. Dr. Goldstein is a member of many academic and professional societies. His bio is listed in Marquis' Who's Who in America. He was profiled in Fall 2005 issue The Wharton Alumni Magazine. He is also the vice president of Eastern Finance Association meeting 2018.

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Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 11:15am to 12:45pm