BiP: A/Macro Strategies
Term: Spring 2023 - Full Term (01/24/2023 - 05/08/2023)
Grade Mode: Credit/Fail Grading
Times & Locations
|Start Date||End Date||Days||Time||Location|
|1/24/2023||5/8/2023||M||6:40pm - 8:00pm||HS 105|
Macro Strategies gives you insider access at the ways business economists analyze and interpret economic data on a day-to-day basis. Focusing on news and data releases, you will gain confidence in understanding what specific economic data means in the context of the economy, financial markets, and moreover, your own personal and/or professional investing lives.
After understanding economic data, teams will develop a business cycle model, learn how to apply that model, and gain insight on how that translates across various industries and asset classes (such as stock, bond, and commodity markets). Student teams then apply this knowledge to develop and deliver a 6 month forecast.
Industry Professional Bio:
Alex Spitz: Macroeconomic Research Analyst on the asset allocation team at Columbia Threadneedle Investments. He’s held this position for about five years, primarily covering the economies of the US and China. Prior to Columbia Threadneedle, Alex worked as an economic consultant at Global Economics Group and as a senior research assistant at the Federal Reserve Board.