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December 15, 2016 12:00 AM

Inaugural Innovation Week Inspires Future Caltech Entrepreneurs

The Ronald and Maxine Linde Institute of Economic and Management Sciences co-sponsored Caltech’s Innovation Week 2016, which was organized by the Caltech Office of Technology Transfer and Corporate Partnerships. The week (November 28 to December 2) included panel discussions and lectures on topics ranging from technology commercialization and entrepreneurship to startup creation and fundraising. Read more here.

November 9, 2016 12:00 AM

Meet the 2016-2017 Linde Institute Graduate Fellows

The Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) is pleased to introduce The Ronald and Maxine Linde Institute of Economic and Management Sciences (The Linde Institute) graduate fellowship recipients for the 2016–2017 academic year, Tatiana Mayskaya and Jun Zhang. Both are in their fifth year in HSS’s social sciences PhD program and are currently on the job market. Read more about the fellows here.

November 4, 2016 12:00 AM

Alumni Career Panel Series Continues

The Ronald and Maxine Linde Institute of Economic and Management Sciences hosted the first alumni career panel of the 2016-2017 school year on October 13. The theme of the panel was Careers in Finance and featured three Caltech alumni who have found success in the realm of business finance. Read more here.

July 18, 2016 12:00 AM

The Linde Institute Awards Four Graduate Summer Fellowships

The Ronald and Maxine Linde Institute of Economic and Management Sciences is pleased to announce the selection of four students in Caltech’s Social Sciences PhD program to receive graduate fellowships to support their research this summer. The 2016 Linde Institute Summer Fellows are Jun Chen, Marcelo Fernandez, Pengfei Sui, and Jun Zhang. Learn more about the fellows here

June 21, 2016 12:00 AM

Congratulations to the Class of 2016

On June 10, Caltech celebrated the accomplishments of the Class of 2016 at the Institute’s 122nd commencement exercises. Almost ten percent of the graduating seniors (22 out of 249) completed an option (major) in Business, Economics, and Management (BEM) or Economics in the Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS). Learn more about the Class of 2016 here

May 13, 2016 12:00 AM

Caltech Team Finishes in the Top Five of the CQA Investment Challenge

The Chicago Quantitative Alliance (CQA) holds an annual Student Portfolio Contest, in which teams of university students manage virtual hedge funds for several months. The Caltech team finished in fifth place out of 32 teams in the most recent competition. Read more here.

March 21, 2016 12:00 AM

The Linde Institute Sponsors Second Annual Caltech/USC Private Equity Conference

On March 18, 2016, researchers and practitioners gathered at Caltech to present and discuss emerging research on private equity at the second annual Caltech/USC Private Equity Finance Conference. The conference featured five new academic papers presented by researchers from Harvard, Dartmouth, and Ohio State on topics including the economics of the private equity partnership and the new secondary market in private equity fund shares. Read more here.

February 29, 2016 12:00 AM

CRSP Now Available to Caltech Faculty and Students

As of January, 2016, Caltech is a subscriber to the Chicago Booth Center for Research in Security Prices (CRSP) database, “the world’s first comprehensive database for historical security prices and returns information.”

January 15, 2016 12:00 AM

The Linde Institute Internship Opportunities for Summer 2016

The Linde Institute is pleased to announce its internship opportunities are expanding for Caltech students interested in business, economics, and management (BEM).  The Summer Undergraduate Startup Internship program (SUSI) continues for its second year with new opportunities.  The new Summer Undergraduate Finance Internship (SUFI) program connects undergraduates with Caltech alumni and their financial firms in New York to explore potential internships. Learn more about the programs here and read the Caltech News feature on the 2015 SUSI interns here.

January 7, 2016 12:00 AM

Hard Work Meets Hard Knocks: Caltech's SUSI Program

Caltech News features a story on The Linde Institute’s Summer Undergraduate Startup Internship program (SUSI), which started in 2015 and continues in 2016. Read the news story here and learn about the 2016 opportunities here.

December 16, 2015 12:00 AM

Alumni Career Panels Continue

Faculty in The Ronald and Maxine Linde Institute of Economic and Management Sciences, in partnership with Caltech’s Career Development Center, have organized a series of ongoing panels with Caltech alumni to speak about leveraging science and engineering degrees into successful careers in finance, management, and consulting.  In addition to having an opportunity to listen to alumni talk about their own career paths, students schedule one-on-one interviews with the participating alumni on the same day as the panel discussions.  Learn more about the past panels here.

October 19, 2015 12:00 AM

The Science of Economics

John Ledyard talks about work that he and his colleagues, Tom Palfrey, Charles Plott, and Leeat Yariv, have completed over the last decade with the support of the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation that has enabled researchers to create and run experiments in the lab to test all sorts of market systems involving social interactions—everything from the effect of inequality on tax rates to the best way for the United Nations to auction off pallets of natural rubber in Vietnam.

August 12, 2015 12:00 AM

Academies Bestow Honors on the Director of The Linde Institute

Morteza (Mory) Gharib (Ph.D. 1983), Hans W. Liepmann Professor of Aeronautics and Bioinspired Engineering; Vice Provost; and Director of The Ronald and Maxine Linde Institute of Economic and Management Sciences received two of the highest marks of professional distinction in recent months: elections to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (American Academy) and the National Academy of Engineering (NAE).  Read about these honors on Caltech's News Center here and here.  Read about Dr. Gharib’s accomplishments as an inventor and entrepreneur here.

July 28, 2015 12:00 AM

Interview with Ronald Linde (M.S. '62, Ph.D. '64)

Through the enormous generosity of Ronald Linde and his wife, Maxine, Caltech established The Ronald and Maxine Linde Institute of Economic and Management Sciences in 2011. In a recent conversation with Caltech professor of economics and political science Erik Snowberg, Linde talked about his own experience as a student at Caltech and later in business, as well as his thoughts on the important role and future of The Linde Institute. Read the interview here.

July 23, 2015 12:00 AM

The Linde Institute’s Graduate Fellowship Program Completes a Successful First Year

During Caltech’s 2014-2015 academic year, The Linde Institute awarded its first graduate fellowships to two Caltech social science Ph.D. candidates, third-year graduate student Myungkoo Song and fifth-year Khai Xiang Chiong.  The Linde Institute grants two-quarter fellowships in one or more of its three areas of research concentration: finance; entrepreneurship; and economics and computer science.  Read more about the first Linde Institute Fellows here.

June 30, 2015 12:00 AM

Building a Program: Financial Economics

Caltech News covers exciting developments in the finance curriculum in HSS over the past decade, including the establishment and substantial contributions of The Linde Institute. Read more here.

June 2, 2015 12:00 AM

SUSI 2015 Interns Selected

The Ronald and Maxine Linde Institute of Economic and Management Sciences is proud to announce that four Caltech undergraduates have been selected as interns for the Summer Undergraduate Startup Internship (SUSI) program’s inaugural summer.

May 15, 2015 12:00 AM

The Linde Institute’s Richard Roll and Michael Ewens Lead Panel Discussions at “Cancer Megafund” Working Group

On April 29, 2015, more than 50 scientists, entrepreneurs, attorneys, and medical doctors convened at Caltech to discuss the founding of a “cancer megafund” whose purpose would be to support early-stage cancer research. The one-day workshop was sponsored in part by The Linde Institute. Richard Roll, Linde Institute Professor of Finance, and Michael Ewens, Associate Professor of Finance and Entrepreneurship, led panel discussions during the day-long event.   

March 26, 2015 2:00 PM

The Linde Institute’s Richard Roll Wins Onassis Prize in Finance

Richard Roll, Caltech’s Linde Institute Professor of Finance, has been named one of two recipients of this year's Onassis Prize in Finance. Awarded only once every three years, the Onassis Prizes honor the contributions of top thinkers in the fields of finance, international trade, and shipping.

December 22, 2014 4:00 PM

Alumni Panel: Insights into Finance Careers

Organized and moderated by Linde Institute Professor of Finance Richard Roll, a panel of prominent alumni discuss leveraging science and engineering degrees into successful careers in finance.

December 5, 2014 5:00 AM

Caltech/USC Private Equity Finance Conference

The Linde Institute at Caltech and the USC Marshall School of Business are delighted to announce the first annual Caltech/USC Private Equity Finance Conference, which will take place on the Caltech campus on April 10, 2015.

September 29, 2014 4:00 AM

Finessing Finance: An Interview with Richard Roll

In a September 2014 interview with Caltech News, Linde Institute Professor of Finance Richard Roll speaks about his research, his career, and his new position at Caltech after almost forty years at UCLA’s Anderson School of Management.

July 18, 2014 8:00 AM

Welcome Preston McAfee

The Linde Institute is pleased to announce that economist Preston McAfee is returning to Caltech, where he will join the faculty as a Professor of Business Economics and Management in August of 2014. McAfee most recently was a director in Google Strategic Technologies, arriving there in 2012 after serving as Chief Economist, Vice President, and a Research Fellow at Yahoo! Research since 2007. He was the J. Stanley Johnson Professor at Caltech from 2004 to 2009.

May 15, 2014 12:00 AM

Welcome Michael Ewens

The Linde Institute will gain another valuable faculty member this June with the arrival of economist Michael Ewens, whose research focuses on financial intermediation, innovation, and management of high-growth entrepreneurial firms.

April 9, 2014 12:00 AM

Network Science Workshop Coming This Month

The 2014 Network Science Workshop will be hosted by the Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, CA from April 25th - April 26th.  The local organizer is Dr. Matthew Elliott, Assistant Professor of Economics.

April 1, 2014 8:00 AM

Welcome Richard Roll

We are pleased to welcome finance expert Richard W. Roll as the Linde Institute Professor of Finance. Known in particular for his work on portfolio theory and asset pricing, Roll recently retired from UCLA, where he joined the faculty in 1976 and most recently held the Joel Fried Chair in Applied Finance in the Anderson School of Management.

March 28, 2014 6:00 PM

Welcome New Faculty

The Linde Institute is poised for considerable growth this year with the arrival of two new faculty members.


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