This minor allows the student to investigate the economic foundations for investment, financing and related decisions she will make in her personal life or as a businesswoman. The minor is designed to offer a balanced discussion of practical as well as theoretical developments in the field of financial economics. For information about specific courses offered, please see our 
Academic Catalogue.


Philip TaylorPhilip Davis Taylor Clara Carter Acree Chair of Social Sciences, Professor of Economics,  Director of Graduate Business Programs. B.A. (Economics) University of North Carolina 1971; M.B.A. (Finance) University of North Carolina 1973; M.A., Ph.D. (Economics) Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University 1989. My primary interests include the valuation of stocks and bonds and their derivative instruments and the impact of globalization on the financial institutions that trade these securities. Taylor 217.