Distinguished Speaker Series

The Peter T. Paul Financial Policy Center hosts visits by prominent academic and industrial speakers to discuss timely topics in financial policy to faculty and students. The Center sponsors a Distinguished Speaker Series.

The series features:

• Distinguished Professors

• Distinguished Executives

• Distinguished Alumni

As our first speaker in the Distinguished Professor Series, Dr. Erik Lie, a high-profile professor from Iowa whose pioneering research on option backdating prompted a large-scale investigations by the SEC into the potentially illegal practice, came to the Peter T. Paul College in the spring of 2014 to speak to faculty and students. Erik Lie was listed among the ‘Time 100’ (the 100 most influential people in the world) in Time Magazine, the ‘Power 30’ (the 30 most influential people on Wall Street) in SmartMoney Magazine and the ‘Influencers 2007’ in Business Finance Magazine. His research work has a profound impact in not only the academic world but also real businesses.