You are invited to a HCA WA Chapter Evening
with guest speaker
Prof. David Yermack (AB'85)
The Blockchain Evolution, and Why it Matters to all of us
David Yermack is an NYU Stern School of Business Professor who is visiting the University of Western Australia at this time.
Date: Wednesday 8 August 2018
"You’ve heard of bitcoin, blockchains, and maybe even crypto kitties, but what does it mean to you? And the rest of the world?
This disruptive technology has the potential to change the way the world works from: how we use money, international finance remittance, how global supply chains are managed, the stock market, and how governments interact with its citizens.
The promise of blockchain technology is virtually endless and is already having seismic impacts that can be felt by everyone around the world.
The Harvard Club of Australia is delighted to be joined by Prof. David Yermack of NYU’s Stern School of Business, who teaches a popular graduate course on blockchain who will delve into the impact blockchain is having globally and in Australia.
"David L. Yermack is the Albert Fingerhut Professor of Finance and Business Transformation at New York University Stern School of Business. He serves as Chairman of the Finance Department and Director of the NYU Pollack Center for Law and Business. Professor Yermack teaches joint MBA - Law School courses in Restructuring Firms & Industries and Bitcoin & Cryptocurrencies, as well as PhD research courses in corporate governance, executive compensation, and distress and restructuring.
Professor Yermack has been with NYU Stern since 1994. His primary research areas include boards of directors, executive compensation, and corporate finance. Professor Yermack has published more than 25 articles in leading academic journals in Finance, Accounting, Economics, and Law. He is a Faculty Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research and has been a Visiting Scholar at the U.S. Federal Reserve Bank.
Professor Yermack received his Bachelor of Arts in Economics (1985), Master of Business Administration (1991), Juris Doctor (1991), Master of Arts in Business Economics (1993), and Doctor of Philosophy in Business Economics (1994) from Harvard University."