Lent: Practice what you’d teach

October 16, 2009
It’s easy to have an opinion about what field of study ultimately makes the “biggest” contribution to society. Most of us are convinced of the intellectual superiority of our own major. But what if everyone followed our advice? What would happen if every college student became a scientist in search of conclusions, or if every »

Students simulate hedge fund investing

October 3, 2007
Students in most classes invest time in problem sets and papers. Students in Scott Bessent’s ’84 Branford College seminar invest millions of dollars in stocks and bonds. Bessent’s seminar, titled “Hedge Funds: History, Theory and Practice,” goes beyond simply formulas and reading, although it has both. Bessent’s 18 students will construct their own model hedge »