They always have the best little Swiss finger food at these things!
You should register at the site below and write back to me if you’re going.
It’s free :-)
COMPETITIVE MARKETS: BEAUTY OR BEAST?
Thursday November 5, 6.30pm-9pm
In the aftermath of the financial meltdown, the virtue of competitive markets is being questioned. It is little appreciated, however, that the economic concept of “competitive markets” is abstract–just as a “vacuum” is an idealized environment for physicists–and that the theory rarely spells out how to implement markets in practical terms.
Peter Bossaerts, professor of finance at the California Institute of Technology, explains what economists mean by the term “competitive markets,” what the markets are theoretically supposed to do, and where they fail. He’ll also evaluate whether or not eBay, the New York Stock Exchange, the real estate market, the Over-the-Counter credit derivative markets, and other institutions are really instances of “competitive markets.” Audience members participate in hands-on demos of market behavior, so laptops are encouraged.
Details & Registration: http://www.swissnexsanfrancisco.org/activities/events/competitivemarkets
Location & Parking: http://www.swissnexsanfrancisco.org/aboutus/contact