Professor Catherine R. Lau has spent her career working in the banking and financial services industries in New York. She was an assistant treasurer and vice president at Credit Lyonnais from 1985 to 1998, and then served two years as a senior director at Fitch Ratings. In 2000, she moved to XL Capital Assurance Inc., where she spent eight years as managing director. She has also served as a consultant for Paloma Capital in Greenwich, Conn. (2009) and as a consultant and credit analyst for Deutsche Bank, A.G., in New York (2008).
Prof. Lau’s teaching career includes positions at several colleges and universities. She comes to Carthage from the Department of Finance at Western Connecticut State University, where she was a visiting professor in 2012. She has taught economics at the University of Shanghai for Science and Technology, and for the Taiwan Representative Office of Baruch's Zicklin School of Business Executive Education Program. She worked as a Graduate Teaching Fellow at Hunter College from 2009 to 2011. She also has been an adjunct lecturer at Hunter College, Pace University’s Lubin School of Business, and Purchase College SUNY. She has taught such courses as Women and Men in the Labor Market, Principles of Investment Analysis, Multinational Financial Issues, and Principles of Finance.
Prof. Lau earned her Ph.D. in economics from City University of New York Graduate Center in June 2012. She also holds an M.Phil. in economics from City University of New York Graduate Center and an M.B.A. in finance from New York University. She earned her bachelor of arts in economics from State University of New York at Albany, graduating summa cum laude.
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