The Power of Gold: Financial Markets and Social Beliefs

Thursday, August 18, 2011 - 18:00 to 19:00
Free! Pre-booking essential

Why does gold fascinate us? Are we in the middle of a "gold bubble"? Economist Constantin Gurdgiev discusses gold's recent explosion in value, and why gold's role in the global economy is unlikely to change any time soon.

About the speaker:

Dr. Constantin Gurdgiev is the Head of Research for St. Columbanus IA, and the adjunct lecturer in Finance with Trinity College, Dublin.

Born in Moscow, Russia, Dr Gurdgiev was educated in the University of California, Los Angeles, University of Chicago, Johns Hopkins University and Trinity College, Dublin. He currently serves as a Visiting Professor of Finance with the Russian State University and the Chairman of Ireland Russia Business Association, and holds non-executive appointments on the Investment Committee of GoldCore, Ltd (Ireland) and Heinz Global Asset Management, LLC (US).

In the past, Dr Gurdgiev served as the Head of Macroeconomics with the Institute for Business Value, IBM, Special Adviser to the Irish Exporters Association, Director of Research with NCB Stockbrokers, Ltd. And Group Editor and Director of Business & Finance Publications.

(photo from Chartered Accountants Ireland photostream on Flickr)

Why does gold fascinate us? Are we in the middle of a "gold bubble"? Economist Constantin Gurdgiev discusses gold's recent explosion in value, and why gold's role in the global economy is unlikely to change any time soon.