In 1791, two great minds clashed over an issue of constitutional and historical significance. Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson tried to make the case to President George Washington for and against having a national, central bank. Hamilton saw the central bank as the key to America’s economic future, whereas Jefferson worried about the consolidation of power and thought a central bank was unconstitutional. In this episode of POLICYbrief, two experts--David Cowen, President/CEO of the Museum of American Finance, and Thomas J. DiLorenzo, Professor of Economics at Loyola University--explain and analyze this 200-year-old debate that still has relevance today.
Someone turning on the financial news for the very first time might get the impression that Wall Street isn’t a market but rather an animal parade: bulls and bears, hawks and doves, dead cats and doomed sheep, and so on. Stock market animal references reach back to the early days of Wall Street. But what exactly does all the animal-based market slang mean?
Trust in money is implicit, but when money is manipulated, trust is lost, leading to economic and social instability and human suffering. Such is the basis of an award-winning PBS documentary, “In Money We Trust?,” which was screened at Fordham’s Gabelli School of Business Lincoln Center campus in a program presented in partnership with the Museum of American Finance on November 11.
For the 90th anniversary of Black Thursday, TIME spoke to financial historian Richard Sylla, a Professor Emeritus of Economics and the former Henry Kaufman Professor of the History of Financial Institutions and Markets at New York University Stern School of Business and Chairman of the board of the Museum of American Finance in New York City.
Just a few days before NYC Climate Week was set to begin, CEOs and academic thought leaders on corporate sustainability took part in a Sustainability Panel at the McNally Amphitheater, underscoring the potential for finance and private wealth to be recognized as important agents for social and environmental change. The program was part of the Museum of American Finance Evening Lecture Series in partnership with Fordham Gabelli School of Business.
Sustainability is no longer a fringe issue for large corporations, and on September 19, 2019, the Museum of American Finance hosted a fireside chat and panel discussion on the future of corporate decision making as it relates to environmental, social and governance concerns.
In honor of National Financial Awareness Day, MoAF President/CEO David Cowen explores the history of US finance with Jill Maladrino on Trade Talks, live from the Nasdaq MarketSite.
In honor of International Women’s Day, Bloomberg introduces American women who made history in finance, investing and economics, some of who were featured in the Museum's "Women of Wall Street" exhibit.
New York Business Journal's coverage of the 2019 Museum of American Finance Gala.
Bloomberg's coverage of the Museum's 2019 honoring Laurence Fink and Dr. Janet Yellen.
Read American Banker's coverage of the Museum's recent "Democratizing Finance" event.
Dr. Richard Sylla, the Museum's chairman, discusses the historically low interest rates in this Bloomberg "Masters in Business" podcast.
Coverage of the Museum's event with Warren Buffett's author of choice, Lawrence Cunningham.
Speaking at an event hosted by the Museum of American Finance in New York on February 27, 2018, bitcoin billionaire Tyler Winklevoss along with his twin brother, Cameron, said that he supports the long-standing and popular argument in the industry that the leading cryptocurrency is a form of digital gold. Bitcoin and gold are both limited in nature, but bitcoin is better as it is more portable and secure.
Fordham University's coverage of "The Blockchain and the Future of Everything."
Coverage of the Museum's February 27 program, "The Blockchain and the Future of Everything," sponsored by ING (program sponsor) and Investopedia (media sponsor), and presented in partnership with the Fordham University Gabelli Center for Global Security Analysis.
Bloomberg's Amanda Gordon reports on the Museum's 2018 Gala honoring Ken Griffin and Timothy Geithner.
Visit this unique museum that chronicles the development and achievements of America's financial system. The Museum of American Finance is housed within a landmarked 1929 building designed by Benjamin Wistar Morris that was once the Bank of New York & Trust Company. The Museum features displays on the financial markets, money, banking, entrepreneurship and Alexander Hamilton, as well as rotating exhibits. There is a regular series of lectures and tours.
Why Museum of American Finance is a Top Museum: The museum's permanent collection includes stocks, bonds, currency, checks, prints, engravings, photographs, and more that tell the history of finance in America. Permanent exhibits on financial markets, money, banking, entrepreneurship and Alexander Hamilton are complemented by traveling exhibits, group classes on financial topics, walking tours of NYC's financial landmarks, and lectures by experts in the field.
When women couldn’t participate in finance, many wielded influence from the sidelines. Abigail Adams had the foresight in her time to see the advantages in trading bonds over farmland and persuaded her husband, John, to do so, according to letters between the two displayed at the Museum of American Finance in New York.