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Former Goldman Sachs employee Fabrice Tourre hasn’t had a great year. In August, a federal jury found him “liable on six of seven claims that he violated federal securities law by intentionally misleading investors,” in addition to “aiding and abetting an alleged fraud by Goldman.” In March, a judge ordered to pay $825,000 ($175,463 in gains related to the deal that investors were misled on, $650,000 in civil penalties). That same month, the University of Chicago, the place that Fab fled to after leaving Goldman Sachs to rebuild his life as an academic, decided it didn’t want him teaching it undergrads. So, things have been tough. But while he may not have the support of his ex-employer, the securities industry, Judge Katherine Forrest, or 100% of Chicago’s economics department faculty,1 he does have this: Read more »

Technically he hasn’t yet completed his doctorate program and, yes, he’s only served as a TA for other people’s courses so far, but maybe just sleep on it, Chicago. He could really use the cash. Read more »

At least the undergrad program is; the graduate department is still willing to expose its students to his fabulousness. Read more »

(Before a season-ending injury that might’ve strained his tendons but never broke his spirit!) Read more »

  • 23 Mar 2012 at 2:17 PM

That’s Dr. Fab Tourre To You!

Goldman Sachs’s former resident of fabulousness is going back to school. Read more »

  • 27 Jun 2011 at 4:36 PM

Hank Paulson Has A New Job

He’ll be lecturing at the University of Chicago’s Harris School of Public Policy Studies and heading up “an independent center that will specialize in relationships involving the United States and China” which shall be called the Paulson Institute. Read more »

“I think I have all of the qualifications to run the institution. I have 30 years of public service. I have a PHD from the University of Chicago. I have worked all my life in matters relevant for the Fund. I was the Executive Director of the Fund, the Deputy Managing Director of the Fund, in charge of the relationship with 80 countries. I was Minister of Finance of Mexico and now I am the Governor of the central bank. I have wide experience, I have participated in the G20, part of the steering committee of the Financial Stability Board, I’m a board member of the Bank for International Settlements. I know the institution from all different angles. I know the Fund as a member of the staff and its management, I was an Executive Director and I know the Fund, having been in authority with a lot stake at the Fund. I think I make a good candidate.” And despite all that… Read more »

If social issues, a punishing course load or sheer laziness prevent you from getting out there and mixing it up with members of the same or opposite sex, a new site by U of Chicago students is here to help. Read more »