Clemson Student Opens NYSE Aug 21, 2007

On Tuesday August 21, Clemson economics graduate Kurt Rotthoff rang the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange, signaling the start of trading. Kurt finished his Ph.D. in May of this year, writing his dissertation under the supervision of Professor Michael Maloney. This month he begins an appointment as Assistant Professor of Finance at Seton Hall University. Kurt worked as a graduate instructor for the department while pursuing his studies, and also as a volunteer coach for the Clemson swim team. Earlier this summer, he served on the teaching staff of the American Institute on Political and Economic Systems, at Charles University in Prague. The bell-ringing ceremony stems from Rotthoff’s participation in the NYSE Euronext Teachers Workshop Program, a five day program which provides educators with an enriched understanding of capital markets and institutions, in order to strengthen the teaching of courses on financial markets.
Kurt Rotthoff, second from right

Kurt Rotthoff, second from right