Faculty Scholarship 1994 - Present

Using an Academic Trading Room to Develop a Market Microstructure Course

There is an increased awareness of the need to bridge the gap between financial theory and practice in the United States. This issue has been discussed both in the academic community as well as in the financial community. In its attempt to bridge this gap; Quinnipiac University founded the Terry Goodwin '67 Financial Technology Center (the "Center") in January 2004. The Center has adopted its mission to integrate the resources available at the Center into the core finance curriculum. The purpose of this paper is to discuss how the resources of the Center can be integrated into the finance core curriculum as well as illustrate how a new course, Market Microstructure and Trading, utilizes the resources available at the Center.