Fred Carstensen

Malloy Defends $35 Million to Hedge Fund as Investment

The CT Mirror– AQR Capital Management of Greenwich not only oversees one of the world’s largest hedge funds, but it is known as an industry leader in using computers and algorithmic models to plot trades. The administration of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy sees AQR as a good investment for the state, even if it acknowledges state aid for a hedge fund manager never will be good politics.

MGM Springfield Could Be ‘Devastating Blow’ to Conn. Gaming, Tribal Leaders Say at Hearing

MassLive – MGM Resorts International and Connecticut’s two tribal casino operators delivered opposing arguments before Connecticut lawmakers Thursday, as the legislature’s Commerce Committee considers whether to require additional study before allowing construction of the state’s third casino.

Fred Carstensen Talks Energy Economics

Connecticut Power and Energy Society presents the Energy, Environment & Economic Development Conference

Upcoming Conference Brings Energy Leaders Together

Fred Carstensen, professor of finance and economics, will speak at the annual Energy, Environment and Economic Development conference on March 9 from 7 AM to 1:30 PM.

The conference brings together Connecticut leaders from energy and related industries to understand how their businesses interact with environmental policy and development.Continue Reading

Advocates Say High-Speed Internet Key to Attracting Businesses

CT Post – No matter how much it spends on technology upgrades, Connecticut will never have a city like Boston.

But it can still make investments in hardware, software, networks and data facilities that would appeal to large companies, experts say, and might prevent the next General Electric from leaving — or help to bring in its replacement.

The States with Declining Populations

Governing – Why are some states losing people, even as the country continues to grow? Jobs, jobs, jobs (and, in some cases, aging).

Most states are gaining residents, but a few have lost population in recent years. None are seeing major losses, but it looks as if some states’ populations will continue to stagnate or slowly decline in the years to come.