NY Businessman Funds Chair in LSE's European Institute

Focus will be on Europe's unique role in the post-crisis financial world.

New York businessman John A. Paulson has donated 2.5 million pounds (or over $4 million) to establish the John Paulson Chair in European Political Economy in LSE's European Institute.  The focus will be on researching and teaching on Europe's unique role in the post-crisis financial world.

According to LSE Director Howard Davies, LSE is ideal for this for the following reasons:

  • the unique strengths of LSE's European Institute,
  • LSE's location in a world financial center,
  • LSE's global research and influence.

John Paulson founded Paulson & Co in 1994.  He received an MBA, with high distinction as a Baker Scholar, from Harvard Business School and graduated summa cum laude in Finance from New York University.

Mr Paulson serves on the Board of Trustees of New York University and is on the Deans Advisory Board of the Harvard Business School. 

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http://www2.lse.ac.uk/newsAndMedia/news/archives/2011/02/Paulson.aspx