Christopher Hessel is an Associate Professor of Economics and Finance at the Zicklin School of Business. He has a BS in finance and education from Long Island University and an MA in economics and PhD in finance from NYU. Dr. Hessel teaches in the graduate, undergraduate, and executive programs both on the Baruch College campus and overseas, as well as in special campus programs, including training for executives from Chinese banks and other local organizations. He is a recipient of numerous teaching awards from the Zicklin School, as well as the President’s Distinguished Teaching Award from Baruch College. In addition to teaching, he has served as member or chair of more than 30 committees, including serving as Chairman of the Faculty Senate and Deputy Chairman of the Department of Economics and Finance. His wide-ranging research interests include debt instruments, investment theory, mergers and acquisitions, and foreign exchange options. For the past 30 years Hessel has been a financial executive trainer, running more than 300 programs locally, across the United States, and in 21 countries. He brings this global industry experience to his classroom as specific market information and as insight into the overseas decision-making process and culture