Richard Meese, an economist and expert on foreign currency exchange rates, has given $1 million to the University of Wisconsin-Madison to establish a professorship in applied econometrics."The university laid the foundation for my work success," says Meese, who manages research and strategy on global currency products for Barclays Global Investors and a former economics professor at the University of California, Berkeley.
"I had an endowed professorship at UC Berkeley
that supported my research, so I know how important these funds are," he
adds, noting that he
wants the professorship to be adaptable.