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New SLU-Madrid Library Exhibit on Faculty Research

by Isaiah Voss

SLU-Madrid's library has launched a series of book exhibitions that pay tribute to faculty research, currently featuring the published works of Dave Howden, Ph.D.

Celebrating faculty authors, and raising awareness of the prolific and talented faculty here at SLU-Madrid, are part of a strategic plan to promote research in Madrid.

Four books authored by Dr. Dave Howden at SLU-Madrid are displayed on a table.

Selection of Dr. Howden's publications on display. Photo by Isaiah Voss.


"Dissemination of the research and creative activity of faculty is among our main goals," said Library Director Sara Pérez, Ph.D. "Likewise, we believe that it is very relevant for students to know these facets of their professors: a decisive element for the creation and transmission of knowledge."

The current featured faculty is Dave Howden, Ph.D. (Business), whose publications from last year alone include The Almanac of Foreign Exchange: 2022-32 and The Almanac of Precious Metals: 2022-32.

"My research tried to shed more level-headed and objective light on the question of how far down investors could reasonably expect markets to go," said Dr. Howden.

Dr. Howden has published 10 books. He explained how his teaching informs his research.

"We have theories to model financial markets, and at times one gets overloaded thinking about what model is most appropriate to use," said Dr. Howden. "These books were motivated by a common problem students have, which is choosing which model [or] information is most important and how to minimize the complexity of the problem."

Dr. Howden noted that his research makes economic theories accessible to a less academic audience. He plans to publish updates on a yearly basis.

Early this year, the library featured the work of Ángeles Encinar, Ph.D. (Spanish).

Learn more about studying International Business and Economics at SLU-Madrid.