ESP Biography



FRANCISCO RUELA, Senior studying Economics and Mathematics




Major: Economics and Mathematics (BS)

College/Employer: BC

Year of Graduation: 2018

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

Francisco Ruela is a Boston College senior majoring in Economics and Mathematics. He has taken numerous graduate level courses in Economics and Finance.

After his sophomore year, Francisco was a research assistant at the Center for Retirement Research. After his Junior Year, he was a summer analyst at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York where he will be returning as a research analyst in summer 2018.

This year, Francisco is writing a senior thesis in economics titled "The Impact of Child Earnings on Retirement Expectations". He is working as a research assistant in the Carroll School of Management focused on corporate finance.



Past Classes

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Economics of Dating in Splash Spring 2018
Ever wonder how many people you should date before settling down? What about whether you should dump your significant other when they ditch you? With this class you will learn how to mathematically prove to someone that you need to be together or break up.


Gambling for Rich People: How to Invest in Splash Spring 2018
Ever wonder why the rich get richer? The stock market seems to be completely random yet some people manage to make billions off its movements. Join this class to learn a bit more about what drives these prices and how you might be able to join in on the action.


Boom and Bust: The Causes of Economic Crisis in Splash Spring 2018
2008 wasn't the first crisis that has struck America. Time and time again economic crises show the same symptoms - fraud, needless risk, and excessive optimism. This class will focus on different economic crises throughout history and show their common patterns and what we can learn about the current economic situation.


The Economics of Dating in Splash Spring 2017
Ever wonder how many people you should date before settling down? What about whether you should dump your significant other when they ditch you? With this class you will learn how to mathematically prove to someone that you need to be together or break up.


Gambling for Rich People: Investing in the Stock Market in Splash Spring 2017
Want to learn how to make your money work for you? This class offers a basic introduction to personal wealth management and the functioning of capital markets. Topics included: stocks, bonds, indexes, commodities, and basic portfolio theory.