Ward S Curran
Ward S. Curran Distinguished Professor of Economics, Emeritus
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Trinity College faculty member since 1960
General Profile
Ph.D., Columbia Univ.
M.A., Columbia Univ.
B.A., Trinity College

Professor Curran taught at Trinity for 52 years, retiring in 2012.  His fields of interests include corporate finance, financial regulation, and investment theory and practice.  In addition to his normal teaching load, he took on a variety of academic and economics-related responsibilities over the years.  He taught a course at Yale University for nearly 30 years and also taught at the University of Connecticut School of Law and Wesleyan University.  In addition, he was a consulting economist to the Minary Nine, which later became the Consortium on Financing Higher Education, and served as director of institutional planning during the administration of Theodore Lockwood, Trinity’s 15th president.  Among his many publications are the books Principles of Financial Management and An Economic Approach to the Regulation of the Corporate Securities Markets.  The Ward S. Curran’57 Endowed Professorship in Economics was established in 2006 by Peter Kraus ’74 and Jill Kraus in recognition of the extraordinary career of Professor Curran and his service to Trinity College. Professor Curran himself was the first to receive the honor.