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Caitlin Zaloom on the CBOT/Merc Merger

jacket imageCaitlin Zaloom, author of Out of the Pits: Traders and Technology from Chicago to London, was featured yesterday on Chicago Public Radio’s Eight Forty-Eight to discuss the merger of the Chicago Board of Trade with the Chicago Mercantile Exchange—a deal that many think is likely to secure Chicago’s place as one of the world’s most important centers for global derivatives trading. In her interview Zaloom goes beyond the numbers to discuss how the merger, and the revolution in the culture of trading it promises, will affect the world’s financial markets and shape everyday life in the new global economy.
Listen to the archived audio on the Eight Forty-Eight website.
Read an excerpt from Zaloom’s book.