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April 27, 2010

Summary report and video available for "The Quantitative Revolution and the Crisis: How Have Quantitative Financial Models Been Used and Misused?"


 

 

CJEB cosponsored a half day conference with the Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. Center for Leadership and Ethics on December 4, 2009 titled "The Quantitative Revolution and the Crisis: How Have Quantitative Financial Models Been Used and Misused?".  Panel speakers included Bruce Kogut, director of the Bernstein Center; Hugh Patrick, director of CJEB; Donald MacKenzie, Professor of Sociology, University of Edinburgh; Paul Glasserman, Jack R. Anderson Professor of Business, Columbia Business School; Emanuel Derman, Professor, Department of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research, Columbia University; Daniel Beunza, Lecturer, Department of Management, London School of Economics; Kent Daniel, Director of Research, Goldman Sachs; Adam Parker, Chief Investment Strategist, Bernstein Center; Ronald Gilson, Marc and Eva Stern Professor of Law and Business, Columbia Law School; Takatoshi Ito, Professor of Economics, The University of Tokyo; Floyd Norris, Chief Financial Correspondent, The New York Times; Jacques Longerstaey, Executive VP and Chief Risk Officer, State Street Global Advisors; and Thierry Porte, Operating Partner, J.C. Flowers & Co., LLC.

A summary report of the event is available here.  A video is available on YouTube hereAlso, there is a separate summary for Panel 2, "Why Was the Financial Crisis Less Enduring in Japan and Other Countries...This Time Around?", available here.  Furthermore, the Bernstein Center has some of the presentations as well as related academic papers at their website here.