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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.

 
 

Announcements

"Japan and the World Economy: Challenges Over the Coming Decade" to Broadcast on NHK World in Early May

CJEB's recent seminar, "Japan and the World Economy: Challenges Over the Coming Decade" will be broadcast on NHK World's program, Global Agenda on May 1st - May 2nd.

Dates of Broadcast
New York: May 1, Fri. 8:10pm / May 2, Sat. 2:10am, 8:10am, 2:10pm
Tokyo: May 2, Sat. 9:10am, 3:10pm, 9:10pm / May 3, Sun. 3:10am
London: May 2, Sat. 1:10am, 7:10am, 1:10pm, 7:10pm

Stay tuned for more details on the upcoming broadcast.
The video will also be posted on our website on a later date.

CJEB's Upcoming Annual Tokyo Conference

Our annual Tokyo Conference will be held on May 21st at Otemachi Financial City Conference Center. Our keynote speakers will be Mr. Yasuchika Hasegawa, chairman of Takeda Pharmaceutical Company, Ltd. and Professor Bruce Greenwald, Robert Heilbrunn Professor of Finance and Asset Management at Columbia Business School. Join us as we debate and discuss the changes of corporate governance in Japan.

For more details on this event, please click here.

2015-2016 "Mitsubishi UFJ Trust Scholarship” application for Columbia students is now open

For the academic year of 2015-2016, the "Mitsubishi UFJ Trust Scholarship” application is now open for Columbia students. The application deadline is February 27, 2015.

This Scholarship offers full tuition coverage for study in Japan. For more details, visit our website here.

Professor Takatoshi Ito Will Join CJEB As Associate Director Of Research In January 2015

CJEB’s research associate and long time friend, Takatoshi Ito, former dean of The University of Tokyo’s Graduate School of Public Policy (GraSPP) will join CJEB as Associate Director of Research and as a professor of international and public affairs at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) in January 2015.

Read the official announcement from SIPA>

CJEB’s Annual Tokyo Conference, May 15th, ends in success

Our annual Tokyo Conference was held on May 15th at Otemachi Financial City Conference Center. With Governor Kuroda from the Bank of Japan and Dr. Adam Posen, president of the Peterson Institute for International Economics as keynote speakers, the conference gathered speakers and guests from a wide range of fields to discuss and debate the future of the Japanese Economy. The video and reports from the conference will be available soon on this website. The sold-out event was covered by multiple media sources.

Read Media Coverage>

Professor Patrick Co-edits New Book

Professor Patrick has recently co-edited a book with Professor Yung Chul Park, titled How Finance is Shaping the Economies of China, Japan, and Korea.

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CJEB Director Featured in Wall Street Journal

CJEB Director of Research Professor David Weinstein was featured in Wall Street Journal "CPI: noise Pollution at Low Altitudes."

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