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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.




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. Click here for 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, which can be viewed here.

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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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Research Projects

Our latest two Working Papers, "Spinning Tales About Japanese Cotton Spinning: Saxonhouse (1974) Then and Now" by Serguey Braguinsky and David Hounshell, and "Explaining the Rise of East Asian Multinationals: State-Industry Links, a Stages Model of Structural Change, and Japan as a Precedent Setter" by Terutomo Ozawa, are now available.

These papers and all other Working and Occasional Papers, as well as other research supported by CJEB, is available on our Research Projects page.



Former CJEB Visiting Fellow Masahiro Kan's New Book

Masahiro Kan, Executive Director for Japan at The World Bank, has published a book titled "Grameen Nippon Initiative" (kōsō guramin nippon).

The book is available online here>