Wharton’s Jacobs Levy Center to Revisit Peak of Global Financial Crisis, 10 Years Later, at Annual Conference in New York, Sept. 14, 2018

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WHAT: A decade since the height of the global financial crisis, the Wharton School’s Jacobs Levy Equity Management Center for Quantitative Financial Research will examine the events of 2007-2008, as well as market crises and volatility in general, at its annual conference. Nobel Laureate Robert Shiller and Wharton’s Jeremy Siegel will renew their long-running debate on stock valuations and discuss the current market from a historical perspective. Additional presentations will focus on stock price bubbles, detecting emerging risks in the financial sector and whether ETF trading strategies destabilize the broader market. Several former SEC officials, including past chief economists Richard Lindsey and Chester Spatt, will also appear as part of a panel discussion on the impact of past, present and future financial crises.

WHO: Speakers will include:

  • Jeremy Siegel, Russell E. Palmer Professor of Finance, the Wharton School
  • Robert Shiller, Sterling Professor of Economics, Yale University
  • Geoffrey Garrett, Dean, the Wharton School
  • Bruce Jacobs, Principal and Co-Founder, Jacobs Levy Equity Management
  • Kenneth Levy, Principal and Co-Founder, Jacobs Levy Equity Management
  • Vineer Bhansali, Founder and CIO, LongTail Alpha (former Managing Director and Head, Quantitative Portfolios Team, PIMCO)
  • Richard Evans, Associate Professor of Business Administration, University of Virginia Darden School of Business
  • Michael Gibbons, Deputy Dean, the Wharton School
  • Christopher Geczy, Academic Director, Jacobs Levy Center, the Wharton School
  • Robin Greenwood, George Gund Professor of Finance and Banking, Harvard Business School
  • Kathleen Weiss Hanley, Bolton-Perella Chair in Finance, Lehigh University (former Deputy Chief Economist, SEC)
  • Richard Herring, Jacob Safra Professor of Banking, the Wharton School
  • Richard Lindsey, Co-Head of Liquid Alternatives, Windham Capital Management (former Director of Market Regulation and Chief Economist, SEC)
  • Chester Spatt, Pamela R. and Kenneth B. Dunn Professor of Finance, Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University (former Chief Economist and Director, Office of Economic Analysis, SEC)

Full agenda: https://jacobslevycenter.wharton.upenn.edu/2018-conference-agenda/

WHEN: Friday, September 14, 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

WHERE: Trianon Ballroom, New York Hilton Midtown (1335 6th Ave, New York, NY 10019)

RSVP: Media registration is required to attend. Please contact Wharton Media Relations at 215-898-8036 or communications@wharton.upenn.edu to request press credentials.

About the Jacobs Levy Center

Led by Professor Chris Geczy, and established through the vision and generosity of Bruce Jacobs, G’79, GRW’86 and Ken Levy, WG’76, G’82, the Wharton School’s Jacobs Levy Center is dedicated to the advancement of quantitative finance, at the intersection of theory and practice, through the creation and dissemination of innovative knowledge.

About the Wharton School

Founded in 1881 as the first collegiate business school, the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania is recognized globally for intellectual leadership and ongoing innovation across every major discipline of business education. With a broad global community and one of the most published business school faculties, Wharton creates economic and social value around the world. The School has 5,000 undergraduateMBAexecutive MBA, and doctoral students; more than 9,000 participants in executive education programs annually; and a powerful alumni network of 98,000 graduates.


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