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The University’s futurist club, Envision, hosted the annual Envision Conference from Dec. 1 to 3. The conference centered around the development of future technologies, such as artificial intelligence and synthetic biology, and the implications of such endeavors.
The 'Prince' sat down with FTC Commissioner Terrell McSweeny.
Contrary Capital, a university-focused venture capital fund founded by entrepreneur Eric Tarczynski, launched Monday at noon.
Ryan Reich ’04, accused of manipulating the LIBOR rate for profit between 2005 and 2007, was acquitted in April. Reich, an ex-Barclays interest rate swaps trader, was among the eight individuals acquitted of LIBOR rigging over the past two years. The ruling comes from a retrial of the case after the jury of the first trial was unable to reach a verdict in July 2016.
“What emerges from my case studies is striking, and contradicts a lot of our conventional expectations,” Handley noted. “Business can in fact be a key responder, sometimes even responding in advance of the state.”
Since the beginning of his presidential campaign, President Donald Trump made his strong anti-regulatory stance known. In his first months in office, Trump has scaled back rules in all industries, from financial to energy to firearms. Yet, the economic hypothesis of Michael Porter ’69 is challenging Trump’s actions, especially those related to environmental regulations.
“It makes a lot of sense for a financial institution like Citigroup to get external advice on ethics from an expert,” de Swaan said. “An expert on ethics will have thought about these issues for a long time, will be able to provide an outside-in perspective that is inherently more objective, and can share some useful parameters or frameworks to guide managerial decisions.”
Reich and Contogoulas’ manipulation of LIBOR rates entailed serving as middlemen between the Barclays U.S. dollar swaps trading desks and the U.S. dollar rate submitters in London, requesting specific rates that would make their own trading more lucrative.
The Daily Princetonian sat down with the former Director of the Division of Investment Management of the Securities and Exchange Commission Norm Champ ’85 to discuss his role in the regulation of the finance industry after the Great Recession. Champ’s recent book, “Going Public: My Adventures Inside the SEC and How to Prevent the Next Devastating Crisis,” details the process of financial reform both by and within the SEC after the crisis, and is set to be published in March. Champ is currently a lecturer at Harvard Law School and a partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP Investment Funds Group.
Technology will play an increasingly important role in essential public policy areas such as defense, transportation, and economy, according to former Deputy United States Chief Technology Officer and University Computer Science Professor Ed Felten.
The Daily Princetonian sat down with University mathematics professor Charles Fefferman GS ‘69 to discuss his work and career. Fefferman was recently jointly awarded the 2017 Wolf Prize in Mathematics with Stanford mathematics professor Richard Schoen for his work in numerous fields such as complex variables, partial differential equations, and subelliptic problems, as well as his contributions to the Navier Stokes equation and Euler Equation, according to the Wolf Foundation’s press release. Fefferman was also awarded the Fields Medal in 1978 for his work on convergence and divergence.
Established airlines will be increasingly jeopardized by newer, low-cost carriers in 2017 and as time goes on, according to Air France Joint Venture Performance Director Omar Jeroudi in a lecture on Tuesday afternoon.Jeroudi emphasized the challenges that legacy carriers such as Delta, Air France, and United Airlines will and are currently facing from low-cost airlines such as Ryanair and easyJet in terms of profitability and sustainability.
In a lecture, Wilson School professor Aaron Friedberg and Brookings Institution senior fellow Michael O’Hanlon GS '91 each presented several possibilities for action that the Chinese government may take under President-elect Trump in the future, all of which suggested a Chinese desire to scale back American influence in East Asia so that China can become the preeminent power in the region.
Yale Law School lecturer Linda Greenhouse discussed the cyclical nature of the judicial-legislative relationship and the transition into a more scrutinous Supreme Court in a lecture on Thursday evening. Greenhouse focused the lecture around several federal courts’ recent decisions to invalidate three separate restrictive abortion and voting laws in Texas and North Carolina for deliberate human civil rights violations in order to reveal the increasingly rigorous standards of the judiciary.
University psychology professor Susan Fiske, Harvard European studies and sociology professor Michèle Lamont, and Cornell economics professor Ravi Kanbur met in a panel discussion on the afternoon of Nov.
Isometric Studio partners Andy Chen ’09 and Waqas Jawaid ’10 discussed their recent graphic design projects in conjunction with the University and their effects toward inclusion and belonging in a lecture on Nov.
The multi-year renovations project on Dillon Gymnasium’s locker rooms, support spaces, and pool is nearing a close in the fall of 2016, according to Renovation Program Manager Dave Howell and Project Manager Jarett Messina.
Oliver Hart GS ’74 has been awarded the 2016 Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel for his contributions to contract theory, according to a press release by the Nobel Foundation.Hart was jointly awarded the prize with Bengt Holmström, economics professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.“Hart made fundamental contributions to a new branch of contract theory that deals with the important case of incomplete contracts,” the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said in its press release announcing the award.“Hart’s findings on incomplete contracts have shed new light on the ownership and control of businesses and have had a vast impact on several fields of economics, as well as political science and law," the press release stated.Hart’s studies focused on incomplete contracts and how they are unable to predict future conflicts.“[A] contract that cannot explicitly specify what the parties should do in future eventualities, must instead specify who has the right to decide what to do when the parties cannot agree.
New York University professor of economics William Easterly discussed foreign aid and development programs and their effects on immigration and xenophobia in the developed world in a lecture delivered on Oct.
Oliver Hart GS '74 has been awarded the 2016 Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel for his contributions to contract theory, according to a press release by The Nobel Foundation.Hart was jointly awarded the prize with Bengt Holmstrom, economics professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.