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Andrew Lo
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Title: NASH DISTINGUISHED LECTURE SERIES IN QUANTITATIVE FINANCE: Can Financial Engineering Cure Cancer?

Abstract: As disruptive as the recent financial crisis has been, the important lessons to be learned from the spectacular failure of financial technologies gone awry may actually pave the way for some of the most significant achievements of the 21st century. In this talk, Prof. Lo will provide a brief overview of the key role that financial innovation played in the crisis, and how a deeper appreciation of human nature and incentives may allow financial engineers to focus the enormous power of global financial markets on one of society's most pressing challenges: curing cancer.

Date: Thursday, September 27, 2012
Time: 4:30 pm
Location: Porter Hall 100