2nd NYU Economics PhD Alumni Conference

2nd NYU Economics PhD Alumni Conference – May 31-June 1, 2013

On May 31th-June 1st 2013, NYU hosted the Second biennial Econonomics Ph.D Alumni Conference. The conference was funded by the CV Starr Center, with additional support from Brevan Howard Inc., whose CEO Jason Cummins is a former NYU faculty member. The program committee was composed by Yaw Nyarko (NYU), Alessandro Gavazza (NYU Stern), Ana Maria Santacreu (INSEAD), Ariell Reshef (Virginia), Karl Walentin (Riksbank), Michele Cavallo (FRB), and Sangeeta Pratap (CUNY).

The conference was organized after the success of the First NYU Econonomics Ph.D. Alumni Conference which was held on June 3rd-4th, 2011. A key objective of the conference is to reinforce the ties of the NYU-Econ community. The conference consisted in two days of academic talks and discussions carried by NYU Alumni, NYU Faculty and NYU Job Market Students.

The conference was kicked off by a plenary talk by Boyan Jovanovic on “Bubbles in Exhaustible Resources.” The first day of the conference included six sessions, with 19 presentations and discussions. Douglas Gale closed the academic presentations of the first day with a plenary talk on “The Future of Financial Regulation.” The conference dinner closed the first day.

The second day included eight sessions, with 27 presentations and discussions. Ricardo Lagos closed the conference with a plenary talk on “The Search-Theoretic Approach to Financial Liquidity.”

The full program of the conference can be found here.

Discussion surrounding each presentation was always lively.

The conference was well attended by NYU alumni, faculty and students.