In a lively show, mathemagician Arthur Benjamin races a team of calculators to figure out 3-digit squares, solves another massive mental equation and guesses a few birthdays…..That is what i call “quick”
Lessons from the financial crisis could lead to solutions far afield of financial markets. Andrew Lo will provide an overview of the crisis, describe the role mathematics played, and suggest how a deeper understanding of human nature may allow us to focus the power of global financial markets on key societal challenges.
June 28 (Bloomberg) — Edward Altman, a finance professor at New York University’s Stern School of Business, talks about his Z-metrics formula for assessing the financial health of countries and the outlook for resolution of the European debt crisis. Altman, who created the Z-score formula that calculates a company’s likelihood of bankruptcy, talks with Mark Crumpton on Bloomberg Television’s “Bottom Line.” (Source: Bloomberg)
An unmistakable glow of nostalgia rises from this reunion of “five of the founding fathers of modern finance,” in the words of Andrew Lo. The speakers reminisce about their start in economics, and their professional lives at MIT, a decades-long era of intense collaboration and creativity that both transformed the academic field and the landscape of real-world finance.