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Sinan Aral

Sinan Aral

David Austin Professor of Management

Department: Associate Professor of Information Technology and Marketing

Contact: (617) 324-7535, sinana@mit.edu

Kristin Forbes

Kristin Forbes

Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Professor of Management

Department: Professor of Global Economics and Management

Contact: (617) 253-8996, kjforbes@mit.edu

Expertise: Applied economics; Austerity; Contagion; Currency; Economic crisis; Economics; Emerging markets; Federal Reserve; Global economics; Inflation; Interest rates; International economics; International finance; Macroeconomics; Monetary policy; United Kingdom; United States

Bengt Holmstrom

Bengt Holmstrom

Paul A. Samuelson Professor of Economics

Contact: (617) 253-0506, bengt@mit.edu

Expertise: Alliances; Apple; Apple; Applied economics; Applied microeconomics; Bank capital; Banking; Business school; Capital market; Capital markets; Central banks; CEO compensation; CEO compensation; Compensation; Compensation; Competition; Competitive strategy; Contagion; Contracting; Corporate diversification; Corporate finance; Corporate governance; Corporate governance; Corporate governance; Corporate governance; Corporate governance; Corporate incentives; Debt; Debt ceiling; Debt contracts; Decision analysis; Deflation; Earnings manipulation; Economics; Economy; Education; Entrepreneurial finance; Entrepreneurship; Equities; Euro; European Union (EU); Eurozone; Executive compensation; Executive compensation; Executive pay; Family business; Federal Reserve; Finance; Financial markets; Financial regulation; Financial reporting; Future of work; Game theory; Global economics; Globalization; Great Recession; Hi-technology / Hi-tech; Incentives; Incubators; Information technology; Innovation; Investment analysis; Leadership; Liquidity; Managerial economics; Managerial economics; Managerial vision; Microeconomics; Microeconomics; Monetary policy; Motivation; Motivation; Organizational design and performance; Organizational studies; Organizations; Outsourcing; Performance measurement systems; Scandinavia; Securitization; Signaling; Smartphones; Stock market; Stock options; Strategy; Technological innovation; United States; Venture capital; Venture capital; Wireless communication

Mark Kritzman

Mark Kritzman

Department: Senior Lecturer, Finance

Contact: (617) 253-7125, mkritzman@mit.edu

Expertise: Capital market; Contagion; Currency; Financial engineering; Hedge funds; Investment policy; Investment risk; Investment strategies; Liquidity; Optimization; Portfolio choice; Portfolio design and management; Portfolio theory; Private equity; Risk management

Andrew Lo

Andrew Lo

Charles E. and Susan T. Harris Professor

Department: Professor of Finance

Contact: (617) 253-0920, andrew.lo@mit.edu

Expertise: Analyst forecasts; Angel investing; Applied economics; Applied mathematics; Applied probability; Arbitrage pricing theory; Artificial intelligence; Asset management; Asset pricing; Banking; Banking management; Banking operations and policy; Banking regulation; Bankruptcy; Bayesian networks; Bayesian statistics; Bayesian statistics; Big data; Biopharmaceutical; Biotechnology; Bond markets; Bond negotiations; Bond pricing; Business intelligence; Business plans; Cancer; Capital budgeting; Capital controls; Capital market; CEO compensation; Clinical trials; Consumer behavior; Contagion; Corporate diversification; Corporate finance; Corporate governance; Corporate strategy and policy; Currency; Cyber security; Data acquisition; Data analysis; Data mining; Decision making; Deflation; Derivatives; Disaster recovery; Distance learning; Dividend policy; Dot-com; Drug models; eCommerce; Econometrics; Economic crisis; Economics; Education; Emerging businesses; Entrepreneurial finance; Entrepreneurial management; Equities; Euro; Exchange rates; Executive compensation; Federal Reserve; Financial econometrics; Financial engineering; Financial information technology; Financial information technology; Financial markets; Financial reporting; Financial services; Financial statement analysis; Foreign investment; Futures; Government; Healthcare; Healthcare industry; Hedge funds; Hurdle rates; Inflation; Intellectual property; Intellectual property law; Interest rates; International finance; Internet privacy issues; Intertemporal choice; Investment analysis; Investment banking; Investment risk; Investment strategies; Knowledge sharing; Macroeconomics; Mathematical programming; MBA; Medical decision making; Medicine; Mergers and acquisitions; Mobile banking; MOOCs; Mortgage funds; Mutual funds; Neural networks; New venture development; New ventures; Non-linear dynamics; Online banking; Online education; Online feedback mechanisms; Operations research; Optimal control; Optimization; Options; Patents; Pensions; Personal finance; Pharmaceuticals; Portfolio choice; Portfolio design and management; Private equity; Research and development; Retirement planning; Revenue management; Risk capital; Risk management; Sampling; Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC); Security prices; Simulation; Software agents; Startups / Start-ups; Statistics; Stochastic modeling; Stock exchange; Stock exchange consolidation; Stock market; Stock options; Stock trading; Subprime lending; Trading decisions; Treasuries; Venture capital; Wall Street; Web-based marketing

Robert C Merton

Robert C Merton

School of Management Distinguished Professor of Finance

Contact: (617) 715-4866, rmerton@mit.edu

Expertise: 401K; Arbitrage pricing theory; Asset management; Asset pricing; Contagion; Derivatives; Finance; Financial engineering; Financial institutions; Financial markets; Financial services; Functional finance; Governmental financial institutions; Options; Options pricing valuation; Pension funds; Pensions; Portfolio choice; Portfolio design and management; Portfolio theory; Retirement finance; Retirement planning; Risk management; Risk management

Roberto Rigobon

Roberto Rigobon

Society of Sloan Fellows Professor of Management

Department: Professor of Applied Economics

Contact: (617) 258-8374, rigobon@mit.edu

Expertise: Applied economics; Applied microeconomics; Argentina; Asia Pacific; Austerity; Bank capital; Bank regulation; Banking; Banking industry; Banking regulation; Big data; Bitcoin; Brazil; Canada; Chile; China; Corporate governance; Currency; Data analysis; Data analytics; Data mining; Debt ceiling; Deflation; Depression; Developing countries; Developing countries, economics; eBusiness; eBusiness; eCommerce; Econometrics; Econometrics; Economic crisis; Economics; Economy; eGovernment; Emerging markets; Euro; Europe; European Union (EU); Eurozone; Exchange rates; Exports; Federal Reserve; Financial econometrics; Financial engineering; Fiscal austerity; Fiscal cliff; Fiscal policies; France; Germany; Global economics; Global entrepreneurship; Globalization; Great Recession; Hong Kong; India; Inflation; Interest rates; International economics; International finance; International finance; International management; International trade; Internationalization; Intertemporal choice; Investment policy; Ireland; Italy; Japan; Job creation; Korea; Latin America; Macroeconomics; Managerial economics; Mexico; Monetary economics; Monetary policy; Offshoring; Oil; Online feedback mechanisms; Optimal control; Outsourcing; Political economy; Pricing; Recession; Singapore; Social business; Social media; Social networks; Social Security; South Korea; Southeast Asia; Spain; Statistics; Stimulus; Stochastic modeling; Subsidies; Sustainability; Taiwan; Tax reforms; Technological innovation; Technology transfer; Thailand; Trade policy; Unemployment; United Kingdom; United States

Stephen Ross

Stephen Ross

Franco Modigliani Professor of Financial Economics

Department: Professor of Finance

Contact: (617) 258-8371, sross@mit.edu

Expertise: Applied economics; Arbitrage pricing theory; Asia; Asset management; Banking; Bond pricing; Capital market; CEO compensation; Contagion; Corporate strategy and policy; Currency; Derivatives; Economics; Equities; Europe; Exchange rates; Federal Reserve; Financial econometrics; Financial engineering; Financial information technology; Financial markets; Financial services; Futures; Hedge funds; Investment analysis; Investment risk; Investment strategies; Mortgage funds; Mutual funds; Options; Options pricing valuation; Personal finance; Portfolio choice; Portfolio design and management; Retirement planning; Risk capital; Security prices; Stock exchange; Stock market; Stock trading; Treasuries; Valuation; Wall Street

Jiang Wang

Jiang Wang

Mizuho Financial Group Professor

Department: Professor of Finance

Contact: (617) 253-2632, wangj@mit.edu

Expertise: Arbitrage pricing theory; Asset management; Bond pricing; Capital market; China; Contagion; Currency; Derivatives; Equities; Financial engineering; Financial markets; Futures; Investment risk; Investment strategies; Market microstructure; Mutual funds; Options; Options pricing valuation; Portfolio choice; Portfolio design and management; Security prices; Stock exchange; Stock market; Stock trading; Trading decisions; Treasuries

How much do natural disasters really cost corporate America? — Jean-Noël Barrot and Julien Sauvagnat

From Fortune As spring begins in New England after record-setting snowfall this winter, the economic consequences of natural disaster are a common topic of discussion. We know it will have a big impact on New England, but will it affect other parts of the country? If so, who will be affected and how much? We hear these types of questions a lot following any type of disaster whether it is weather related or not. For instance, the fear of contagion was at the root of the decision of the U.S. government to bailout Chrysler and GM in 2008. Surprisingly, Ford’s CEO Allan Mullaly himself advocated the bailout of his two competitors in front of a U.S. Senate committee, as he recognized that “the collapse of one or both of our domestic competitors would threaten Ford because we have 80% overlap in supplier networks and nearly 25% of Ford’s top dealers … Read More »The post How much do natural disasters really cost corporate America? — Jean-Noël Barrot and Julien Sauvagnat appeared first on MIT Sloan Experts.

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