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Deborah Ancona

Deborah Ancona

Seley Distinguished Professor of Management

Department: Professor of Organization Studies

Contact: (617) 253-0568, ancona@mit.edu

Expertise: Leadership; Organizational change; Teams; Training programs

Erik Brynjolfsson

Erik Brynjolfsson

Schussel Family Professor of Management Science

Department: Professor of Information Technology

Contact: (617) 253-4319, erikb@mit.edu

Expertise: Applied economics; Applied microeconomics; Artificial intelligence; Big data; Business intelligence; Business school; CEO compensation; Cloud computing; Competitive strategy; Computers; Crowdsourcing; Data assets; Data mining; Digital economy; Digitalization; Digitization; Dot-com; eBusiness; eBusiness; eCommerce; eCommerce; Economics; Economy; Electronic commerce; Electronic media; Electronic publishing; Enterprise information systems; Executive compensation; Future of work; Google; Information systems; Information technology; Innovation; Intellectual property; Internet; Job creation; Job creation; Labor market policy; Managerial economics; Microeconomics; Minimum wage; Mobile computing; MOOCs; MOOCs; Neural networks; Offshoring; Offshoring; Online feedback mechanisms; Online shopping; Open innovation; Political economy; Predictive analytics; Predictive analytics; Pricing; Privacy issues; Robotics; Robots; Sales force automation; Sharing economy; Sociotechnical system; Strategy; Technological innovation; Technological innovation; Technology; Unemployment; Unemployment; World Wide Web

Emilio J Castilla

Emilio J Castilla

NTU Professor of Management

Department: Professor

Contact: (617) 253-0286, ecastilla@mit.edu

Expertise: B-school; Benefits; Benefits; Business school; Career development; Changing work environments; Changing work environments; Changing workforce; Compensation; Compensation; Conflict resolution; Consulting; Corporate incentives; Cultural differences; Customer incentives; Data analytics; Discrimination; Diversity; Education; Employee motivation; Employee termination; Employment relations; Employment relations; Family issues; Future of work; Future of work; Gender issues; Gender issues; Hiring; Incentives; Industrial relations; Industrial relations; Labor market policy; Labor relations; Managing change; Managing diversity; Motivation; Motivation; Organizational behavior; Organizational change; Organizational culture; Organizational design and performance; Organizational studies; Organizations; Predictive analytics; Race relations; Recruitment; Social networks; Social networks; Sociology; Sociology; Statistics; Training; Training programs; Turnover; Unemployment; Work / family issues

Zen Chu

Zen Chu

Department: Senior Lecturer

Contact: (617) 699-4036, zenven@mit.edu

Expertise: Accelerators; Action learning; Affordable Care Act (ACA); Alibaba; Alibaba; Alliances; Angel investing; Apple; Apps; Asia; Asia Pacific; B-school; Big data; Biopharmaceutical; Biotechnology; Business education; Cancer; China; Clinical trials; Cloud computing; Cloud storage; Competitive strategy; Conflicts of interest; Conflicts of interest; Consumer electronics; Convergence; Corporate social responsibility; Cross-cultural awareness; Crowdfunding; Cultural differences; Cyber security; Developing countries; Developing countries, economics; Digital economy; Digitization; eBusiness; eCommerce; eGovernment; Electronic commerce; Electronic media; Emerging businesses; Emerging markets; Entrepreneurial finance; Entrepreneurial finance; Entrepreneurial management; Entrepreneurship; Executive education; Genetics; Genome; Global entrepreneurship; Global entrepreneurship; Hacking; Healthcare; Healthcare delivery; Healthcare operations management; Hi-technology / Hi-tech; Hospital operations management; Incubators; India; Information technology; Innovation; Innovation management; Innovative thinking; Insurance; Intellectual property; International corporate strategy; International entrepreneurship; Internet applications; Internet security; Internet software; Internet strategy; Internet telephony; iPhone; Knowledge management; Knowledge sharing; Lead users; Lead users; Leadership; Leadership; Medical decision making; Medical devices; Medical devices; Medicare; Medicine; Mergers and acquisitions; MOOCs; Multi-drug models; Nanotechnology; New venture development; New ventures; Obamacare; Open innovation; Open source software; Patents; Pharmaceuticals; Predictive analytics; Private equity; Privatization; Product design; Product development; Product innovation; Research and development; Silicon Valley; Silicon Valley; Singapore; Smartphones; Social entrepreneurship; Social networks; Social responsibility; Software; Southeast Asia; Startups / Start-ups; Strategic management; Strategic planning; Strategy; Taiwan; Technological innovation; Technological innovation; Technological innovation; Technology strategy; Technology transfer; Technology transfer; Telecommunications; Thailand; United States; Venture capital; Venture capital; Vietnam; Virtual customer; Web-based marketing; Wireless communication; X-teams

Barbara Dyer

Barbara Dyer

Contact: (617) 715-7846, bdyer@mit.edu

Expertise: Branding; Business education; Business transformation; Career development; Changing workforce; Corporate social responsibility; Employee motivation; Entrepreneurial management; Future of work; Health management; Healthcare delivery; Healthcare operations management; Incubators; Job creation; Labor market policy; Leadership; Manufacturing management; New ventures; Non-market strategy; Operations management; Organizations; Social entrepreneurship; Social influence; Social responsibility; Strategic management; Strategic planning; Strategy; Sustainability; Talent management; United States; Urban poverty; Workplace health

Charles Fine

Charles Fine

Chrysler Leaders for Global Operations Professor of Management

Department: Professor of Operations Management and Engineering Systems

Contact: (617) 253-3632, charley@mit.edu

Expertise: Automotive industry; Business process modeling; Entrepreneurial management; India; Innovation management; Innovative thinking; Manufacturing education; Manufacturing management; Manufacturing systems; Operations management; Process control; Production; Productivity; Social entrepreneurship; Supply chain management; Sustainability; Total Quality Management (TQM)

Leigh Hafrey

Leigh Hafrey

Department: Senior Lecturer, Communication and Ethics

Contact: (617) 258-0266, lhafrey@mit.edu

Expertise: B-school; B-school; Business education; Business education; Business ethics; Business school; Business school; Case studies; Change management; China; Communication; Communication practices; Conflict management; Conflict resolution; Conflicts of interest; Conflicts of interest; Corporate accountability; Corporate social responsibility; Crisis management; Cross-cultural awareness; Cross-sectoral collaboration; Cultural differences; Cultural differences; Distributed leadership; Diversity; Education; Education; Ethics; Ethics; Europe; Executive education; Executive education; Future of work; Future of work; Gender issues; Gender issues; Germany; Government; Human rights; International communication; International communication; Italy; Leadership; Leadership; Management education; Managerial communication; Managerial vision; Managing change; MBA; Non-profits / Nonprofits; Organizational behavior; Organizational change; Organizational communication; Organizational communications; Organizational culture; Social responsibility; Sustainability; Sustainable design; Tri-sector collaboration; United States; Work / Family issues; Work-life balance

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

Charles Kane

Charles Kane

Department: Senior Lecturer

Contact: (617) 258-6573, ckane@mit.edu

Expertise: Accounting; Africa; Alliances; Analyst forecasts; Argentina; Asia; Auditing; Banking; Banking marketing; Brazil; Business education; Business ethics; Business intelligence; Business plans; Capital budgeting; Capital controls; Capital market; China; Competitive strategy; Component software technologies; Computer industry; Corporate finance; Corporate governance; Corporate strategy and policy; Cross-cultural awareness; Cultural differences; Data acquisition; Data storage; Derivatives; Developing countries; Disclosure; Distance learning; Downsizing; Earnings manipulations; eBay; eCommerce; Education; Elevator pitch; Emerging markets; Equities; Euro; Exchange rates; Executive education; Financial engineering; Financial services; Financial statement analysis; Foreign investment; Futures; Global entrepreneurship; Globalization; Google; High technology companies; Interest rates; International coroparte strategy; International finance; International management; International trade; Internet security; Internet software; Internet strategy; Investment banking; Investor relations; Knowledge sharing; Logistics; MBA; Mergers and acquisitions; Microsoft; Monetary policy; Negotiation and conflict resolution; New ventures; Non-profits / Nonprofits; Online feedback mechanisms; Operations management; Options; Options pricing valuation; Price fixing; Private equity; Process control; Project management; Revenue management; Risk management; Sales force automation; Service industry; Software; Startups / Start-ups; Strategic planning; Supply chain management; Tax policy; Taxation; Turkey; Venture capital

Andrei Kirilenko

Andrei Kirilenko

Department: Professor of the Practice of Finance

Contact: (617) 324-7001, ak67@mit.edu

Expertise: Algorithms; Data analysis; Data analytics; Data mining; Data mining; Derivatives; Dodd-Frank Act; Financial information technology; Financial regulation; Futures; Government; Governmental financial institutions; High frequency trading; Liquidity; Market microstructure; Regulation; Regulation and policy; Regulatory bodies; United States; Wall Street

Thomas Kochan

Thomas Kochan

George Maverick Bunker Professor of Management

Department: Professor of Work and Employment Research and Engineering Systems

Contact: (617) 253-6689, tkochan@mit.edu

Expertise: Airlines; Changing work environments; Changing workforce; China; Collective bargaining; Conflict management; Conflict resolution; Corporate governance; Corporate social responsibility; Dispute resolution; Employment relations; Future of work; Future of work; Healthcare delivery; Healthcare industry; Human rights; Industrial relations; Industrial relations; Job creation; Labor market policy; Labor relations; Labor standards; Labor unions; Managing change; Minimum wage; Minimum wage; Negotiation; Negotiation and conflict resolution; Organizational design and performance; Organizations; Social responsibility; South Korea; Training; Tri-sector collaboration; Unemployment; Unemployment; Union busting; Unions; Worker / Management relations

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

Thomas Malone

Thomas Malone

Patrick J. McGovern (1959) Professor of Management

Department: Professor of Information Technology

Contact: (617) 253-6843, malone@mit.edu

Expertise: Artificial intelligence; Business process modeling; Business process modeling; Changing work environments; Changing work environments; Changing workforce; Climate change; Climate policy; Cross-sectoral collaboration; Crowdsourcing; Digital economy; Digitalization; Digitization; eBay; eBay; eBusiness; eCommerce; eGovernment; Electronic commerce; Electronic communication; Future of work; Gamification; Global climate change; Global warming; Google; Groupware; Industrial organization; Information systems; Information technology; Internet; Knowledge management; Leadership; MOOCs; MOOCs; Online education; Online education; Open source software; Organizational communications; Organizational design and performance; Organizational psychology; Organizations; Social networks; Social networks; Social psychology; Teams; Telecommuting; Virtual teams and organizations; Wikipedia; Wikipedia

Paul Osterman

Paul Osterman

Nanyang Technological University Professor

Department: Professor of Human Resources and Management

Contact: (617) 253-2667, osterman@mit.edu

Expertise: Changing workforce; Collective bargaining; Compensation; Compensation; Discrimination; Downsizing; Downsizing; Employment relations; Employment relations; Future of work; Future of work; Hiring; Industrial relations; Industrial relations; Job creation; Labor market policy; Labor relations; Labor standards; Minimum wage; Minimum wage; Organizations; Sociology; Spain; Training; Training programs; Unemployment; Unemployment; Urban poverty; Urban poverty; Worker / management relations

Francis O'Sullivan

Francis O'Sullivan

Department: Senior Lecturer

Contact: (617) 715-5433, frankie@mit.edu

Sandy Pentland

Sandy Pentland

Toshiba Professor of Media Arts & Science

Contact: , pentland@MIT.EDU

Expertise: Algorithms; Applied microeconomics; Bitcoin; Computer privacy; Corporate governance; Cyber security; Data acquisition; Data analysis; Data analytics; Data assets; Data management; Data mining; Data mining; Developing countries; Digital economy; Economics; Elevator pitch; European Union (EU); India; Innovation; Innovative thinking; Optimal control; Optimization; Organizational communication; Organizational communications; Organizational culture; Organizations; Performance measurement systems; Predictive analytics; Social influence; Social media; Social networks; Social networks; Sociology; Sociology; Sociotechnical system; Sociotechnical system; Statistics; Stochastic modeling; Technological innovation; Technological innovation; Teleconferencing; United States; Urban poverty

Nelson Repenning

Nelson Repenning

School of Management Distinguished Professor of System Dynamics and Organization Studies

Contact: (617) 258-6889, nelson@mit.edu

Expertise: Action learning; Automotive industry; B-school; Business education; Business process modeling; Business process modeling; Business school; Change management; Changing work environments; Changing work environments; Competitive strategy; Competitive strategy; Corporate strategy and policy; Crisis management; Distributed leadership; Employee motivation; Engineering management; Executive education; Future of work; Future of work; Genome; Healthcare delivery; Healthcare operations management; Innovation management; Knowledge management; Leadership; Leadership; Managerial change; Managerial vision; Managing change; Manufacturing education; Manufacturing management; Manufacturing systems; Motivation; Motivation; Oil industry; Operations management; Organization development; Organizational behavior; Organizational change; Organizational culture; Organizational design and performance; Organizational learning; Organizational psychology; Organizational studies; Organizations; Process control; Product innovation; Production; Production; Productivity; Project management; Purpose-driven company; Quality; Research and development; Sales and sales processes; Sociotechnical system; Strategic management; Strategic planning; Strategy; System dynamics; Total Quality Management (TQM); Training; Training programs

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; Contagian; 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

Otto Scharmer

Otto Scharmer

Department: Senior Lecturer, Organization Studies

Contact: (617) 253-0486, scharmer@mit.edu

Expertise: Action learning; Africa; Asia; Asia Pacific; B-school; Banking; Brazil; Change management; China; Developing countries; Digitization; Distance learning; Distributed leadership; Economic crisis; Economic history; Economics; Economy; Emerging markets; Entrepreneurship; Environmental leadership; Ethics; Ethics; Europe; European Union (EU); Executive education; Future of work; Future of work; Germany; Global economics; Globalization; Government; Healthcare; Innovation; Innovative thinking; Japan; Leadership; Leadership; Leadership; Managing change; Managing change; MOOCs; MOOCs; Organization development; Organizational behavior; Organizational change; Organizational communication; Organizational culture; Organizational learning; Organizations; Political economy; Scandinavia; Sharing economy; Social entrepreneurship; Social responsibility; Southeast Asia; Strategic management; Strategy; Tri-sector collaboration

Edgar Schein

Edgar Schein

Society of Sloan Fellows Professor of Management Emeritus

Department: Professor Emeritus

Contact: (617) 864-7540, scheine@comcast.net

Expertise: Career development; Change management; Changing work environments; Consulting; Corporate governance; Cross-cultural awareness; Cultural differences; Cultural differences; Health management; Healthcare; Leadership; Organizational change; Organizational communications; Organizational culture

Richard Schmalensee

Richard Schmalensee

Howard W. Johnson Professor of Management, Emeritus

Department: Professor of Economics, Emeritus

Contact: (617) 253-2957, rschmal@mit.edu

Expertise: Alternative energy; Antitrust; Applied economics; B-school; Business education; Business school; Clean energy; Climate change; Climate policy; Competitive strategy; Corporate strategy and policy; Credit card industry; Economics; Economy; Electricity; Emissions trading; Energy; Energy economics; Environment; Environmental economics; Environmental policy; Global climate change; Global warming; Industrial economics; Industrial organization; Non-market strategy; Price fixing; Pricing; Privatization; Solar power; Strategy

Peter Senge

Peter Senge

Department: Senior Lecturer, Leadership and Sustainability

Contact: (617) 253-1575, psenge@mit.edu

Expertise: Africa; China; Organization learning; Organizational change

Steven Spear

Steven Spear

Department: Senior Lecturer

Contact: (617) 281-7620, sspear@mit.edu

Expertise: Action learning; Aerospace; Automotive industry; B-school; Business education; Business process modeling; Case studies; Competition; Competitive strategy; Competitive strategy; Consulting; Decision making; Disaster recovery; Executive education; Future of work; Healthcare; Healthcare delivery; Healthcare industry; Healthcare operations management; Hospital operations management; Industrial organization; Innovation; Innovation management; Insourcing; Insourcing; Knowledge management; Leadership; Leadership; Managerial change; Manufacturing education; Manufacturing management; Manufacturing systems; Operations management; Organizations; Process control; Product innovation; Production; Productivity; Project management; Quality; Service industry; Sociotechnical system; United States; X-teams

Lester Thurow

Lester Thurow

Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Professor of Management and Economics Emeritus

Department: Coordinator, Asia-Pacific Initiatives

Contact: (617) 253-2932, lthurow@mit.edu

Expertise: Applied economics; Deflation; Depression; Economic crisis; Economics; Global economics; Globalization; Innovation; Innovative thinking; Intellectual property; International economics; Macroeconomics

John Van Maanen

John Van Maanen

Erwin H. Schell Professor of Management

Department: Professor of Organization Studies

Contact: (617) 253-3610, jvm@mit.edu

Expertise: Career development; Change management; Changing work environments; Changing workforce; Conflict management; Conflict resolution; Cross-cultural awareness; Cultural differences; Cultural differences; Disney theme parks; Distributed leadership; Diversity; Education; Employee motivation; Employment relations; Employment relations; Executive education; Family issues; Flextime; Future of work; Future of work; Gender issues; Globalization; Human rights; Incentives; Labor relations; Leadership; Leadership; Managing change; Managing change; Motivation; Motivation; Organizational behavior; Organizational change; Organizational culture; Organizational psychology; Organizational studies; Organizations; Social networks; Social psychology; Sociology; Sociology; Teams; Training; Training programs; Turnover; Work / family issues; Work environments; Work-life balance; Worker / management relations

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; Contagian; 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

Darcy Winslow

Darcy Winslow

Department: Senior Lecturer, MIT Leadership Center

Contact: (503) 227-8820, dwinslow@mit.edu

Expertise: Change management; Climate change; Consumer behavior; Corporate social responsibility; Emissions trading; Environment; Executive education; Experimental design; Future of work; Global warming; Green industries; Leadership; Managing change; Marketing; Non-profits / Nonprofits; Organizational culture; Product development; Sustainability; United States

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Department: Visiting Lecturer, Information Technology

Contact: (203) 856-4915, irving@irvingwb.com

Expertise: Cloud computing; Competition; Competitive strategy; Computer industry; Digital economy; Digitalization; Digitization; eBusiness; Electronic commerce; Emerging businesses; Information systems; Information technology; Innovation; Innovation management; Innovative thinking; Internet; Internet strategy; Leadership; Management of technology; Open innovation; Open source software; Product innovation; Research and development; Sociotechnical system; Strategic planning; Strategy; Technological innovation; Technological innovation; Technology; Technology strategy; Technology transfer; Technology transfer; World Wide Web

Haoxiang Zhu

Haoxiang Zhu

Department: Assistant Professor of Finance

Contact: (617) 253-2478, zhuh@mit.edu

Expertise: Asset management; Asset pricing; Auctions; Bankruptcy; Bond markets; Bond negotiations; Bond pricing; Capital budgeting; Capital controls; Capital market; Central banks; Corporate finance; Currency; Currency management; Debt; Derivatives; Dodd-Frank Act; Equities; Euro; Exchange rates; Finance; Financial institutions; Financial markets; Futures; Governmental financial institutions; High frequency trading; Liquidity; London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR); Market microstructure; Microeconomics; Municipal bonds; Mutual funds; NASDAQ; New York Stock Exchange (NYSE); Options; Portfolio choice; Portfolio design and management; Price fixing; Pricing; Regulation; Risk capital; Risk management; Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC); Securitization; Security prices; Stock exchange; Stock exchange consolidation; Stock market; Stock options; Stock trading; Trading decisions; Trading gains and losses; Treasuries; Valuation; Wall Street

Opinion: High-frequency trading payoff tied to news — Haoxiang Zhu

From MarketWatch The dramatic speed of financial transactions can be matched only by the intensity of the controversy surrounding it, especially when it comes to high-frequency trading. In markets for stocks, futures and foreign exchange, transactions take place in milliseconds to microseconds (or even nanoseconds). Markets for fixed-income securities including corporate bonds and over-the-counter derivatives such as interest-rate swaps are also catching up quickly by adopting electronic trading. To many, the “Flash Crash” of May 2010 was a wake-up call for reevaluating market structure. A series of technology glitches proved to be highly costly for some brokers, proprietary firms and marketplaces in terms of both profits and reputation. The SEC launched investigations into HFT firms and their strategies. French regulators introduced a financial transaction tax. Author Michael Lewis wrote “Flash Boys.” The list goes on. With this fallout comes important economic questions: What are the costs and benefits to investors … Read More »The post Opinion: High-frequency trading payoff tied to news — Haoxiang Zhu appeared first on MIT Sloan Experts.

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