Wharton’s Jacobs Levy Center to Revisit Peak of Global Financial Crisis, 10 Years Later, at Annual Conference

Philadelphia, PA, August 29, 2018—The Jacobs Levy Equity Management Center for Quantitative Financial Research at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania will examine the impact of the “Great Financial Crisis” and crises and market volatility in general at its annual conference on Friday, September 14 at the New York Hilton Midtown.

The event will feature a keynote presentation with Nobel Laureate Robert Shiller and Wharton’s Jeremy Siegel. The two will renew their long-running debate on stock valuations, addressing the current market and the financial crisis of 2007-2008.

“As we mark a decade since what many remember as the height of the Global Financial Crisis, the topics of financial markets, volatility, and crises are particularly timely for this year’s conference focus,” said Christopher Geczy, Academic Director of the Jacobs Levy Center.

Several former U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission officials, including past chief economists Richard Lindsey and Chester Spatt, will appear as part of a panel discussion on the impact of past, present, and future financial crises. Additional panelists will include Vineer Bhansali of LongTail Alpha and Bruce Jacobs of Jacobs Levy Equity Management. Richard Herring of Wharton will moderate.

“Every financial crisis is unique, but they have important commonalities, which are discussed in my new book, Too Smart for Our Own Good: Ingenious Investment Strategies, Illusions of Safety, and Market Crashes,” said Jacobs, who also serves as chair of the Jacobs Levy Center’s Advisory Board. “I look forward to hearing from our distinguished speakers and panelists about the underlying causes of market instability so that we can better prepare for, and hopefully head off, the next crisis.”

The conference will also include paper presentations on stock price bubbles, how emerging risks can be detected in the financial sector, and whether ETF trading strategies destabilize the broader market. Event sponsors include Institutional Portfolio Research Journals and Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS).

For the full agenda and to register, visit: https://jacobslevycenter.wharton.upenn.edu/2018-conference-agenda/.

About the Jacobs Levy Center
Led by Professor Chris Geczy, and established through the vision and generosity of Bruce Jacobs, G’79, GRW’86 and Ken Levy, WG’76, G’82, the Wharton School’s Jacobs Levy Center is dedicated to the advancement of quantitative finance, at the intersection of theory and practice, through the creation and dissemination of innovative knowledge.

About the Wharton School
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