2019 Conference

Frontiers in Quantitative Finance

The Jacobs Levy Center at Wharton held its 2019 Conference on Friday, September 27 at the New York Marriott Marquis. The event included a ceremony to award the 2019 Wharton-Jacobs Levy Prize for Quantitative Financial Innovation to Professors Ray Ball and Philip BrownThey were recognized for their influential work linking stock prices to accounting data outlined in their paper “An Empirical Evaluation of Accounting Income Numbers” (Journal of Accounting Research, 1968).

The conference theme was chosen with Ball and Brown in mind. Three paper presentations and a panel discussion explored quantitative methods that use accounting information and other financial data, and the program featured a diverse lineup of speakers from academia, government, and financial practice.


The Jacobs Levy Center thanks this year’s conference sponsors for their added support.

Event Coverage

Press Release (Wharton News)

Why a 1968 Paper Still Influences Modern Asset Management (Knowledge@Wharton)

Behind the Markets: Interview with Ray Ball (Wharton Business Radio on SiriusXM)

Behind the Markets: Interviews with Matthew Ringgenberg and Mihail Velikov (Wharton Business Radio on SiriusXM)