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    January 2017 Newsletter

    February 3, 2017

    By Nirvikar Singh, Director of CAFIN and Distinguished Professor of Economics.

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    Jan. 18 teach-in highlights activism in the Trump era

    January 9, 2017

    UC Santa Cruz joins UCLA, UC Berkeley, and other college campuses for a nationwide day of democratic education and action


    Advances in Firm Valuation

    November 17, 2016

    On Friday, November 4th, 2016, the UCSC Center for Analytical Finance (CAFIN) held an afternoon workshop on advances in firm valuation.

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    How big does a lottery jackpot have to be to boost college attendance?

    November 8, 2016

    To better understand the connection between parental resources and college attendance you might start by looking at lottery winners.

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    CAFIN publishes nine new working papers

    October 10, 2016

    Adding to the center's cutting-edge research are nine working papers on topics ranging from the flash crash, credit rating agencies, and more.

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    CAFIN publishes two new working papers

    April 29, 2016

    Adding to the center's cutting-edge research are the following two papers: "Foreign Currency Borrowing by Indian Firms: Towards a New Policy Framework" and "Systematic Monetary Policy and the Effects of Exchange Rate Shocks"

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    CAFIN publishes three new working papers

    April 15, 2016

    Adding to the center's cutting-edge research are the following three papers: "Are Banks Responsive to Exogenous Shocks to Credit Demand in Rural Economies? District – level Evidence from India," "Borrowing Culture and Debt Relief: Evidence from a Policy Experiment," and "Financial Development and Conflict Mitigation: Can Finance Combat Conflict?"

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    New technology, but familiar problems

    March 11, 2016

    Interdisciplinary event hosted by the Science and Justice Research Center and Center for Analytical Finance discussed the historical and social problems in tech and finance.

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    New study will put high frequency trading to the test

    February 12, 2016

    Thanks to seed investment from CAFIN, researchers will explore how market reforms could affect high-frequency trading.


    January 2016 Newsletter

    January 29, 2016

    By Nirvikar Singh, Director of CAFIN and Distinguished Professor of Economics.

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    New working paper published by CAFIN

    January 29, 2016

    Adding to the center's cutting-edge research is "Beggar Thy Neighbor or Beggar Thy Domestic Firms? Evidence from 2000-2011 Chinese Customs Data" by Rasmus Fatum, Runjuan Liu, Jiadong Tong, and Jiayun Xu.


    Research awards recipients announced

    January 25, 2016

    CAFIN is pleased to announce its latest grants recipients.

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    CAFIN publishes a new working paper

    November 4, 2015

    "Heterogeneous Patterns of Financial Development: Implications for Asian Financial Integration" is the 20th working paper CAFIN has released.

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    CAFIN publishes four new working papers

    October 29, 2015

    Adding to the center's cutting-edge research is "Market Mechanisms in Online Crowdfunding," " Lemon or Cherry? The Value of Texts in Debt Crowdfunding," "Bayesian mixture modelling for spectral density estimation," and "Emergence of Networks and Market Institutions in a Large Virtual Economy."

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    CAFIN to host its quarterly lecture this Friday, October 23

    October 20, 2015

    Professor Ingrid Werner of Ohio State University will deliver a talk about the role of dark pools in a fragmented market based on a theoretical model

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    CAFIN publishes two new working papers

    October 19, 2015

    Adding to the center's cutting-edge research is "Uncertainty and Disagreement Measures from Treasury Auctions and Investment Activity" and "Dynamic Model of Firm Valuation: A New Methodology and its Empirical Validity."

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    How a UC Santa Cruz alum is tackling the student loan problem

    September 08, 2015

    Alumnus Mike Cagney is using a marketplace lending model to help students refinance their college loans and is transforming an industry in the process.

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    Wall Street in the redwoods

    July 8, 2015

    Students and faculty are able to analyze up-to-the-minute financial data on a Bloomberg Terminal, a service made possible thanks to a generous donation from UC Santa Cruz alumnus Mike Cagney (‘93, Porter)

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    Systemic Risk: Networks and Bubbles

    July 1, 2015

    The CAFIN Workshop “Systemic Risk: Networks and Bubbles” brought together academics and policymakers from across the country to UCSC. The academic presentations highlighted theoretical and empirical research on systemic risk, networks and bubbles.

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    May 20, 2015

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    UC Santa Cruz Researchers Explore the Ins and Outs of Market Volatility

    December 18, 2014

    A new set of research papers published by UC Santa Cruz’s Center for Analytical Finance (CAFIN), provide fresh insights into how and why stock prices rise and fall.

  • Inaugural CAFIN Workshop

    February 7, 2014

    CAFIN is proud to announce that its inaugural CAFIN Workshop will take place on April 25-26 2014 at UCSC. It will bring together international researchers from both academic and policymaking institutions to cover topics CAFIN considers a "Grand Challenge" for the global economy.

  • Attend Societe General Information Session

    February 6, 2014

    Societe Generale will hold an information session on Monday, February 10 at 9:30 at the Cervantes and Velasquez Conference Room (3rd floor, Bay Tree Building)

  • Societe Generale looking for interns to work in New York City

    January 22, 2014

    Societe Generale is looking for UCSC interns to work in New York City. An important informational meeting, graciously hosted by Greg Laughlin and Eric Aldrich, will take place on Wednesday, January 29 from 10:30-11:00 am at the Muwekma Ohlone Conference Rm in Bay Tree Building.

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    Carl Walsh appointed scientific adviser to Norway's central bank

    January 14, 2014

    Carl Walsh, distinguished professor of economics at UC Santa Cruz, has been appointed as a scientific adviser to Norges Bank, the central bank of Norway, for three years through December 2016.

  • SAFE Conference on Financial Market Policy

    November 17, 2013

    On November 29th, the Center of Excellence SAFE will hold a Conference on Financial Market Policy at the Goethe University Frankfurt.

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    UCSC hosts experimental economics conference, researchers probe choices

    October 18, 2013

    Experimental economists from around the world will gather in Santa Cruz next weekend for the 2013 North American Economic Science Association Conference co-sponsored by the UC Santa Cruz Economics Department and its Learning and Experimental Economics Projects lab.

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    New economic research center explores policy solutions, improvements to financial markets

    October 14, 2013

    The first event of the Center for Analytical Finance (CAFIN), a new research center at UC Santa Cruz, will feature a lecture by Professor Ila Patnaik, an expert on India’s economy, Monday, October 28 at 3:30 p.m. in the Economics Conference Room (E2, room 499) on the UCSC campus.