Steering Committee


    Nirvikar Singh

  • Nirvikar Singh

    CAFIN Director

    Nirvikar Singh is a Professor of Economics at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He is an expert on the Indian economy and other emerging markets, and serves on the Indian Finance Minister’s advisory group on G20 matters. Among other topics, he has written several articles about Indian economic reform, economic theory and labor standards and several columns for Indian financial newspapers. 

    Webpage: http://people.ucsc.edu/~boxjenk/

    E-mail: boxjenk@ucsc.edu


  • Eric Aldrich

  • Eric Aldrich

    Steering Committee

    Eric Aldrich is an assistant professor at the Department of Economics at the University of California, Santa Cruz. His main interests are computational economics and finance. Prior to working at UCSC, he worked at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. Through his publications has made significant contributions in the empirics of behavioral and computational finance. 

    Webpage: http://people.ucsc.edu/~ealdrich/

    E-mail: ealdrich@ucsc.edu


  • Daniel Friedman

  • Daniel Friedman

    Steering Committee

    Daniel Friedman is a Professor of Economics at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He has broad research interests in applied economic theory, laboratory experiments, and financial markets. He is one of the world’s leading researchers in behavioral and experimental economics and the founder of LEEPS, a pioneering laboratory studying human behavior in market settings.

    Webpage: http://leeps.ucsc.edu/home/

    E-mail: dan@ucsc.edu


  • Michael Hutchison

  • Michael Hutchison

    Steering Committee

    Michael Hutchison is a Professor of Economics at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He is also Research Associate at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco and a founding member of the Santa Cruz Center for International Economics. Hutchison is Executive Editor of the Journal of Asian Economies and on the editorial boards of Journal of International Money and Finance and Japan and the World Economy.  His research centers on international finance and open economy macroeconomics, including exchange rate regimes, international banking and financial systems. 

    Webpage: http://people.ucsc.edu/~hutch/

    E-mail: hutch@ucsc.edu


  • Athanasios Kottas

  • Athanasios Kottas

    Steering Committee

    Athanasios Kottas is a Professor of Applied Mathematics and Statistics at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He has expertise on Bayesian nonparametric methods for extreme value analysis, quantile regression and survival analysis. He is the author of over 30 papers and a book chapter on Bayesian modeling. He also acts as editor on various international journals and has presented in several international seminars.

    Webpage: http://ams.soe.ucsc.edu/people/thanos

    E-mail: thanos@soe.ucsc.edu


  • Raquel Prado

  • Raquel Prado

    Steering Committee

    Raquel Prado is a Professor of Applied Mathematics and Statistics at the University of California, Santa Cruz. She specializes in Bayesian non-stationary time series modeling and multivariate time series. She is the author of a book on time series modeling and several papers on time series and medicine. Her latest project focuses on the development of a coherent suite of novel statistical models and methods for large-dimensional, high-resolution multivariate time series to apply them on physiological time series.

    Webpage: http://ams.soe.ucsc.edu/people/raquel

    E-mail: raquel@soe.ucsc.edu


  • Abel Rodriguez

  • Abel Rodriguez

    Steering Committee

    Abel Rodriguez is an Associate Professor of Applied Mathematics and Statistics at the University of California, Santa Cruz. His research focuses on developing Bayesian methods applied in biology, finance, national security and machine learning. In the area of finance he has done cutting-edge work on econometric analysis of credit risks, financial derivatives and portfolio management.  He is the author of a book on non-parametric Bayesian modeling and has published several academic papers.

    Webpage:http://ams.soe.ucsc.edu/people/abel

    E-mail: abel@soe.ucsc.edu