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    CAFIN Workshop in Finance

    May 1, 2019

    On Friday, April 19th, 2019, the UCSC Center for Analytical Finance (CAFIN) held a workshop on recent advances in theoretical corporate finance and firm risk.

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    Carl Walsh appointed honorary adviser to Bank of Japan’s Institute for Monetary and Economic Studies

    April 2, 2019

    UCSC Distinguished Professor of Economics Carl Walsh has been appointed to serve as an honorary adviser to the Bank of Japan’s Institute for Monetary and Economic Studies.

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    YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki and Google exec Dennis Troper share tips and tales

    March 18, 2019

    During a campus visit on Saturday, tech titan Susan Wojcicki urged college students to pursue careers of meaning and impact in fields that are growing—and to be flexible and humble as they begin their work lives.

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    CAFIN's 2019 Annual Newsletter

    February 25, 2019

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

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    Former Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen receives Foundation Medal

    February 5, 2019

    UC Santa Cruz presented Former Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen with the Foundation Medal, the highest honor bestowed by the campus.

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    CAFIN Continues to Support Finance Education

    October 23, 2018

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    Lessons from the Financial Crisis

    October 1, 2018

    On October 1st 2018, CAFIN organized a panel of three premier financial experts to discuss the economic crisis following Lehman's bankruptcy and lessons of the past decade, and what may lie ahead for the world economy.

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    Redesigning Financial Markets to Work Better

    April 11, 2018

    On March 13th and 14th, 2018, the UCSC Center for Analytical Finance (CAFIN) held a workshop on market design and high-frequency trading (HFT).

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    CAFIN publishes three new working papers

    April 4, 2018

    Adding to the center's cutting-edge research are three working papers on topics ranging from risk preferences, competition, automated content analysis, and more.

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    CAFIN's 2018 Annual Newsletter

    January 31, 2018

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

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    CAFIN publishes a new working paper

    January 11, 2018

    Adding to the center's cutting-edge research is a working paper on topics ranging from risk preferences, competition, automated content analysis, and more.

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    CAFIN publishes a new working paper

    January 10, 2018

    Adding to the center's cutting-edge research is a working paper on topics ranging from risk preferences, competition, automated content analysis, and more.

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    CAFIN publishes three new working papers

    November 16, 2017

    Adding to the center's cutting-edge research are three working papers on topics ranging from risk preferences, competition, automated content analysis, and more.

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    Eric Aldrich appointed associate director of CAFIN

    October 24, 2017

    Eric Aldrich, assistant professor at the Department of Economics at the University of California, Santa Cruz has been appointed as associate director of the Center for Analytical Finance (CAFIN).

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    Gaming Wall Street

    August 02, 2017

    How a group of economists at UC Santa Cruz is building trust and transparency in financial markets.

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    Helping finance grads hit the ground running

    July 21, 2017

    A program that offers UC Santa Cruz business economics students a start on earning a CFA is hoping to expand with the help of private donors.

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    CAFIN publishes five new working papers

    July 10, 2017

    Adding to the center's cutting-edge research are two working papers on topics ranging from risk preferences, competition, automated content analysis, and more.

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    CAFIN publishes five new working papers

    May 30, 2017

    Adding to the center's cutting-edge research are five working papers on topics ranging from risk preferences, competition, automated content analysis, and more.

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    CAFIN to co-host conference in Hong Kong December 7-8, 2017

    April 27, 2017

    The Global Research Unit at the City University of Hong Kong, and the Center for Analytical Finance, University of California, Santa Cruz are co-organizing a conference on Market Design and Regulation in the Presence of High-Frequency Trading, on December 7-8, 2017 at the City University of Hong Kong.

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    New working paper published by CAFIN

    February 27, 2017

    Adding to the center's cutting-edge research is "The Pricing of Sovereign Risk Under Costly Information" by Grace Weishi Gu and Zach Stangebye.

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    CAFIN's 2017 Annual Newsletter

    February 3, 2017

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

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    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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    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.

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    CAFIN's 2016 Annual 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.

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    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.