MIT economist Andrew Lo, who beyond guest-blogging his favorite recent economics book here on Making Sense this week, appears on Friday’s NewsHour, discussing how human frailty and bad decision-making factored into the financial crisis.
"Maybe we should provide more government support for financial PhDs, as we already do for engineers, so the pay scales would seem less skewed and government service not look such a poor choice," says MIT Sloan Prof. Andrew Lo.
In this episode, Planet Money hosts take a closer look at proprietary trading, which is under attack by the latest proposal from the Obama administration. The new banking regulations proposed by the president call for a ban on commerical banks engaging in potentially risky trades with their own funds—or, in some cases, your own funds. Professor Andrew Lo helps shed some light on the murky world of 'prop trading.'
MIT Sloan's Andrew Lo received the first Market Technicians Association Educational Foundation (MTAEF) Mike Epstein Award in honor of his long-term support of technical analysis in academia and practice.
MIT Sloan Prof. Andrew Lo comments on end-of-year concerns for a 'double-dip' recession: "Year end is typically not a great time and the flight to safety into bills in motivated in part by general concerns about the economy and whether another shoe, such as commercial real estate, will drop," says Lo.
Citadel may have a higher burden of proof than other brokers since its bread-and-butter business is making bets in the markets. "The perception of a conflict of interest is a hurdle that they're going to have to go the extra mile to manage," says Andrew Lo, a professor of finance at MIT's Sloan School of Management.