MEDIA ADVISORY: Financial Market Dynamics and Systemic Risk in a Post-COVID World

Posted on Thursday, December 10, 2020

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The 2020 Marleau Signature Lecture will be delivered by renowned economist and distinguished university professor Andrew W. Lo.

Can the actions of central banks limit the economic impact of COVID-19? Are financial markets predicting a global recession? Volatility spikes continue to plague financial markets during this pandemic, and things may get worse before they get better—but they WILL get better. Until then, it is going to be a very challenging set of market conditions for investors and regulators over the next few months, so we need be prepared. 

In this talk, Prof. Lo will use the framework of the Adaptive Markets Hypothesis to address the changing global economy since the outbreak of the coronavirus, its impact on global financial markets, and what stakeholders need to watch for in the coming months and years.

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Andrew W. Lo (Photo courtesy of MIT)

WHO: Andrew W. Lo is the Charles E. and Susan T. Harris Professor at the MIT Sloan School of Management, the director of MIT’s Laboratory for Financial Engineering, a principal investigator at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab, and an external professor at the Santa Fe Institute.

WHAT: Financial Market Dynamics and Systemic Risk in a Post-COVID World

WHEN: Thursday, December 10, 2020, 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. EST

WHERE: Online. Register to obtain a Zoom link (Attendance is free)

About the symposium: The University of Ottawa Symposium on Economic Policy is a one-day event bringing together prominent scholars, business leaders economists to generate thought-provoking conversations about current issues related to fiscal and monetary policy.

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