Join our notable speakers Cliff Asness, MBA ’91, PhD ’94, David Booth ’71, (who are both celebrating their reunion this year), and Eugene F. Fama, MBA ’64, PhD ’64, in a conversation moderated by professor Steven Neil Kaplan.
Hear these three giants of the investment world discuss their views on the current and future state of asset prices and investing.
Big Data in the Classroom
This session will cover the importance of teaching students not only how to conduct analytics, but how to communicate the findings and the intuition underlying the findings to a non-expert to persuade them to act on the evidence. This requires teaching students how to couch the analytics in terms of the specific scientific hypothesis being tested and to use visuals to assist in helping non-experts understand how you reached your conclusions.
Covering Economic Issues When Experts Are Not Trusted
Award-winning journalists Chris Giles of the Financial Times, Jeanna Smialek of the New York Times, and Catherine Rampell of the Washington Post describe the challenges of covering complicated economic issues in the current political environment. They will discuss how public skepticism complicates the coverage of Brexit, monetary policy and taxes (among other issues). Professor Anil Kashyap will moderate the discussion.
The COVID-19 Vaccine
Our panelists will discuss the lessons we have learned from the development and rollout of the Covid-19 vaccines and treatments. The three panelists have been at the forefront of developing vaccines and treatments for COVID-19. Stan Erck is the CEO of vaccine developer Novavax. Jim Kilts was a long-time board member of Pfizer. Bob Nelsen, the most successful life science venture capitalist of the last 10 years, is a board member of Vir which is developing COVID-19 treatments. Stephen Weber, the moderator, has been treating COVID-19 patients as Chief Medical Officer of UChicago Medicine.
Chicago Booth Faculty Research: Lessons from the Pandemic
Booth faculty will share the findings of different research that they have conducted about behavior during the pandemic, and draw out the implications for people, businesses, and the economy.
Future of the MBA
Professors McGill and Stole along with Dean Rajan will discuss the changing nature of business schools in the current environment. They will cover both trends across the industry and the latest developments at Booth, including some lessons learned from the curriculum review committee that Professor McGill chaired and on which Professor Stole served.
Perspectives on COVID-19
This panel will discuss challenges facing universities and other industries, and thoughts on what we have learned and how the pandemic will change things going forward.