Saturday, June 20, 2015, 14:15
Brief bio:Athanasios Orphanides is a Professor of the Practice of Global Economics and Management at the MIT Sloan School of Management. Orphanides is also a Research Fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research, a Senior Fellow of the Center for Financial Studies, a Research Fellow of the Institute for Monetary and Financial Stability and a member of the Shadow Open Market Committee. His research interests are on central banking, finance, and political economy and he has published extensively on these topics. He has also contributed to the ongoing debate on the euro area crisis. From May 2007 to May 2012, Orphanides served a five-year term as governor of the Central Bank of Cyprus and was a member of the Governing Council of the European Central Bank. Following the creation of the European Systemic Risk Board in 2010, he was elected a member of its first Steering Committee. Earlier, he served as senior adviser at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, where he had started his professional career as an economist. Athanasios Orphanides obtained his undergraduate degrees in mathematics and economics as well as a PhD in economics from MIT.
Sunday, June 21, 2015, 09:50
Brief bio:Stephen J. Turnovsky received his Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1968 and currently holds the Van Voorhis Professorship of Economics at the University of Washington. He was previously a member of the faculties of the University of Pennsylvania, University of Toronto, Australian National University, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he was the IBE Distinguished Professor of Economics. In 2005 he received a Doctorat honoris causa from the University of Aix-Marseille, France and in 2009 he was awarded an honorary Doctor of Literature from Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. He was elected Fellow of the Econometric Society in 1981 and was President of the Society of Economic Dynamics and Control from 1982-84 and of the Society for Computational Economics from 2004-2006. He was Co-Chair of the Program Committee of the Eighth World Congress of the Econometric Society in August 2000. He is serving on, or has served on, many editorial boards including Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control (editor, 1981-1987, 1995-2001), Review of International Economics, Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking, the Journal of Public Economic Theory, Macroeconomic Dynamics (where he is also Special Issues, editor), Journal of Human Capital, International Economic Review, Journal of Public Economics, and the Journal of International Economics. His main area of research is in the general area of macroeconomic dynamics and growth. Within this area his interests are quite far-ranging, with particular interests in fiscal policy issues and optimal policy, and extending to both closed economies and open economies. He is the author of several books, as well as having edited several volumes and written many journal articles.
Monday, June 22, 2015, 09:45
Xuezhong (Tony) He
Brief bio:ProfXuezhong (Tony) He completed a BSc in Pure Mathematics in 1982 (Ningxia University, China), a MSc in Applied Mathematics in 1987 (Hebei Normal University, China), a PhD in Applied Mathematics in 1995 (Flinders University), and a PhD in Finance in 2001 (the University of Technology, Sydney). Tony worked as an Associated Lecturer from 1982 to 1984 and a Lecturer from 1987 to 1991 with the Department of Mathematics at Ningxia University, China. Between 1989 and 1990, he worked at Flinders University as a Visiting Scholar. Between 1995 and 1997 he was employed as an Associate Lecturer with School of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Sydney. Tony joined the Finance Discipline Group at UTS Business School, the University of Technology, Sydney, as a Lecturer in 2001, a Senior Lecturer in 2002, an Associate Professor in 2007, and a Professor in 2011. As a mathematician in his earlier career, Tony has established an international reputation in the field of the theory and application of nonlinear dynamical systems. He has authored/co-authored more than 40 refereed papers in this area, some of which have appeared in prestigious and high quality field journals such as SIAM and IEEE journals, Physica D, Nonlinear Analysis, Journal of Mathematical Analysis and Applications, and Journal of Mathematical Biology. Tonyˇ¦s international research profile in areas of financial market modelling, asset pricing with heterogeneous beliefs, and nonlinear economic dynamics is attested by his publications in a number of the leading international journals in economics and econometrics including Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Macroeconomic Dynamics, Journal of Evolutionary Economics, European Journal of Finance, Quantitative Finance, and Computational Economic. Tony serves as the Co-Editor of the Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, the associate editor of Journal of Economic Interaction and Coordination, Journal Differential Equations and Dynamical Systems, Discrete Dynamics in Nature and Society, and the reviewer of the Mathematics Review, American Mathematical Society.