David K.A. Mordecai presented at the Santa Fe Institute (SFI) Systemic Risk Initiative. The event explored the role of systemic risk in financial markets. The gathering drew a dozen experts from the financial sector and another dozen scientists, and meeting participants sought to explore the extent to which tools and principles of complexity science might allow for a richer understanding of systemic risk in financial markets and the economy.
Organizers of the Systemic Risk Initiative included the following individuals:
- David Mordecai, President, Risk Economics and Senior Advisor, Compass Lexecon
- Kenneth Arrow, Nobel Laureate, Stanford University, Economics
- Doyne Farmer, SFI Professor
- John Geanakoplos, SFI External Professor and Science Steering Committee Chair; Yale University, Economics
- Simon Levin, SFI Science Board Co-Chair; Princeton, Ecology
- Michael Mauboussin, Chief Investment Strategist, Legg Mason Capital Management
- Bill Miller, Chief Investment Officer, Legg Mason and SFI Board of Trustees Chair
- John Rundle, SFI External Professor; UC Davis, Physics
- Fabrizio Lillo, University of Palermo
The event was part of the Santa Fe Institute’s Business Network meetings, where Network members and SFI scientists explore fundamental principles that help make sense of the complexities faced by all types of organization. The event was held on October 15, 2009 and hosted by Credit Suisse in New York City.
The Santa Fe Institute is is at the forefront of the scientific understanding of complex systems at all scales, from the microscopic to the cosmic. By jointly exploring a variety of complex systems from different perspectives, Network members gain new understanding that may enable them to engage their own organization and address challenges in a wholly unique and revolutionary manner.