David K.A. Mordecai, President of Risk Economics, participated in the International Organization of Financial Engineers (IAFE) Liquidity Risk Committee (LRC) Event: Multi-Agent Models and Network Externalities: The Interconnectedness Underlying Systemic Risks and Episodic Liquidity. The event was held on June 10, 2010 at Pricewaterhouse Coopers office in New York City.
David K.A. Mordecai was the session chair for this panel discussion of multi-agent approaches to modeling financial networks addressing a range of applications to crashes and panics, episodic liquidity and contagion effects, and the various interdependencies resulting from capital flows across firms and markets. The other panelists were Alan King, IBM Thomas J Watson Research Center, and Duncan Watts, Yahoo Inc. and Adjunct Senior Research Fellow, Columbia University.
The LRC attempts to bridge the gap between different concepts of liquidity by organizing and sponsoring forums for discourse among academics, practitioners, and policy makers, and to promote the cultivation and dissemination of applied research relating to all aspects of liquidity risk that affect the stability and function of financial markets and institutions. The LRC is comprised of academics, practitioners, and policymakers involved in researching liquidity risk and its effects on market stability within the context of diverse institutional and industry settings, and in relationship to public policy.
David Mordecai is President and Co-founder of Risk Economics, a New York City based advisory firm. Risk Economics specializes in the application of computational economics to the proprietary development and scalable implementation of robust modeling and data analytic frameworks for valuation, strategic and systemic risk analysis, and dynamic asset-liability management.