Risk Economics participated in the annual invitation-only event Federal Reserve Day Ahead Conference on Financial Markets and Institutions. David K.A. Mordecai served as the discussant for Stock or Options: Risk Choices or Compensation Design, by Mark Carey and Bo Sun, both of the Federal Reserve Board. Samantha Kappagoda also attended the conference. The event was held on January 6, 2011 and hosted at the Denver office of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City.
The Federal Reserve System employs a large number of economists whose primary research interests relate to financial markets and financial institutions. The goals of the “Day Ahead” conference series are twofold: the presentation of papers by financial economists within the Federal Reserve System, and building ties with economists outside the System. The organizers view this conference as a mechanism to establish a stronger community of financial economists.