David Mordecai Joins the University of Chicago Booth School of Business Faculty

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Risk Economics is pleased to announce that David K.A. Mordecai has been invited to join the faculty at his alma mater, the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. As Adjunct Professor of Econometrics and Statistics, he will be teaching a foundational graduate-level course in business statistics in the Autumn 2022 quarter.

David K.A. Mordecai, Ph.D. is President and Co-Founder of Risk Economics, a New York City based advisory firm. Risk Economics specializes in the application of computational economics and statistics 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. As Practice Lead for the Risk Economics® litigation, regulation and arbitration expert advisory practice, David K.A. Mordecai serves as an expert on (i) loss causation and economic damages related to liability from operational and model risk, machine testimony, algorithmic bias, as well as (ii) the analysis of computational and digital forensics, (iii) market structure, (iv) financial institutions governance, (v) complex issues related to finance, economics and market standards and practices within securities, derivatives, reinsurance, and commodities markets, as well as (vi) industrial engineering, economics and market structure across a diverse range of non-financial industry sectors.

Since 2013, Dr. Mordecai has also served as the first Scientist-in-Residence at FinTech Innovation Lab, an accelerator platform for early and growth stage technology firms, organized by The Partnership Fund for New York City in conjunction with Accenture and a consortium of venture capital firms and global financial institutions.

He earned a Ph.D. with concentrations in Econometrics/Mathematical Statistics and Economics/ Industrial Organization from the University of Chicago, and an M.B.A. in Finance from NYU Stern School of Business. His dissertation research applied principal components analysis to risk-based leverage estimation with a focus upon empirical tests of the limits of arbitrage, and how market shocks trigger contagion via the financing of highly leveraged financial institutions during periods of extreme market volatility. In addition to studying financial economics and market microstructure, as well as the economics of law, regulation and industry structure, his doctoral education included the study of Bayesian decision theory, social network analysis and behavioral economics.

David Mordecai Joins the University of Chicago Booth School of Business Faculty

About the University of Chicago Booth School of Business
The University of Chicago Booth School of Business (Chicago Booth or Booth) is the graduate business school of the University of Chicago. Founded in 1898, Chicago Booth is the second-oldest business school in the U.S. and is associated with nine Nobel laureates in the Economic Sciences, more than any other business school in the world.


About Risk Economics, Inc.

Risk Economics specializes in economic analysis of risk and liability. It provides advisory services at the intersection of commercial business-process engineering and risk engineering with a particular focus on coupling commercial reinsurance and financial technology, through the rigorous application of agent-based, demographic, and statistical methodologies to microeconomic and macroeconomic analytics.

The RiskEcon® client roster is diverse and includes governmental and quasi-governmental agencies, global insurance and reinsurance firms, leading law firms, technology firms, global banking institutions, asset management firms, multinational corporations with interests in natural resources, commodities, and energy, as well as government agencies and regulators.