Research, Articles and Interviews

Research conducted by Risk Economics® and its principals, as well as as articles and interviews featuring Risk Economics.

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Samantha Kappagoda was Interviewed for Compass Lexecon International Women’s Day 2021 Advice from Leading Women Video

Samantha Kappagoda, Chief Economist and Co-Founder of Risk Economics was interviewed for Compass Lexecon’s International Women’s Day 2021 Advice from Leading Women video.  In honor of International Women’s Day 2021 Compass Lexecon interviewed several high-profile, successful women to provide advice to other women based on their careers and professional experiences. 

In addition to Samantha Kappagoda, other interviewees included:

  • Amelia Fletcher, Professor of Competition Policy, Nottingham Business School and Deputy Director at the Centre for Competition Policy, University of East Anglia
  • Christine Wilson, Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission
  • Andrea Kramer, Partner, McDermott Will & Emery
  • Jessica Yellen, Former Chief White House Correspondent, CNN
  • Penelope Papandropoulos, Cabinet Member, DG Comp, European Commission
  • Christa Davies, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, AON
  • Christine Varney, Chair of Antitrust Practice, Cravath and Former U.S. Assistant Attorney General for Antitrust
  • Bianna Golodryga, Senior Global Affairs Analyst, CNN
  • Georgia Nugent, President, Illinois Wesleyan University

To view the Compass Lexecon video, visit: https://vimeo.com/520945477. Samantha Kappagoda’s interview segment appears at 6:25.

Samantha Kappagoda Compass Lexecon Video

About Compass Lexecon

Compass Lexecon (CL) is one of the world’s leading economic consulting firms, providing law firms, corporations, and government clients with clear analysis of complex issues. CL has been involved in a broad spectrum of matters related to economics and finance – providing critical insight in legal and regulatory proceedings, strategic decisions, and public policy debates. CL experience and expertise apply to virtually any question of economics, in virtually any context of the law or business, and in any industry.

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David K.A. Mordecai Authored Article Automated Personal Assistants with Multiple Principals: Whose Agent Is It? in ABA SciTech Lawyer

David K.A. Mordecai Authored Article Automated Personal Assistants with Multiple Principals: Whose Agent Is It? in ABA SciTech Lawyer

David K.A. Mordecai authored an article published on January 17, 2020 in the Winter edition of the American Bar Association (ABA) SciTech Lawyer entitled Automated Personal Assistants with Multiple Principals: Whose Agent Is It?

The term automated personal assistant (i.e., virtual assistant) commonly refers to mobile software agents that perform tasks or services on behalf of an individual (i.e., the device user or application user) based on a combination of user input, location awareness, and the ability to access information from a variety of online sources (e.g., weather conditions, traffic congestion, news, stock prices, user schedules, retail prices, etc.). This article highlights some open questions and foundational principles relevant to contract and tort liability implications of software agency in this context.

ABA SciTech Lawyer endeavors to provide information related to current developments in law, science, medicine, and technology of professional interest to members of the ABA Section of Science & Technology Law.

David K.A. Mordecai Authored Article Automated Personal Assistants with Multiple Principals: Whose Agent Is It? in ABA SciTech Lawyer

David Mordecai is President of Risk Economics, Inc. He is an active ABA member, has been a speaker at ABA events and serves as Vice-Chair of the Science & Technology Law Section Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Committee as well as the Nanotechnology Committee.

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Insurance Thought Leadership Featured David K.A. Mordecai and Samantha Kappagoda in Article Entitled How to Create Risk Transparency

Insurance Thought Leadership Featured David K.A. Mordecai and Samantha Kappagoda in Article Entitled How to Create Risk Transparency

Dr. David K.A. Mordecai, President of Risk Economics and Samantha Kappagoda, Chief Economist of Risk Economics were featured by Insurance Thought Leadership in an article entitled How to Create Risk Transparency.

David Mordecai is President and Co-Founder of Risk Economics and Visiting Scholar at Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences NYU, advising research activities at RiskEcon® Lab for Decision Metrics @ Courant InstituteSamantha Kappagoda is Chief Economist and Co-Founder of Risk Economics and Visiting Scholar at Courant Institute, co-advising research activities at RiskEcon® Lab.

Insurance Thought Leadership Featured David K.A. Mordecai and Samantha Kappagoda in Article Entitled How to Create Risk Transparency

About Risk Economics
Risk Economics 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.

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GARP Risk Intelligence Interviewed David K.A. Mordecai for an Article on Peer-to-Peer Lending

GARP Risk Intelligence Interviewed David K.A. Mordecai for an Article on Peer-to-Peer Lending

David K.A. Mordecai, President of Risk Economics and Scientist-in-Residence at FinTech Innovation Lab, was interviewed by the Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP) Risk Intelligence for an article on peer-to-peer lending, The P2P Explosion: Business Models May Change, but Risks Still Need to Be Managed, written by Katherine Heires.

Also interviewed was Linda Kreitzman, Executive Director of the master’s program in financial engineering at the UC Berkley Haas School of Business, in addition to various industry participants, and new entrants into the peer-to-peer lending business.

Risk Intelligence

Risk Economics is a New York City based advisory firm, specializing 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. The scope of activities includes applying the expertise of Risk Economics in product development, as well as FinTech strategy and process engineering, to the commercialization of R&D for risk and liability management analytics.

David Mordecai advises research activities at RiskEcon® Lab for Decision Metrics @ Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences NYU established in 2011, and is also Visiting Scholar at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences NYU. As of 2012, he holds a joint appointment as Senior Research Scholar for Computational Economics of Commerce, Law and Geo-Politics at NYU Stern Graduate School of Business.

Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP)  has a mission to advance the risk profession through education, training, and the promotion of best practices globally, as the leading professional association for risk managers. GARP enables the risk community to make better informed risk decisions through “creating a culture of risk awareness®”,  by educating and informing at all levels, from those beginning their careers in risk, to those leading risk programs at the largest financial institutions across the globe, as well as, the regulators that govern them.

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Samantha Kappagoda was Interviewed for an Article Voice of Experience in The Glass Hammer

Samantha Kappagoda was Interviewed for an Article “Voice of Experience” in The Glass Hammer

Samantha Kappagoda, Chief Economist at Risk Economics, was interviewed for an article entitled “Voice of Experience” in The Glass Hammer, an online community designed for women executives in financial services, law and business. The profile highlights Samantha Kappagoda’s career path and her activities in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).

Samantha Kappagoda was Interviewed for an Article Voice of Experience in The Glass Hammer

Samantha Kappagoda is Chief Economist and Co-founder of Risk Economics, a New York City based advisory firm that provides consulting services and research and development of rigorous analytics applied to large-scale, real-world modeling and surveillance for geopolitics and socioeconomics involving population, demographics and macroeconomics. Her areas of expertise include econometric time-series and longitudinal analyses of consumer behavior, labor supply, wealth and income distribution, housing, population and immigration, political risk and international trade, resource allocation, environment, health, aging and retirement, as well as currency, commodity and capital markets activity.

Samantha Kappagoda also co-advises research activities at RiskEcon® Lab for Decision Metrics @ Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences NYU, and is Visiting Scholar at Courant Institute.

Samantha Kappagoda received an M.B.A. in Analytic Finance and Statistics from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. She also holds an M.A. in Economics from the University of Toronto, and graduated with a B.Sc. (Honors) in Mathematics from Imperial College, London. Her biography has been published in the Marquis publications Who’s Who in AmericaWho’s Who in Finance and Business (formerly Finance and Industry), Who’s Who of Emerging Leaders, Who’s Who of American Women, and Canadian Who’s Who (University of Toronto Press). She was recently honored by the Girl Scouts of Greater New York as a Women of Distinction for her work in STEM.

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David K.A. Mordecai was Interviewed as an Industry Expert by Derivatives Intelligence

David K.A. Mordecai was Interviewed as an Industry Expert by Derivatives Intelligence

David K.A. Mordecai, President of Risk Economics was interviewed as an industry expert for the June 24, 2010 issue of Derivatives Intelligence, regarding longevity hedges, for an article entitled EU Insurers Likely to Rachet up Longevity Hedges.

David K.A. Mordecai was Interviewed as an Industry Expert by Derivatives Intelligence

Risk Economics 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.

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