Green Family Lecture Series, Public Lecture: “Can Financial Engineering Cure Cancer? A New Approach to Funding Biomedical Innovation” by Andrew W. Lo

May 18, 2015

The Lecture

Monday, May 18, 2015
Korn Convocation Hall, UCLA


As disruptive as the recent financial crisis has been, the important lessons to  be learned from the spectacular failure of  financial technologies gone awry may actually pave the way for some of  the most significant achievements of the 21st century.  In this talk, Prof. Lo will provide a brief overview of the key role that financial innovation played in the crisis, and  how a deeper appreciation of human nature, incentives, and the mathematics of financial engineering may allow us to focus the enormous power of global financial markets on one of society’s most pressing challenges: curing cancer.

This lecture is aimed at a general audience. No particular technical background will be assumed.