10th International Conference of the Financial Engineering and Banking Society
Rama Cont is Chair of Mathematical Finance at the University of Oxford and Director of the Oxford- Imperial Centre for Doctoral Training in Mathematics of Random Systems. Rama Cont's research focuses on stochastic analysis, stochastic processes and mathematical modeling in finance, in particular the modeling of extreme market risks and systemic risk. He has co-authored more than 70 research publications, including the widely cited monograph Financial Modelling with Jump Processes (2003). From 2014 to 2018, he served as founding director of the CFM-Imperial Institute of Quantitative Finance. Prof. Cont was awarded the Louis Bachelier Prize by the French Academy of Sciences in 2010 for his research on mathematical modeling in finance and the Royal Society Award for Excellence in Interdisciplinary Research in 2017. He was elected Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) in 2017 for his 'contributions to stochastic analysis and mathematical modeling in finance.'
Luigi Guiso is Axa Professor of Household Finance at the Einaudi Institute for Monetary, Banking and Financial Studies in Rome. He has been listed in the 2016 "World's most influential scientific minds" list compiled by Reuters. His path-breaking work has been published in the best international journals and recognized with international prizes such as the 2009 Smith Breeden Prize award for the paper “Trusting the Stock Market" (with Paola Sapienza and Luigi Zingales) and the 2015 Spangler-IQAM Prize for the best investment paper in the Review of Finance. He has directed the CEPR Finance Programme and is a CEPR Research Fellow.
Jean-Charles Rochet is professor of banking at Geneva School of Management and Economics and senior chair at the Swiss Finance Institute. He is also visiting professor at Zürich University. He holds a Ph.D. in mathematical economics from Paris University. He has taught at the Toulouse School of Economics, at the London School of Economics, and has visited many universities and central banks all over the world. He was President of the Econometric Society in 2012 and has been a Fellow of this society since 1995. He has published more than 80 articles in international scientific journals and 7 books, including “Microeconomics of Banking” (with X. Freixas) at MIT Press, “Balancing the Banks” (with M.Dewatripont and J.Tirole) and “Why are there so many banking Crises?”, both at Princeton UP. His research interests include banking, financial stability, industrial organization of financial markets, and contract theory.