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Knowledge@Wharton: October 11, 2018

Host Dan Loney is joined by Annalisa Barrett (Clinical Professor of Finance, University of San Diego’s School of Business), Julian Jonker (Assistant Professor of Legal Studies & Business Ethics, The Wharton School), Dipayan Ghosh (Pozen Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School), Benjamin Keys (Assistant Professor, Department of Real Estate; Faculty Research Fellow, National Bureau of Economic Research, The Wharton School), Katherine Hempstead (Senior Advisor, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation), Robert Town Ph.D. (James L. and Nancy Powell Centenial Professor, Department of Economics, University of Texas, Austin), Guy Cecala (CEO, Inside Mortgage Finance), and Katherine Klein (Edward H. Bowman Professor of Management, The Wharton School) on the Thursday, October 11, 2018 edition of Knowledge@Wharton.

Air Date: Thursday, October 11, 2018 on SiriusXM 132

Hosted By

Robert Town

Air Time: 10:00 am
Featuring: Robert Town Ph.D.

Julian Jonker

Air Time: 10:30 am
Featuring: Julian Jonker

Annalisa Barrett

Air Time: 11:00 am
Featuring: Annalisa Barrett

Guy Cecala

Air Time: 11:30 am
Featuring: Guy Cecala

Dipayan Ghosh

Air Time: 10:30 am
Featuring: Dipayan Ghosh

Katherine Hempstead

Air Time: 10:00 am
Featuring: Katherine Hempstead

Katherine Klein

Air Time: 11:00 am
Featuring: Katherine Klein

Ben Keys

Air Time: 11:30 am
Featuring: Benjamin Keys

Featured Guests

Annalisa Barrett

Clinical Professor of Finance, University of San Diego’s School of Business

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Ms. Barrett is a lecturer in finance at the University of San Diego School of Business. She teaches graduate courses in corporate governance and undergraduate courses in financial statement analysis, financial management and personal finance. Ms. Barrett is an active consultant in the field of corporate governance as the founder and CEO of Board Governance Research LLC, which provides independent research on corporate governance practices, board composition and diversity, and corporate director demographics. Her clients include public pension plans, leadership and consulting firms, and nonprofit organizations focused on corporate board diversity and investor education.

She is also Senior Advisor for ValueEdge Advisors, which advises institutional investors regarding effective corporate governance engagement to preserve portfolio value and diminish risk. In addition, she serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Corporate Directors Forum, a San Diego-based nonprofit promoting high standards of professionalism and ethics in corporate governance. Previously, she has worked in the human resources consulting and public accounting fields. Ms. Barrett has an MBA, with distinction, from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.
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Julian Jonker

Assistant Professor of Legal Studies & Business Ethics, The Wharton School

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Julian Jonker is an assistant professor at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He works in moral philosophy and legal theory concerns contractualism, the nature and structure of private law, and the nature of rights. In recent work on the nature of rights, he has explored the relationship between rights and directed duties and sought to explain rights and duties in terms of our capacity to take an interest in the world and our practice of holding each other accountable. Another research project explores the relationship between contract and promising, and seeks to understand whether a fundamental principle of good faith is compatible with a promise-based theory of contract law.

Professor Jonker is a South African citizen and studied law in South Africa shortly after the democratic transition and the certification of the post-apartheid constitution. While a researcher at the District Six Museum and graduate student at the University of Cape Town he wrote about the legal and ethical dimensions of cultural property.
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Dipayan Ghosh

Pozen Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School

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Dipayan Ghosh is a Joan Shorenstein Fellow at the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, where he works on digital privacy, artificial intelligence, and civil rights. Ghosh previously worked on global privacy and public policy issues at Facebook, where he led strategic efforts to address privacy and security. Prior, Ghosh was a technology and economic policy advisor in the Obama White House. He served across the Office of Science & Technology Policy and the National Economic Council, where he worked on issues concerning big data’s impact on consumer privacy and the digital economy. Ghosh received a Ph.D. in electrical engineering & computer science at Cornell University.

 

Twitter- @ghoshd7

Personal Site- https://dipayanghoshcom.wordpress.com
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Benjamin Keys

Assistant Professor, Department of Real Estate; Faculty Research Fellow, National Bureau of Economic Research, The Wharton School

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Ben Keys studies issues related to household finance, mortgage finance, real estate, applied econometrics, labor economics, and urban economics. Prior to joining the faculty of the Wharton School Department of Real Estate, Keys was an Assistant Professor at the Harris School of Public Policy and Co-Director of the Kreisman Initiative on Housing Law and Policy at the University of Chicago. Previously, he worked as a staff economist at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System in the Division of Research and Statistics. His recent research has focused on subprime mortgages, credit cards, personal bankruptcy, student loans, the unbanked, and alternative financial services.

Keys serves on the editorial boards of the Review of Financial Studies and Management Science. In 2015, he was named a Faculty Fellow of the Center for Financial Security at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and in 2016 was named a Faculty Research Fellow of the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER). Keys is a member of the Academic Research Council of the Housing Finance Policy Center at the Urban Institute.

His publication, “Did Securitization Lead to Lax Screening? Evidence from Subprime Loans,” was published in the Quarterly Journal of Economics, awarded Best Paper at the Mitsui Conference on Credit Risk, Citigroup Best Paper Award at the Centre for Analytical Finance Summer Research Conference, and EuroBank Best Paper Award at the European Finance Association Conference. He was the recipient of the 2009 American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association Dissertation Award, and received honorable mention for the 2009 Upjohn Institute Dissertation Award. In 2014, his paper “Failure to Refinance” received the CoreLogic Academic Research Council (CLARC) Excellence Award. His work has been profiled in the Economist, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and Washington Post, among other publications.

Keys holds a B.A. in economics and political science from Swarthmore College and an M.A. and Ph.D. in economics from the University of Michigan. Before graduate school, he worked at the Brookings Institution as a senior research assistant.

Education

Ph.D. in Economics, University of Michigan, 2009.

M.A. in Economics, University of Michigan, 2005.

B.A. in Economics and Political Science, Swarthmore College, 2001.

National Bureau of Economic Research – http://www.nber.org/
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Katherine Hempstead

Senior Advisor, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

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Since late 2013, Katherine Hempstead, PhD, has directed the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s work on health insurance coverage. In addition, Hempstead works on issues related to health care price transparency and value. She joined the Foundation in 2011 as a senior program officer in the Research-Evaluation-Learning unit.

Previously, Hempstead was director of the Center for Health Statistics in the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services. She also served as statistician/analyst in the Office of the Attorney General, New Jersey Department of Law and Public Safety, and as an assistant research professor at the Rutgers Center for State Health Policy, where she currently holds a visiting faculty position. Hempstead also held positions at New York University’s Wagner School of Public Service, and at Catholic University, in Washington D.C. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Office of Population Research at Princeton University.

Born in New Jersey, Hempstead received a PhD in Demography and History from the University of Pennsylvania, where she also earned a BA in Economics and History.

Twitter – @RWJF | @khemp64
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Robert Town Ph.D.

James L. and Nancy Powell Centenial Professor, Department of Economics, University of Texas, Austin

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Former Professor in the Health Management Department at The Wharton School.

His research focuses upon health economics, medical device innovation, industrial organization and applied econometrics. His work focuses on the intersection of government policy and provider and insurer competition in the health care marketplace
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Guy Cecala

CEO, Inside Mortgage Finance

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Guy D. Cecala is the CEO and publisher of Inside Mortgage Finance, a specialized news and information company in Bethesda, MD that he founded in 1984. The company produces eight newsletters, numerous special reports, several databases, and a large amount of original research and statistics related to mortgage finance in the United States.

Mr. Cecala is also a partner and sponsor of the Campbell/Inside Mortgage Finance HousingPulse Tracking Survey, a monthly product that provides up-to-date intelligence on home sales and mortgage usage patterns.

Guy Cecala is frequently quoted in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, the Boston Globe, USA Today and other major newspapers as well as AP, Bloomberg and Reuters. He also has appeared on the NBC Today Show, NBC Nightly News, CNBC, ABC News, CBS Evening News, Fox Business News, PBS NewsHour, CNN, the BBC, CBS Radio and NPR as an expert on the U.S. mortgage market.

Mr. Cecala testified before the Congressional Oversight Panel on current foreclosure problems and their potential impact on the U.S. housing market. He is also a past president of the Specialized Information Publishers Assocation, an international trade group based in Vienna, VA, and continues to serve on the association’s board of directors.

He earned a B.A. degree in English from Boston College, where he graduated magna cum laude. Cecala also holds a M.A. degree in journalism from the University of Maryland.
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Katherine Klein

Edward H. Bowman Professor of Management, The Wharton School

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Professor Katherine Klein is the Edward H. Bowman Professor of Management at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. She received her B.A. from Yale University and her Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin. Prior to coming to Wharton, Katherine was on the faculty of the University of Maryland and a visiting professor at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

An award-winning organizational psychologist, Katherine has conducted extensive field research regarding a range of topics including team leadership, climate, conflict, social networks and effectiveness; organizational change and technology implementation; employee diversity; and employee responses to stock ownership and stock options. She has taught executive education, studied, and consulted with a variety of for-profit and non-profit organizations including Charles Schwab, Rohm and Haas, North American Scientific, Medtronic, The Baltimore Shock Trauma Center, Penn Vet, the U.S. Census Bureau, and the Korean Management Association.

Her research has been published in numerous top journals including Administrative Science Quarterly, Journal of Applied Psychology, the Academy of Management Journal, and the Academy of Management Review. A former associate editor of the Journal of Applied Psychology, she is currently an associate editor of Administrative Science Quarterly. Katherine is a Fellow of the Academy of Management, the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, the American Psychological Association, and the Association for Psychological Science.

Katherine’s current research interests include race in organizations; leadership succession and social network change; and Rwanda’s reconciliation and reconstruction following the 1994 genocide.
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