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Knowledge@Wharton: September 13, 2018

Host Dan Loney is joined by Itay Goldstein (Joel S. Ehrenkranz Family Professor of Finance and Professor of Economics, the Wharton School), Yanna Lambrinidou (Medical Ethnographer), Lawrence Burns (Author and Former Corporate VP of Research, Development, and Planning at GM), Robert Hartwig (Clinical Associate Professor of Finance; Co-Director of the Risk and Uncertainty Management Center, Darla Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina), Donald Axelrad (Assistant Professor, Florida A&M University), and Robert Meyer (Professor, Co-Director of Wharton’s Risk Management and Decision Processes Center, Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania) on the Thursday, September 13, 2018 edition of Knowledge@Wharton.

Air Date: Thursday, September 13, 2018 on SiriusXM 132

Hosted By

Robert Meyer and Robert Hartwig

Air Time: 10:00 am
Featuring: Robert Hartwig, Robert Meyer

Lawrence Burns

Air Time: 10:30 am
Featuring: Lawrence Burns

Itay Goldstein

Air Time: 11:30 am
Featuring: Itay Goldstein

Donald Axelrad and Yanna Lambrinidou

Air Time: 11:00 am
Featuring: Yanna Lambrinidou, Donald Axelrad

Featured Guests

Itay Goldstein

Joel S. Ehrenkranz Family Professor of Finance and Professor of Economics, the Wharton School

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Research Interests: corporate finance, feedback effects between financial markets and real economy, financial fragility and crises, financial institutions, financial markets

Education
PhD, Tel-Aviv University, 2001; MA, Tel-Aviv University, 1998; BA, Tel-Aviv University, 1994.
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Yanna Lambrinidou

Medical Ethnographer

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A medical ethnographer, Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Science and Technology Studies (STS) program at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) Falls Church campus, and founder of the non-profit children’s environmental health organization Parents for Nontoxic Alternatives.
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Lawrence Burns

Author and Former Corporate VP of Research, Development, and Planning at GM

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Lawrence D. Burns served as corporate vice president of research, development and planning at General Motors, where he oversaw GM’s advanced technology and innovation programs as well as corporate strategy. He was also a professor of engineering practice at the University of Michigan and led the Program for Sustainable Mobility at Columbia University. He has served as an adviser to the Google self-driving car project (now Waymo) since 2011 and is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering. He lives in Franklin, Michigan.

Book – https://www.amazon.com/Autonomy-Quest-Driverless-Car-Reshape/dp/0062661124
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Robert Hartwig

Clinical Associate Professor of Finance; Co-Director of the Risk and Uncertainty Management Center, Darla Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina

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Robert Hartwig (Ph.D., University of Illinois, 1993) is clinical associate professor of finance and co-director of the Risk and Uncertainty Management Center. His research focuses on insurance markets and structures, risk management, risk-bearing capital market instruments, the financing of technology risks and venture capital in insurance markets. He makes frequent presentations to insurance industry management, boards of directors, regulators and legislators. Prior to joining the Darla Moore School of Business, he was president and economist for the Insurance Information Institute in New York and in prior positions worked for Swiss Re, the National Council on Compensation Insurance and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. He has also served as an adjunct professor at Florida Atlantic University. His professional experience includes expert witness testimony and testimony before numerous congressional and state legislative committees. He holds the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) credential and speaks frequently in the media on all issues related to insurance markets.
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Donald Axelrad

Assistant Professor, Florida A&M University

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Donald Axelrod is an assistant professor at Florida A&M’s College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. His work includes topics such as environmental toxicology and neurotoxicity of metals lead and mercury. Prior to Florida A&M, he worked as an Environmental Administrator for Florida’s Department of Environmental Protection as well as Victoria, Australia’s Department of Conservation and Environment.
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Robert Meyer

Professor, Co-Director of Wharton’s Risk Management and Decision Processes Center, Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania

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Robert Meyer is the Frederick H. Ecker/MetLife Insurance Professor and Co-Director of Wharton’s Risk Management and Decision Processes Center. He is a noted scholar whose research focuses on consumer decision analysis, sales response modeling, and decision making under uncertainty. Professor Meyer’s work has appeared in a wide variety of professional journals and books, including the Journal of Consumer Research, the Journal of Marketing Research, the Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, Marketing Science, Management Science, and Risk Analysis. He is currently the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Marketing Research, and an associate editor for the Journal of Marketing. He has previously served as co-editor of Marketing Letters, and associate editor of the Journal of Consumer Research, JMR, and Marketing Science. He has also served on the editorial review board of several major journals.
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