World renowed shipping academics speaking at Cass

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Three world renowned shipping academics will be speaking at Cass Business School on Wednesday 12 September.

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Emeritus professors Ernst Frankel, Richard Goss and Arnljot Stromme Svendesn will each deliver short 20-minute lectures on the shipping industry.

The speakers are in London to receive the prestigious 2012 Onassis Prize, awarded every three years by the Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation and Cass Business School. Judged by a panel of distinguished academics, including two Nobel Laureates, the individual $200,000 prizes recognise the contribution of world leading academics to the fields of finance, international trade and shipping.

Two of the world’s leading economists, professors Stephen Ross and Elhanan Helpman, will also be speaking at the event.

Professor Ross, of the MIT Sloan School of Management in the US, will deliver a lecture on the causes of, and solutions to, the global financial crisis. He will look critically at some of the usual suspects – the greed of bankers and the rise of derivatives – while highlighting other lesser known causes, including the failure of regulators and accountants.

He will be joined by Harvard University professor Elhanan Helpman, who will deliver a lecture on the history of international trade and economic development.

If you would like to attend one or all of the sessions, please let me know.

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Date / Venue

Wednesday 12th September – Cass Business School, 106 Bunhill Row, London EC1Y 8TZ

0915

Guests arrive, registration and refreshments

0950

Welcome address by Richard Gillingwater and Professor Costas Grammenos

1000

Opening lectures from:

Professor Ernst Frankel

Professor Richard Goss

Professor Arnljot Svendsen

Each lecture will last for 20 minutes and will be followed by a joint panel Q&A chaired by Professor Grammenos.

1120

Intermission for refreshments in adjacent milling area

1145

The 2012 Onassis Lectures continue with:

Professor Elhanan Helpman

Professor Stephen Ross

Each lecture will last for 25 minutes and will be followed by a joint panel Q&A chaired by Professor Grammenos.

1245

Networking and buffet lunch

1330

Event close

 

Speaker Profiles

 

Ernst Frankel, Professor of Mechanical and Ocean Engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, has been a prominent figure in both shipping and academia during a career spanning almost 70 years. In that time he has published 23 books, hundreds of academic papers and served as President of the International Association of Maritime Economists. (2012 Onassis Prize for Shipping)

Professor Richard Goss of Cardiff University has conducted extensive research in the field of shipping competition and port governance, much of which is still widely influential today. In a survey of the seminal maritime thinkers of the last century, Professor Goss was found to be more prolific than any other researcher in the port field. He was also instrumental in setting up the International Association of Maritime Economists in 1992. (2012 Onassis Prize for Shipping)

Professor Arnljot Stromme Svendsen has been with the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration since he began his career there in 1948. He has built a name as one of the world’s most respected maritime academics and is an Honorary President of the International Association of Maritime Economists. (2012 Onassis Prize for Shipping.

Professor Elhanan Helpman of Harvard University is widely acclaimed for his role in founding the ‘new trade’ and ‘new growth’ theories, which emphasise the roles of economies of scale and imperfect competition, and for his work on special interest politics. (2012 Onassis Prize for International Trade)

Professor Stephen Ross from the MIT Sloan School of Management is best known for having invented ‘arbitrage pricing theory’ and the ‘theory of agency’. He is also celebrated as the co-discoverer of ‘risk neutral pricing’ and of the ‘binomial model’ for pricing derivatives. (2012 Onassis Prize for Finance)

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