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BDRM 2012

Leeds School of Business

Plenary Speakers

 Frank Partnoy

 Frank Portnoy

 Thursday, June 28th

 Wait: The Art and Science of Delay

Frank Partnoy is the George E. Barrett Professor of Law and Finance and the founder and co-director of the Center for Corporate and Securities Law at the University of San Diego School of Law, where he has taught since 1997.  He worked as a derivatives structurer during the mid-1990s and wrote F.I.A.S.C.O.: Blood in the Water on Wall Street, a best-selling book about his experiences there.  He has published more than two-dozen scholarly articles in academic journals, most recently in The University of Chicago Law Review, The University of Pennsylvania Law Review, and The Journal of Finance.  His last book, The Match King: Ivar Kreuger, The Financial Genius Behind a Century of Wall Street Scandals, about the 1920s markets and the father of modern financial schemes, was a finalist for the Financial Times/Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year award.  Professor Partnoy writes regularly for The New York Times and the Financial Times, and has appeared on numerous media programs, including 60 Minutes, The NewsHour, Fresh Air, and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.  He has degrees in mathematics and economics from The University of Kansas, and a J.D. from Yale Law School.  Professor Partnoy’s new book, Wait: The Art and Science of Delay, which explores the role of delay in decision-making, will be published in June 2012.

His talk is entitled: WAIT: The Role of Delay in Decision Making, Financial and Otherwise

This talk is being sponsored by the Center for Research on Cosumer Financial Decision Making

 Robert Hannum
 Robert Hannum

 Friday, June 29th


Bob Hannum is a Professor of Risk Analysis & Gaming at the University of Denver and recognized authority in gaming mathematics and the theory of gambling. He is co-author of Practical Casino Math and has published numerous articles in scholarly journals, law reviews, and gaming industry publications. He regularly consults with casinos and game developers, and has served as an expert witness on the mathematics of gambling and poker in both criminal and civil cases. Hannum is a member of the International Masters of Gaming Law, American Statistical Association, American Mathematical Society, and Decision Sciences Institute.
His talk is entitled: Poker Today: Swat Teams & Science

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