Dr. Emmanuel Haven
Report from the Dr. Alex Faseruk Chair in Financial Management Education
During 2018, I have attempted analyzing (with the help of many colleagues) our finance course offerings at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. At present, we are considering a new master’s degree and graduate diploma program in finance. My teaching in the 2018-2019 academic year focused on courses in economics (MBA); financial derivative pricing (MBA and upper undergraduate); and managerial finance (MBA). Teaching reviews have been positive so far.
I have been involved with the newly–created student-managed investment fund, known as The Fund, which provides real money for students to set up a real-world portfolio. I co-interviewed the candidates who are now part of The Fund. Additionally, I am involved in ad-hoc mentoring of some finance faculty. I evaluate activity reports of students who are in the co-operative education program. I am chair of various committees at the business faculty (promotion and tenure committee, ethics committee and others), and I am a member of the executive committee of senate.
Since May, I have been the appointed director of the interdisciplinary PhD program across the university. This three-year position allows me to understand the various challenges of doing an interdisciplinary PhD.
In 2018, I finalized my guest editorship on a special issue in the Journal of Mathematical Economics. We had contributions from academics attached to the Paris School of Economics and Heidelberg University. We also published an article in PLOS ONE, the world’s largest multidisciplinary peer-reviewed journal, on data mining in finance. Moreover, an article on expected utility using a form of generalized probability was published in the top economics journal, Economic Theory.
In May, I was an invited speaker at a conference on cognitive technologies at ITMO University in St. Petersburg, Russia. In December, I was an invited speaker at the Winer Memorial Lecture at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind.