Thursday, October 24, 2019

Volatility and Risk Institute

NYU's Volatility Institute is expanding into the Volatility and Risk Institute (VRI). The four key initiatives are Climate Risk (run by Johannes Stroebel), Cyber Risk (run by Randal Milch), Financial Risk (run by Viral Acharya), and Geopolitical Risk (run by Thomas Philippon). Details here. This is a big deal. Great to see climate given such obvious and appropriate prominence. And notice how interconnected are climate, financial, and geopolitical risks.
The following is adapted from an email from Rob Engle and Dick Berner:

The Volatility Institute and its V-lab have, for the past decade, assessed risk through the lens of financial volatility, providing real-time measurement and forecasts of volatility and correlations for a wide spectrum of financial assets, and SRISK, a powerful measure of the resilience of the global financial system. Adopting an interdisciplinary approach, the VRI will build on that foundation to better assess newly emerging nonfinancial and financial risks facing today’s business leaders and policymakers, including climate-related, cyber/operational and geopolitical risks, as well as the interplay among them. 

The VRI will be co-directed by two NYU Stern faculty: Nobel Laureate Robert Engle, Michael Armellino Professor of Management and Financial Services and creator of the V-lab; and Richard Berner, Professor of Management Practice and former Director of the Office of Financial Research, established by the Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act to help promote financial stability by delivering high-quality financial data, standards and analysis to policymakers and the public. 

The VRI will serve as the designated hub to facilitate, support and promote risk-related research, and external and internal engagement among scholars, practitioners and policymakers. To realize its interdisciplinary potential, the VRI will engage the expertise of faculty across New York University, including at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Law School, Tandon School of Engineering, Wagner School of Public Policy and Wilf Family Department of Politics in the Faculty of Arts & Science. 

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