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Global Leadership Series Tokyo with John Cochrane

University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Friday, March 23, 2012 from 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM (ICT)

Global Leadership Series Tokyo  with John Cochrane

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Chicago Booth presents Global Leadership Series
with John H. Cochrane, AQR Capital Management Distinguished Service Professor of Finance, Chicago Booth

"Discount Rates: Understanding Today's Financial Markets"

Professor Cochrane will give a talk based on his recent article “Discount Rates” in the Journal of Finance.

Cochrane explains: “Discount-rate variation is currently the central organizing question of asset-pricing research. Previously, we thought returns were unpredictable, and variation in asset values corresponded to changes in expected cashflows. Now it seems all valuation changes correspond to discount-rate variation. We thought that the cross-section of expected returns was described by the capital asset pricing model. Today, the alpha-beta distinction is falling apart in a menagerie of ‘exotic betas.’ The financial crisis really was about a big rise in risk premiums – discount rates. Recognizing discount-rate variation dramatically changes finance applications, including portfolio theory, accounting, capital structure, compensation, and macroeconomics.”

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7:00pm  Registration and cocktails 
7:30pm  Presentation
8:15pm  Q & A session
8:30pm  Networking and cocktails continue
9:30pm  Event concludes

Chicago Booth Alumni Office, Asia
Berlinda Gooi, +65 6238.2114



About John Cochrane

John H. Cochrane is the AQR Capital Management Distinguished Service Professor of Finance at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. His recent finance publications include the book Asset Pricing, and articles on dynamics in stock and bond markets, the volatility of exchange rates, the term structure of interest rates, the returns to venture capital, liquidity premiums in stock prices, the relation between stock prices and business cycles, and option pricing when investors can't perfectly hedge. His monetary economics publications include articles on the relationship between deficits and inflation, the effects of monetary policy, and on the fiscal theory of the price level. He has also written articles on macroeonomics, health insurance, time-series econometrics and other topics. He was a coauthor of The Squam Lake Report.

Cochrane is a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research and past director of its asset pricing program, and an Adjunct Scholar of the CATO institute. He is a past President and Fellow of the American Finance Association, and a Fellow of the Econometric Society. He has been an Editor of the Journal of Political Economy, and associate editor of several journals including the Journal of Monetary Economics, Journal of Business, and Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control. Recent awards include the TIAA-CREF Institute Paul A. Samuelson Award for his book Asset Pricing, the Chookaszian Endowed Risk Management Prize, and the Faculty Excellend Award for MBA teaching.

Cochrane currently teaches the MBA class "Advanced Investments" and a variety of PhD classes in Asset Pricing and Monetary Economics.

Cochrane earned a Bachelor’s degree in Physics at MIT, and earned his Ph.D. in Economics at the University of California at Berkeley. He was at the Economics Department of the University of Chicago before joining the Booth School in 1994, and visited UCLA Anderson School of Management in 2000-2001. In addition to research and teaching, Cochrane is a competition sailplane pilot and windsurfer. He lives in Chicago with his wife Elizabeth Fama and children Sally, Eric, Gene and Lydia.


The Chicago Booth Global Leadership Series provides executives worldwide with an unparalleled view of the complex environment and current trends facing businesses today. As the first top-tier business school to have permanent campuses on three continents (North America, Asia and Europe), the series is a natural outgrowth of Chicago Booth's role as a leader in international business education. More info

Have questions about Global Leadership Series Tokyo with John Cochrane? Contact University of Chicago Booth School of Business

When & Where

Tokyo American Club
2-1-2 Azabudai
Tokyo, Tokyo 106-8649

Friday, March 23, 2012 from 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM (ICT)

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