The CME Group- MSRI Prize in Innovative Quantitative Applications was created by CME Group in partnership with the esteemed Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI) in 2006. Awarded annually, the prize rewards exemplary work in the field of mathematical sciences and recognizes the vital impact quantitative research and application play in shaping global financial markets. It recognizes an individual or group who has contributed and applied original and significant ideas and concepts to quantitative fields such as mathematics, statistics and computing for the study of market’s behavior and global economics.
The 2015 CME Group-MSRI Prize was presented to Douglas Diamond at the annual award luncheon in Chicago on February 1, 2016.
Douglas W. Diamond specializes in the study of financial intermediaries, financial crises, and liquidity. He is the Fisher Black Visiting Professor of Financial Economics at the MIT Sloan School of Management, 2015-2016, and the Merton H. Miller Distinguished Service Professor of Finance at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
He is the Merton H. Miller Distinguished Service Professor of Finance at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business. He has been on the faculty since 1979. Diamond is a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research and a visiting scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond. He was president of the American Finance Association and the Western Finance Association and is a fellow of the Econometric Society, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the American Finance Association. Diamond received the Morgan Stanley-American Finance Association Award for Excellence in Finance in 2012.
He has taught at Yale and was a visiting professor at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology as well as the University of Bonn. Diamond earned a bachelor's degree in economics from Brown University in 1975. He earned master's degrees in 1976 and 1977 and a PhD in 1980 in economics from Yale University.
2012 | Robert J. Shiller
Nobel Laureate in Economic Sciences (2013), Sterling Professor of Economics,Yale University, and Professor of Finance and Fellow at the International Center for Finance, Yale School of Management
2011 | Thomas J. Sargent
Nobel Laureate in Economic Sciences (2011), William R. Berkley Professor of Economics and Business, Stern School of Business, New York University, and Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution
2010 | Jean Tirole
Nobel Laureate in Economic Sciences (2014), Scientific Director of the Industrial Economics Institute at the University of Toulouse Capitole, Member of the Toulouse School of Economics
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