Each summer, Jane Street seeks to augment our intellectual environment by inviting a diverse roster of guest speakers. Past invitees have included the following.
Chris Malloy Associate Professor in the Finance Unit of Harvard Business School; Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research; previously was an Assistant Professor in the Finance Department at London Business School and worked at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System in Washingon, D.C. in the Monetary and Financial Studies Section.
Steve Allen Deputy Director of the Mathematics in Finance Master's Program at NYU's Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, with a 35-year career in the finance industry; author of major books on risk management and security valuation.
Adlai Fisher Assistant Professor of Finance at the University of British Columbia; research and teaching interests include corporate decisions and asset prices, volatility modeling, derivatives and mergers and acquisitions.
Didier Sornette Professor of Geology at UCLA; pioneer in modeling bubbles and crashes.
Peter Carr Head of Quantitative Financial Research for Bloomberg and Director of the Masters in Math Finance Program at NYU's Courant Institute; headed equity derivative research groups at two major banks and was a finance professor at Cornell University for eight years.
Liaquat Ahamed Author and investment manager; received 2010 Pulitzer Prize for History for Lords of Finance: The Bankers Who Broke the World, as well as the 2010 Spear's Book Award (Financial History Book of the Year).
James Grant Founder of Grant's Interest Rate Observer in 1983 after eight years at Barron's, where he started the "Current Yield" column; author of four books on finance and financial history and columnist for Forbes.
Rich Bernstein Chief Quantitative Strategist for Merrill Lynch; perennial member of the Institutional Investor All-America Research team.
William Poole Former Chief Executive of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.
Bruce Kasman JP Morgan Chase's Chief Economist; has worked at the Fed, Morgan Stanley and JP Morgan Chase for over 20 years.
Dean Maki Managing director and chief U.S. economist at Barclays Capital, based in New York City.
John Ryding Bear Stearns's Chief US Economist; formerly Senior Economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and an Econometric Advisor to The Bank of England.
Joe Lupton JP Morgan Sr. Economist.
Duncan Niederauer CEO and a Director of NYSE Euronext; previously was Managing Director and co-Head of the Equities Division Execution Service franchise at Goldman Sachs & Co.
Eric Rosenfeld Trader and principal at hedge fund Long-Term Capital Management; later joined John Meriwether at JWM Partners and in 2007 founded Quantitative Alternatives LLC.
Mark Zurack Spent 18 years at Goldman Sachs, beginning his career there in 1983 and forming the Equity Derivatives Research Group; now a professor at both Columbia Business School and Cornell University.
Joe Gawronski President and COO of Rosenblatt Securities, Inc.; expert on US market structure.
Richard Rosenblatt Executive Governor of the NYSE with 37 years in the financial markets; founder and CEO of Rosenblatt Securities Inc.
Rick Bookstaber Author of four books, including Demon Of Our Own Design. Pioneering risk manager at many firms, including ten years at Morgan Stanley.
Scott Sumner Professor of Economics at Bentley University for the past 27 years; blogger for TheMoneyIllusion: A slightly off-center perspective on monetary problems.
Sendhil Mullainathan Professor of Economics at Harvard University; recipient of a MacArthur Foundation "genius grant" and conducts research on development economics, behavioral economics, and corporate finance; co-founder of the MIT Poverty Action Lab and a Research Affiliate of Innovations for Poverty Action.
Eliezer Yudkowsky Co-founder of the Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence, and an editor of the blog "Less Wrong."
Tyler Cowen Professor of Economics at George Mason University, co-blogger for the popular "Marginal Revolution," and author of myriad books including Create Your Own Economy.
Joseph Stiglitz University Professor at Columbia University and Chair of the Committee on Global Thought; won the 2001 Nobel Prize in Economics for his analyses of markets with asymmetric information.
Robin Hanson Economics professor at GMU with diverse interests; pioneer of prediction markets and an editor of the blog "Overcoming Bias."
Dan Gardner Canadian columnist, author of Risk: The Science and Politics of Fear.
Steven Pinker Psychology professor at MIT and one of the world’s leading experts on language and the mind; was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for How The Mind Works.
Christopher Hitchens Social critic, columnist and best selling author of numerous books, including his latest, Hitch-22.
Amity Shlaes Formerly a columnist for the Financial Times, now a syndicated columnist for Bloomberg and a contributor to Marketplace, the public radio show.
Alex Tabarrok Blogger at "Marginal Revolution," associate professor of economics at George Mason University, and author of numerous books.
Henry Bonilla Key member of the U.S. Congress for 14 years representing the Texas' 23rd congressional district; was featured by TIME magazine as one of America's Top 50 Up and Coming Young Leaders. During his time in office, he was rated as the 7th most influential member of Congress in the Power Rankings by Congress.org.
David Sklansky Renowned poker and gambling theorist whose works include The Theory of Poker, Getting the Best of It, and the For Advanced Players series; three-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner
Philip Greenspun Computer scientist, educator, and early Internet entrepreneur who was a pioneer in developing online communities.
Peter Winkler Noted research mathematician and author of multiple books on mathematical puzzles.
Anders Sandberg Neuroscience researcher, science debater, futurist, and author; James Martin Research Fellow at Oxford University.