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13th Annual SoFiE Conference. Hosted by University of California, San Diego's Rady School of Management

13th Annual SoFiE Conference – Organizing Committee

For general information about the conference: Rossen Valkanov (


The Rady School of Management

9500 Gilman Dr, La Jolla, CA 92093

Tel: (858) 534-9000



Prof. Allan Timmermann,

Rady School of Management

Allan Timmermann is the senior associate dean of faculty and a professor of finance and economics at the Rady School of Management at the University of California San Diego. He has over three decades of experience within the field of academia. He also serves as an editor on various academic journals, including the Journal of Financial Econometrics, Journal of Business and Economic Statistics, and Journal of Applied Econometrics. Outside his career in academia, Timmermann has worked for the U.S. Federal Reserve Bank as the chair of the model validation council in addition to holding various consultation positions from the European Central Bank to the Bank for International Settlements. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge.


Prof. Rossen Valkanov,

Rady School of Management

Rossen Valkanov is the co-director of the Master of Finance program and a professor of finance at the Rady School of Management University of California San Diego. He is an expert in the fields of empirical asset pricing, financial econometrics, and monetary policy. His research has been published in various distinguished academic journals, including the Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, and Review of Financial Studies. His work has also been featured on Forbes, CNN and Yahoo Finance. He is also a member of the American Finance Association, the American Economic Association, and the Urban Economics Association. He holds a Ph.D. in economics from Princeton University.

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