Volume 4, Number 1, Fall/Winter 2011
High-frequency trading has the potential to make markets more volatile than ever. Federico Bandi uses complex mathematical models to find reason—and to predict behavior—amid the chaos.
Earthquakes, hurricanes, fires, and floods. Natural disasters are unpredictable, costing billions in economic losses each year. Can businesses make them survivable?
Natural disasters make the poor even poorer. Due to underinsurance in developing countries, a single disaster can wipe out 50 years of progress.
China’s growing economy is second only to that of the United States, but with economic imbalances threatening sustainable growth, China needs to adjust. Adjusting, however, carries its own set of risks.
For nearly three decades, bioengineer Robert Langer has been leading the way in connecting science and industry—with more than 800 patents and 200 companies to show for it.
These shipping containers piled up in the wake of Japan’s 2011 tsunami are evidence of the estimated $210 billion in economic losses caused by the disaster, most of it uninsured.