Entries by Jerry Liu

Rethinking Randomized Controlled Trials

Sir Ronald Fisher (1890-1962) is often regarded as the most influential statistician in 20th century. His 1935 book on “The Design of Experiments” sparked a revolution towards the use of the use of random assignments in assessing research inquiries. Fisher’s work is originally motivated by agricultural experiments. He explained how experiments that depart from the […]

Jason Mozingo

Board of Visitors Jason Mozingo Managing Principal Passkey Investors, LLC Jason Mozingo is a private equity and credit investment professional with 20+ years of investing experience across multiple industries. He is the Managing Principal for Passkey Investors, LLC, a family-office evaluating and making investments in the consumer sector. From 2006-2017, Jason was with Centerbridge Partners, […]

Tomasz Sadzik wins Spring 2018 Scoville Teaching Award

We would like to congratulate Professor Tomasz Sadzik for winning the Scoville Award for best undergraduate teaching in Spring 2018 for his class Econ 106G on Introduction to Game Theory. Game Theory provides a set of tools to study the interaction of multiple strategic agents. It can be used to analyze situations in which the objective […]

Brad Brutocao

Board of Visitors Mr. Brad Brutocao Partner Freeman Spogli & Co. Brad Brutocao is a Partner with Freeman Spogli & Co., a leading middle market private equity investment firm with approximately $3 billion in assets under management. Based in Los Angeles and with offices in New York, Freeman Spogli has invested in companies with aggregate […]

Bill Simon receives My Last Lecture Award

The following is from today’s Daily Bruin. UCLA professor and 2002 California gubernatorial candidate Bill Simon often dresses up as famous economic figures like J.P. Morgan for his classes. “A couple years after I ran for governor, a friend of mine asked me, what are you going to do now?” Simon said. “I said I’d […]

The Sharing Economy and Housing Affordability

The sharing economy represents a set of peer-to-peer online marketplaces that facilitate matching between demanders and suppliers of various goods and services.  The suppliers in these markets are often small (mostly individuals), and they often share excess capacity that might otherwise go unutilized.  Economic theory would suggest that the sharing economy improves economic efficiency by […]

Jim Heckman gives MAE Distinguished Lecture

Yesterday, Nobel Prize winner, Professor Heckman, gave a MAE distinguished speaker lecture on “Policies to Promote Social Mobility”. Professor Heckman is the Henry Schultz Distinguished Service Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago. He has conducted groundbreaking work with a consortium of economists, psychologists, sociologists, statisticians and neuroscientists showing that quality early childhood development […]