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Jose Scheinkman  

Edwin W. Rickert Professor of Economics at Columbia University

José Alexandre Scheinkman is a Brazilian economist, currently the Charles and Lynn Zhang Professor of Economics at Columbia University and the Theodore A. Wells '29 Professor of Economics Emeritus at Princeton University. He spent much of his career at the University of Chicago, where he served as department chair immediately prior to his departure for Princeton.

Scheinkman is best known for his work in mathematical economics and finance, oligopoly theory, and the social economics of cities and crime. He also helped spur the development of work at the intersection of economics, finance and physics. Scheinkman famously pioneered the now-ubiquitous application of academic financial theory to practical risk management of fixed incomes during a leave he took as Vice President in the Financial Strategies Group at Goldman, Sachs & Co. during the late 1980s.

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