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Lectures: A to Z of Statistics and other public lectures

July 8, 2015 — 

Professor Narayanaswamy Balakrishnan will deliver this year’s University of Manitoba Samuel Wiener Distinguished Visitor Public Lecture on July 20.

After presenting an introduction to the field of Statistics, he will give a concise review of various aspects of the field. He will then highlight applications of statistical methods to a wide range of problems from Science, Engineering, Medicine and Business

Dr. Balakrishnan is Editor and Associate Editor for several prestigious statistics journals. He has supervised more than 100 graduate students including 48 Ph.D. students, authored and co-authored over 60 books and handbooks, and published more than 400 research papers. He is a fellow or elected member of many statistical societies or associations.

WhatStatistics A to Z, Samuel Wiener Distinguished Visitor Public Lecture
When: Monday, July 20, 2015 at 2:00 p.m.
Where: 201 Armes Theatre
All are welcome. Free admission.
Reception to follow in the Science Student Lounge.

Other upcoming lectures

Stu Clark Distinguished Speaker Series

Guest speaker: Dr. Jay R. Ritter, Joseph B. Cordell Eminent Scholar Chair, Eminent Scholar, University of Florida

“Mr. IPO” Professor Ritter, president of the Financial Management Association during 2014-15, is going to share his views on pre-market trading and IPO pricing in emerging markets.

What: “Pre-Market Trading and IPO Pricing: Evidence from Taiwan”
When: Thursday, July 16, 10:45 a.m.
Where: James W. Burns Executive Education Centre, 177 Lombard Avenue, 2nd Floor


Stu Clark Distinguished Speaker Series

Guest Speakers: Drs. Min Maung and Craig Wilson, University of Saskatchewan

According to agency theory, the characteristics of ownership, governance, and control play a critical role in a firm’s risk-taking and information disclosure activities. Family firms have more firm specific information impounded in their stock price, and their accounting earnings are also more informative for stock returns. They undertake fewer risks in corporate investment than non-family firms.

What: “Idiosyncratic Risk Information Flow, & Earnings Informativeness for Family Businesses”
When: Thursday, July 16, 3:15 p.m. (together with an interactive session on entrepreneurial finance)
Where: James W. Burns Executive Education Centre, 177 Lombard Avenue, 2nd Floor


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