Weekly Announcements – March 21, 2011

Here are the latest announcements from SSRN:

Announcing New LSN Environmental Justice & Sustainability Sponsored Subject Matter eJournal

We are pleased to announce a new Legal Scholarship Network (LSN) Sponsored Subject Matter eJournal — Environmental Justice & Sustainability eJournal, sponsored by the Graduate Program in Environmental Sustainability at the St. Thomas University School of Law.


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Editors: Alfred (Fred) R. Light, Professor of Law and Director, Graduate Program in Environmental Sustainability, St. Thomas University School of Law, and Randall S. Abate, Associate Professor of Law, Florida A&M University – College of Law

Sponsor: The Graduate Program in Environmental Sustainability at the St. Thomas University School of Law (http://www.stu.edu/law/environmentLLM) is a one-year, 24-credit LL.M. program designed to equip students with the legal tools and practical experience necessary to work in the field of environmental law in today’s changing world. Unlike traditional programs focused on legal categories such as land use law or environmental regulation, the curriculum is a cross-cutting, interdisciplinary approach to policies and programs that promote sustainability. The Program uses a continuous adaptive learning model, engaging learners in collaborative practice and problem solving exercises that provide opportunities to develop critical competencies such as initiative, critical thinking, teamwork and accountability along with learning content. Components include foundational semester-long, skill-based courses requiring collaboration on projects similar to tasks frequently found in practice, immersion modules involving visits to work locations where field observation enhances learning, and one-credit two-day weekend workshops focused on contemporary “hot topics”.

Description: This eJournal distributes working and accepted paper abstracts that examine cross-cutting, interdisciplinary approaches to policies and programs that support sustainability: reducing the risks to our national security, improving our economic efficiency and productivity, enhancing our health and communities, creating jobs, improving the lives of the poorest among us, and fostering greater human well-being throughout the world. Environmental justice refers to those cultural norms and values, rules, regulations, behaviors, policies and decisions to support sustainable communities, where people can interact with confidence that their environment is safe, nurturing, and protective. It frequently emphasizes distributive justice, that is the equitable distribution of the burdens resulting from environmentally threatening activities or the environmental benefits of government and private programs. The principle of environmental sustainability encompasses adaptive ecosystem management, that actions to correct environmental problems must simultaneously be actions that reduce uncertainty in the future, allowing correction of our uncertain course in the future.

SYMMYS – Advanced Risk & Portfolio Management Joins Finance Research Centers Papers

We are pleased to announce that SYMMYS – Advanced Risk and Portfolio Management (ARPM) has started a Finance Research Centers Papers series within the Financial Economics Network (FEN).


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The Advanced Risk and Portfolio Management Research Paper Series by SYMMYS has the objective of collecting mathematically rigorous and practical research for buy-side quantitative finance. Areas of emphasis include:

  • Asset allocation: portfolio construction, optimization, robustness, tactical allocation, asset & liability management, dynamic strategies, alternative alpha/exotic beta, index construction, risk budgeting, hedging, risk & performance attribution
  • Liquidity: market impact, optimal execution, algorithmic trading
  • Risk management: VaR and risk measures, diversification, market risk, credit risk, counterparty risk, operational risk, drawdown control
  • Model construction: estimation and forecasting, factor models, copulas, simulations, trees, lattices