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Dr Muhammad Farid Ahmed

Dr. Muhammad Farid Ahmed

Dr. Muhammad Farid Ahmed is a College Lecturer and Official Fellow in Economics at Magdalene College, University of Cambridge. He has previously worked as an Assistant Professor at the Lahore University of Management Sciences after completing his PhD in Economics from Cambridge in 2017. Farid's main research interests draw from Time Series Econometrics and Applied Macroeconomics with a specific focus on Threshold models and their applications to asset pricing. Farid was awarded the G-Research prize in Financial Economics in 2016 for his job market paper which has since been published.



Dr Rhys Bidder

Dr. Rhys Bidder

Rhys Bidder is a Senior Teaching Associate at the Faculty of Economics at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow at the National Institute of Economic and Social Research. He has previously worked at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco (including a system interchange program to the Board of Governors) and the Bank of England. After completing his PhD at NYU under Thomas Sargent, Rhys' research has touched on asset pricing and business cycles in the presence of ambiguity and also on bank behavior and the effects of financial regulation. His current work explores detailed firm and loan level data to gain insights into the propagation of shocks through the financial system and broader economy.



Dr Juan Block

Dr. Juan Block

Juan Block is a Janeway Fellow in Economics at the Faculty of Economics, and Greta Burkill Fellow and College Lecturer in Economics at Murray Edwards College, University of Cambridge. He specialises in microeconomic theory, with a particular interest in game theory. He studies the fundamental economic incentives driving cooperation and reputation in environments where individuals only observe imperfect information about others' behaviour. He investigates the role of learning processes based on social comparisons used by economic agents to make optimal choices when they have limited information and bounded memory.



Dr Hua Ye

Dr. Hua Ye

Hua Ye is the chief investment officer of Pandtong Capital (HK). He leads a team of researchers to trade and invest in global financial markets through scientific methods. Prior to joining Pandtong Capital, he has more than 12 years quantitative trading experience in hedge funds and investment banks. His main research interest is in empirical finance, such as high frequency trading and machine learning application in finance. Hua holds a PhD in Engineering from Cambridge University and he also graduated with a BS degree from Tsinghua University China.