Video: In an SFI Community Lecture, MIT's Andrew Lo described how the same financial innovations that contributed to the global financial crisis might be re-applied to solving some of society's greatest challenges, and suggested how we might use greed for the common good. 

Watch his May 18 lecture (89 minutes). 

During the May 18 lecture in Santa Fe, Lo provided an overview of the crisis, described the role mathematics played, and suggested how a deeper understanding of human nature could allow us to focus the power of creative financial products on such societal challenges as curing cancer, solving the energy crisis, and stopping global warming.

Lo is a Harris & Harris Group Professor at the MIT Sloan School of Management and Director of MIT’s Laboratory for Financial Engineering.

Generous support for this SFI community lecture was provided by Los Alamos National Bank and Dr. Penelope Penland.

Read the Albuquerque Journalarticle (June 6, 2011)

Listen to Lo's Santa Fe Radio Cafe interview (May 18, 2011) The interview aired on KSFR's Santa Fe Radio Cafe program the morning of the lecture.

Read the article in the Santa Fe New Mexican (May 17, 2011)