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Winning Papers of the 2015 Academic Affiliate Student Competition

August 26th, 2016

The following four papers were submitted by the winning teams of the Fifth Annual Academic Affiliate Membership Student Competition in response to the academic competition problem.

Oil Price Impact on the US Financial Landscape
Team Hedge Edge from Baruch College Masters in Financial Engineering Program
Biya Wu, Qing (Charles) Huang, Zheng (David) Zhang, (Yueyi) Danielle Chen, Meng Wang, and ShengQuan Zhou, under the direction of Co-Director and Associate Professor Dan Stefanica

An Exploration of Oil Price Interplay with the Economy: How to Hedge Equity Against Oil Price Risk
Team Delinquants from UC Berkeley, Haas School, Master of Financial Engineering Program
Craig Dana, Subhamoy Basu, Garima Chandel, Mengdan Ma, Qiannan Zhang, and Yusu Zheng, under the direction of Executive Director and Assistant Dean Linda Kreitzman

Measuring and Hedging Oil Price Sensitivities: A Global Impact Study
The Quantessentials from the UC Berkeley, Haas School, Master of Financial Engineering Program
Brad Lookabaugh, Brodie Gay, Vidur Goel, Daron Golden, Yifang (Isabelle) Liu, and Nikhil Paranjape, under the direction of Executive Director and Assistant Dean Linda Kreitzman

Measuring and Hedging The Adverse Effects of Oil Price Decline: A Global View
Team xQuark from the University of Chicago Masters in Financial Mathematics Program
Xintong Li, Xin Xing, Xiao Liu, and Chuxuan Zhang, under the direction of Associate Director Mark Hendricks