Financial Modeling and the Financial Crisis of 2008

Chris M. Schlegel received his BA (cum laude) and MA in economics at Simon Fraser University, British Columbia, where he worked as graduate research assistant and also taught Advanced Macroeconomics, Advanced Statistics and International Trade. He received recognition for excellence in teaching for all his classes.

Following his graduate work he was Research Economist at The Fraser Institute, and from 2001 served as expert witness for the cost of capital and market analysis for the staff of the New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission in Concord, NH.

Chris subsequently worked as Senior Analyst and later Manager in the Risk Control group on the trading floor of Southern Company, where he developed power and gas trading risk metrics and portfolio valuation tools. He is presently Manager of Risk Analysis Services, a group at Southern Company headquarters in Atlanta focused on quantitative risk management.

Chris is President of the U.S. Association for Energy Economics in Atlanta, invited lecturer at the Georgia Institute of Technology, and was recently named Associate at the James C. Bonbright Center for Public Utilities at the University of Georgia. He has been invited as speaker to numerous professional conferences on quantitative risk modeling and utility economics, and has published in peer reviewed journals including Energy Risk and the European Journal of Political Economy.

His professional interests include energy economics and enterprise risk management.