Michael D. Lipkin
Mike Lipkin has been an options market maker for the past 21 years on the American Stock Exchange. He has also done research in derivatives, producing with M. Avellaneda a generally accepted theory of the pinning of optionable stocks on expirations. Current research involves take-overs, earnings and special announcements, all topics covered in the course, Experimental Finance, he co-developed and teaches here with Sacha Stanton.
His background includes a PhD in Chemistry, but the best training for derivatives work has been a mild expertise in bridge playing.