Salil Mehta

Salil Mehta is a statistician and risk strategist, who has developed an engaging method to teach quantitative techniques. Salil has 17 years of experience, of which a dozen years were on Wall Street, performing proprietary trading and economic research for firms such as Salomon/Citigroup, and Morgan Stanley. He also served for two years in a leadership role, as the Director of Analytics, in the U.S. Department of the Treasury for the Administration's $700 billion TARP program. Salil is also the former Director of the Policy, Research, and Analysis Department in the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation. He completed a graduate degree in mathematical statistics from Harvard and also completed the Chartered Financial Analyst exams, as well as being a current dual candidate member of the Society of Actuaries. In addition to having lectured on probability and economics at a number of leading universities, Salil has authored academic articles. He currently provides advisory to the heads of several organizations, and he teaches graduate statistics at Rutgers on the weekends this year, in addition to current Georgetown teachings. Salil has also been acknowledged or on air interviewed and by a number of leading publications, such as the National Bureau of Economic Research, American Statistical Association, New York Times, CNBC, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Barron's, CFA Institute, Tom Keene, Bloomberg, and Businessweek. He has also completed a statistics and analytics topics book, a working draft of which is available for Georgetown library users. His Statistical Ideas blog provides an interesting discussion of various statistical applications, and offers refresher presentations on the basics of probability and statistics. Also the site has been added to the syllabus of several leading universities.  You directly contact Salil and follow him on Facebook and Google+ and Skype (name: saliltreasury).

Recent Articles By The Author

Buffett Performance Slipping, but Still Beats Most

Buffett Performance Slipping, but Still Beats Most

Even great performers can sometimes underperform, and while Buffett has gotten worse lately, his underperformance overall is still at a smaller rate vs. most people.

Warren Buffett's Underperformance and How to Make Sense of It

Warren Buffett's Underperformance and How to Make Sense of It

Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway underperformed the market for the past five years. What does it mean from a statistical perspective?

Briefer economic cycles

Briefer economic cycles

We know from our statistical modeling that growth and risks can change per unit of time. We should adjust these cycle estimates to be less lengthy, or that they occur more frequently, then we generally see acknowledged while enjoying whatever benefits accrue from this economic recovery.

Buffett and Chasing the Ever-Elusive Alpha

Buffett and Chasing the Ever-Elusive Alpha

In a rising market, it's easy to feel like a genius. But are you?

Unknown Unknowns: Predicting Stock Trends

Unknown Unknowns: Predicting Stock Trends

Wall Street strategists have lowered their equity market forecasts from double-digit returns for 2013 to single-digit returns for 2014. Should you worry?