Casey Dougal

Casey joined IDeA Labs in November 2005. While at IDeA Labs, Casey actively participated in research involving time-series and econometric analysis with a particular emphasis on subspace identification methods. In 2006, Casey helped to instigate the Tour de Finance, a novel inter-university equity-portfolio management competition that is regulated and scored by a unique dynamical system that attempts to mimic the underlying dynamics of the mutual fund market. In culmination of this project, Casey presented a paper discussing the competition as a regulating dynamic system at the 2007 American Controls Conference in New York City and was awarded the best paper recognition for that session.

In August 2007, Casey graduated from BYU with a B.S. in Mathematics and Economics. In addition to earning multiple scholarships while at BYU, he was awarded the Mathematics Department’s “Outstanding Junior Honoree” award in 2005, and was awarded the Orson Pratt Prize in Mathematics–an award bestowed annually by BYU’s Mathematics Department to its top graduating senior–in 2007. Following graduation, Casey went on to pursue a PhD at the University of Chicago in Economics with a particular emphasis in Asset Pricing and Macroeconomic Dynamics.