The International Center for Finance at the Yale School of Management provides active support for research in financial economics by its fellows and disseminates their work to the world's academic and professional communities. The Center's fellowship is comprised of leading scholars in and outside of the Yale School of Management who work on key empirical and theoretical problems in financial economics. The Center provides a physical locus for their activities consistent with the belief that financial research is by its nature a collaborative venture. To that end, the Center offers data, technology, and staff support for empirical research and underwrites academic conferences that bring together distinguished researchers to cooperatively develop ideas. In addition, the Center provides summer research support and funding for visiting fellows and travel support for doctoral student fellows.
Center fellows produce leading-edge research in key areas of finance, including asset pricing, corporate finance, investment management, market microstructure, behavioral finance, fixed income and derivatives, international financial markets, law and finance, and the history of financial markets. Our special programs include finance conferences at which the world's leading scholars present their current research. Past conferences have focused on the evolution of the capital markets, developments in market microstructure, behavioral finance, and advances in derivatives and fixed income research. The Center's summer visiting fellow program provides offices and computer facilities for off-term visitors. A year-round weekly seminar series on new research in financial economics is open to the Yale community and provides a forum for interdisciplinary discussion.