The key areas covered in Financial Economics are:-

  • Financial Markets: pricing of securities and derivatives; asset pricing and business cycles; microstructure and regulation markets
  • Corporate Finance: financial structure, security design and firms’ decisions; going public; corporate control and governance
  • Banking: financial intermediation; bank supervision and regulation; financial markets and economic activity

Annual Symposia

FE Spring Symposium

Since 2019, the FE programme has combined with their spring symposium with the Adam Smith Workshop.  This covers any area of financial economics and encourages younger European scholars, based in Europe or overseas, to participate.

ESSFM

Fellows and Affiliates in the FE Programme meet annually at the European Summer Symposium in Financial Markets (ESSFM). Hosted by the Studienzentrum Gerzensee since 1991, ESSFM includes daily seminars in which participants present their work, as well as less formal seminars scheduled at the beginning of the Symposium. A substantial amount of time is reserved for independent work and collaborative research, which provides participants with a unique opportunity to interact and discuss each other's research. In addition, every Symposium features 'focus sessions', concentrating on the latest developments at the frontier within a specific area of research.

Researchers

Viral Acharya

C V Starr Professor of Economics, Department of Finance, Stern School of Business New York University

Renee Adams

Professor of Finance Department of Economics, University of Oxford

Tobias Adrian

Financial Counsellor and Director, Monetary and Capital Markets International Monetary Fund

Rui Albuquerque

Associate Professor of Finance at the Boston College Carroll School of Management Boston College

Franklin Allen

Professor of Finance and Economics, Director of the Brevan Howard Centre, Vice Dean of Research and Faculty Imperial College London - Business School

Ronald Anderson

Professor of Finance London School of Economics and Political Sciences

Alessandro Beber

Managing Director, Member of the Global Equity Research Team BlackRock; Professor of Finance EDHEC Business School

Marco Becht

Professor of Finance and Goldschmidt Professor of Corporate Governance, Solvay Brussels School for Economics and Management ECARES, ULB

Thorsten Beck

Professor of Financial Stability and Director, Florence School of Banking and Finance European University Institute

Bo Becker

Cevian Capital Professor of Finance in the Department of Finance Stockholm School of Economics

Juliane Begenau

Associate Professor of Finance at the Stanford Graduate School of Business Stanford University

Geert Bekaert

Professor of Business, Finance Division, Columbia Business School Columbia University; Research Associate National Bureau of Economic Research

Frederico Belo

Associate Professor of Finance European Institute of Business Administration (INSEAD); Faculty Fellow, Carlson School of Management University of Minnesota

Erik Berglöf

Chief Economist Professor in Practice (LSE) & Director of IGA London School of Economics and Political Sciences

Bruno Biais

Research Professor of Economics and Finance Toulouse School of Economics

Patrick Bolton

Barbara and David Zalaznick Professor of Business and Professor Emeritus of Economics Columbia University

Arnoud Boot

Research Fellow Centre for Economic Policy Research; Professor of Corporate Finance and Financial Markets University Of Amsterdam

Marieke Bos

Economist and Deputy Director, the Swedish House of Finance Stockholm School of Economics; Associate Professor of Finance VU Amsterdam

Markus Brunnermeier

Edwards S. Sanford Professor of Economics, Director of the Bendheim Center for Finance Princeton University

Valentina Bruno

Professor of Finance and Real Estate, Kogod Research Professor American University

Mike Burkart

Professor of Finance London School of Economics and Political Sciences

Elena Carletti

Full Professor of Finance, Finance Department Universita' Luigi Bocconi

Anusha Chari

Fellow Centre for Economic Policy Research; Professor of Economics and Finance University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Mikhail Chernov

Warren C. Cordner Professor in Money Financial Markets, UCLA University of California, Los Angeles

Marco Cipriani

Head of Money and Payments Studies Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Stijn Claessens

Deputy Head of Monetary and Economic Department Bank for International Settlements

Alma Cohen

Professor of Empirical Practice, Harvard Law School Harvard University; Associate Professor, Tel-Aviv Department of Economics Tel Aviv University

Jennifer Corbett

Emeritus Professor, Crawford School of Public Policy Australian National University; Emeritus Fellow, St Antony's College Department of Economics, University of Oxford; Project Professor, Tokyo College University of Tokyo

Jean-Pierre Danthine

Professor Managing Director Emeritus Professor of Economics and Finance HEC-Lausanne (University of Lausanne); Associate member and President Paris School Of Economics

Bram De Rock

Director ECARES, ULB; Professor of Economics ECARES, ULB

Pasquale Della Corte

Research Fellow Centre for Economic Policy Research; Associate Professor of Finance at Imperial College Business School Imperial College London

Alex Edmans

Research Fellow Centre for Economic Policy Research; Professor of Finance London Business School

Andrew Ellul

Professor of Finance and and Fred T. Greene Chair in Finance, Kelley School of Business University of Arizona

Daniel Ferreira

Professor of Finance London School of Economics and Political Sciences

Miguel Ferreira

Research Assistant London Business School; Banco BPI Chair in Finance, Nova School of Business and Economics; University of Lisbon

Francesco Franzoni

Senior Chair Swiss Finance Institute; Professor of Finance Universita della Svizzera Italiana

Paolo Fulghieri

Macon G. Patton Distinguished Professor and Area Chair of Finance Kenan-Flagler Business School

Andreas Fuster

Associate Professor of Finance Associate Professor of Finance, SFI Senior Chair Economic Advisor Swiss National Bank

Thomas Gehrig

Professor of Finance Department of Economics, University of Bergen

Mariassunta Giannetti

Research Fellow Centre for Economic Policy Research; Professor of Finance Stockholm School of Economics

Stefano Giglio

Professor of Finance, Yale School of Management Yale University

Mireia Gine

Associate Professor of Finance, IESE Business School & Director at WRDS, The Wharton School University Of Pennsylvania

Veronica Guerrieri

Ronald E. Tarrson Professor of Economics, Booth School of Business University Of Chicago

Michel Habib

Professor of Finance Professor of Finance Universitat Zurich

Michael Haliassos

Director of CEPR RPN on Household Finance Centre for Economic Policy Research; Professor and Chair for Macroeconomics and Finance Goethe University Frankfurt; Research Professor

Jan Hanousek

Full Professor at CERGE-EI, joint workplace of the Charles University and Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic Charles University

Rainer Haselmann

Chaired Professor of Finance, Accounting and Taxation Goethe University Frankfurt

Florian Heider

Head of Section, Financial Markets Research Section, Directorate General Research European Central Bank

Christian HELLWIG

Professor of Economics and Scientific Director Toulouse School of Economics

Marie Hoerova

Senior Adviser, Directorate General Research European Central Bank

Vasso Ioannidou

Professor of Finance Research Fellow Centre for Economic Policy Research; Research Fellow and board member European Banking Center; Professor of Finance Lancaster University

Rajkamal Iyer

Assistant Professor of Finance MIT Sloan School of Management

Tullio Jappelli

Research Fellow Center for Studies in Economics and Finance; Research Fellow Centre for Economic Policy Research; Professor of Economics University of Naples Federico II

Dirk Jenter

Associate Professor of Finance London School of Economics and Political Sciences

Marcin Kacperczyk

Professor of Finance, Imperial College London Business School London Business School

Bige Kahraman

Associate Professor of Finance, Saïd Business School Department of Economics, University of Oxford; Associate Professor of Finance

Ron Kaniel

Jay S. and Jeanne P. Benet Professor of Finance, Simon School of Business University Of Rochester

Anil Kashyap

Stevens Distinguished Service Professor of Economics and Finance, Booth School of Business University Of Chicago

Matti Keloharju

Aalto Distinguished Professor Aalto University School of Business; Research Affiliate

Ralph Koijen

Professor of Finance, Booth School of Business University Of Chicago

Robert Kosowski

Research Fellow Centre for Economic Policy Research; Associate Member of the Oxford-Man Institute of Quantitative Finance Department of Economics, University of Oxford; Associate Professor at Imperial College Business School Imperial College London

Luc Laeven

Research Fellow Centre for Economic Policy Research; Director-General of the Directorate General Research European Central Bank

Martin Lettau

Kruttschnitt Family Chair in Financial Institutions at the Haas School of Business University Of California, Berkeley

Sydney Ludvigson

Julius Silver, Roslyn S. Silver, and Enid Silver Winslow Professor of Economics William R Berkley Term Chair Professor of Economics New York University

Annamaria Lusardi

Professor of Economics and Accountancy, School of Business Federal Reserve Bank of New York; Research Associate National Bureau of Economic Research

Matteo Maggiori

Professor Stanford University, Graduate School of Business Stanford University

Massimo Massa

Rothschild Chaired Professor of Banking and Professor of Finance European Institute of Business Administration (INSEAD)

Colin Mayer

Peter Moores Professor of Management, Saïd Business School; Professorial Fellow of Wadham College, Oxford; CEPR Research Fellow Department of Economics, University of Oxford

Sophie Moinas

Professor of Finance, IAE Toulouse School of Management Toulouse 1 Capitole University

Alan Morrison

Professor of Finance, Saïd Business School Department of Economics, University of Oxford

Holger Mueller

Nomura Professor of Finance at the Leonard N. Stern School of Business New York University

Ramana Nanda

Professor of Entrepreneurial Finance Harvard Business School

Kjell Nyborg

Research Fellow Centre for Economic Policy Research; Chaired Professor of Finance Universitat Zurich

Martin Oehmke

Professor of Finance London School of Economics and Political Sciences

Steven Ongena

Research Professor Ku Leuven; Senior Chair Swiss Finance Institute; Professor in Banking Universitat Zurich

Lasse Heje Pedersen

Associate Editor Journal of Economic Theory; Associate Editor Journal of Finance; Professor of Finance at the Stern School of Business New York University

Kim Peijnenburg

Research Fellow Centre for Economic Policy Research; Associate Professor in Finance École des Hautes Études Commerciales

Katharina Pistor

Michael I. Sovern Professor of Law and Director of the Center on Global Legal Transformation, Columbia Law School Columbia University

Tarun Ramadorai

Professor of Financial Economics, Business School Imperial College London

Helene Rey

Vice President, Special Projects Centre for Economic Policy Research; Lord Bagri Professor of Economics London Business School

Jean Charles Rochet

Research Director at Institut D’Économie Industrielle Toulouse 1 Capitole University; Professor of Economics Toulouse School of Economics

Joerg Rocholl

President, ESMT Berlin European School of Management and Technology

Tano Santos

Professor of Finance and Economics Columbia University

Paola Sapienza

Professor, Kellogg School of Management Northwestern University

Lukas Schmid

Associate Professor of Finance, Fuqua School of Business Duke University

Isabel Schnabel

Member of the Executive Board European Central Bank; Professor of Financial Economics (on leave) University of Bonn

Philipp Schnabl

Martin J. Gruber Professor in Asset Management Stern School of Business, New York University

Antoinette Schoar

Michael M. Koerner (49’) Professor of Entrepreneurial Finance at the MIT Sloan School of Management MIT Sloan School of Management

Dirk Schoenmaker

Non-Resident Fellow Bruegel; Professor of Banking and Finance Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam; Non-Resident Fellow Erasmus University Rotterdam; Professor of Banking and Finance Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University: RSM

Enrique Schroth

Professor of Finance EDHEC Business School; Professor of Finance EDHEC Business School

Amit Seru

Senior Fellow Hoover Institution; The Steven and Roberta Denning Professor of Finance Stanford Graduate School of Business; Senior Fellow Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research

Henri Servaes

Richard Brealey Professor of Corporate Governance and Professor of Finance London Business School

Alireza Tahbaz-Salehi

Assistant Professor in the Decision, Risk, & Operations Division at Columbia Business School Columbia University; Professor of Managerial Economics and Decision Sciences Columbia University

Henry Allan Timmermann

Distinguished Professor of Economics and Finance Dr. Harry M. Markowitz Endowed Chair in Finance and Investing University of California, San Diego

Margarita Tsoutsoura

Associate Professor of Finance and John and Dyan Smith Professor of Management and Family Business Cornell University; Associate Professor of Finance, Olin Business School Washington University in St. Louis

Peter Tufano

Said Business School Department of Economics, University of Oxford

Harald Uhlig

Bruce Allen and Barbara Ritzenthaler Professor of Economics University Of Chicago

Raman Uppal

Professor, Finance Department EDHEC Business School

Stijn Van Nieuwerburgh

Earle W. Kazis and Benjamin Schore Professor of Real Estate and Professor of Finance, Columbia University GSB Columbia University; Earl Kazis and Benjamin Shore Professor Real Estate and professor of Finance

Dimitri Vayanos

Research Fellow Centre for Economic Policy Research; Professor of Finance and Director, Paul Woolley Centre for the Study of Capital Market Dysfunctionality, LSE London School of Economics and Political Sciences; Research Associate National Bureau of Economic Research

Roine Vestman

Associate Professor of Economics Stockholm University, SHoF; Research Fellow Swedish Institute for Social Research

Xavier Vives

Research Fellow Centre for Economic Policy Research; Professor of Economics and Finance Academic Director of the Public-Private Sector Research Center IESE Business School, Barcelona

Alexander F. Wagner

Research Fellow Centre for Economic Policy Research; Research Associate London Business School; Professor of Finance Swiss Finance Institute; Professor University Of Zurich

Christian Wolff

Research Professor at the Luxembourg School of Finance University of Luxembourg

Josef Zechner

Professor of Finance Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU)

Luigi Zingales

Research Fellow Centre for Economic Policy Research; Research Fellow Centre for Economic Policy Research; Robert C. McCormack Professor of Entrepreneurship and Finance University Of Chicago

Research affiliates

Manuel Adelino

Assistant Professor of Finance at the Fuqua School of Business Duke University

Jose Azar

Assistant Professor of Economics, IESE Business School, University of Navarra

Jean-Noel Barrot

Alfred Henry and Jean Morrison Hayes Career Development Professor and Assistant Professor of Finance, Sloan School of Management MIT Sloan School of Management

Adrian Buss

Research Affiliate Centre for Economic Policy Research; Associate Professor of Finance European Institute of Business Administration (INSEAD)

Claire Célérier

Assistant Professor of Finance, Rotman School of Management University Of Toronto

Olivier Dessaint

Assistant Professor of Finance, Rotman School of Management University Of Toronto

Elisabeth Kempf

Associate Professor of Finance, Booth School of Business University Of Chicago

Theresa Kuchler

Assistant Professor of Finance, Stern School of Business New York University

Yueran Ma

PhD candidate in Business Economics Harvard University

Arna Olafsson

Research Affiliate Centre for Economic Policy Research; Assistant Professor of Finance Copenhagen Business School; Research Fellow Danish Finance Institute

Diane Pierret

PhD candidate in Statistics IRES/LIDAM - UCLouvain; Researcher at the Volatility Institute Stern School of Business, New York University; Assistant Professor University of Luxembourg

ANDREA POLO

Research Affiliate Centre for Economic Policy Research; Research Affiliate Einaudi Institute for Economics and Finance (EIEF); Associate Research Professor ICREA Universitat Pompeu Fabra; Research Member London Business School; Research Member London Business School; Associate Professor LUISS university; Assistant Professor Pompeu Fabra University

Farzad Saidi

Assistant Professor, Questrom School of Business Boston University; Full Professor University of Bonn

Juliana Salomao

Assistant Professor of Finance Assistant Professor of Finance Carlson School of Managemen University of Minnesota

Anatoli Segura

Economist at Financial Stability Directorate Bank Of Italy; Research Affiliate Centre for Economic Policy Research

Rui Silva

Associate Professor of Finance London Business School; Associate Professor of Finance Nova School Of Business And Economics

Andrei Simonov

Research Fellow Centre for Economic Policy Research; Philip J. May Endowed Professor of Finance Michigan State University

Huan Tang

Assistant Professor of Finance London School of Economics and Political Sciences

Dong Yan

Assistant Professor of Finance Stockholm School of Economics

Jing Zeng

Associate Professor of Finance University of Bonn

Shengxing Zhang

Assistant Professor of Economics London School of Economics and Political Sciences

Hongda Zhong

Assistant Professor of Finance London School of Economics and Political Sciences