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The Program for Financial Studies is governed by an eight-member academic advisory board responsible for the intellectual leadership of the program. Working together, board members identify opportunities for collaboration across the School’s academic divisions, evaluate opportunities for new initiatives, and make recommendations relating to the allocation of research funds.
Academic Board Members
Laurie Simon Hodrick, Founding Director and Chair of the Advisory Board of the Program for Financial Studies
Charles Calomiris, Curriculum Director of the Program for Financial Studies
Paul Glasserman, Research Director of the Program for Financial Studies
Andrew Ang, Academic Board Member
Mark N. Broadie, Academic Board Member
Robert Hodrick, Academic Board Member
Charles Jones, Academic Board Member
M. Suresh Sundaresan, Academic Board Member
Laurie Simon Hodrick
Founding Director and Chair of the Advisory Board of the Program for Financial Studies
A. Barton Hepburn Professor of Economics in the Faculty of Business (Finance and Economics)
Professor Hodrick is known for her ground-breaking research on corporate financial decisions, with a particular interest in share repurchases and dividends, takeovers, and equity offerings. She has been awarded numerous research awards and grants, including the National Science Foundation Presidential Young Investigator Award. She has also received many awards for teaching excellence, including Columbia University’s Presidential Teaching Award in 2006 and the Singhvi Prize for Scholarship in the Classroom at Columbia Business School three times (1997, 2005, and 2006). From 2006-2008, Professor Hodrick was a managing director at Deutsche Bank, where she was global head of alternative investment strategies.
Professor Hodrick received a BA in Economics from Duke University and a PhD in Economics from Stanford University.
Curriculum Director of the Program for Financial Studies
Henry Kaufman Professor of Financial Institutions (Finance and Economics)
Professor Calomiris's research and teaching span the areas of banking, corporate finance, financial history, and monetary economics. He is also a Professor at Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs and a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research. He is a member of the Shadow Financial Regulatory Committee, the Shadow Open Market Committee, the Financial Economists Roundtable, and the Task Force on Property Rights at the Hoover Institution. He has held other positions at the Council on Foreign Relations, the American Enterprise Institute, and the Pew Trusts. He also served on the International Financial Institution Advisory Commission, a US Congressional commission that advised the U.S. government on the reform of multilateral institutions in 1999-2000. In 2011, he was the Houblon-Norman Senior Fellow at the Bank of England.
Professor Calomiris received a BA in Economics from Yale University and a PhD in Economics from Stanford University.
Research Director of the Program for Financial Studies
Jack R. Anderson Professor of Business (Decision, Risk, and Operations)
Professor Glasserman's research and teaching address risk management, the pricing of derivative securities, Monte Carlo simulation, statistics and operations. Prior to joining Columbia, Glasserman was with Bell Laboratories; he has also held visiting positions at Princeton University, NYU, and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Professor Glasserman serves on the editorial boards of Finance & Stochastics, Mathematical Finance, the Journal of Computational Finance, and the SIAM Journal on Financial Mathematics. He chairs the Education Committee of PRMIA, the Professional Risk Managers International Association. Professor Glasserman was senior vice dean of Columbia Business School in 2004-2008 and served as interim director of the Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. Center for Leadership and Ethics in 2005-2007.
Professor Glasserman received an AB in Mathematics from Princeton University and a PhD in Applied Mathematics from Harvard University.
Ann F. Kaplan Professor of Business (Finance and Economics)
Chair, Finance and Economics Division
Professor Ang specializes in empirical asset pricing and applications of econometrics to financial problems. He has developed macro-models of fixed income, valuation models with time-varying expected returns, models of downside risk and other non-linearities in asset returns, and models of dynamic asset allocation. He teaches courses on investment management and empirical asset pricing, including a new master class, Quantitative Investments, which he designed.
Professor Ang received a BEc from Macquarie University, Australia and an MS in Statistics and PhD in Finance from Stanford University.
Mark N. Broadie
Carson Family Professor of Business (Decision, Risk, and Operations)
Vice Dean for Curriculum and Instruction
Professor Broadie’s research focuses on risk management, the pricing of derivative securities, and portfolio management. He is on the editorial board of several journals and is the vice chairman of Enterprise Risk Management Institute International (ERM-II), which promotes standard and best practices in enterprise risk management. He has received numerous research and teaching awards, and he teaches the course Security Pricing: Models and Computation. Professor Broadie has worked as a consultant for numerous financial firms and gives seminars to academics and practitioners worldwide.
Professor Broadie received a BS in OR/IE and Mathematics from Cornell University and a PhD in Operations Research from Stanford University.
Nomura Professor of International Finance (Finance and Economics)
Professor Hodrick joined the Columbia Business School in 1996 where he has been the Academic Director of the Jerome A. Chazen Institute of International Business from 1997-2002 and the Senior Vice Dean from 2002-2004. He is a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research. His previous academic appointments include the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University and Carnegie-Mellon University.
Professor Hodrick’s research explores the empirical implications of theoretical asset pricing models that generate time-varying risk premiums in the markets for equities, bonds, and foreign currencies. His research has been supported by several grants from the National Science Foundation. He teaches international finance, and the second addition of his textbook, International Financial Management, co-authored with Geert Bekaert, was published in September.
Professor Hodrick received an AB in Public and International Affairs from Princeton University and a PhD in Economics from the University of Chicago.
Robert W. Lear Professor of Finance and Economics (Finance and Economics)
Professor Jones joined the faculty at Columbia Business School in 1997 and is the former chair of the finance and economics division. Professor Jones studies the structure of securities markets, liquidity, and trading costs, and he is particularly noted for his research on short sales, algorithmic trading, and the variation in liquidity over time. His published articles appear in outlets ranging from the Journal of Finance to Barron’s. Jones has served as the visiting economist at the New York Stock Exchange, and for several years he has been a visiting scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Jones has also been on the faculty at Princeton University, and prior to doing graduate work at the University of Michigan, he was an investment banking analyst at Merrill Lynch. At Columbia, Jones regularly teaches “Debt Markets,” a popular elective course targeted to MBA students intending to work in fixed income, debt capital markets, or investment banking, and he has received the Singhvi Prize for scholarship in the classroom.
Professor Jones received an SB in Mathematics from MIT and a PhD in Finance from the University of Michigan School of Business Administration.
M. Suresh Sundaresan
Chase Manhattan Bank Foundation Professor of Financial Institutions (Finance and Economics)
Professor Sundaresan’s current research focuses on default risk and how it affects asset pricing and sovereign debt securities. He works on corporate bankruptcy, the role of collateral in interest rate swaps, recovery rates, and interest rates in microloans. Sundaresan has worked as a consultant for Morgan Stanley and Ernst and Young and has conducted training programs for leading investment banks including Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, CSFB, and Lehman Brothers. He is the author of the textbook Fixed-Income Markets and Their Derivatives and teaches courses on debt markets and advanced derivatives.
Professor Sundaresan received a BE in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Madras, India, and an MS in Finance and PhD in Finance from the Graduate School of Industrial Administration, Carnegie-Mellon University.
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In the News
July 22, 2014Professor Charles Calomiris discusses the Export-Import Bank in the Tampa Bay Times
July 17, 2014Professor Andrew Ang's research on portfolio rebalancing is cited by the Wall Street Journal
July 14, 2014Professor Charles Calomiris discusses his book, "Fragile by Design: The Political Origins of Banking Crises and Scarce Credit" in The Actuary
July 8, 2014Executive Advisory Board Member Evan Picoult will speak at The Financial Industry in a Post-Crisis World Symposium in Washington, DC on July 10
June 26, 2014Professor Andrew Ang is cited by Top 1000 Funds for his research titled "Asset Allocation and Bad Habits"
June 24, 2014Executive Advisory Board Member Evan Picoult will speak at the Workshop on Hypothetical Portfolio Exercises (HPEs) in London, England on June 26
June 20, 2014Professor Mark Broadie will discuss his book "Every Shot Counts" at the Columbia Business School Alumni Club in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on June 24
June 19, 2014Professor Charles Calomiris discusses economic and fiscal views of Greece on Bloomberg TV
June 18, 2014Professor Paul Glasserman spoke at the 49th Annual Conference of the Western Finance Association in Monterey Bay, California
June 17, 2014Executive Advisory Board Member Evan Picoult will speak at the Global Risk Regulation Summit in Miami, Florida, June 16-20
June 16, 2014Executive Advisory Board Member Tracey Travis presented at the Sanford C. Bernstein Strategic Decisions Conference in New York, NY
June 10, 2014Congratulations to Executive Advisory Board Member Laurie Girsky for being an inaugural honoree at the First Annual Dare to Dream Benefit in New York, NY
June 6, 2014Professor Charles Calomiris will provide the keynote address at the International Banking: Microfoundations and Macroeconomic Implications conference in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, June 12-13
June 5, 2014Professor Wei Jiang discusses CEO options in Columbia Ideas at Work
June 4, 2014Professor Charles Calomiris authors “A Better Solution for Too-Big-to-Fail Banks” in the Wall Street Journal
June 3, 2014Professor Andrew Ang presented on private equity returns at the World Investment Forum 2014 in Sea Island, Georgia
June 2, 2014Professor Chris Mayer's research on the housing market is highlighted in the Paul Milstein Center for Real Estate's Spring Highlights. Watch Professor Mayer talk about his research in the February 2014 No Free Lunch Seminar
May 30, 2014Professor Andrew Ang reviews Norway's sovereign wealth fund in Columbia Ideas at Work
May 27, 2014Professor Paul Glasserman will moderate at the June 26th Columbia University Symposium on the Management of Systematic Risk in Finance
May 22, 2014Executive Advisory Board member Candace Browning serves as a Global Ambassador for Vital Voices Global Partnerships
May 21, 2014Professor Paul Glasserman presents at the Humboldt Distinguished Lecture Series in Applied Mathematics
May 20, 2014Professor Christopher Mayer is cited by the Wall Street Journal about home ownership
May 19, 2014Congratulations to Professor Amit Khandelwal on being awarded the 2014 George S. Eccles Research Award. Watch Professor Khandelwal talk about his research on trade liberalization at the April 2013 No Free Lunch Seminar
May 15, 2014Professor Charles Calomiris discusses political origins of banking crises on the Goldstein on Gelt Show
May 13, 2014Professor Andrew Ang discusses illiquidity premiums at the CFA Society Toronto 2014 Annual Pension Conference
May 12, 2014Professor Mark Broadie discusses sabermetrics on The Golf Club
May 5, 2014Executive Advisory Board member Evan Picoult will speak at the Professional Risk Managers' International Association (PRMIA) May 6 meeting
May 2, 2014Professor Andreas Mueller’s research on long-term unemployment is highlighted in Columbia Ideas at Work
April 30, 2014Professor Suresh Sundaresan will speak at the first credit market research conference jointly organized by Moody's and the Shanghai Advanced Institute of Finance (SAIF)
April 28, 2014Professor Mark Broadie discusses performance measurement in Columbia Ideas at Work
April 24, 2014Professor Charles Jones discusses high frequency trading in The Christian Science Monitor
April 22, 2014Professor Andrew Ang's research on factor investing is highlighted in Pensions & Investments
April 9, 2014Professor Andreas Mueller’s research on long-term unemployment is highlighted in the Wall Street Journal. Watch Professor Mueller talk about his research at the April 2013 No Free Lunch Seminar
April 8, 2014Executive Advisory Board member Candace Browning is speaking on a Reunion 2014 panel this Friday on the future of women in business
March 31, 2014Executive Advisory Board member Nicholas Galluccio discusses U.S. small-caps in the aerospace industry on Business News Network