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Letter from the Founding Director
I welcome you to the Program for Financial Studies at Columbia Business School. We bring together the School’s world-class faculty members, who approach financial studies from multiple disciplines, its talented student body, its active alumni, and its engaged external constituencies. The program provides a broad spectrum of initiatives, bridging the theory and practice of finance through activities that are detailed in these pages. We hope you find these resources valuable and exciting.
As a nascent organization, we embrace the unique opportunity to contribute in novel ways to the Columbia Business School mission: to create and disseminate original ideas, to be unrivaled in the education of future leaders, and to actively participate in the creation and oversight of business practice and policy.
Thank you to everyone who provides their support to the Program for Financial Studies. We treasure your palpable enthusiasm for our initiatives to date, and we appreciate your ongoing support for the additional initiatives which we will be introducing.
Please join us!
Professor Laurie Simon Hodrick
A. Barton Hepburn Professor of Economics in the Faculty of Business
Founding Director and Chair of the Advisory Board, Program for Financial Studies
April 18, 2014The No Free Lunch April 15 recordings are now available
December 20, 2013A transcript of James Gorman's keynote address from the Third Annual Program for Financial Studies Conference has been published in the Journal of Applied Corporate Finance
November 11, 2013The Third Annual Program for Financial Studies Conference was a great success. Videos and photographs of the event are now available
January 16, 2013The No Free Lunch Seminar Series has been heralded as a best practice by BizEd magazine
2013 Financial Studies Conference
Watch videos from our 2013 conference: "Navigating the Changing Landscape of Finance."
2013 No Free Lunch Seminar
Martin Cherkes, Associate Professor of Finance and Economics, presents Palm Puzzle Revisited.