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Launched in 2010 under the leadership of founding director Laurie Hodrick, the A. Barton Hepburn Professor of Economics in the Faculty of Business, the Program for Financial Studies supports initiatives in the field of financial studies at Columbia Business School.

Program synergies derive from connecting the School’s faculty members, who approach financial studies from a variety of disciplines, with Columbia Business School’s students, alumni, and external constituencies.

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


2013-2014 No Free Lunch Seminar Series

Emi Nakamura, Associate Professor of Business presents Is China Slowing?

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2013 Financial Studies Conference

Watch videos from our 2013 conference: "Navigating the Changing Landscape of Finance."

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Columbia Business School
Uris Hall 809, 3022 Broadway
New York, NY 10027
Phone: 212-851-9473

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July 8, 2014

Executive 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, 2014

Professor Andrew Ang is cited by Top 1000 Funds for his research titled "Asset Allocation and Bad Habits">

June 24, 2014

Executive Advisory Board Member Evan Picoult will speak at the Workshop on Hypothetical Portfolio Exercises (HPEs) in London, England on June 26>

June 20, 2014

Professor Mark Broadie will discuss his book "Every Shot Counts" at the Columbia Business School Alumni Club in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on June 24 >