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Faculty & Research

The Program for Financial Studies supports research in all areas of asset pricing, corporate finance, and financial institutions. The program encourages the creation, translation, and dissemination of research from cross-disciplinary faculty members by coordinating access to computing and data resources; providing research support and assistance; sponsoring membership to professional organizations; overseeing

fellowships and grants; and facilitating the integration of research into the MBA curriculum. Interaction between students, program faculty, and the external community provides valuable insights that enable the program to support research activities that are relevant to academia, policy and regulatory authorities, and the financial industry.

Faculty Research Interests

The table that follows presents a snapshot relating affiliated faculty members’ research interests to the program’s bridging of theory and practice: the theory is captured by academic tracks (the rows), while the practice is captured by career functions (the columns).

Faculty Research Interests


Career Functions

Asset Management

Investment Banking and Corporate Finance

Sales, Trading and Research

Financial Consulting

Risk Management

Asset Pricing

Factor Risk
Andrew Ang
(Academic Board)

Behavioral Finance and Markets
Kent Daniel

Behavioral Finance
Gur Huberman

Commodity Markets
Lars Lochstoer

International Finance
Robert Hodrick
(Academic Board)

Empirical Asset Pricing
Geert Bekaert

International Finance
Shang-Jin Wei

Short Sales
Charles  Jones
(Academic Board)

Labor Markets
Andreas Mueller

Crashes and Crises
Martin Oehmke

Debt Valuation
M. Suresh Sundaresan
(Academic Board)

Behavioral Household Finance
Michaela Pagel

Accounting Measurements & Asset Pricing
Gil Sadka

Decision-Making Under Uncertainty
Elke Weber

Quantitative Methods
Mark N. Broadie
(Academic Board)

Risk Management, Derivatives
Paul Glasserman
(Research Director)

Behavioral Personal Finance
Stephan Meier

Price Discovery
Paul Tetlock

Corporate Finance

Global Valuation &  Accounting
Trevor Harris

Institutional Investors
Wei Jiang

Accounting & Valuation
Stephen Penman

Accounting & Equity Valuation
Julian Yeo

Corporate Uses of Cash
Laurie Simon Hodrick
(Founding Director)

Buyouts & Restructuring
Enrique Arzac

M&A Transactions
Donna Hitscherich

Valuation & Accounting
Sharon Katz

Corporate Governance
Moshe Cohen

Household Financial Decisions
Andrew Hertzberg

Price Setting
Emi Nakamura

Development Finance
Emily Breza

Information and Incentives
Marina Halac

Incentives and Organizations
Andrea Prat

Family Firms
Daniel Wolfenzon

Corporate Disclosure & Debt Contracting
Alon Kalay

Pierre Yared

Financial Institutions

Housing & Credit Markets
Christopher Mayer

Real Estate Finance
Tomasz Piskorski

Financial Institutions
Tano Santos

Private Equity Finance
Morten Sorensen

Economics of Hedge Funds
Neng Wang

Patrick Bolton

Financial Reporting
Urooj Khan

International Trade
Amit Khandelwal

Empirical Macro and Finance
Mauricio Larrain

Peer-to-Peer Lending
Enrichetta Ravina

Political Economy of Finance
Ray Fisman

Emerging Firms
Jonas Hjort

High Frequency Trading
Costis Maglaras

High Frequency Trading
Ciamac Moallemi

The Market Value of Social Security
Stephen Zeldes

Financial Economics
Charles Calomiris
(Curriculum Director)

Measuring Teacher Performance
Jonah Rockoff

People and Performance
David Ross

Career Management
Nachum Sicherman

Bank Liquidity Management
Saki Bigio

Financial Intermediation
Marco Di Maggio

Capital Market Regulation
Lawrence Glosten

Financial Networks
Alireza Tahbaz-Salehi




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March 16, 2015

Professor Charles Calomiris lectured on banking instability at Stanford University in Palo Alto, CA on March 6 >

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Executive Advisory Board Member Emeritus Tracey Travis is featured in "Women of Power: Five Black CFOs Calling the Shots in Corporate America" in Black Enterprise Magazine >

March 10, 2015

Professor Paul Glasserman will present at the 2nd Fixed Income & Operational Risk Conference in New York, NY on May 6-8, 2015 >

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Executive Advisory Board Member Maliz Beams is quoted in "The Retirement Challenge" published by LOMA >

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Executive Advisory Board Member Emeritus Tracey Travis is featured in Black Enterprise Announces 50 Most Powerful Women in Corporate America >

March 3, 2015

Professor Charles Calomiris talks about Greece's debt negotiations on Bloomberg Television >

February 24, 2015

Professor Paul Glasserman's research on banking systemic risk is quoted in Wall Street on Parade >

February 23, 2015

Executive Advisory Board Member Nicholas Galluccio discusses small cap stocks on Business News Network >

February 18, 2015

Professor Charles Calomiris' book "Fragile by Design" is discussed in The Market Monetarist>

February 17, 2015

Executive Advisory Board Member Candace Browning's market outlook is featured in the LRPC’s “Monday Morning Minute” >

February 16, 2015

Professor Mark Broadie's book "Every Shot Counts" is cited by The Record Bee >

February 12, 2015

Professor Suresh Sundaresan will present at the FRIC Center for Financial Frictions at Copenhagen Business School in Denmark on April 10, 2015 >

February 11, 2015

Executive Advisory Board Member Candace Browning evaluates global innovation on Bloomberg Television's "Street Smart" >

February 9, 2015

Executive Advisory Board Member Maliz Beams will be featured at the Columbia Business School Reunion 2015 in New York, NY on April 17-19, 2015 >

February 4, 2015

Professor Charles Calomiris evaluates the Greek economy in The Boston Globe >

February 3, 2015

Professor Paul Glasserman will speak at the Global Derivatives Trading and Risk Management conference in Amsterdam, The Netherlands on May 18-22, 2015 >

February 2, 2015

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January 29, 2015

Executive Advisory Board Member Candace Browning comments on the economy on >

January 26, 2015

Professor Mark Broadie discusses putting measurement on >

January 23, 2015

Professor Charles Jones’ research on financial markets is cited by >

January 22, 2015

Professor Suresh Sundaresan presented on Indian Banks at the South Asia Institute at Columbia University >

January 21, 2015

Executive Advisory Board Member Candace Browning forecasts the market in the LA Times >

December 15, 2014

Professor Charles Calomiris' lecture at Georgetown University – School of Foreign Service in Qatar is featured by the Qatar Foundation >

December 9, 2014

Executive Advisory Board Member Patricia Moraes spoke at the Brazil Opportunities Conference in Sao Paulo, Brazil on December 2-4 >

November 19, 2014

Professor Andrew Ang was the featured speaker at the CFA Society Toronto on November 5 >

October 31, 2014

Professor Charles Calomiris discusses the outlook of the Federal Reserve on Bloomberg Businessweek >

October 20, 2014

Executive Advisory Board Member Nicholas Galluccio comments on the banking sector on CNBC >

October 16, 2014

Professor Martin Oehmke discusses credit default swaps in Columbia Ideas at Work >

October 14, 2014

Professor Mark Broadie is mentioned in Golf Analytics >

October 13, 2014

Executive Advisory Board Member Candace Browning discusses women's leadership in Young or Mature. BofA Empowers Women >

October 8, 2014

Professor Andrew Ang's pension research is cited in Chief Investment Officer >

October 6, 2014

Executive Advisory Board Member Christian Mariager will be the keynote speaker at the 2014 CBS MBA Alumni Society Anniversary in Frederiksburg, Denmark on November 1 >

October 1, 2014

Professor Paul Glasserman will present Carnegie Mellon's 7th Nash Distinguished Lecture in Quantitative Finance in Pittsburgh, PA on October 6 >

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