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The Program for Financial Studies interacts with the financial community in numerous ways. The program organizes and hosts research conferences and forums to bring students, faculty members, alumni, and industry representatives together to exchange perspectives on timely topics of interest.

Beyond events, the program engages the community in support of teaching, recruiting, research, and career advising efforts.

No Free Lunch Seminar Series 

(attendance by invitation)

The No Free Lunch Seminar Series provides broader community access to Columbia Business School faculty research. At each seminar, attended by invited MBA and PhD students, faculty members introduce their current research within an informal lunch setting. These seminars are videotaped and made publicly available along with the associated research content, which can be accessed here. Please note that videos will be accessible shortly after each event.

The No Free Lunch Seminar Series has been heralded as a best practice in the January/February 2013 issue of BizEd magazine for its unique approach "to strengthening the ties between business students and research." That article can be accessed here.

2014-2015 Seminars: Videos & Research >

2013-2014 Seminars: Videos & Research >

2012-2013 Seminars: Videos & Research >

2011-2012 Seminars: Videos & Research >

2010-2011 Seminars: Videos & Research >

No Free Lunch in the News >


2014-2015 No Free Lunch Seminar Series

Marina Halac, Associate Professor of Finance and Economics, presents Contests for Experimentation

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2014 Financial Studies Conference

Videos coming soon from our 2014 conference: "The Quest for Yield."

Watch past conference videos>


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

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