THE LEADING CENTER FOR FINANCIAL POLICY, RESEARCH AND EDUCATION
The Center for Financial Policy leverages the Smith School’s world-renowned faculty, leading research, and proximity to Washington, D.C. to promote a collaborative exchange of ideas on the key issues that affect financial markets.
The center’s annual conferences with the Securities and Exchange Commission and Federal Reserve anchor its schedule of premier events.
Watch a short video from Russell Wermers, Dean's Chair in Finance and director of the Center for Financial Policy, on the center's mission.
Join us for the month of October as we explore whether investors care about climate change risk, how to hedge and price climate change news. This series is co-sponsored by UBS.
Federal Reserve Vice Chair, Randal Quarles and Stanford’s Darrell Duffie
September 29, 2020
Data provisions and monitoring has made significant progress since the 2008 financial crisis. This series will evaluate the gaps and risks to financial markets.
Modern portfolio management is built on quantitative analysis. We examine the key issues driving financial markets from a quantitative perspective. Learn more about this series of webinars hosted in conjunction with UBS’s Quant Research team.
October 1, 2020, 4 p.m. EDT
The ‘Narrative Economics’ Playing Out Now
Center for Financial Policy Hosts Nobel Laureate in Global Webinar
“Stories abound in life,” Maryland Smith’s Russell Wermers said, opening a webinar discussion Tuesday. The topic: Narrative economics, with Nobel laureate Robert Shiller.
Shiller, who received the 2013 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences, has recently written a book “Narrative Economics: How Stories Go Viral and Drive Major Economic Events,” about stories and how they affect the way people think. Read more.
Maryland Smith finance professor Russ Wermers was selected by the Securities and Exchange Commission to serve on its new Asset Management Advisory Committee, formed to offer advice and recommendations to the SEC on how regulations and industry trends impact investors.