This department is uniquely positioned to do cutting-edge research

Faculty in the Department of Finance are actively involved in producing high-quality research.

Over the last five years, more than 50 articles have been published in top academic journals, including:

  • Journal of Finance
  • Journal of Financial Economics
  • Review of Financial Studies
  • Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis
  • Journal of Banking and Finance
  • Journal of Economics Dynamic and Control

Our faculty research interests range from core empirical finance research in corporate finance and investment to more specific topics in regulation and law, real estate investment and development, fixed income and derivative pricing, risk management, and behavioral finance models. Finance faculty also incorporate their own research as well as the most recent advances in finance research into the material they teach their graduate and undergraduate students.

“Research here isn’t for research’s sake. Like everything we do, our goal is to use it to transform policy and subsequently have an impact on people’s lives. for example, on e of my challenges was to discover why the U.S. housing market collapsed and what could be done to prevent it from happening again. This was the perfect setting to do that work.”

—Robert Van Order, PhD
Oliver T. Carr Professor of Real Estate
Professor of Finance
Chair, Department of Finance