Finance at Wharton
Wharton’s research centers and initiatives are at the frontier of finance, promoting innovative research and groundbreaking programs in areas including investment management, private equity, hedge funds, venture capital, quantitative finance, fintech, financial policy, and regulation. Explore the future of finance below.
The “Growth Stock” Misnomer: An Interview with Assistant Professor of Finance Sean Myers
This fall has been productive for Sean Myers, an assistant professor of finance at Wharton. His 2022 paper, The Return of Return Dominance: Decomposing the Cross-section of Prices co-authored with Ricardo De la O and Xiao Han has recently won the Rodney L. White Center’s 2022 Marshall Blume First Prize in financial research and the 2023 Best Paper from the Jacobs Levy Center. Read more here!
Wharton Alumni Webinar: Using Machine Learning to Improve Economic Forecasts
Wednesday, December 6
12:00 p.m. — 1:00 p.m.
In this webinar exclusively for Wharton alumni, Professor Jules van Binsbergen will discuss how he and other researchers used state-of-the-art machine learning methods to create an algorithm that predicts economic fundamentals such as GDP (both nationally and locally), consumption, and employment growth. Register for the event here.
Fireside Chat with Matt Levine and Professor Jeremy Siegel
On October 19, the Stevens Center for Innovation in Finance hosted a special installment of the FinTech Lecture Series featuring Bloomberg’s Matt Levine and Professor Jeremy Siegel, moderated by Professor David Musto. Learn more about the Stevens Center’s FinTech Lecture Series.
The Future of Finance Forum
On October 17 and 18, the Wharton Finance Centers hosted the inaugural Future of Finance Forum. This forum amplified Wharton’s research influence and set the stage for collaboration among the foremost academics, practitioners, policymakers, and thought leaders in finance. Learn more about The Future of Finance.
Wharton Conference on Liquidity and Financial Fragility
The Wharton Initiative on Financial Policy and Regulation (WIFPR) hosted its 2023 Conference on Liquidity and Financial Fragility on October 6 and 7, 2023. The program featured presentations by faculty from Wharton, Penn, and other universities. Learn more about the Wharton Conference on Liquidity and Financial Fragility.
Frontiers in Quantitative Finance Conference
The Jacobs Levy Center held its 2023 Frontiers in Quantitative Finance Conference on September 22 in New York. The event included a ceremony to honor Professor Albert S. “Pete” Kyle with the 2023 Wharton-Jacobs Levy Prize for Quantitative Financial Innovation for his research on market microstructure. Learn more about the Frontiers in Quantitative Finance Conference.
Finance centers at the Wharton School serve as thought leaders for innovative research by supporting and disseminating cutting-edge work in areas including investment management, private equity, hedge funds, venture capital, quantitative finance, and fintech.