International Center for Finance

ICF Conferences & Seminars

Weekly Seminars

Finance Seminars

All Center Fellows are welcome to attend the seminars. Please contact Lorena Fonte for information about dates, times and locations. Papers will normally be available in PDF format unless otherwise indicated - click on a paper to view it. All seminars are held in room 4210 from 11:35am to 12:55pm unless otherwise noted.

April 15, 2016: Gregor Matvos, University of Chicago Booth School
April 22, 2016Haoxiang Zhu, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
April 29, 2016: David Solomon, University of Southern California
May 06, 2016: Ulf Axelson, London School of Economics

Economic History Workshop

The weekly workshop in economic history is a central part of the program.  Speakers include Yale faculty and graduate students as well as distinguished scholars from other institutions.  Papers are normally available in advance, and we emphasize informal discussion of the paper.  All are welcome, regardless of department or institutional affiliation.  A schedule of the workshops can be found here.

Annual Conferences

Behavioral Science Conference

The annual Behavioral Science Conference provides a venue for leading researchers from across the world to present and discuss their ideas. While there are other academic conferences that focus only on behavioral decision-making, or only on behavioral finance, or only on behavioral economics, the unique feature of this conference is that it brings together researchers from all three fields. This approach is already yielding results in terms of new inter-disciplinary research, and we expect it to continue to pay dividends in the future.

Whitebox Advisors Graduate Student Conference

The Annual Whitebox Advisors Graduate Student Conference, held in conjunction with the Behavioral Science Conference, draws top doctoral students from around the world to present their research in the fields of Behavioral Economics, Behavioral Finance and Behavioral Marketing. The goal of the conference is to foster an environment to promote interaction amongst doctoral student researchers, and to provide feedback for students presenting their work in these fields.

Past Conferences and Events

Future of Finance Conference

Thought leaders from industry and academia came together at the Yale School of Management on September 9 and 10, 2015 for the Future of Finance Conference, which explored the opportunities and challenges in using financial systems to address today’s major social problems.
Speakers at the conference, presented by Yale SOM’s International Center for Finance, included leading academic theorists, such as Nobel Laureate Robert Shiller, the Sterling Professor of Economics at Yale, and Andrew Lo YC ’80, the Charles E. and Susan T. Harris Professor and the director of the Laboratory for Financial Engineering at the MIT Sloan School of Management. A diverse group of finance industry leaders included Paolo Zannoni GRD ’76, a partner and managing director at Goldman Sachs; Ranji Nagaswami ’86, a senior advisor at Corsair Capital; and Lingfeng Li GRD ’99, a portfolio manager at Capula Investment Management.

Art, Mind and Markets Conference

This conference, held in 2014,  took an interdisciplinary approach to understanding art and the market for aesthetic experience.  Included were papers in the field of psychology, sociology, art history, economics, marketing and finance.  On the first day of the conference there will be two sessions on psychology, neuroscience and behavior, and a session on the history of collecting and taste. The sessions on the second day will deal with the history of the art market, the market demand for artistic creativity, and the returns to art investment. We will have public panels Friday and Saturday featuring major artists and critics whose work or writing address the relation between art and mind and art and markets.

Fresh Capital, Fresh Ideas
Yale Alumni Real Estate Association National Conference


Financial Crisis Conference

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