The International Center for Finance at the Yale School of Management provides active support for research in financial economics by its fellows and disseminates their work to the world's academic and professional communities. The Center's fellowship is comprised of leading scholars in and outside of the Yale School of Management who work on key empirical and theoretical problems in financial economics. The Center provides a physical locus for their activities consistent with the belief that financial research is by its nature a collaborative venture. To that end, the Center offers data, technology, and staff support for empirical research and underwrites academic conferences that bring together distinguished researchers to cooperatively develop ideas. In addition, the Center provides summer research support and funding for visiting fellows and travel support for doctoral student fellows.