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Providing academic and professional support for research in financial economics.

The International Center for Finance (ICF) brings together faculty, students and practitioners to foster leadership in the understanding, practice and management of finance from multiple perspectives. Its goal is to support innovative research and educational activities within the context of Yale School of Management’s broader perspective of business for the benefit of society.

Will Goetzmann


The Center offers data, technology, and support for empirical research and underwrites academic conferences that bring together distinguished researchers to cooperatively develop ideas.

Learn more about the ICF:

Behavioral Finance Research

The ICF is a leading center for research in behavioral science – specifically, research in the fields of behavioral decision-making, behavioral economics, and behavioral finance.


The center has compiled various historical databases which are available to scholars affiliated with the Center.

Our website also houses The Investor Behavior Project at Yale University, under the direction of  Professor Robert Shiller since its beginning and now under the auspices of the Yale International Center for Finance.

Student Initiatives

The ICF plays a major role in supporting the training of MBAs and doctoral students who have focused on issues important to society.


Financial History

The ICF is one of the leading centers of research on the history of finance.  Origins of Value is an on-line visual database of financial instruments, securities and documents related to the history of financial markets.

Share Certificate of Little Miami Railroad Company, June 17,1862

Conferences & Seminars

Each year, the ICF organizes a number of academic conferences that bring together distinguished researchers to cooperatively develop ideas in addition to student and practitioner conferences.

The FinTech Transformation Conference, 2017

The ICF also offers:

  • Research support in the form of dedicated RA’s for Yale SOM finance faculty.
  • Financial and managerial support for the creation of finance case studies.
  • Funding for data sets.
  • Funding for financial history publications.
  • Academic initiatives.
  • Educational workshops.
  • Speaker events open to the Yale SOM and greater Yale communities.

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Origins of Value