Financial Frictions and Systemic Risk
This project supports research on the interplay between financial market institutions, financial frictions, and systemic financial risk. Particular issues of interest include: funding structures and capital market frictions, operational and financial linkages across markets, financial stability, and the determinants, detection, and remediation of systemic risk. The initiative encourages interaction between researchers, policy-makers, practitioners, and regulators, with the goal of identifying and addressing research questions that are particularly important for public policy.
Wenxin Du is a Professor of Finance and the Henry Kaufman Professor of Financial Institutions at the Columbia Business School. Her research interests include global currency and fixed income markets, central banking, financial regulations, and emerging market finance.
Alp Simsek is a Professor of Finance at the Yale School of Management. His research focuses on the interactions between macroeconomics and finance with particular attention to the role of financial crises.
Chester S. Spatt is the Pamela R. and Kenneth B. Dunn Professor of Finance at the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University. His research ranges widely in financial economics, including market microstructure, taxation and financial markets, and financial regulation.