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Wenxin Du, Principal Investigator

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, Co-Principal Investigator

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 Spatt
Chester S. Spatt, Co-Principal Investigator

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.

Supported by the Office of Financial Research through an interagency agreement with the National Science Foundation grant #2312331

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