Stern Finance is widely recognized as one of the premier departments of finance in the world.

Finance Department

– Message from the Department Chair

With more than 40 full-time faculty conducting advanced research in every major aspect of the field, students have access to an unparalleled variety of courses reflecting the latest market practices and research findings.

I invite you to explore these pages to experience the range of research, courses, seminars, special events and other resources that contribute to the vibrant intellectual life of Stern’s Finance Department.

I also invite all visitors to examine our faculty’s latest publications. Guaranteed to Fail (2011) co-authored by Viral Acharya, Matthew Richardson, Stijn Van Nieuwerburgh and Lawrence White looks at Fannie Mae’s and Freddie Mac’s roles in the mortgage meltdown. Additionally, Restoring Financial Stability: Policy Recommendations from NYU Stern (2009), co-edited by Finance Professors Viral Acharya and Matthew Richardson, offers financial policy alternatives­ and specific courses of action ­to restore the global financial system. A companion volume, Regulating Wall Street (2010), co-edited by Professors Thomas Cooley, Viral Acharya, Matthew Richardson and Ingo Walter addresses the reform legislation debated by the U.S. Congress.

Robert Whitelaw, Chair
Edward C. Johnson 3d Professor of Entrepreneurial Finance

Faculty Spotlight


After surveying alumni from the world's leading business schools, US News has rated Stern's Finance Ungraduate Program as #2 and the Graduate Program as #3 in the United States.

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Department of Finance
NYU Stern School of Business
Henry Kaufman Management Center
44 West 4th St.
New York, NY 10012