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Research Centers & Initiatives

Salomon Center for the Study of Financial Institutions

Founded in 1972 by a grant from the partners of Salomon Brothers, the Salomon Center specializes in the study of financial institutions and markets, including commercial banks, investment banks, managed funds and insurance companies. Recently, the Center has played an important role in the development of the new architecture of global finance and has been instrumental in the organization of several NYU Stern School book projects: Restoring Financial Stability, Regulating Wall Street, and Guaranteed to Fail: Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and the Debacle of Mortgage Finance.

Center for Real Estate Finance Research

The Center for Real Estate Finance at New York University’s Stern School of Business was established in the Spring of 2012 to foster research in real estate finance, economics, and operations at Stern, to improve and expand our course offerings and career services in the MBA and undergraduate programs, and to deepen the relationship between the Stern school and the real estate industry.

Glucksman Institute for Research in Securities Markets

The Glucksman Institute, endowed by a grant from Lewis Glucksman, Stern MBA '51, offers faculty and student grants to support research in financial economics. The Institute invites the top ten percent (by Grade Point Average) of first-year MBA students to submit research proposals on topics such as equities, bonds, futures, options, and the markets in which they are traded.

Infrastructure Finance Initiative

The Stern School Infrastructure Finance Initiative was launched in 2014–2015, the idea being that the concept of economic and social “infrastructure” was generic enough to reach across many disciplines in which Stern has a critical mass of faculty members who could usefully apply their own expertise to the issue. Since “infrastructure” has long been widely discussed in both the academic and applied literature—and with a large number of business firms, government entities, international organizations and NGOs active in the field—it was felt that specifically “infrastructure finance” should be the focus of a Stern project that is most likely to have some impact.