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Center Overview

The Salomon Center, directed by Alexander Ljungqvist, conducts and disseminates new research across a wide array of financial topics and conducts conferences that bring together academics, practitioners and regulators.   The Center specializes in the study of financial institutions, including commercial banks, investment banks, managed funds and insurance companies.

Responding to the Financial Crisis, the Center was instrumental in organizing two NYU Stern School research projects that resulted in publication of, Restoring Financial Stability: How to Repair a Failed System (Wiley 2009) and Regulating Wall Street: The Dodd-Frank Act and the New Architecture of Global Finance (Wiley 2010). The Center has hosted various conferences as well as its popular Chats with Financiers program related to the financial crisis of 2007-2009.

Currently, the Center also helps incubate several research initiatives, each directed by an NYU Stern professor--Credit & Debt Markets directed by Edward I. Altman (past FMA President), The NASDAQ OMX Derivatives Research Project directed by Stephen Figlewski (Founding Editor, Journal of Derivatives), Financial Institutions, directed by Alexander Ljungqvist, and the Financial Policy Platform, directed by Matthew Richardson. Two earlier initiatives, still affiliated with the Center, are now on their own--Corporate Governance directed by David Yermack, in the NYU Pollack Center for Law and Business and The Volatility Institute directed by Robert F. Engle (2003 Nobel Laureate in Economics).