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Salomon Center for the Study of Financial Institutions

The Salomon Center specializes in the study of financial institutions and markets

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 StabilityRegulating Wall Street, and Guaranteed to Fail: Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and the Debacle of Mortgage Finance.


The Center's activities are grouped into the following five research programs, each directed by an NYU Stern professor:

Two of the Center's previous research initiatives have since been spun out as stand-alone entities:

Recurrent Conferences & Symposia

New York Fed/NYU Stern Conference on Financial Intermediation

Jointly sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Salomon Center, and the Review of Financial Studies. More >

Five-Star Conference

Bringing together finance researchers from several northeastern universities. More >

Credit Risk Conference

Foremost academic experts and market practitioners discuss recent advances in credit risk research. More >

Derivatives Conference: State of the Art

The Derivatives Research Project's major derivatives conference. Reviews the current "state-of-the-art." More >

NASDAQ DRP Research Day

Provides quick looks at some of the most interesting research projects in progress among NYU Stern’s active finance research faculty. More >


Focusing on a single topic of current interest and fostering an interchange of ideas and information among academics, practitioners, and regulatory authorities. Read more >