The Bendheim Center for Finance is an interdisciplinary center of Princeton University. It draws its faculty from several departments across Princeton University with the majority coming from economics and ORFE. The center provides a fertile ground for cutting-edge research at the intersection between finance, monetary economics, and macroeconomics, with a special emphasis on financial frictions, behavioral finance as well as financial econometrics. The Bendheim Center for Finance offers various degrees. Its undergraduate certificate in finance (UCF) program exposes Princeton’s undergraduates to a modern perspective on finance and money. Through the Bendheim Center, Princeton offers as one of the first universities in the country a Master in Finance (MFin) degree. The program equips students not only with highly technical expertise but also with a deep understanding of the (monetary) economy and the role of finance in the society. The Bendheim Center was established in 1997 at the initiative of Ben Bernanke and set up by its founding director Yacine Ait-Sahalia.
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