Central banks should start issuing digital currencies to protect themselves against threats posed by the likes of Facebook Inc.’s Libra token and the gradual disappearance of cash, according to Markus Brunnermeier in Bloomberg Law.
New BCF and Econ Faculty member Jonathan Payne recently won two awards for his paper “The Disruption of Long-Term Bank Credit
– The Distinguished CESifo (Center for Economic Studies) Affiliate Award at the CESifo Annual Area Conference on Macro, Money and International Finance (Awarded on 16th July 2019)
– The CICM (China International Conference in Macroeconomics) 2019 Best Junior Scholar Paper Award (Awarded on June 23rd 2019)
BCF deeply mourns the unduly passing of our brilliant colleague and friend, Alan Krueger, who through his research, teaching and public service made the world a better place.
The Bendheim Center for Finance and the entire Princeton community mourns the death of John Clifton “Jack” Bogle ’51, founder of Vanguard and a longtime member of the BCF Advisory Council. Jack was a friend, mentor and hero to us all.
On October 4, Carolyn A. Wilkins, Senior Deputy Governor of the Bank of Canada shared her perspective on crypto asset and digital currencies. Watch the videoView the slides>>
First-year Master in Finance students Elisabetta Cavallo, Amy Qin and Kayla Zhang won 3rd place in the second annual Princeton Data Open Datathon, sponsored by Citadel Investments, one of BCF’s Corporate Affiliates.
The Center recognized three Master in Finance students for Academic Excellence at the Graduation celebration. The prizes were awarded to Steven Burnett, Clement Lee and Joyce Li. This is the inaugural year for the Award in Academic Excellence prize.
Two Undergraduate Certificate in Finance students were also awarded on Class Day. Brendan Hung, an ORF major, was awarded the Birch Family Prize. This award is given to a graduating senior(s) with the highest grade point average in coursework related to the Undergraduate Certificate in Finance. Lu Wei, an ECO major, was awarded the Kathleen Traynor ’83 Prize. This award is given to the graduating female senior with the highest GPA in coursework related to the Undergraduate Certificate in Finance
Two Princeton University economists, Markus Brunnermeier and Yann Koby, have coined the term the “reversal rate” for the rate at which easy-monetary policy switches from stimulative to contractionary. Featured in Wall Street Journal.
MFIN Alumn Guillaume Rabate was named in the Forbes Top 30 under 30 for his leadership at Morgan Stanley in interest rates swaps.
“The Euro and the Battle of Ideas”, co-authored by Director Markus Brunnermeier, Faculty Member Harold James and Jean-Pierre Landau from SciencesPo has been named to the Financial Times’ Best Books of 2016: Economics List.
Director Markus Brunnermeier and Faculty member Harold James featured in many news outlets for The Euro and the Battle of Ideas
Founding BCF Director Yacine Ait-Sahalia announced that he is stepping down at the end of the 2013/2014 academic year after sixteen years at the helm and has been succeeded by Markus Brunnermeier, effective July 1, 2014.
BCF faculty member Ronnie Sircar received a grant (along with Humboldt University) to launch a student and faculty exchange to develop new mathematical and statistical models related to the transition of energy production from fossil fuels to renewable technologies.
Two Princeton undergraduate certificate in finance students – Ankit Buddhiraju and Kubrat Danailov with two others teamed up for the Rotman International Trading Competition in Toronto in February 2014. They were the top-ranking team of undergraduates from the USA, beating teams from institutions such as MIT, Stanford and Cornell
Ulrich Mueller was named by Handelsblatt as the top economist from a German-speaking country under the age of 40. Complete list of the top 100.
Daniel Kahneman — affiliated BCF faculty, a professor emeritus of psychology and a Nobel laureate in economics — will receive the Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama in 2013, the White House announced Aug. 9.
BCF Faculty advisee Lu Xia (Jianqing Fan, advisor) was one of five graduate students to be honored for excellence in teaching.
Jerome Powell ’75, a member of the BCF Advisory Council, has been confirmed by the Senate. He is one of two Princetonians named to the Federal Reserve Board.
Chris Sims wins the 2011 Nobel Prize with Thomas Sargent of NYU for their research on cause and effect in macroeconomics. Chris Sims is the third BCF-affiliated faculty member to win the Nobel Prize in Economic Science since the BCF’s founding, after Danny Kahneman (2002) and Paul Krugman (2008).
Wei Xiong, along with co-author, Zhigou He, has won the Smith Breeden Prize for the best capital market paper published in the Journal of Finance. The prize for “Rollover Risk and Credit Risk” was announced at the recent meetings of the American Finance Association.
• Jose Scheinkman has been elected as a corresponding member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences. The induction ceremony will take place on May 7, 2013.
• The BCF’s Master in Finance program has been ranked in the top 10 programs (listed in alpha order) by Advanced Trading in their 2012 Rankings of top quantitative finance programs. Quantnet has also ranked Princeton as a top program.
Hyun Shin, who served as an adviser to the South Korean president, has won the annual essay contest on banking regulation sponsored by the International Centre for Financial Regulation and the Financial Times.
Bendheim Center for Finance Celebrates 10th Anniversary with major Conference.
Robert A. Bendheim, Benefactor of The Bendheim Center for Finance and Loyal Princeton Alumnus, Dies at Age 93
Bendheim Center for Finance Master in Finance Named One of the Top Programs by Quantnet. The Bendheim Center for Finance is pleased to be recognized as offering one of the top Master programs in finance, financial engineering or mathematical finance, by Quantnet. Quantnet ranked the various programs in groups of five, listing the programs alphabetically within each group. The BCF program was ranked in the top group, 1-5. While we are pleased with the ranking, applicants should note that it is not possible for any formulaic ranking to capture the distinctiveness of a program or to determine whether any program is the best choice for an individual student. We encourage students to use a variety of resources to find the best match for them.
Alan Blinder Installed as John Kenneth Galbraith Fellow of the American Academy