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Centre for Finance

Welcome to the Centre for Finance - CFF!

The Centre for Finance (CFF) received a grant from VINNOVA 2010 to establish one of Sweden’s three new research centers within finance. The Centre is also financed by the business community, the University of Gothenburg and the School of Business, Economics and Law.

CFF's mission is to contribute to a sustainable financial system through:

  • Excellent research focusing on financial intermediation, specifically the interaction between financial institutions and business/households.
  • An open and creative interdisciplinary research environment.
  • Close interaction with practitioners, education and society at large. 

CFF’s vision is to advance the understanding and practice of financial intermediation and to be the leading Nordic research center in this field, with expertise in great demand. It is also to provide a highly regarded and exciting arena for collaboration among researchers, students, financial practitioners and policy makers.

We gratefully acknowledge the support by the Second Swedish National Pension fund - AP2, Handelsbanken, SEB, SKF, Volvo, the Independent saving banks in Western Sweden - fristående sparbankerna i Västra Sverige and the foundation for the Centre for Finance - Stiftelsen Centrum för finans.

>> read more about ongoing research at CFF

Interviews Deborah Lucas and Anjan Thakor

Welcome to read interviews with Professors Deborah Lucas, MIT and Anjan Thakor, Washington Univ in St Louis when visiting CFF in connection to the CFF conference on Bank Stability and Regulation June 2015.

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Doctoral mini-course June 13-17, 2016

The Centre for Finance, University of Gothenburg, Sweden, offers a Doctoral mini-course: "LECTURES IN THEORETICAL BANKING" (4 ECTS) with Professor Anjan Thakor, Washington University in St Louis.
Course Description: The objective of the course is to introduce PhD students and young faculty to the scientific theoretical literature on banking, with a focus on theories of financial intermediary existence, bank liquidity creation, bank capital and financial crises. We will cover selected papers on these topics. Please read all info here and how to register. Welcome!

AP2-CFF conference "Return Predictability", June 7

We hereby invite you to the next AP2-CFF conference: "Return Predictability", June 7!
An opportunity for academics and practitioners to meet! Speakers are Ian Martin, Marie Briere, Jesper Rangvid, Tim Bollerslev, Ron Kaniel, Erik Hjalmarsson.
See program and welcome to register

Recent publications

Erik Hjalmarsson's article “Rise of the Machines: Algorithmic Trading in the Foreign Exchange Market” Journal of Finance 69, p 2045–2084. Erik´s coauthors are Alain Chaboud, Ben Chiquoine and Clara Vega.

"Rank matters-The impact of social competition on portfolio choice"
Dijk, Oege; Holmén, Martin; Kirchler, Michael
European Economic Review, 66 p. 97-110

"Do option-like incentives induce overvaluation? Evidence from experimental asset markets"
Holmén, Martin; Kirchler, Michael; Kleinlercher, Daniel
Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, 40 p. 179-194

"Investment allocation decisions, home bias and the mandatory IFRS adoption"
Hamberg, Mattias; Mavruk, Taylan; Sjögren, Stefan Journal of International Money and Finance, 36 p. 107-130


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