The Finance Department at the Kellogg School is one of the leaders in research in financial economics. Current theoretical and empirical research in the finance department spans the areas of asset pricing, corporate finance, financial institutions, international finance, market microstructure, regulation and related economic theory and econometrics.
The finance doctoral program provides students with a rigorous background in finance, both theoretical and empirical, economics, mathematics and statistics. These tools, and opportunities for supervised independent research, enable students to make their own contributions to the understanding of financial markets and institutions. Doctoral students are trained to be future faculty members at leading research universities.