Information about research in the Finance Department at the Penn State Smeal College of Business.

Finance faculty provide research and teaching expertise in a variety of areas emphasizing corporate finance, international finance, investment management, and financial services. Ranked in the top 15 for research performance according to the Academy of Management Journal, Smeal Finance faculty members publish research in leading journals and earn international recognition from academic and professional organizations.

Educational and research opportunities are enhanced by a number of resources and technologies accessible to Finance students and faculty, including:

  • The Rogers Family Trading Room: Replicates a real-world trading experience and functions as a classroom and a laboratory.
  • Databases: List and description of databases available from the Department of Finance.

Center for the Study of Financial Markets (CSFM)

Smeal is home to a number of research centers and institutes, including the Center for the Study of Financial Markets (CSFM). The center is dedicated to the support and promotion of academic research in the operation, governance, and performance of global financial markets. The CSFM sponsors the Finance Seminar Series featuring research presentations by scholars from other leading institutions.