The Rodney White Center
for Financial Research


Promoting cutting-edge finance research at Wharton


Broadcasting finance insights from Wharton to the world


Training the next generation of finance scholars and leaders

RWC News


Professor Rob Stambaugh and Center Co-director Luke Taylor featured in Bloomberg.

Professors Stambaugh and Taylor provided their expertise in a recent Bloomberg piece, referencing their paper, “Green Tilts.”

Read the Bloomberg story here.


Center hosts Undergraduate Research Fellow Program

Highly qualified Penn undergraduates can become Center Research Fellows. Fellows assist PhD candidates with their advanced dissertation research. The program is open to UPenn undergraduate students only. Opening announcements are posted each spring in specific department. Meet the current research fellows here.

RESEARCH NEWS Wharton PhD Candidate Anna Helmke

Financial Times covers PhD candidate Anna Helmke’s research.

Read Anna Helmke’s paper “Will ETFs Drive Mutual Funds Extinct?” here.

Pre-Doctoral Research

Our Pre-Doctoral Research Associate and Undergraduate Research Fellow Programs  provide high-level, hands-on research training to undergraduates and recent graduates pursuing finance careers in academia or industry.


A Bite of Finance

A Bite of Finance summarizes the most recent finance research from Wharton, making it interesting and accessible to all audiences.

Seminar Series

Our weekly seminar series brings together faculty from Wharton and other universities to discuss current finance research.

March 13

Michael Ewens
Columbia Business School

March 20

Tyler Muir


March 27

Elisabeth Kempf
Harvard Business School

The Rodney L. White Center for Financial Research offers corporations and individuals the opportunity to actively participate in and support the core mission of the Center.


Marshall Blume Prize

The Marshall Blume Prize honors outstanding Wharton finance research.


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The Rodney White Center’s newsletter, A Bite of Finance, is designed to highlight some of the Finance Department’s current research.