The Rodney White Center
for Financial Research


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RWC News


Incoming Assistant Professor Lu Liu’s job-market paper was a runner-up for the ESRB prize for research on systemic risk.  Congratulations Lu!

Check out the full press release here.  Read the full paper here.



Center hosts PhD Summer School

Summer School on Structural Estimation in Corporate Finance  will be held at Wharton June 13-16, 2023. The goal of this four-day program is to teach young scholars the tools they need to understand and conduct corporate finance research using structural estimation.  Click here for the full program schedule.

We are now accepting applications!   For information on how to apply click here.


Financial Times covers Professor Yao Zeng’s research on active management of passive funds.

Read Professor Zeng’s complete research paper in the November 2022 issue of A Bite of Finance

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 1

Annette Vissing-Jorensen
Federal Reserve Board/UC Berkeley

March 15

John Campbell
Harvard University


March 22

Sebastian Hillenbrand
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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