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BCF in the News


• BCF Director Markus Brunnermeier was recently featured in a New York Times article about fears of renewed instability as fed ends stimulus program.

• Founding BCF Director Yacine Ait-Sahalia announced that he is stepping down at the end of the 2013/2014 academic year after sixteen years at the helm and has been succeeded by Markus Brunnermeier, effective July 1, 2014. 

• BCF faculty member Atif Mian was recently featured in a New York Times article about House of Debt, a book he co-authored with Amir Sufi featuring new research regarding the financial crisis. 

•BCF faculty member Ronnie Sircar received a grant (along with Humboldt University) to launch a student and faculty exchange to develop new mathematical and statistical models related to the transition of energy production from fossil fuels to renewable technologies.

•MFin students Karen Leiton and Taylor Russell were recently featured in a Bloomberg Markets story on careers beyond investment banking.

•Gregory Chow was named a Distinguished Fellow of the American Economic Association.

•Two Princeton undergraduate certificate in finance students - Ankit Buddhiraju and Kubrat Danailov with two others teamed up for the Rotman International Trading Competition in Toronto in February 2014.  They were the top-ranking team of undergraduates from the USA, beating teams from institutions such as MIT, Stanford and Cornell

Two Princeton undergraduate certificate in finance students -- Tanner Smith and Luca Iliescu – were recently highlighted in an interactive feature on global summer projects.

 •Hyun Shin was named Economic Advisor and Head of Research at the Bank of International Settlements, September 9, 2013.

• Ulrich Mueller was named by Handelsblatt as the top economist from a German-speaking country under the age of 40.  Complete list of the top 100.

• Daniel Kahneman -- affiliated BCF faculty, a professor emeritus of psychology and a Nobel laureate in economics -- will receive the Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama in 2013, the White House announced Aug. 9. 

• BCF Faculty advisee Lu Xia (Jianqing Fan, advisor) was one of five graduate students to be honored for excellence in teaching.

•  Arminio Fraga PhD '85, a member of the BCF Advisory Council, has been named the recipient of Princeton's James Madison Medal, which was awarded on Alumni Day, Feb. 23, 2013.

• Jerome Powell '75, a member of the BCF Advisory Council, has been confirmed by the Senate. He is one of two Princetonians named to the Federal Reserve Board.

• Chris Sims wins the 2011 Nobel Prize with Thomas Sargent of NYU for their research on cause and effect in macroeconomics. Chris Sims is the third BCF-affiliated faculty member to win the Nobel Prize in Economic Science since the BCF's founding, after Danny Kahneman (2002) and Paul Krugman (2008).

• Markus Brunnermeier wins Guggenheim for "Financial Frictions and the Macroeconomy"

• Jianqing Fan wins Guggenheim for Statistical Studies on Massive Data


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In 2000, we opened the doors of the Bendheim Center for Finance to fulfill the same mission we have today: to develop new courses and programs in finance that will afford exciting learning opportunities to Princeton students and to establish a leading center for modern financial research. 

In September 2010, we celebrated this decade of leadership in finance research and education with a daylong conference featuring leading faculty of the program culminating in a lecture by the initiator of the program, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke.