The Financial Intermediation Research Society
The Financial Intermediation Research Society (FIRS) is a global society of research scholars dedicated to the purpose of stimulating, promoting, and disseminating research on topics relating to financial intermediation. FIRS organizes annual conferences where scholarly research studies on financial intermediation, corporate finance, and investments are presented and discussed.
The main goal of the society is to provide a worldwide forum for those interested in financial intermediation and related topics. FIRS enables members to have ready access to each other’s research and to communicate and coordinate more efficiently on a variety of academic and public policy issues. FIRS hopes to bridge the gaps that exist in the flow of ideas across the different continents. It encourages bringing scholars in emerging markets into the mainstream of financial research.
OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS, 2015-2016
President: Manju Puri, Duke University
President-Elect and Conference Coordinator: Paolo Fulghieri, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Vice President: Denis Gromb - HEC
Secretary/Treasurer: Greg Udell - Indiana University
PAST FOUR PRESIDENTS
Vish Viswanathan, Duke University
George Pennacchi, University of Illinois
Arnoud Boot, University of Amsterdam
Andrew Winton, University of Minnesota
Christine Parlour - University of California, Berkeley
Phil Strahan - Boston College
Lucy White - Harvard University
Franklin Allen, Imperial College
Mark Flannery, University of Florida
Stuart Greenbaum, Washington University in St. Louis
Jan Pieter Krahnen, Goethe University Frankfurt
Loretta J. Mester, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland
Anjan Thakor, Washington University in St. Louis
Unless otherwise mentioned, terms begin and end in June.