The Financial Intermediation Research Society (FIRS) is a global society of research scholars dedicated to the purpose of stimulating, promoting and disseminating research in financial intermediation. Specifically, the society: (1) maintains a website that provides information on conferences on financial intermediation topics worldwide, outlines of doctoral courses taught at various schools and research papers and (2) organizes conferences on financial intermediation and related topics.
The main goal of the society is to provide a forum for those interested in financial intermediation and corporate finance research worldwide, to be able to have ready access to each others research and to be able to communicate and coordinate more efficiently on a variety of issues, including the organization of conferences. Our hope is also to bridge the gaps that exist at present in the flow of ideas across the different continents, and to also encourage research in emerging markets into the mainstream of financial intermediation and corporate finance research.
Arnoud Boot, President
Andrew Winton, Immediate Past President
Ravi Jagannathan, Past President
Mark Flannery, Past President
Anjan Thakor, Past President
Franklin Allen, Past President
Allen Berger, Secretary/Treasurer (2008-2012)
Patrick Bolton (2009-2012)
Elena Carletti (2010-2013)
Stuart Greenbaum (Founding Director)
Jan Pieter Krahnen (Founding Director)
Loretta J. Mester (Founding Director)
Maureen O'Hara (2009-2012)
George Pennacchi (2009-2012)
Bernard Yeung (2010-2013)
Unless otherwise mentioned, terms begin and end in June.
Financial Intermediation Research Society By-Laws
In Memoriam: We are saddened to inform you that Chris Hatina, who provided outstanding administrative support for FIRS during the first few conferences, passed away a few months ago, after losing her 2-year battle with cancer. She is greatly appreciated and will be missed.