Welcome to SIFR
The Institute for Financial Research

The Institute for Financial Research was started in 2001, and has its offices in the center of Stockholm. The aim of SIFR is to conduct and stimulate high quality research in financial economics. In addition, SIFR has the ambition to narrow the gap between academic research and the practice of the financial industry.

Upcoming Activities


Clarion Sign Hotel, Stockholm, Sweden


Conference on The Financial Safety Net

Are you looking for best practice in managing financial crises?

Join us at FSNC in Stockholm, Sweden,  May 18-20, 2015.

The Financial Safety Net Conference (FSNC) will gather leading academics, policymakers and practitioners for discussions on how to move towards global best practice in resolution planning and crisis management. The event is dedicated to some of the most topical issues in current financial policy debate:

  • How should we handle future financial crises?
  • How will the new and upcoming reforms in the crisis management area work?
  •  What implications will these reforms have for financial markets and the broader economy?


Invitation_second call for papers.

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Program for the conference.

August 24-25 2015

Konferens Spårvagnshallarna Birger Jarlsgatan 57 A, Stockholm


SIFR Conference on Insurance Economics: New Risks, New Regulation, New Approaches

The Institute for Financial Research (SIFR) is pleased to invite interested academics and practitioners to a conference on “Insurance economics: New risks, new regulation, new approaches” on August 24-25, 2015, in Stockholm.
Conference theme
The conference will bring together leading academics with practitioners and policymakers to discuss recent research on the 21st century challenges of insurance.
The first conference day will feature keynote presentations and panels with leading scholars and practitioners. The program includes the following speakers:
• Viral Acharya, Stern School of Business, New York University, “Is the Insurance Sector Systemically Important?”
• Dwight Jaffee, Haas School of Business, University of California at Berkeley, “Insurance Risks and Government Interventions.”
• Ralph Koijen, London Business School, “Shadow Insurance.”
• Howard Kunreuther, Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania, “Insurance and Behavioral Economics.”
The second conference day has a standard academic format with presentations of frontier research papers, discussant comments and general discussion.

Call Insurance Conference Updated August 24_25,2015

For more information, go to the Conference and Seminar sections, or visit the News Archive.