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.


SIFR/SNS Finanspanel: David Lidington, UK’s Minister of State for Europe on the coming referendum, March 2016

Here can you see the video.

Here can you hear the podcast.



Newsletter April 2016

Shof newsletter  Have a pleasant reading!

Upcoming Activities

2016-05-18 16:30

Swedish House of Finance, Drottninggatan 98, 4th floor

External Seminar

Seminar – Climate Risks and Market Efficiency

Do markets price in climate risks brought on by climate change?

Do we need more disclosures of corporate exposures?
Do investors need to hedge climate risks?

Harrison Hong, Professor of Finance and Economics at Princeton University, will, in connection with his appointment as honorary doctor at the Stockholm School of Economics, present recent research on the ability of markets to price risks associated with climate change. His recent study concerns the links between drought, food company cash flows and their stock price performance.

Following professor Hong’s presentation. Frédéric Samama and Tove Bångstad both from Amundi, one of the leading European asset managers most committed to sustainable investment policies, will share how Amundi tackles these kinds of challenges. There will also be an opportunity for the audience to ask questions and comment

After the seminar, refreshments will be served
The seminar will be held in English

Wednesday, May 18, 2016, at 16:30-18:00

For registration mail to info@sifr.org. 20160518 Invitation to Seminar Climate Risks and Market Efficiency.



August 22-23 2016

Clarion Sign Hotel, Stockholm

Conference External Seminar

SIFR Conference on “Credit Markets After the Crisis”

SIFR Conference on “Credit Markets After the Crisis”, August 22-23 2016, in Stockholm

Invitation and Call for papers you find on this link: Call for papers SIFR Conference Credit Markets, August 22_23 2016

The first conference day will feature keynote presentations and panels with leading scholars and practitioners. The program includes the following speakers:

Amar Bhidé, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, “Formulaic Transparency: The Hidden Cost of Mass Securitization”
Gary Gorton, Yale School of Management, “Mobile Collateral versus Immobile Collateral”
Luc Laeven, European Central Bank (ECB), “Dealing with credit booms and busts”
Amit Seru, Booth School of Business, University of Chicago, “The Transmission of Economic Shocks from Households to the Real Economy: Evidence from Mortgage and Consumer Credit Markets”
Nicolas Véron, Petersen Institute, “Financial sector policy in the European Union after the British referendum”

The second conference day has a standard academic format with presentations of frontier research papers, discussant comments and general discussion.


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