Goals of the Center

The Financial Markets Research Center at Vanderbilt University was founded in 1987 to foster scholarly research in financial markets, financial instruments, and financial institutions. Research of the Center may focus on participants in financial markets, such as brokers, exchanges, and financial intermediaries, on businesses needing financing, and on appropriate regulatory policy. The Center:

  • Provides a mechanism for interaction between representatives of the financial community, researchers in financial markets, and the faculty at Vanderbilt.
  • Identifies critical research issues in financial markets and provides a focus for such research.
  • Supports research by faculty members and Ph.D. students at Vanderbilt by maintaining data bases and funding research projects.
  • Guides and disseminates research about financial markets.


The Center is funded by its members, by an endowment, and by outside research grants. Funds are used to maintain financial markets databases and to support the Center’s research projects. Members sit on the advisory board, participate in all activities of the Center, receive research reports, and give advice on the activities and research direction of the Center. Research grants for specific projects are sought from various research sponsors including foundations, government agencies, trade organizations, and corporations.

FMRC Officers

Robert E. Whaley

Hans R. Stoll
Founding Director

J. Dewey Daane
Senior Advisor

Paul K. Chaney
Data Coordinator

Christoph Schenzler
Research Associate

Catherine Milsom

Market Quotes

NASDAQ4566.138  chart+16.912
EURUSD=X1.261  chartN/A
S&P 5001994.65  chart+12.35
GCG12.CMX0.00  chartN/A
CLG12.NYM0.00  chartN/A
^VIX14.52  chart-0.63
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