Welcome From the Director

Robert E. Whaley, Director

Thank you for taking the time to visit the FMRC website. The Center’s principal objective is to stimulate research and increase contact among financial markets scholars from around the globe. A variety of programs here at Vanderbilt University have been established with that objective in mind. These programs include arrangements for visiting researchers, conferences, and financial support in the summer or at other times for clearly defined research projects.

FMRC Officers
  • Robert E. Whaley
  • Hans R. Stoll
    Founding Director
  • J.Dewey Daane
    Senior Advisor
  • Christoph Schenzler 
    Research Associate
  • Gina Repas

FMRC in the News

  • Vanderbilt University, January 27, 2015
  • Vanderbilt Researchers Call for More Transparency With Passive Investing Revenue
  • Buying and holding securities in passive investments such as exchange traded funds (ETFs) and index mutual funds (IMFs) saves investors significantly on transaction costs and management fees. A new study by Jesse A. Blocher, assistant professor of finance at Vanderbilt University’s Owen Graduate School of Management and Robert E. Whaley,…

  • NPR, October 14, 2014
  • Marketplace Morning Report
  • Luke Froeb, William C. Oehmig Professor of Free Enterprise and Entrepreneurship, discussed the merger of Reynolds American and Lorillard, combining the number two and the number three tobacco companies in the U.S., and what questions antitrust regulators may be asking as a result.

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FMRC Faculty


Hans R. Stoll, Founding Director

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Uncovering Earnings Shell Games