1. Research Spotlight: Testing the Financial Capability of Small Business Owners

    September 5, 2018

    In addition to hosting conferences and monthly “blue bag” lunch talks, the Center conducts research on a wide variety of topics. This month’s article discusses new research that faculty director Michael S. Barr has been conducting with collaborators Eldar Shafir of Princeton University (Psychology) and Antoinette Schoar of MIT’s Sloan School of Management (Finance), aided Read more


  2. We’re Hiring Again!

    August 1, 2018

    The Center on Finance, Law, and Policy is seeking 3 graduate or undergraduate students to work in an interdisciplinary team with faculty and research assistants from around the university on a complex project developing methods for understanding and detecting manipulation in financial markets. Students with an interdisciplinary background that involves any of finance, law, public Read more


  3. New Financial Regulation Textbook To Be Released August 6

    July 27, 2018

    Faculty Director Michael S. Barr’s textbook, written in conjunction with Howell Jackson and Margaret Tahyar, will be released August 6. Financial Regulation: Law and Policy, 2d


  4. The Value of Accounting to Detroit and Local Entrepreneurs

    June 11, 2018

    Detroit Neighborhood Entrepreneur’s Project Research Assistant Aaron Ngo recently published an article on Medium about how much he is learning about the social impact this type of support can provide for Detroit Entrepreneurs. From Ngo’s article (linked here): “The Ross Accounting Outreach initiative is designed to help Detroit small businesses get their financials in order. Read more


  5. Behavioral Finance Symposium Summary Paper Now Available

    May 17, 2018

    On September 14-15, 2017, the University of Michigan’s Center on Finance, Law, and Policy and behavioral science research and design lab ideas42 brought together influential leaders from academia, government, nonprofits and the financial sector for a two-day symposium on behavioral finance. Behavioral finance is the study of how behavioral biases and tendencies affect financial decisions, Read more


  6. Free Accounting Fridays for Small Business Owners

    April 18, 2018

    As a result of the successful pilot held March-April 2018, the University of Michigan’s Detroit Neighborhood Entrepreneurs Project is thrilled to announce that free accounting Fridays will continue! Business owners in Detroit take note: Does your business or startup need accounting help? Wondering how to make QuickBooks work, or how to calculate costs, or create Read more


  7. Students: Sign up to Help Detroit Entrepreneurs this Fall — and Get Credit

    April 17, 2018

    Detroit Neighborhood Entrepreneurs Project is thrilled to announce the following opportunities for University of Michigan students to assist Detroit small businesses in the Fall 2018 semester. Law students – There is currently a waiting list for Michigan Law’s Community & Economic Development Clinic. Design, Business, Public Policy, Engineering and other students – You have two Read more


  8. VIDEO: Meet one of the Detroit Neighborhood Entrepreneurs Project Clients

    April 4, 2018

    The University of Michigan’s Center on Finance, Law, and Policy thanks MCubed for producing this fantastic video featuring Detroit Neighborhood Entrepreneurs Project (DNEP) client Detroit Sip. Detroit Sip is now open for business! DNEP is supported by MCubed, JPMorgan Chase Foundation, and U-M Bicentennial. Learn more about our program here.


  9. Summer Research Assistants Wanted

    April 4, 2018

    The Center on Finance, Law, and Policy is seeking law, MPP, and MBA students as well as PhD students in economics, sociology, psychology, and business to assist with research during the Summer semester (May-August 2018). Students would work on a broad range of research projects relating to financial regulation, including projects related to the Dodd-Frank Read more


  10. Ross Accounting Students Offer Free Office Hours on Fridays, Expand Detroit Neighborhood Entrepreneurs Project 

    March 31, 2018

    Solid financials are the backbone of any small business, but getting a business’ books in order is no small task. Since March 9, accounting students from the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business, working under faculty supervision, have been filling a need by offering free office hours for small businesses on Friday afternoons. Detroit Read more