Financial stability



Since 2015, we have hosted an annual large-scale conference with the U.S. Office of Financial Research to convene regulators, policymakers, journalists, and researchers from a wide variety of disciplines to present research on different topics impacting financial stability.

The Center on Finance, Law, and Policy at the University of Michigan was founded in 2013 to serve as an interdisciplinary locus for new thinking about the financial system in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis. At our core, we are focused on producing cutting-edge interdisciplinary research that serves policymakers to prevent another financial crisis. That means producing thoughtful, data-driven research and policy suggestions to strengthen our financial system and make our economy work for everyone. It also means identifying and analyzing emerging threats to our global, interconnected financial system, such as those caused by cybersecurity, new technologies, or advancements in behavioral economics. 

Each year, we convene experts from around the world for a two-day conference on a new topic in financial stability for an annual conference, co-sponsored with the U.S. Office of Financial Research. Additionally, U-M faculty are active participants in current policymaking by testifying before Congressional committees, working with lawmakers on a federal, state, and local level, publishing evidence-based research, filing amicus briefs in matters related to financial regulation, and educating the public through popular media.

Watch videos from our previous conferences on financial stability here.