The Financial Intermediation Research Society (FIRS) is a global society of research scholars dedicated to the purpose of stimulating, promoting, and disseminating research on topics relating to financial intermediation. FIRS organizes annual conferences where scholarly research studies on financial intermediation, corporate finance, and investments are presented and discussed.
The main goal of the society is to provide a worldwide forum for those interested in financial intermediation and related topics. FIRS enables members to have ready access to each other’s research and to communicate and coordinate more efficiently on a variety of academic and public policy issues. FIRS hopes to bridge the gaps that exist in the flow of ideas across the different continents. It encourages bringing scholars in emerging markets into the mainstream of financial research.
OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS 2023-2024
President and Program Chair for 2024 Conference – Adriano Rampini
Vice President and 2024 Conference Coordinator – Christine Parlour
Vice President Elect and 2025 Conference Coordinator – Uday Rajan
Secretary/Treasurer serving through 2024 – Philip Strahan
PAST FOUR PRESIDENTS
Simon Gervais, Duke University
Allen Berger, University of South Carolina
Francesca Cornelli, Northwestern University
Philip Strahan, Boston College
Directors serving through 2024 – Elena Loutskina, Giorgia Piacentino, Uday Rajan
Directors serving through 2025 – Christa Bouwman, Martin Oehmke, Amiyatosh Purnanandam
Directors serving through 2026 – Viral Acharya, Philip Bond, Margarita Tsoutsoura
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Consists of all officers, the past four presidents, and the directors.
Unless otherwise specified, terms begin and end in June.
Franklin Allen, Imperial College London
Mark Flannery, University of Florida
Stuart Greenbaum, Washington University in St. Louis
Jan Pieter Krahnen, Goethe University Frankfurt
Loretta J. Mester, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland
Anjan Thakor, Washington University in St. Louis
SECRETARY / TREASURER
Philip E. Strahan
Carroll School of Management
Chestnut Hill, MA 02459
Phone: (617) 552-6430