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 2017-2018*
President – Paolo Fulghieri, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
President Elect and Conference Coordinator – Denis Gromb, HEC Paris
Transition Program Chair – Anjan Thakor, Washington University
Vice President – Phil Strahan, Boston College
Secretary/Treasurer – Greg Udell, Indiana University

PAST FOUR PRESIDENTS
Manju Puri, Duke University and FDIC
S. “Vish” Viswanathan, Duke University
George Pennacchi, University of Illinois
Arnoud Boot, University of Amsterdam

DIRECTORS:
Francesca Cornelli, London Business School
Atif Mian, Princeton University
Daniel Paravisini, London School of Economics
Christine Parlour, UC Berkeley
Lucy White, Boston University

* Unless otherwise specified, terms begin and end in June.
The Board of Directors consists of all officers, the past four presidents and the directors.

FOUNDING DIRECTORS:
Franklin Allen, Imperial College
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