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 2019-2020*
President & Program Chair – Philip E. Strahan, Boston College
President-Elect and Conference Coordinator – Francesca Cornelli, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
Vice President – Allen Berger, University of South Carolina
Secretary/Treasurer – Greg Udell, Indiana University

PAST FOUR PRESIDENTS
Denis Gromb, HEC
Paolo Fulghieri, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Manju Puri, Duke University and FDIC
S. “Vish” Viswanathan, Duke University

DIRECTORS:
Atif Mian, Princeton University
Daniel Paravisini, London School of Economics
Simon Gervais, Duke University
Mariassunta Giannetti, Stockholm School of Economics
Anil Shivdasani, University of North Carolina
Alex Edmans, London Business School
Nadya Malenko, Boston College
Adriano Rampini, Duke 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

Secretary/Treasurer:
Gregory F. Udell
Finance Department
Kelley School of Business
Indiana University
1309 East Tenth Street
Bloomington, IN 47405-1701
Phone: (812) 855-3394
Email: gudell@indiana.edu