The Center for Financial Studies

conducts independent and internationally oriented research in important areas of Finance. It serves as a forum for dialogue between academia, policy-making institutions and the financial industry. It offers a platform for top-level fundamental research as well as applied research relevant for the financial sector in Europe.

CFS People
Otmar Issing, CFS Präsident

"Good policy needs rigorous, state-of-the-art economic analysis, combined with sound judgement. It is necessary to critically mirror the "new" against the "old" – both in theory and with regard to political circumstances. Economic research conducted in such a way remains theory, but a theory that does not solely rely on a model."

Otmar Issing, CFS President

CFS Index

Current Value: 115.4

Graph: CFS Index Q1 2015
Deutsche Bank Prize

The Deutsche Bank Prize in Financial Economics honors internationally renowned economic researchers whose work has a marked influence on research concerning questions of financial economics and macroeconomics, and has led to fundamental advances in economic theory and practice.