Research Centers

Research centers at MIT and MIT Sloan pursue solutions to the world’s most significant challenges. Through collaboration with other top researchers and business leaders, MIT Sloan faculty and students have a powerful impact on leading organizations and on everyday life.

MIT Laboratory for Financial Engineering

MIT Laboratory for Financial Engineering (LFE) is an MIT research center created as a partnership between academia and industry, designed to support and promote quantitative research in financial engineering and computational finance.

The principal focus of the LFE is the quantitative analysis of financial markets using mathematical, statistical, and computational models. The goal of LFE is not only to spur advances in financial engineering, but also to develop better ways to teach students and executives how to apply financial technology in corporate settings. For more information visit http://mitsloan.mit.edu/lfe/.

MIT Center for Finance and Policy

The MIT Center for Finance and Policy (CFP) is a new Institute-wide initiative, conceived by MIT Sloan’s Finance Group, and under the leadership of Deborah Lucas (director), and Andrei Kirilenko, Andrew Lo and Robert Merton (co-directors). The CFP’s mission is to serve as a catalyst for innovative financial research and educational initiatives that will positively impact policy and society. CFP initiatives will:

  • Create incentives for top-notch scholars, both students and established researchers, to undertake innovative research, data collection and analyses that will lead to improved decision-making by policy-makers and regulators, and greater transparency of government financial institutions.
  • Create new educational materials and curricula that make financial education relevant and accessible to students of public policy, employees of public institutions, and policymakers.

Research supported by the CFP is organized into three main tracks: (1) Evaluation and management of government financial institutions; (2) Regulation of financial markets and institutions; and (3) Measurement and control of systemic risk.

As part of its educational mission, the Center sponsors a Distinguished Speaker Series that brings top policymakers to campus to share their perspectives, and hosts periodic conferences that bring together academics, practitioners and policymakers.

The CFP website is still under construction, but please check back later for information on upcoming events and ways to become involved.


Faculty in the Finance Group are also affiliated with the following research centers at MIT: