Louvain Finance (LFIN) was founded in July 2016 by gathering all the researcher active in finance research from the Louvain Research Institute in Management and Organizations (former Louvain School of Management Research Institute, LOURIM), to join the Louvain Institute of Data Analysis and Modelling in economics and statistics (LIDAM), with the specific aim of promoting, stimulating, and coordinating various activities in Asset Pricing, International Finance, Asset and Risk Management, Mathematical Finance, Macro-Finance, Market Microstructure, Corporate Finance and Behavioural Finance.


Since its foundation, LFIN has regularly organized top notch advanced PhD Courses, among the professors invited Murillo Campello (Cornel University), David Lando (Copenhagen Business School), Francis X. Diebold (University of Pennsylvania), Mike West (Duke University), Cynthia Wu (Chicago Booth School of Business), Drew Creal (Chicago Booth School of Business), Gilles Pagès (Université Pierre et Marie Curie), Christiane Baumeister (Notre Dame University) and many more. Moreover, LFIN is part of the organizers of the SoFiE Financial Econometrics Spring and Summer Schools, among the professors invited Kenneth Singleton (Stanford University), Anh Le (Penn State University), Giorgio Primiceri (Northwestern University), Domenico Giannone (NY Fed), Alain Monfort (CREST), Jean-Paul Renne (HEC Lausanne), Olivier Scaillet (University of Geneva and SFI), Fabio Trojani (University of Geneva and SFI). LFIN is also part of the organizers of the Financial Research Seminar series at the National Bank of Belgium, the Belgian Financial Research Forum and the Actuarial and Financial Mathematics conference.