Department of Finance | Lundquist College of Business

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Understanding the complexities of money and investments shape business success and have broad economic implications. An analytical eye is imperative.

The Department of Finance at the Lundquist College of Business has a renowned reputation for research and teaching excellence, bringing complex concepts down to earth and helping students understand the principles of finance and financial stewardship.

Finance faculty publish in the top journals and have garnered high-profile press and awards for their insights and analysis of financial institutions and markets. The department also mentors student investment portfolios and hosts a conference that brings top empirical finance researchers to campus.

From undergraduate to PhD, the Department of Finance offers courses in finance and business economics.

Finance DepartmentNews



August 3–5, 2023
Eugene, Oregon

The Department of Finance and Cameron Center for Finance and Securities Analysis hosted a summer finance conference biennially.

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The department invites faculty members from other universities to present their current research. During the summer months the department also hosts one or two research scholars from other institutions for one or two week stays.

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Finance department workshops feature presentations by University of Oregon PhD candidates in an advanced stage. It also gives faculty an opportunity to present work in progress.

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Department Faculty

John Chalmers

Head, Department of Finance | Abbott Keller Professor of Finance


  • Household Finance
  • Municipal Bond Markets
  • Mutual Funds
  • Retirement Behavior
  • Transaction Costs

Recent Research

The Finance faculty at the Lundquist College of Business are renowned for their research in key areas.

  • Corporate Governance
  • Institutional Investors
  • Pension Funds and Mutual Funds
  • Cryptocurrencies
  • Venture Capital
  • Private Equity
  • Household Finance
  • Municipal Bond Markets
  • Mutual Funds
  • Retirement Behavior
  • Transaction Costs

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