CIFRA functions since 1998 as an active node in the international network of top research centers in Finance. According to its research mission, CIFRA is a meeting point for the exchange and elaboration of novel ideas and methodologies in financial economics.  

To fulfill its research mission, CIFRA performs an active role in the organization of international workshops, supports PhD students' research, maintains an active visitor program, and promotes an open flow of communication between policymakers, financial sector practitioners and academics.  CIFRA’s Co-Directors are:


Recent Initiatives


CEPR CIFRA Workshop on Macro Finance (Amsterdam, June 2013) 

(with Viral Acharya and Markus Brunnermeier)

The Flaws in Solvency II (Financial Times, November 2013) 

Safe Asset Workshop (Amsterdam, June 2015)

(with Annette Vlissing Jorgensson)