Housed at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business, the Center for Financial Markets and Policy sponsors original research, provides thoughtful commentary, and hosts dialogues and conferences involving scholars and practitioners on key financial market issues. Through these activities, the center enriches the intellectual life of Georgetown University and the Washington, D.C.-based policy community, and contributes to an informed public discussion regarding critical financial market debates.

Recent Psaros News

Ira’s Biggest Climate Program Has ‘Decimal Dust’ for Oversight

“Normally for huge grants, the money is dispersed in phases based on whether you’re meeting the goals of the first phase and the second phase and so on,” said Reena Aggarwal, a finance professor a…

July 17th, 2024

Psaros Center FinPolicy Scholars Meet Financial Policymakers and Wall Street Executives

After completing the spring semester, 14 Georgetown undergraduate students embarked on the second annual FinPolicy Trek, hosted by the Psaros Center for Financial Markets and Policy at Georgetown Univ…

June 6th, 2024

Psaros Center for Financial Markets and Policy Hosts Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner

The Psaros Center for Financial Markets and Policy welcomed former Secretary of the U.S. Treasury Tim Geithner for a discussion focused on the 2007-2008 financial crisis. Geithner was joined by former…

April 12th, 2024

Georgetown McDonough’s Psaros Center Hosts Second Annual Undergraduate Stock Pitch Competition

The Psaros Center for Financial Markets and Policy recently hosted its second annual Undergraduate Stock Pitch Competition. The event is an opportunity for Georgetown undergraduate students to present…

March 5th, 2024

5 Things to Learn About BTC Future Price From BlackRock’s Bitcoin ETF Strategy

Despite the optimism surrounding Bitcoin, some analysts remain cautious about its sustained upward momentum. Jim Angel, a faculty affiliate at Georgetown McDonough’s Psaros Center for Financial Market…

February 26th, 2024

What Would Be the Point of a Central Bank Digital Currency?

There are disadvantages to a CBDC. Not everyone has access to the internet, which means a CBDC without offline capabilities might fail to be inclusive, said Reena Aggarwal, a finance professor at Geor…

February 26th, 2024

Additional Psaros Media Mentions

Additional Media Mentions

Media Mentions

LSEG Awaits FCA Approval of Intermittent Trading Venue

David Schwimmer, chief executive of London Stock Exchange Group spoke at the Financial Markets Quality Conference on 15 November, hosted by the Psaros Center for Financial Markets and Policy.

November 22, 2023

Media Mentions

‘Nothing has changed’ to prevent another FTX collapse, CFTC chair says

“Has anything happened that would slow down the ability for that kind of fraud to occur again?” asked Emily Wilkins, CNBC, at Georgetown University’s Financial Markets Quality Conference.

November 21, 2023


Why Do Investors Vote Against Corporate Directors?

Voting against management-nominated directors is an important mechanism for institutional investors to convey their dissatisfaction with a wide array of corporate policies and performance. Our study…

August 19, 2023