The Eugene F. Brigham Finance, Insurance and Real Estate Department offers degree programs at the doctoral, masters and undergraduate level. Besides standard finance offerings, we have specialized academic programs in entrepreneurship, real estate and value investing. Our faculty boasts top experts on topic matter as diverse as banking, initial public offerings, investments, international finance, mergers and acquisitions and real estate. Faculty expertise is sought by business executives, litigators, journalists and regulators alike.

Academic Programs

Research Centers

Seminars and Speaker Series

The Finance, Insurance and Real Estate Department hosts a variety of professional guest speakers covering their areas of expertise. These speakers series offer students the opportunity to meet with business professionals giving them insights into real-world business.

Florida Finance Conference

Past Conferences

University of Florida
Hough Hall, Room 140
October 15, 2021

  • 9:15 AM Coffee and refreshments
  • 9:45 AM Welcome: Saby Mitra, Dean, Warrington College of Business, University of Florida
Session 1 Chair: Baolian Wang, University of Florida
Session 2 Chair: Sheila Jiang, University of Florida
Session 3 Chair: Gustavo Cortes, University of Florida
Program Chair
  • Yuehua Tang, University of Florida
Program Committee Members
  • Gustavo Cortes, University of Florida
  • Sheila Jiang, University of Florida
  • Sehoon Kim, University of Florida
  • Tao Li, University of Florida
  • Alejandro Lopez-Lira, University of Florida
  • Andy Naranjo, University of Florida
  • Mahendrarajah Nimalendran, University of Florida
  • Jay Ritter, University of Florida
  • Baolian Wang, University of Florida
Participating Institutions
  • University of Florida (Host Institution)
  • Florida Atlantic University
  • Florida International University
  • Florida State University
  • University of Central Florida
  • University of Miami
  • University of South Florida

This program is the result of the excellent work of numerous people listed here and others, the engagement of key research universities throughout Florida (“the Florida Finance Research Network”), and the generous support of the Richard Pettway seminar fund, the Florida Finance Doctoral fund, and the Finance Department Excellence fund.

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