Finance at the University of Oxford

There is unparalleled breadth and depth of expertise in finance at Oxford. Working across the various departments of the university, our academics bring different approaches and disciplines to research in finance.

Oxford Finance coordinates our finance-related activities and provides a guide to those interested in our research, courses, conferences and seminars, or to those interested in joining us.

Finance activites at Oxford are wide and varied including:

  • research in the Economics Department focuses on financial econometrics and the microeconomics of financial markets
  • research in the Law Faculty focuses on the regulatory and legal aspects of financial markets and institutions
  • research in the Mathematical Institute spans mathematical and computational aspect of finance, including pricing derivatives, trading strategies and risk. The Nomura Centre for Mathematical Finance is also housed within the Mathematical Institute
  • research at the Oxford-Man Institute brings together scholars from all of our departments.  It has particular strengths in computational finance, maths of behavioural finance, financial econometrics and hedge fund research
  • research at Saïd Business School focuses on empirical and theoretical aspects of asset pricing and corporate finance, and banking.

In addition, there are researchers in other departments such as statistics, engineering, physics and geography who have an active interest in finance.

Much of our research has direct relevance to practice and policy. We are committed to disseminating our research findings to those working in the financial services industry, and to those who regulate the sector.

Finance at the University of Oxford is a flourishing and rapidly expanding area. Please explore the site to find out more.