The Finance Area faculty include renowned scholars who are experts in their field, as well as practitioners with real-world experience in the financial industry.

The Finance Area equips students with the skills to become globally oriented, financially sophisticated, and ethically minded in their use of finance to address complex global challenges. Through research and scholarship, the faculty studies the functioning of the global financial system to shape the responsible transformation of financial practice and global business. The finance faculty conducts research on a range of topics, from IPOs to personal wealth management.

Research Centers

Steers Center for Global Real Estate

Center for Financial Markets and Policy

News From Finance

Dining Out: July Marks 3rd Month of Recovery for U.S. Restaurants

August 14th, 2020

Sales and employment at U.S. restaurants posted another month of improvement in July, but at rates below previous months as the industry remains challenged by the pandemic and economic crisis. “It’s trending in the right direction,” said Arthur Dong, professor of the practice at Georgetown McDonough. “Are they out of the woods yet? By no stretch of the imagination.”

How Much Money is in Nonprofit Endowments in America?

August 5th, 2020

The endowment assets of the country’s nonprivate-foundation nonprofits totaled over $690 billion dollars in 2017, according to their Form 990s analyzed by Sandeep Dahiya, associate professor of finance at Georgetown McDonough.

What is Chapter 11 Bankruptcy?

July 24th, 2020

“The goal in Chapter 11 is to carve out the productive part of the company and get rid of the parts that are losing money,” said James Angel, associate professor of finance at the McDonough School of Business.