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Wells Fargo Advisors Center for Finance and Accounting Research

The Wells Fargo Advisors Center for Finance and Accounting Research is dedicated to the dissemination of cutting-edge research in finance and accounting by encouraging our faculty, students, and companies to work more closely together.

Welcome to the Wells Fargo Center for Finance & Accounting Research (WFA-CFAR). WFA-CFAR is dedicated to the dissemination of cutting-edge research in finance and accounting by encouraging our faculty and students to work more closely with companies. We do this through the creative design of courses in our degree programs, executive education courses, research white papers, conferences, and projects for companies that involve both Olin faculty and students.

WFA-CFAR works closely with our advisory board to make sure our efforts stay focused on meeting the needs of business. Through our specialized masters programs — Master of Accounting and Master of Science in Finance — as well as the DBA program in Finance and our Finance curriculum in the BSBA and MBA programs, the Center will facilitate the forging of stronger ties among our faculty, students, and business.

And through the research of our faculty, WFA-CFAR will bring the most exciting research being conducted in finance and accounting into the domain of practitioners. We will do this through papers we post on our website for our members, through center conferences, and through organizational interventions that help to implement new ideas for organizational change.

We are grateful to Wells Fargo Advisors for its generous gift, earlier this year, to endow $4 million to Olin Business School to rename the Center. This will strengthen WFA-CFAR’s role as a source of cutting-edge finance and accounting research that will in turn enhance our teaching experience for students and create practical applications for the business community.

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Anjan Thakor
Director of Doctoral Programs and John E. Simon Professor of Finance

For information, contact:

Jamie Rapert
WFA-CFAR Operations Manager
Tel: 314-935-8623

Jennifer Schmich
Administrative Coordinator for MBA Platforms,
IIG & WFA-CFAR
Tel: 314-935-4179
Fax: 314-935-6359

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