The Robert Day School of Economics and Finance

Research Institutes

Claremont McKenna College plays a significant role in addressing public policy questions of importance to society through ten nationally recognized research institutes. The institutes serve to enrich the curriculum and provide timely research opportunities for students working closely with faculty scholars. They also attract distinguished scholars and lecturers to the College, provide students with a variety of internship experiences, and produce scholarly research valuable to the community, the state, and the nation. Institutes of particular relevance to the Robert Day School include:

The Financial Economics Institute

Lisa Meulbroek
Lisa Meulbroek
Director

The Financial Economics Institute (FEI) administers a unique curricular program, the Financial Economics sequence, which affords a rigorous educational opportunity for CMC students that is distinguished both by its liberal arts emphasis and quantitative orientation. The Institute provides databases and other resources to support faculty and student research, and sponsors conferences, workshops, and other events intended to bridge theory and practice. Each year, the FEI sponsors a trip that allows CMC students to visit some of the leading financial institutions in New York City. Professor Lisa Meulbroek, Fritz B. Burns Professor of Financial Economics, is the director of the Institute; Professor Eric Hughson, the Don and Lorraine Freeberg Professor of Economics and Finance, is the associate director.

The Lowe Institute of Political Economy

Marc D. Weidenmier
Marc D. Weidenmier
Director

The Lowe Institute supports individual faculty research covering a broad range of topics in political economy. The Institute sponsors a scholars program for independent student research, brings speakers to campus, and sponsors workshops and conferences. Research results are published in professional journals. Professor Marc Weidenmier, Robert J. Lowe Professor of Economics and George R. Roberts Fellow, is the director.


Additional Institutes & Centers

The Berger Institute for Work, Family, and Children

The Family of Benjamin Z. Gould Center for Humanistic Studies

The Center for Human Rights Leadership

The Keck Center for International and Strategic Studies

The Kravis Leadership Institute

The Roberts Environmental Center

The Rose Institute of State and Local Government

The Salvatori Center for the Study of Individual Freedom in the Modern World