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Wells Fargo Center for Corporate Finance

The mission of the Wells Fargo Center for Corporate Finance at UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School is to promote excellence in corporate finance education, research and outreach. The center serves to promote timely, relevant and rigorous research in corporate finance that has established UNC Kenan-Flagler  as a premier institution in the field. The center promotes excellence in education, serving as a bridge between the theory and practice of corporate finance. Promoting the  development of a rigorous and practical corporate finance curriculum with an emphasis on current issues and innovative teaching strategies is an important objective of the center.

The center is a bridge between the theory and practice of corporate finance. The research strength of the faculty in our finance area contributes new knowledge in important and highly relevant issues in corporate finance, yielding new methods, data and results to academics and industry.  Such research consists not only of timely treatments of current issues, but also longer-horizon puzzles and problems in corporate finance.

The educational mission of the center is supported by a generous commitment from Wells Fargo. This funding enables the center to promote excellence in the field of corporate finance through a variety of activities, including:

  • Faculty research grants
  • Teaching innovation awards
  • Conferences in applied corporate finance

Activities of the Center are under the supervision of Anil Shivdasani, Wells Fargo Distinguished Professor of Finance. Contact him with questions about the Wells Fargo Center: Anil Shivdasani.