The goals of the Frank J. Petrilli Center for Research in International Finance (CRIF) are to support scholarly research in the field of international finance, to foster interaction between the academic and business/finance communities, and to add recognition to the research being done at Fordham University Schools of Business.
Funded by the Fordham University School of Business, CRIF promotes interdisciplinary collaborations among financial engineers, historians, monetary economists, and legal scholars, in and outside Fordham.
With a general focus in international finance, CRIF supports a wide variety of research topics, including the behavior of international financial markets, the microstructure of these markets, the institutions surrounding international financial markets, the historical development of these markets,and the process of international financial integration and the globalization of markets.
CRIF sponsors a working paper series and hosts a series of regular research workshops. To foster interaction and collaboration with researchers outside Fordham, CRIF also sponsors a visiting scholar program, under which CRIF invites active researchers in the relevant areas for short-term visits and collaboration. On occasion, CRIF also serves as a host or co-host for conferences on specific topics of interest to the research community.