Center for the Study of Securities Markets

The Center for the Study of Equity Markets was established at Pace University's Lubin School of Business in 1993 to encourage faculty research in the area of financial markets and to enhance the relationship between Pace University and Wall Street. These objectives have been achieved in a variety of ways. Faculty research has led to numerous publications in the area of the Center's interests. Furthermore, the Center has completed ten very successful annual conferences for the securities industry.

The Center was renamed the William C. Freund Center for the Study of Securities Markets to honor its founder and director and to indicate the broader scope of the Center's concerns and involvement.

The Center sponsors:
  • faculty and student research on U.S. and international securities market problems and
  • industry conferences on current issues and topics related to securities markets.
[William C. Freun]   "The Center for the Study of Securities Markets connects you to the new and exciting challenges and competitive forces facing today's financial markets. After 35 years in the industry, I'm prepared to share a few observations about the business. First, good economics has a way of driving out bad policies. Second, ethical dilemmas are inevitable, so face them squarely. Third, training in fundamental economics is essential in an economy driven by creative competition. Finally, take your job seriously, but never yourself."
William C. Freund, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus of Economics