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The department's centers and institute bridge the gap between academia and the industry through a rigorous research agenda, establishing strong relationships with industry partners, hosting numerous conferences, and fostering the very best efforts of our engaged faculty.
The Arditti Center for Risk Management hosts conferences and symposia on topics such as cyber risk, market volatility and actuarial science, integrating the interests of practitioners, students and academic scholars dedicated to research related to risk. The center also offers two summer risk programs for high school students: the DePaul University Actuarial Summer Academy and the Arditti Center’s Summer Investment Challenge.
The Driehaus Center for Behavioral Finance promotes the growing field of behavioral finance through research, academic coursework and industry engagement. Led by a team of practitioners and academics, the center fosters new insights about the psychological aspects of investing.
The Institute for Housing Studies provides reliable, impartial and timely data and research to inform housing policy decisions and discussions about the state of housing in the Chicago region and nationally. The institute's work primarily focuses on affordable housing issues and understanding the changing dynamics of neighborhood housing markets.
The John L. Keeley Jr. Center for Financial Services and the Keeley Center Academy deliver high impact, co-curricular programming that prepares students to succeed in finance careers. Focusing on banking and capital markets or the investment management sector, the two-year academies complement academic instruction by offering students mentoring, industry engagement, and internship/career connections.
The Real Estate Center organizes annual high-profile conferences of specific interest to the real estate community, as well as valuable programs and services to support graduate and undergraduate students as they advance through the program and prepare to enter the workforce.