The Cutler Center sponsors the Seminar Speaker Series.

This series allows Babson’s finance faculty to build relationships in the academic community, to exchange research ideas with other top researchers from other institutions, to share academic research with the local practitioner community and to enhance Babson’s reputation as a research institution. Our top finance students are given a rare opportunity to be exposed to advanced academic research that is relevant and interesting. Some Babson students go on to pursue academic careers.

2018-2019 Academic Year

Friday, September 7, 2018, Amber Anand; Syracuse

Friday, September 28, 2018, Don Bowen; Virginia Tech

Friday, March 8, 2019, John Graham; Duke

Friday April 5, 2019, Xavier Giroud; Columbia 


Past Speakers:

  • Andrew Lo, Ph.D. – Charles E. and Susan T. Harris Professor of
    Finance at the Sloan School of Management in MIT and the
    Director of the Laboratory for Financial Engineering at the MIT
  • Gordon Phillips, Ph.D. – C.V. Starr Foundation Professor at Tuck
    School of Business at Dartmouth College
  • Kent Smetters, Ph.D. – The Boettner Chair Professor
    at Pennsylvania's Wharton School and a Faculty Research
    Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research


See the Finance Division events page for more information, including past speakers.