The research and learning centers at Vanderbilt provide faculty and students the opportunity to advance research, design and develop new products, and collaborate across disciplines.
Founded in 1987, the Financial Markets Research Center (FMRC) at Vanderbilt University fosters scholarly research on the financial markets, instruments, and institutions. It focuses on market participants—such as brokers, exchanges, and financial—as well as businesses needing financing and appropriate regulatory policy. The Center is co-directed by distinguished professors and leading researchers Hans Stoll and Bob Whaley. The Center hosts an annual conference at Owen that brings industry leaders, government regulators, and finance researchers together to discuss timely and critical issues.
The Turner Family Center for Social Ventures (TFC) is committed to alleviating poverty through market-driven forces and enterprise. Directed by a graduate student-led programming board, the center provides resources and opportunities to leverage and combine the individual strengths of Vanderbilt University graduate students, faculty, and business partners. Get involved through the TFC’s events, annual social venture summit, summer fellowships, social venture trek, or case competition opportunities.
The Owen Entrepreneurship Center (OEC) connects investors and entrepreneurs with one underlying goal: to create wealth. The center has become a respected training ground and source of support for serious student entrepreneurs. Directed by Professor Germain Boer, the OEC has spawned an active angel investor network, the Nashville Capital Network (NCN) focused on funding early-stage start-up ventures, a vital resource for the regional entrepreneurial business community. The OEC also sponsors the regional chapter of the Young Entrepreneurs Organization (YEO), allowing Owen students to have easy access to a ready-made network of successful entrepreneurs.
The Center for Health Care Market Innovation (HCMI) is a hub for the evolution of health care markets. It conducts research on the demand for health care, how it is changing, and the capacity for new financing and delivery models to successfully meet changing consumer needs.