The Finance and Securities Analysis Center's faculty are drawn from the Lundquist College's nationally recognized finance and accounting departments. The Journal of Financial Economics ranked the University of Oregon twenty first in publishing productivity for the period 1974-2012.
The center provides funding for ongoing faculty research in leading-edge areas of academic study garnering national attention in the top academic journals. In addition, the center supplies support for data and tools for faculty members' use to conduct their research.
The five major areas that define and structure the center‘s research agenda include financial reporting and disclosures; capital markets, portfolio management, and investments; effect of taxes on corporate decisions; risk management and corporate finance in a global context; and compensation, managerial incentives, and corporate governance.