Department of Finance

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Understanding the complexities of money and investments shape business success and have broad economic implications. An analytical eye is imperative.

The Department of Finance at the Lundquist College of Business has a renowned reputation for research and teaching excellence, bringing complex concepts down to earth and helping students understand the principles of finance and financial stewardship.

Finance faculty publish in the top journals and have garnered high-profile press and awards for their insights and analysis of financial institutions and markets. The department also mentors student investment portfolios and hosts a conference that brings top empirical finance researchers to campus.

From undergraduate to PhD, the Department of Finance offers courses in finance and business economics.

Finance Department News



August 3–5, 2023 
Eugene, Oregon

The Department of Finance and Cameron Center for Finance and Securities Analysis host a summer finance conference biennially.

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The department invites faculty members from other universities to present their current research. During the summer, the department also hosts one or two research scholars from other institutions for one- or two-week stays.

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Finance department workshops feature presentations by University of Oregon PhD students who are in an advanced stage of their candidacy, as well as faculty sharing their own works in progress.

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Department Faculty

Zhi Wang
Head, Department of Finance | Associate Professor of Finance | Alumni Investment Management Research Scholar


  • Asset management
  • Institutional investors
  • Market liquidity


Recent Research

Finance faculty at the Lundquist College of Business are renowned for their research in key areas.

  • Corporate Governance
  • Institutional Investors
  • Pension Funds and Mutual Funds
  • Cryptocurrency
  • Venture Capital
  • Private Equity
  • Household Finance
  • Municipal Bond Markets
  • Mutual Funds
  • Retirement Behavior
  • Transaction Costs

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Z. Jay Wang 
Head, Department of Finance

Lundquist College of Business 
1208 University of Oregon 
Eugene, OR 97403-1208

UO Investment Group

Finance department faculty members actively support and guide the University of Oregon Investment Group, a student-run organization that manages an investment portfolio of approximately $1 million. They also supervise the Emerging Markets Portfolio operated by MBA students in the Cameron Center for Finance and Securities Analysis.