The Auckland Centre for Financial Research (ACFR) strives to achieve excellence in empirical finance and applied financial econometric research, and aims to bridge the gap between academia and finance industry.

We aim to achieve these goals by nurturing and developing world-class researchers, establishing relationships with leading academics and centres/institutes in the field, developing research capacity of postgraduate and PhD students. The ACFR produces its own Journal. Our exceptionally well received annual conferences and events as well as our very high standard of research has resulted in the ACFR raising the profile of AUT internationally.

On these pages, we provide information on the academic research we engage in. Moreover, we provide detailed information on research that has particular relevance to industry. We have recently produced some very interesting research on the Equity Risk Premium, and on this page you will find more information on that project. We are launching several other initiatives that will be posted on this website shortly.