1. Wanted: Student Program Coordinator for Free Accounting Fridays

    November 26, 2018

    The Ross Accounting Outreach program, also known as “Free Accounting Fridays,” helps students gain experience consulting with clients and solidify their accounting skills, as well as makes a greater impact on the community. This initiative was originally launched by the Detroit Neighborhood Entrepreneurs Project (DNEP) and the Business + Impact Initiative at Ross to help Read more

  2. New Winter Course: Intro to Financial Technology and the Future of Financial Services

    November 26, 2018

    New CFLP Senior Research Fellow Adrienne Harris will be teaching the following class in the Winter 2019 Term at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy: PubPol 750.302 Topics: Introduction to Financial Technology and the Future of Financial Services Thursdays, 8:30-11:20 am 1110 Weill Hall Throughout history, financial services has played a vital role in Read more

  3. We asked Detroit Entrepreneurs: What Do You Hate About Accounting? (VIDEO)

    October 12, 2018

    In a partnership between the University of Michigan’s Detroit Neighborhood Entrepreneurs Project and Business + Impact at the Ross School of Business, accounting students provide free accounting assistance and advice every Friday at the U-M Detroit Center from 11 – 3 p.m. Services are free but by appointment only. (Yes, you can make recurring appointments Read more

  4. FDIC Chairman Jelena McWilliams to Address OFR-Michigan Financial Stability Conference

    October 11, 2018

    Washington, D.C. – FDIC Chairman Jelena McWilliams is among the headline speakers who will discuss financial stability risks at the fourth annual financial stability conference hosted by the U.S. Office of Financial Research and the University of Michigan Center on Finance, Law, and Policy. The event, “Functions and Firms: Using Activity and Entity-based Regulation to Strengthen the Financial System,” will Read more

  5. Research Spotlight: Testing the Financial Capability of Small Business Owners

    September 5, 2018

    In addition to hosting conferences and monthly “blue bag” lunch talks, the Center conducts research on a wide variety of topics. This month’s article discusses new research that faculty director Michael S. Barr has been conducting with collaborators Eldar Shafir of Princeton University (Psychology) and Antoinette Schoar of MIT’s Sloan School of Management (Finance), aided Read more

  6. We’re Hiring Again!

    August 1, 2018

    The Center on Finance, Law, and Policy is seeking 3 graduate or undergraduate students to work in an interdisciplinary team with faculty and research assistants from around the university on a complex project developing methods for understanding and detecting manipulation in financial markets. Students with an interdisciplinary background that involves any of finance, law, public Read more

  7. New Financial Regulation Textbook To Be Released August 6

    July 27, 2018

    Faculty Director Michael S. Barr’s textbook, written in conjunction with Howell Jackson and Margaret Tahyar, will be released August 6. Financial Regulation: Law and Policy, 2d

  8. The Value of Accounting to Detroit and Local Entrepreneurs

    June 11, 2018

    Detroit Neighborhood Entrepreneur’s Project Research Assistant Aaron Ngo recently published an article on Medium about how much he is learning about the social impact this type of support can provide for Detroit Entrepreneurs. From Ngo’s article (linked here): “The Ross Accounting Outreach initiative is designed to help Detroit small businesses get their financials in order. Read more

  9. Behavioral Finance Symposium Summary Paper Now Available

    May 17, 2018

    On September 14-15, 2017, the University of Michigan’s Center on Finance, Law, and Policy and behavioral science research and design lab ideas42 brought together influential leaders from academia, government, nonprofits and the financial sector for a two-day symposium on behavioral finance. Behavioral finance is the study of how behavioral biases and tendencies affect financial decisions, Read more

  10. Free Accounting Fridays for Small Business Owners

    April 18, 2018

    As a result of the successful pilot held March-April 2018, the University of Michigan’s Detroit Neighborhood Entrepreneurs Project is thrilled to announce that free accounting Fridays will continue! Business owners in Detroit take note: Does your business or startup need accounting help? Wondering how to make QuickBooks work, or how to calculate costs, or create Read more