The Jacobs Levy Center brings together many departments within the Wharton School—including Finance, Accounting, Statistics, and Operations, Information and Decisions—in pursuit of its goals. It also connects the business school with the schools of Arts and Sciences, Engineering and Applied Science, and beyond, and connects academics and students on campus with practitioners throughout the world of finance. The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania’s interconnected community and vast reach are uniquely able to amplify the effect of the Jacobs Levy Center.
The Center’s activities and initiatives include:
- Conferences and Forums
- Wharton-Jacobs Levy Prize for Quantitative Financial Innovation
- Working paper series
- Jacobs Levy Center Research Paper Prizes
- Faculty and student support through research grants
- Jacobs Levy Equity Management Dissertation Fellowships in Quantitative Finance
- Corporate membership program
The Center is led by Academic Directors Christopher Geczy, Adjunct Professor of Finance, and Craig MacKinlay, Joseph P. Wargrove Professor of Finance. It was established through the vision and generosity of Bruce I. Jacobs and Kenneth N. Levy.
Inaugural Director of the Jacobs Levy Center and John B. Neff Professor Emeritus of Finance Donald B. Keim said, “For a quarter century, Bruce Jacobs and Ken Levy have been at the forefront of joining academic research with investment management practice. Their work has influenced the entire asset management industry, and the global business economy is better for it.”