What makes the Goizueta experience unique is the activity of putting theory into practice. What makes the field of financial economics unique among the social sciences is the direct and significant influence it has had on practice: The impact of the efficient market hypothesis, portfolio selection, risk analysis, and contingent-claim pricing on capital budgeting and money management is clearly evident. This impact is based both on developments of theory and on empirical tests of hypotheses that are made feasible by a large and increasingly accessible body of relevant data.
The Finance faculty includes leading researchers in their respective areas, publishing in such notable journals as the "Journal of Finance," "Review of Financial Studies," "Journal of Business," "Journal of Financial Economics," "Financial Management," and "Journal of Accounting and Economics." Faculty members are involved in a number of national organizations, serving as consultants, collaborating with research, and holding corporate board memberships.