The Financial Economics Institute (FEI) administers a unique curricular program, the Financial Economics sequence, which affords a rigorous educational opportunity for CMC students that is distinguished both by its liberal arts emphasis and quantitative orientation. The Institute provides databases and other resources to support faculty and student research, and sponsors conferences, workshops, and other events intended to bridge theory and practice. Each year, the FEI sponsors a trip that allows CMC students to visit some of the leading financial institutions in New York City. Professor Joshua Rosett, the Curb Family Associate Professor of Business and Law, is the director of the Institute.
The Lowe Institute supports individual faculty research covering a broad range of topics in political economy. The Institute sponsors a scholars program for independent student research, brings speakers to campus, and sponsors workshops and conferences. Research results are published in professional journals. Professor Marc Weidenmier, Robert J. Lowe Professor of Economics and George R. Roberts Fellow, is the director.