Laboratory of Applied Finance (FinLab)
The Laboratory of Applied Finance (FinLab) was founded in 2001 (AUEB, Senate decision 21-10-1999, OJHR A66/6-4-01).
The Laboratory is based on computer technology to serve the educational and research needs of faculty and students in the scientific field of finance.
The research themes pursued in the centre include contemporary topics of interest, such as:
the evaluation of investments and investment portfolios
the valuation of debt securities
the analysis of market microstructure
real estate finance
The FinLab supports courses and academic programs of the Athens University of Economics and Business, such as the affiliated MSc in Accounting and Finance, the MSc in International Shipping, Finance and Management, the MSc in Financial Management, aiming to facilitate and enhance the research conducted by faculty and students.
Doctoral research is also supported, as well as applied research projects funded by international or national organizations and private companies, while collaboration with national and international research partners is highly sought out.
Research conducted by members of the FinLab is published in high quality international scientific journals and presented in international conferences, while more applied work conducted supports the industry providing solutions to challenges faced in the modern economic environment of the 21st century.
The Finlab is located to the Postgraduate Building of the Athens University of Economics and Business. It is equipped with thirty (24) workstations of the latest technology and software of the latest versions, such as Matlab STATA/IC , EViews and WinRats.
Access to the following databases is possible through the Lab: Bloomberg, Thomson Reuters Eikon, DataStream, Clarksons SIN.
Educational seminars and workshops on the use of software and databases are also scheduled on a regular basis.