Center for Financial Frictions

About FRIC

The FRIC Center was initiated in April 2012 when we received a grant from the Danish National Research Foundation (DNRF/Grundforskningsfonden). The Center was affiliated with the Department of Finance at Copenhagen Business School

Our Research

The FRIC Center carried out theoretical and empirical analyses of the impact of financial frictions on the prices of financial assets, on economic development and on the design and regulation of financial markets. FRIC investigated financial frictions, which are costs or impediments to financial transactions. Financial frictions occur for instance as a result of the varying ease by which financial assets are traded (their liquidity), the transactions costs, borrowing constraints, credit risk, capital requirements for financial institutions, and asymmetric information among market participants. Through a theoretical and empirical approach, the FRIC center analyzed the impact of financial frictions on the prices of financial assets, on economic development and on the design and regulation of financial markets.

Organization

The FRIC center was managed by Center Leader David Lando and the center counted 5 Professors, 2 Associate Professors, 5 Assistant Professors/Post Docs and 11 PhD Students at CBS. In addition, there were 4 external professors from different international universities associated with FRIC. The Center also had 1 Center Coordinator and 6 Student Assistants.

Funding

The Center for Financial Frictions (FRIC) was a Center of Excellence funded by the Danish National Research Foundation. The FRIC Center was initiated in April 2012 and the current grant runs for a 6-year period, after which we will have the possibility of applying for an extension of an additional 4-year period.

Highlights

You can find our annual highlights below.

Highlights (English) Højdepunkter (danish)
PDF iconFRIC Highlights 2021 PDF iconFRIC Højdepunkter 2021
PDF iconFRIC Highlights 2020 PDF iconFRIC Højdepunkter 2020
PDF iconFRIC Highlights 2019 PDF iconFRIC Højdepunkter 2019
FRIC Highlights 2018 FRIC Højdepunkter 2018
PDF iconFRIC Highlights 2017 PDF iconFRIC Højdepunkter 2017
PDF iconFRIC Highlights 2016 PDF iconFRIC Højdepunkter 2016
PDF iconFRIC Highlights 2015 PDF iconFRIC Højdepunkter 2015
FRIC Highlights 2014 FRIC Højdepunkter 2014
FRIC Highlights 2013 FRIC Højdepunkter 2013
FRIC Highlights 2012 FRIC Højdepunkter 2012

 

The page was last edited by: Center for Financial Frictions // 11/11/2022

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Contact

Center for Financial Frictions (FRIC)
Copenhagen Business School
Solbjerg Plads 3
2000 Frederiksberg
Email: fric@cbs.dk