Despite its critical role as a source of risk financing for new businesses and its crucial impact on the US economy, academic research and training in private equity have been limited. The Golder Center for Private Equity sponsors research and education to enhance knowledge of the evolution and growth of the private equity industry and its impact on global capital. Additionally, the Golder Center hosts conferences, workshops and seminars fostering interaction between academic researchers and industry professionals.
With continued dialogued and exploration, the Golder Center's research charter will establish the University of Illinois as a key partner in the ongoing analysis of private equity and entrepreneurial finance, and its role in today's economy. Students and faculty interested in pursuing research projects that support the Golder Center's mission should address questions to members of the Center's team.