The Program on International Financial Systems is dedicated to building the global financial system of the 21st century.

The Program on International Financial Systems (PIFS) is a 501(c)(3) organization that hosts virtual and in-person international symposia, regulatory training programs and special events that foster dialogue and promote education on issues impacting the global financial system. PIFS also conducts research on these issues.

PIFS was founded in 1986, by Hal S. Scott, now Professor Emeritus of Harvard Law School. Over thirty years later, Hal Scott continues to lead PIFS.

Today, PIFS hosts three annual international symposia, US-Japan (22 years), US-Europe (18 years), and US-China (16 years). Harvard Law School is a non-financial sponsor of PIFS symposia and PIFS partners with Harvard Law School Executive Education for programs delivered on campus.

For a brief description of our activities, please see this link.

Recent events and research

Virtual Training Program on Building the Foundations of Modern Financial Regulation in Indonesia

March 3, 2021
Indonesia Virtual Training Program

EUROFI/PIFS-Harvard Law School: The Implications of the U.S. Elections for Financial Services and the Economy- EU and US Perspectives

February 18, 2021
EUROFI/PIFS-Harvard Law School: The Implications of the U.S. Elections for Financial Services and the Economy- EU and US Perspectives

International Review of Equity Market Structure Regulation Phase II: Quantitative Analysis

October 8, 2020
International Review of Equity Market Structure Regulation Phase II

A Retrospective on Financial Regulation, a Virtual Roundtable

September 29, 2020
A Retrospective on Financial Regulation