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 international symposia, executive education 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 (21 years), US-Europe (17 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.

 

Recent events and research

Resolving and Stress Testing Global Banking Institutions

September 5, 2019
Resolving and Stress Testing Global Banking Institutions

Cloud Computing in the Financial Sector: A Global Perspective

July 26, 2019
Cloud Computing in the Financial Sector: A Global Perspective

2019 China - US Symposium

June 7, 2019
2019 China - US Symposium

Opening China's Financial Markets and Regulatory Efficiency

May 24, 2019
Opening China's Financial Markets and Regulatory Efficiency