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, 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

Fidelity Guest Lecture Series: Deputy Treasury Secretary Justin Muzinich

November 14, 2019
Fidelity Guest Lecture Series: Deputy Treasury Secretary Justin Muzinich

International Review of Equity Market Structure Regulation

October 8, 2019
International Review of Equity Market Structure

2019 U.S. Japan Symposium

October 6, 2019
2019 U.S. Japan Symposium

Japan FSA Program

October 3, 2019
Japan FSA Program