The Leir Center For Financial Bubble Research within the Martin Tuchman School Of Management was established through the generous support of the Ridgefield and Leir Foundations. The Center seeks to understand through quantitative and qualitative research how a financial bubble can be identified including its stages of development and what policies can best manage its impacts.
The Center believes bubble related research past and present has been primarily focused on the most recent financial crisis, which often involves a financial bubble but frequently does not. Yet every crisis seems now to be called a bubble. Thus developing a much more precise understanding of what is a bubble and what is not represents an important area of research.