After the 2008 financial crisis, we saw a strong stream of criticism not only in relation to the financial industry, but also in relation to financial research. There were many fears that researchers were out of reality and did not care about really important problems in financial markets and economics, that they were not interested in studying these topics. To this I could answer the following: I think that some of these accusations are unfounded, many do not fully understand what financial research is and what scientists do. Financial research does not track the behavior of markets and economic agents on a day-to-day basis. And the 2008 financial crisis is somewhat difficult to represent in the context of financial research, which, indeed, can often be quite abstract. In the past, they have had little interaction with economic and financial policy and its effect on resolving financial problems. Today we see significant changes, there is a much greater interest of scientists in research on….