2014 Research Events
Corporate Finance Research Group Meeting
Randall Morck (University of Alberta) will be this year's international keynote speaker at the FIRN Corporate Finance research meeting.
Date: Monday 28th April
Where: UNSW Australian School of Business, 6th Floor Lounge
Time: 8:30am to 5:30pm followed by research dinner
Cost: No Charge
Call for Papers: Open - Submission deadline 1 April
Asset Pricing Research Group Meeting
Wayne Ferson tbc (University of Southern California) has been invited to be this year's international keynote speaker at the Asset Pricing research meeting.
Date: October (date to be confirmed)
Where: Univeristy of Melbourne, Department of Finance
Time: 8:30am to 5:30pm over 2 days with group dinner
Cost: No charge
Call for Papers: Opens 1st May
Annual Conference - The Art of Finance
Date: 13-16 November
Where: Snowy Mountains - NSW
Call for Papers:Opens 1st May for the following categories:
Contemporary Research Methods course - 30June to 3July
Scraping and Graphing using computer program Ruby (R)
This year’s course will teach basic website data gathering methods "scraping" plus students will be taught the basics of Graph Theory (commonly referred to as "Social Networks") in a theoretical framework. Students will be provided a chance to use this theory in an applied setting by utilising several methods of network analysis on Australian board of directors’ data. Software selected for the 2014 course is Ruby (R) which is free to download. ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST HAVE AN UNDERSTANDING OF THIS SOFTWARE PRIOR TO ATTENDING THE COURSE.
Full course and software details will be issued via email to all FIRN members shortly.
Date: 30 June to 3 July
Where: La Trobe University, Bundoora Campus
Time: 9:00am to 5:00pm daily
Cost: No Charge for FIRN members
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Course will be presented by Jared Stanfield and Robert Tumarkin from UNSW Australian School of Business, School of Banking and Finance.
Applications to participate in this course can be sent to the FIRN Executive Officer (firstname.lastname@example.org) however prior approval from your School/Department PhD Co-ordinator is required.
Masterclass - 6July to 12July
Eminent guest presenters for 2014 will be Laura Starks (University of Texas at Austin) and David Reeb (National University of Singapore).
Topics will be Family Firms (Corporate Finance) and Institutional Investors and Financial Markets (Empirical Asset Pricing).
Course forms part of the FIRN National PhD Program and is open to all PhD students and academic staff from FIRN member institutions.
PhD students may obtain credit for this course as part of their PhD coursework program.
This year's course will be held at QUT Gardens Point, Brisbane.
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Applications to participate in the Masterclass can be sent to the FIRN Executive Officer (email@example.com) however prior approval from your School/Department PhD Co-ordinator is required.
Course Program for 2014:
Finance Theory and Empirical Finance courses
Tom Smith will once again present these two courses at The University of Queensland Business School during 2014.
Courses form part of the FIRN National PhD Program and are open to all PhD students and academic staff from FIRN member institutions.
PhD students may obtain credit for these courses as part of their PhD coursework program.
Finance Theory course dates for 2014 are:
Empirical Finance course dates for 2014 are:
Market Microstructure course
Calendar of Events
June 30th-3rd July