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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:
  • International New Hire staff
  • FIRN Researchers (PhD students may submit to this category)
  • Top Tier Publications for 2014
  • Prize for Best Policy Research Paper
  • Prize for Best Research Paper by a Cross-Institutional Team

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2014 PhD Courses
Contemporary Research Methods course - 30June to 3July                                                 proudly sponsored by

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 (firn@business.uq.edu.au) 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 (firn@business.uq.edu.au) however prior approval from your School/Department PhD Co-ordinator is required.

Course Program for 2014:
  • Sunday 6th July               Laura Starks – Asset Pricing
  • Monday 7th July              David Reeb – Corporate Finance
  • Tuesday 8th July             Laura Starks – Asset Pricing and Course Dinner
  • Wednesday 9th July         Revision Day
  • Thursday 10th July          David Reeb - Corporate Finance
  • Friday 11th July               Laura Starks – Asset Pricing
  • Saturday 12th July           David Reeb - Corporate Finance
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:
  • Module 1 Saturday/Sunday 1st -2nd March
  • Module 2 Saturday/ Sunday 5th -6th April
  • Module 3 Saturday/ Sunday 3rd -4th May
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Empirical Finance course dates for 2014 are:
  • Module 1 Saturday/Sunday 26th - 27th July
  • Module 2 Saurdayt/Sunday 30th - 31st Aug
  • Module 3 Saturday/Sunday 4th - 5th October

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Market Microstructure course
Presented by David Michayluk and Talis Putnins at UTS, Sydney
Course will be offered in 2nd Semester, 2014 in intensive mode over three weekends. Course dates and further details will be announced shortly.

Behavioral Finance course

This course is normally presented by Professor Doug Foster at UTS, Sydney.  Unfortunately Doug will be unavailable to offer this course as part of the 2014 program.  Course will again be offered in 2015.



2014
Calendar of Events

April 5th-6th

  • Finance Theory course
    Module 2
    UQBS, Brisbane

April 22nd-24th

  • 5th Annual Financial Markets and Corporate Governance PhD Symposium and Conference, hosted by QUT Business School  Keynote speakers:   Reena Aggarwal, Robert Faff, Randall Morck, S Ghon Rhee & Terry Walter. www.fmcgc2014.qut.edu.au

April 28th

  • FIRN Corporate Finance Research Group Meeting @ UNSW ASB Lounge with keynote speaker Randall Morck Paper submissions close 1 April

May 3rd-4th

  • Finance Theory course
    Module 3
    UQBS, Brisbane

May 26th-29th

  • ABFER Asian Bureau of Finance and Economics Research 2014 Meeting Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore (To download Call for Papers document see bottom of this webpage)

June 30th-3rd July

  • Contemporary Research Methods in Finance PhD course
    La Trobe University Melbourne
    Proudly sponsored by

July 6th-12th

  • FIRN Masterclass Brisbane
    Guest presenters David Reeb and Laura Starks

July 26th-27th

  • Empirical Finance course - Module 1
    UQBS, Brisbane

August 30th-31st

  • Empirical Finance course - Module 2
    UQBS, Brisbane

October 4th-5th

  • Empirical Finance course - Module 3
    UQBS, Brisbane

November 13th-16th

  • FIRN Conference
    Summer in the Snowy NSW

December

  • FIRN-FEW Eminent Visitor Christmas Cocktails

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Madonna Stevenson,
4 Feb 2014 23:54