Just weeks after Google launched a $50million program to help address barriers to girls getting involved in science, technology, engineering and maths; and despite evidence that stereotypes and cultural biases still impede women’s success in these disciplines…the sanitary napkin producer Libra has rolled out a new advertising campaign stereotyping women in a manner that is completely opposite to what such initiatives are aiming to achieve.
Libra’s new advertising slogan “….absorbing more than you ever did in maths”… brings to the attention the need for vigilance in our efforts to eliminate stereotyping. As members of the F.E.W. we are women who can do math, and we are role-models for young women, thus our efforts to protest against such stereotypes can only help raise the barriers that contribute to the relative underrepresentation of women in our professions of finance and economics. There is no biological difference between women and men in their ability to do math. The literature clearly identifies negative stereotyping as one of the important reasons why girls may underperform in math and this type of advertising reinforces this stereotyping. All FIRN members are asked to sign the petition at http://www.fairagenda.org/libra which calls on Libra to stop this continued stereotype portrayal of women in a manner that is unacceptable.
Newly endorsed PhD courses for 2015Module 1 March 14-15
Presented by Jens Jackworth at University of Sydney.
Module 2 March 28-29
Module 3 April 18-19
Presented by David Michayluk and Talis Putnins at UTS.
Module 1 August 22-23
Module 2 September 12-13
Module 3 October 17-18
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* $1,000 Best Conference Paper Prize sponsored by IJMF
* $10,000 Best Policy Paper Prize sponsored by FIRN
* New International Program Committee
* Top three Policy Pirze papers to receive a written referee report from a member of the international program committee
Call for Papers
Submissions by 1 Feb, 2015
13-16 November, 2014
29-30 September, 2014The Asset Pricing Group welcomes eminent researcher Wayne Ferson (University of Southern California) as the 2014 keynote presenter. The meeting program will trial a unique format featuring new research by four (4) of today’s leading young researchers including: Christian Heyerdahl-Larsen (London Business School); Haoxiang Xhu (MIT) and Tim McQuade (Stanford) and Bradyn Breon-Drish (Stanford). Meeting applications closed.
"The Art of Finance" Annual Conference - Lake Crackenback, NSW Snowy Mountains
ILR Review - Call for Papers - Special Issue and Conference on Reducing Inequality in Organizations:
Scholars interested in participating should submit a detailed abstract to the ILR Review by February 1, 2015. The abstract should be no more than five pages in length (double-spaced, font size 12) and contain a brief theoretical discussion of the problem studied, along with a description of data, methods, and key findings. Authors whose abstracts are accepted will be invited to provide and present completed papers at a conference in New York City in late June 2015. Papers should be ready to be submitted for peer review. Based on initial reviewers’ recommendations, discussions at the conference, and fit with the issue, a subset of authors will be asked to undertake revisions with the expectation that their papers will be published in a special issue of the Review. Papers that reviewers deem of good quality but are not selected for the special issue will be considered for publication in a regular issue of the journal.
To submit your abstract for consideration, please e-mail a copy to firstname.lastname@example.org by February 1, 2015, and put “what works abstract” in the subject line.
Market Microstructure course Newly endorsed FIRN National PhD Program approved course
Course forms part of the FIRN National PhD Program and is open to all PhD students and academic staff from FIRN member and invited institutions. Please email the FIRN Executive Officer (email@example.com) indicating your intention to participate in this course and providing a copy of your PhD Supervisors or PhD Coordinators approval.
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Empirical Finance course FIRN National PhD Program approved course
Presented by Professor Tom Smith will 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.
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Calendar of Events
November 27th -29th
Sept 28 - Oct 2FIRN Asset Pricing Masterclass: Topic Market Microstructure presented by Marco Pagano (University of Naples Federico II)