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2014 Research Events

Asset Pricing Research Group Meeting - Melbourne

The 2014 Asset Pricing Group Meeting 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).
Guest keynote presenter will be
Wayne Ferson (University of Southern California).


29th - 30th October
Wednesday October 29: 12:00pm to 6:00pm including lunch followed by Group Dinner
Thursday October 30: 9:00am to 12:30pm

Univeristy of Melbourne, Department of Finance
No charge. Participants must cover their own travel and accommodation costs.
Submission Deadline: Sunday, 31st August
   Click here to download Call for Participants.

Annual "The Art of Finance" Conference - Lake Crackenback, NSW Snowy Mountains
Announcing for the first time the top three (3)* policy prize papers submitted to this year's conference will receive a written referee report provided by one of our eminent international reviewers**

            *this number may change depending upon number of submissions received


Registration Fee:
13th - 16th November
Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa, NSW Snowy Mountains (between Jindabyne & Thredbo)

Submission Deadline: Sunday, 31st August  Click here to download Call for Papers:

Submission Categories:
  • International New Hire staff (staff new to Australia and who have been appointed within the last 18 months)
  • FIRN Researchers (Open to PhD students)
  • A* Top Tier Publications for 2014
  • $10,000 Prize for Best Policy Influencing Research Paper **

2014 PhD Courses
Market Microstructure course BRAND NEW FOR 2nd Semester 2014
Presented by David Michayluk and Talis Putnins at University of Technology, Sydney during 2nd semester, 2014.

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 ( indicating your intention to participate in this course and providing a copy of your PhD Supervisors or PhD Coordinators approval.

  • Module 1 Friday/Saturday August 22 and 23
  • Module 2 Friday/Saturday September 12 and 13
  • Module 3 Friday/Saturday October 17 and 18
Click here for more course details.

Finance Theory and Empirical Finance courses

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.

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
Click here for course details

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 27th - 28th September

Click here for course details

Behavioral Finance course

This course will not be offered again until 2015.

Calendar of Events

July 26th-27th

  • Empirical Finance course - Module 1
    UQBS, Brisbane

August 22nd-23rd

  • Market Microstructure course - Module 1
    UTS, Sydney

August 30th-31st

  • Empirical Finance course - Module 2
    UQBS, Brisbane

September 12th-13th

  • Market Microstructure course - Module 2
    UTS, Sydney

September 27th-28th

  • Empirical Finance course - Module 3
    UQBS, Brisbane

October 17th-18th

  • Market Microstructure course - Module 3
    UTS, Sydney

October 29th-30th

  • Asset Pricing Group research meeting University of Melbourne

November 13th-16th

  • FIRN Conference
    Summer in the Snowies Lake Crackenback Resort, NSW Snowy Mountains.


  • FEW Eminent Visitor Presentation and Christmas Cocktails

Calendar of Events

January 3rd

  • FIRN Australian Fine Wine Reception at AFA Boston, Westin Hotel (by invitation)

Madonna Stevenson,
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