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2014 Research Events

The F.E.W. Group - Senior Women Mentoring Junior Women Research Workshop - Hobart

The goal of this research meeting is to provide an opportunity for junior female researchers to present their work to a panel of senior female researchers. Mentors are matched to junior academics based upon similarities between the fields of research. Mentors will provide valuable feedback, provide a referee report of the paper and discuss both research and professional development aspects of each presentation.

This year's guest mentor is Professor Rachel Griffith, University of Manchester and Winner of The 2014 Birgit Grodal Award given to Europe's leading Female Economists.
When:         3rd - 4th July
Time:          Thursday evening: 5:00pm to 10:00pm - Public Lecture by 2001 Nobel Laureate in Economics,                            Professor Joseph Stiglitz followed by group dinner
                   Friday: 9:00am to 5:00pm Workshop presentations
Where:         Hotel Grand Chancellor, Hobart, Tasmania (workshop is being held in conjunction with the joint                         Australasian Economic and Econometric Society meetings hosted by The University of Tasmania)
Cost:            Registration is Free - $500* travel support will be available to selected presenters and mentors *conditions apply
Submission Deadline: Monday, 19th May
Click here to download Call for Papers.


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: Christina Heyerdahl-Larsen (London Business School); Haoxiang Xhu (MIT) and Tim McQuade (Stanford). Keynote presenter will be Wayne Ferson (University of Southern California)

Date:             29th - 30th October
Time:            Wednesday October 29: 12:00pm to 6:00pm including lunch followed by Group Dinner
                     Thursday October 30: 9:00am to 12:30pm
Where:          Univeristy of Melbourne, Department of Finance
Cost:             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
**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 emminent international reviewers.
Date:             13th - 16th November
Time:             Thursday 13th November - 2:00pm followed by Welcome Reception
                      Friday 14th November - all day followed by Conference Dinner
                      Satursday 15th November - all day followed by F.E.W. Reception
                      Sunday 16th November - 10:00am-12noon Annual General Meeting
Where:           Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa, NSW Snowy Mountains (between Jindabyne & Thredbo)
Cost:              TBA
Submission Deadline: Monday, 1st September
  Click here to download Call for Papers:
*this number may change depending upon number of submissions received

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

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


2014 Course topics: 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:             30th  June to 3rd July
Where:           La Trobe University, Bundoora Campus
Time:             9:00am to 5:00pm daily
Cost:             No Charge for FIRN members


Course will be presented by Jared Stanfield and Robert Tumarkin from UNSW School of Banking and Finance, Australian School of Business.

Applications to participate in this course can be sent to the FIRN Executive Officer (firn@business.uq.edu.au) however prior approval from your PhD Co-ordinator and/or PhD Supervisor is required.  Please click here for course details

Masterclass - 6July to 12July


2014 Course topics: Family Firms, Institutional Investors and Financial Markets
This year's eminent presenters are Laura Starks (University of Texas at Austin) and David Reeb (National University of Singapore).
David will present the course topic - Family Firms (Corporate Finance) and Laura will present Institutional Investors and Financial Markets (Empirical Asset Pricing).

Date:             6th - 12th July
Where:           QUT, Gardens Point Campus
Time:             9:00am to 5:00pm daily
Cost:             No Charge for FIRN members

This year's Masterclass officially 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. Applications to participate in the Masterclass can be sent to the FIRN Executive Officer (firn@business.uq.edu.au) however prior approval from your PhD Co-ordinator and/or PhD Supervisor is required.  Please click here for 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

Market Microstructure course
Presented by David Michayluk and Talis Putnins at UTS, Sydney
Course is yet to be approved but it is anticipanted that it will be offered during 2nd Semester, 2014 in intensive mode over three weekends. Course dates and further details will be announced shortly.

Behavioral Finance course

This course will not be offered again until 2015.



2014
Calendar of Events

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 23rd-27th

June 30th-3rd July

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


July 3rd-4th

  • The F.E.W. Group Women Mentoring Women Workshop
    UTAS Hobart with
    Guest Mentor Rachel Griffith, University of Manchester.

July 6th-12th

  • FIRN Masterclass
    QUT Brisbane
    Guest presenters:
    David Reeb/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 Snowies Lake Crackenback Resort, NSW Snowy Mountains.

December

  • FIRN-FEW Eminent Visitor Christmas Cocktails
    TBA

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Madonna Stevenson,
8 May 2014 00:14