Research Events & Speakers

11-12 May @ UNSW
Corporate Finance Research Group meeting
Keynote Speaker: Professor Jonathan Berk, A.P. Giannini Professor of Finance, Stanford University

17 August @ ANU
Banking & Stability Research Group meeting
Keynote Speaker: Professor Mark Flannery, Bank of America Eminent Scholar Chair, University of Florida

28-29 October @ MELBOURNE
Asset Pricing Research Group meeting
Keynote Speaker: TBA

12-15 November
Annual “Art of Finance” Conference
Location: Cairns/Port Douglas

PhD Courses and Presenters

14-15 March     Module 1 @ SYDNEY
28-29 March     Module 2
18-19 April        Module 3
Hedge Funds
Guest Presenter: Professor Jens Jackwerth, University of Konstanz, Germany

22-26 June @ MONASH
Corporate Finance
Guest Presenter: Professor Gordon Phillips,University of Southern California, USA

8-11 July @ UTAS
Empirical Research Methods course
Guest Presenter: Professor Mardi Dungey, University of Tasmania

8-9 August          Module 1 @ SYDNEY
19-20 September Module 2
17-18 October     Module 3
Behavioral Finance
Guest Presenter: Professor Douglas Foster, University of Sydney

28 Sept – 2 October @ MACQUARIE
Market Microstructure
Guest Presenter: Professor Marco Pagano,University of Naples Federico II, Italy

The F.E.W. Group

2015 International Women’s Day events

13 March @ MACQUARIE
Professor Renée Adams, Commonwealth Bank Chair in and Professor of Finance at UNSW, was invited to address the Macquarie Risk Day conference as The F.E.W. Groups 2015 International Womens Day speaker in Sydney. Renée’s presentation titled “Myths and Facts about female Directors” is available for download from FIRN's SSRN website:       

10 March @ UQ
Professor Maureen O’Hara
, Robert W. Purcell Professor of Management and Professor of Finance at Cornell University USA, was this year's invited International Womens Day speaker in Brisbane.  Maureen led a mentoring workshop for early career female researchers in finance at the University of Queensland Business School.  

The Senior Women Mentoring Junior Women Researcher workshop will be offered this year in a new format. A greater number of mentoring opportunities are being opened to encourage more female researchers to submit papers.  Please check the FIRN website and newsletters regularly for final details.