FIRN has another full program of research meetings, conferences and PhD events lined up again - refer to the calendar below for details. Following the stepping down of Renee Adams as FIRN Director at the end of 2015 the new year sees the appointment of our new Director, Professor Dave Michayluk (UTS) taking the lead with fresh ideas. The development of our Portfolio areas continues with PhD Education led by Deputy Director Spencer Martin (University of Melbourne); FEW led by Deputy Director Kathy Walsh (ANU); and Engagement to be led by a newly appointed Deputy Director. Call for Applications to this position will be issued shortly.
FIRN once again hosted the Australian Fine Wine reception at the AFA-ASSA meetings in the USA. San Francisco was this year's location and the FIRN reception was once again one of the stand out events on the program with over 150 guests and staff attending the night.
FIRN has three (3) major events coming up in March/April - the inaugural Market Microstructure research meeting to be held at UTS 7-8 April and convened by Talis Putnins and Dave Michayluk with presentations by Christian Westheide (University of Mannheim), Bei Cui (University of Hong Kong), Katya Malinova (University of Toronto), Austin Gerig (USA SEC), Peter Haslag (Washington University), Petko Kalev (UniSA) and Hui Zheng (University of Sydney); the Masterclass in Corporate Finance Theory presented by Ron Giammarino (UBC) at UNSW 29 March - 1 April; and the FEW Workshop for Early Career Women in Research at UTS 29 March with keynote presenter Maureen O'Hara.
7-8 April Market Microstructure research meeting @ UTS
15-16 August Banking & Stability research meeting @ ANU
24-26 October Asset Pricing research meeting @ MELBOURNE
10-13 November FIRN Conference @ SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Please note the Corporate Finance research meeting date & venue is yet to be confirmed
10-11 September Market Microstructure course Module 2 @ UTS
presented by Laura Lindsey (Arizona) @ QUT
4-7 July Masterclass in Empirical Finance
29 March - 1 April Masterclass in Corporate Finance Theory
presented by Ron Giammarino (UBC) @ UNSW
18-22 July Banking & Financial Stability course
presented by Iftekhar Hasan (Fordham NY) @ SYDNEY
4-5 August Market Microstructure course Module 1 @ UTS
14-15 October Market Microstructure course Module 3 @ UTS
presented by Talis Putnins (UTS)
29 March Women as Early Career Researchers workshop
with keynote Maureen O'Hara @ UTS