Research intensive meetings

Asset pricing
Banking and stability
Corporate finance
Market microstructure

Annual conference

Australia’s premier conference for finance researchers

AFA fine wine reception

Premier showcase and international networking event for Australian finance researchers

National PhD coursework program

A national program of coursework presented by the best research leaders

Helping young researchers succeed

Professional development programs specific to female researchers
Workshops and seminars for young researchers
PhD job market programs
Alumni networks

Master classes

Advanced classes presented by top international researchers

Research intensive meetings

These annual intensive research meetings aim to provide members with an opportunity to connect with peers to gain a deeper understanding of the specific topic area.
Meetings are open to all FIRN members however paper presentations are selective.
Please go to the meeting website for full details.

National PhD program

FIRN coordinates a program of elite quality PhD courses accross Australia aimed at supporting students who wish to continue their career in research.  Program offers a range of topic offerings on a rotating basis.  All subjects have been endorsed at an international standard.  Enrolment is free for all FIRN member institution PhD students.

Annual conference and job market program

FIRN hosts Australia’s premier finance conference annually.  Program accommodates various areas of finance research with only the top papers selected following an international review process.  The annual conference is well known for being family-friendly and is held at various iconic locations around Australia.
Registration is open to all FIRN members, visiting researchers and PhD students.

Development of female researchers

FIRN offers a range of diversity strategies that aim to help female researchers – particularly early career researchers.  Initiatives include building of professional networks, new skills development, latest research plus mentoring and peer to peer support.  A program of workshops, networking events and international collaborations is offered by FIRN.

Calendar of Events


Sept 6-7

PhD course: Market Microstructure Module 2 presnted by Talis Putnins at UTS

Sept 13-14

PhD course: Intermediate Econometrics Module 2 presented by Daniel Smith at QUT

Sept 28-29

PhD course: Empirical Finance Module 3 presented by Tom Smith at Macquarie University (CBD campus)

Sept 30-Oct 5

Masterclass in Asset Pricing – Special topic area: Delegated Management Issues in Asset Pricing, Presenter:  David Chapman (University of Virginia) at University of Melbourne

Oct 11-12 PhD course: Market Microstructure Module 3 presnted by Talis Putnins at UTS
Oct 18-19

PhD course: Intermediate Econometrics Module 3 presented by Daniel Smith at QUT

Oct 28

Asset Pricing Meeting – hosted by University of Melbourne

Nov 4

FIRN Women event at RMIT (Melbourne)

Nov 19

PhD Symposium – Byron at Byron resort, Byron Bay (New South Wales)

Nov 20-22

Annual Conference – Byron at Byron resort, Byron Bay (New South Wales)

Jan 4, 2020

AFA FIRN Australian Fine Wine Reception (San Diego, USA)