2nd FIRN PhD Symposium

19 November 2019

FIRN will be hosting a PhD Symposium on 19 November 2019 at Byron Bay. This Symposium is a valuable opportunity for PhD students at FIRN institutions to present their research. The keynote speaker for the symposium will be Renée Adams, Professor of Finance at the Saïd Business School, University of Oxford. PhD students participating in the symposium will receive high-quality feedback in a supportive atmosphere from fellow students and senior academics.


The 2019 Best PhD Paper Prize ($1,000) and Runner-Up Best PhD Paper Prize ($500) are sponsored by the UNSW Business School.

Participants at the at the 2019 2nd FIRN PhD Symposium are eligible for the following prizes:

  • 2019 UNSW Business School Best PhD Paper Prize ($1,000)
  • 2019 UNSW Business School Runner-Up Best PhD Paper Prize ($500)
  • 2019 Spencer Martin Best PhD Student Presenter Prize
  • 2019 Best Discussant Prize FIRN PhD Symposium

2019 Program

2019 Print pdf version Program

2019 Call for nominations

2018 Program


Prize Winners

2018 Best PhD presenter – Joshua Della Vedova (PhD student – The University of Sydney)

2018 Best PhD paper – Thuy Lien Nguyen (PhD student – The University of Adelaide) – $1,000 Prize sponsored by the UNSW Business School

2018 Best Discussant – Mark Humphery-Jenner (UNSW)


FIRN offers thanks to the 2018 Inaugural FIRN PhD Symposium Best PhD Paper Sponsor ($1,000) the UNSW Business School:

2018 PhD Sympsoium Program