The Melbourne asset pricing meeting has a strong emphasis on building on existing research being undertaken by Australian based FIRN members. The program also includes a presentation by an international keynote. Program papers are selected in a variety of different formats each year depending upon the design of the program. 

Melbourne Asset Pricing Meeting

26 October 2021

Starting at 9:00am – Melbourne; 6:00am – Beijing, 12:00am – Paris, 6:00pm (on the 25th) – New York

The University of Melbourne and FIRN are hosting the 8th annual Melbourne Asset Pricing Meeting at the University of Melbourne, Australia, on Tuesday, 26 October 2021. This year we are honoured that Prof. Ken French has agreed to be the keynote speaker for the Melbourne Asset Pricing Meeting. The meeting format will include paper presentations, discussions, and the keynote address, with prizes for best paper and best discussant. Because of presumed travel restrictions, the Melbourne Asset Pricing Meeting will be held via Zoom.

We invite researchers to submit unpublished empirical or theoretical papers on all topics in asset pricing and investments. Possible topics include, but are not limited to: theoretical and empirical models of asset prices and returns, return predictability, empirical methodology, macro-finance, the study of financial institutions as related to asset prices, information and liquidity in asset markets, behavioural investment studies, asset market structure and microstructure, risk analysis, hedge funds, mutual funds, pension funds, ESG, the impact of COVID19, and alternative investments.

Location : Zoom and the University of Melbourne

AWARDS: There will be prizes of A$1,000 awarded to the best paper and to the best discussion at the meeting.

SUBMISSION: Interested authors are invited to submit their papers to by 30 June 2021. Acceptance emails will be sent by 31 July 2021.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Prof. Kenneth R. French, the Roth Family Distinguished Professor of Finance at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College.

PROGRAM COMMITTEE: Patrick Kelly, Yoon Kang Lee, and Oliver Randall.

For further information about the meeting or the submission process, please send an email to

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