The symposium organizers welcome submissions of theoretical and empirical research papers (English only and in PDF files) in all areas of banking and finance for presentation. The following topics, but not limited to, are particularly encouraged:
Asset pricing and allocation
Banking regulation and financial services
Capital market integration
Corporate finance, IPOs, SEOs, M&A
Dynamics of international capital markets
Emerging markets finance
Finance and sustainability
Financial engineering and derivatives
Financial markets, institutions and money
Financial policy and regulation
Market behavior and efficiency
Market linkages, financial crises and contagion
Portfolio management and optimization
Professor Robert Faff, University of Queensland Business School, Australia
Robert Faff is Professor of Finance and Director of Research at the UQ Business School. He has an international reputation in empirical finance research: securing 13 Australian Research Council grants (funding exceeding $4 million); >300 refereed journal publications; career citations >9,300 (Google Scholar); and a h-index of 50 (Google Scholar). His particular passion is nurturing and developing the career trajectories of early career researchers. Robert has supervised more than 30 PhD students to successful completion and examined 50 PhD dissertations. Building on a 35-year academic career, his latest passion is “Pitching Research”, now gaining great traction domestically and worldwide as exemplified by: (a) >8,400 SSRN downloads; (b) >160 pitching talks/events; (c) at 33 Australian universities; and (d) spanning 34 different countries. In addition, Robert is the Co-Editor of Pacific-Basin Finance Journal and was the former Editor of Accounting and Finance (2002-2011).
Professor Kenneth M. Lehn, Samuel A. McCullough Professor of Finance, University of Pittsburgh, USA
Kenneth Lehn is the Samuel A. McCullough Professor of Finance in the Katz Graduate School of Business, where he teaches courses on business valuation and corporate restructuring. Lehn also is an adjunct professor of law in the School of Law at the University of Pittsburgh. Lehn joined the faculty at the University of Pittsburgh in 1991 after serving as chief economist of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for four years. Lehn also has taught at Washington University, UCLA, Miami University, and the Georgetown University Law Center. Lehn has won numerous teaching awards at the University of Pittsburgh and elsewhere.
Lehn's research focuses on topics in corporate finance, including mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, and capital structure. In addition, he has written on topics relating to the economics of professional sports. Lehn has published in leading academic journals, including the Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Finance, Journal of Political Economy, American Economic Review, and Journal of Law and Economics. He also has published several op-ed pieces in The Wall Street Journal.
Lehn is a founding editor of the Journal of Corporate Finance. He serves on the Shadow Financial Regulatory Committee at the American Enterprise Institute. He has served as a consultant for numerous firms and government agencies, including J.P. Morgan Chase, Lehman Brothers, The Walt Disney Company, Marriott, Procter & Gamble, AT&T Wireless, the National Hockey League, the Department of Justice, and the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Submission deadline July 15, 2017
Notification of review results August 15, 2017
Registration deadline September 15, 2017
Conference event October 26-28, 2017
Sabri Boubaker, Champagne School of Management & University of Paris Est, France