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Cambridge - Corporate Finance Theory Symposium September 2017

For the fourth year, CERF organised a Corporate Finance Theory Symposium.The symposium consists of high quality papers in the broad area of corporate finance theory.


Dates: Friday 15th and Saturday 16th of September 2017 at the Cambridge Judge Business School

Programme (Full programme in Pdf)

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We are pleased to announce that the Keynote Speaker for the 2017 conference will be Jean-Charles Rochet, Professor of Banking at the University of Zurich.

Papers to be presented:

Rui Albuquerque (Boston College), Luis Cabral (New York University), Jose Correa Guedes (Catolica Lisbon School of Business and Economics) : Relative Performance, Banker Compensation, and Systemic Risk.

Ulf Axelson (London School of Economics), Igor Makarov (London School of Economics) : Sequential Credit Markets.

Jason Roderick Donaldson (Washington University in St. Louis), Denis Gromb (HEC Paris), Giorgia Piacentino (Columbia Business School) : The Paradox of Pledgeability.

Yunzhi Hu (University of Chicago) : Recovery Dynamics: An Explanation from Bank Lending and Entrepreneur Entry.

Hyejin Park (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and Korean Capital Market Institute) and Charles M. Kahn (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign): Collateral, Rehypothecation, and Efficiency.

Ivan Marinovic (Stanford University), Felipe Varas (Duke University, Fuqua School of Business) : CEO Horizon, Optimal Duration and the Escalation of

Andrey Malenko (MIT Sloan), Nadya Malenko (Boston College, CSOM) : Proxy Advisory Firms: The Economics of Selling Information to Voters.

Andrey Malenko (MIT Sloan), Anton Tsoy (Einaudi Institute for Economics and Finance) : Asymmetric Information and Security Design under Knightian Uncertainty.

Giulio Trigilia (University of Rochester, Simon Business School) : Optimal Leverage and Transparency.

*Please note that photographs will be take during the conference*

Conference Organisers: Bart Lambrecht (CERF, Cambridge Judge Business School and CEPR) and Günter Strobl (Frankfurt School of Finance and Management)

Programme Committee:

Ilona Babenko (Arizona State University), Jean-Paul Décamps (University of Toulouse), Paolo Fulghieri (University of North Carolina), Pingyang Gao (University of Chicago), Simon Gervais (Duke University), Eitan Goldman (Indiana University), Alexander Gorbenko (University of Southern California), Alexander Guembel (Toulouse School of Economics),  Ilan Guttman (New York University), Nadya Malenko (Boston College), Qiusha Peng (University of Cambridge), Uday Rajan (University of Michigan), Merih Sevilir (Indiana University), Josef Zechner (Vienna University of Economics and Business)

The event is in collaboration with the CEPR.


 Previous Conferences

keynote speaker 2016 - Anjan Thakor