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Cambridge - Corporate Finance Theory Symposium September 2019

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


Dates: Friday 13th and Saturday 14th of September 2019 at Clare College, Cambridge

Registration is required to attend this event - please register via this link. Attendance of the conference is free of charge. Conference dinners are optional. Please note that if you are an invited speaker or CERF member, you do not need to pay for conference dinners as you will receive an invitation.For further information, please contact


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Keynote Speaker :Itay Goldstein, Joel S. Ehrenkranz Family Professor, Professor of Finance, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

Conference Organisers: Bart Lambrecht (CERFCambridge Judge Business School and CEPR) and Denis Gromb (HEC Paris)

The event is in collaboration with the CEPR.

Papers selected:


  • Gary B. Gorton (Yale  School of Management), Alexandre K Zentefis (Yale School of Management) : Social Progress and Corporate Culture
  • Vincent Maurin (Stockholm School of Economics), David T. Robinson (Duke University), Per Strὅmberg (Stockholm School of Economics) : A Theory of Liquidity in Private Equity
  • Lorenzo Garlappi (Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia), Ron Giammarino (Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia), Ali Lazrak (Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia) : Belief Polarization and Investment
  • Zhiyao Chen (Chinese University of Hong Kong), Dirk Hackbarth (Questrom School of Business, Boston University), Ilya A. Strebulaev (Graduate School of Business, Stanford University) : A Unied Model of Distress Risk Puzzles
  • Anil K Kashyap (Booth School of Business, University of Chicago), Natalia Kovrijnykh (Arizona State University), Jian Li (University of Chicago), Anna Pavlova (London Business School) : The Benchmark Inclusion Subsidy
  • Anatoli Segura (Bank of Italy), Alonso Villacorta (University of California, Santa Cruz): Equity allocation and risk-taking in the intermediation chain
  • N. Aaron Pancost (University of Texas at Austin, McCombs School of Business), Roberto Robatto (University of Wisconsin-Madison, Wisconsin School of Business) : The Effects of Capital Requirements on Good and Bad Risk-Taking
  • Max Bruche (Humboldt University of Berlin), John C.F. Kuong (INSEAD) : Dealer Funding and Market Liquidity
  • Christine A. Parlour (Haas School of Business, University of California at Berkeley), Uday Rajan (Ross School of Business, University of Michigan), Haoxiang Zhu (MIT Sloan School of Management) : FinTech Disruption, Payment Data, and Bank Information


Programme Commitee :

Mike Burkart (London School of Economics)   Sivan Frenkel (Coller School of Management)

Simon Gervais (Duke’s Fuqua School of Business)   Will Cong (The University of Chicago Booth School of Business)

John Kuong (INSEAD)    Gyöngyi Lóránth (University of Vienna)

Andrey Malenko (MIT Sloan)   Marcus Opp (Stockholm School of Economics)

Christine Parlour (Berkeley Haas)   Giorgia Piacentino (Columbia Business School)

Yuri Tserlukevich (Arizona State University)   Edward D. Van Wesep (Leeds School of Business, University of Colorado Boulder)

Victoria Vanasco (Barcelona Graduate School of Economics)   Felipe Varas Greene (Duke’s Fugua School of Business)

Vladimir Vladimirov (University of Amsterdam)   Hui (Frank) Xu (University of Cambridge)


 Previous Conferences

keynote speaker 2016 - Anjan Thakor