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Cambridge Endowment for Research in Finance (CERF)


For the fifth 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 14th and Saturday 15th of September 2018 at the Cambridge Judge Business School

Keynote Speaker : Peter DeMarzo, Stanford University

Registration is required to attend this event (now closed)

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Conference Organisers: Bart Lambrecht (CERF, Cambridge Judge Business School and CEPR) and Doron Levit (Wharton University of Pennsylvania)

Full Programme (in PDF)

  • Jason Roderick Donaldson (Washington University), Nadya      Malenko (Boston College), Giorgia Piacentino (Columbia University):      ‘Deadlock on the board’. Discussant: Archishman Chakraborty (Yeshiva University)
  • Sebastian Gryglewicz (Erasmus University Rotterdam), Simon Mayer (Erasmus      University Rotterdam), Erwan Morellec (EPF Lausanne, Swiss Finance Institute):      ‘Agency Conflicts and Short- vs Long-Termism in Corporate Policies’ Discussant: Felipe Varas Greene (Duke University, The Fuqua School of Business)
  • Jean-Edouard Colliard (HEC Paris), Denis Gromb      (HEC Paris): ‘Financial Restructuring and Resolution of Banks’ Discussant : Joel Shapiro (Saïd Business School, University of Oxford) 
  • Edward D Van Wesep (University of Colorado at Boulder),      Brian Waters (University of Colorado at Boulder): ‘Compensation in high finance: A theory of periodic      labor markets and guaranteed bonuses’ Discussant : Ilan Kremer (University of Warwick) 
  • Vladimir      Vladimirov (University of Amsterdam): ‘Financing Skilled LaborDiscussant : Richmond D. Mathews (Robert H.Smith School of Business, University of Maryland)
  • Eduardo      Dávila (New York University), Ansgar Walther (Imperial College London): ‘Does      Size Matter? Bailouts with Large and Small Banks’ Discussant : Tanju Yorulmazer (University of Amsterdam)
  • Bruno Biais (Toulouse School of      Economics), Christophe Bisière (Toulouse School of Economics), Matthieu      Bouvard (McGill University), Catherine Casamatta (Toulouse School of      Economics): ‘The blockchain folk theorem’ Discussant : Emiliano Pagnotta (Imperial College London)
  • Sivan Frenkel (Tel Aviv University),      Ilan Guttman (New York University), Ilan Kremer (Hebrew University and      University of Warwick): ‘The Effect of Exogenous Information on Voluntary      Disclosure and Market Quality’ Discussant : Liyan Yang (Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto)
  • Snehal Banerjee      (University of California), Taejin Kim (The Chinese University of      Hong Kong): ‘Leaks, disclosures and internal communication’ Discussant : Anton Tsoy (Einaudi Institute for Economics in Finance)

Programme Committee:

Jason Donaldson (Washington University in St Louis), Paolo Fulghieri (UNC Kenan–Flagler Business School), Simon Gervais (Duke University), Charles Kahn (Illinois Gies College of Business), Igor Makarov (London School of Economics), Martin Oehmke (London School of Economics), Grzegorz Pawlina (Lancaster University), Giorgia Piacentino (Columbia Business School), Uday Rajan (University of Michigan), Joel Shapiro (Saïd Business School, University of Oxford), Martin Szydlowski (Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota), John Thanassoulis (Warwick Business School), Alex Tse (CERF, Cambridge Judge Business School, University of Cambridge), Anton Tsoy (Einaudi Institute for Economics and Finance), Edward D Van Wesep (University of Colorado), Chaojun Wang (Wharton, University of Pennsylvania), Pavel Zryumov (Simon Business School, University of Rochester)

The event is in collaboration with the CEPR.

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keynote speaker 2016 - Anjan Thakor




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