5650 - ESSFM 2016

27th CEPR European Summer Symposium in Financial Markets (ESSFM) 2016

Generously hosted by Study Center Gerzensee (Swiss National Bank)

Supported by Brevan Howard Centre for Financial Analysis

Monday 18 July - Friday 29 July 2016


Asset Pricing Week (18-22 July 2016) Corporate Finance Week (25-29 July 2016)
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The 27th CEPR/Study Center Gerzensee European Summer Symposium in Financial Markets (ESSFM) will take place in Gerzensee from 18 to 29 July 2016. The Organising Committee for this symposium consists of: Andrea Buraschi (Imperial College London and CEPR), Marcin Kacperczyk (Imperial College London and CEPR) and Amit Seru (University of Chicago). 

The meeting will include daily seminars in the morning, in which participants present their work, as well as less formal evening seminars scheduled at the beginning of the Symposium. A substantial amount of time is reserved for independent work and collaborative research, which provides participants with a unique opportunity to interact and discuss each other's research.

In addition, four mornings will be devoted to 'focus sessions', each of which concentrates on some recent developments in asset pricing (week one: 18-22 July) and corporate finance (week two: 25-29 July). The focus sessions for the corporate finance week will see talks on theoretical and empirical issues in financial regulation by Patrick Bolton (Columbia GSB and CEPR), Robert Marquez (University of California, Davis), Adriano Rampini (Duke University and CEPR), Jean-Charles Rochet (University of Zurich and CEPR) and Hyun Song Shin (BIS and CEPR). The focus sessions for the asset pricing week will see talks on Asset Pricing, Learning, and Asymmetric Information with Bruno Biais (Toulouse, Imperial College London and CEPR) and on Government Policies, Risk Sharing, and Financial Markets.