5669 - ESSFM 2017

28th European Summer Symposium in Financial Markets (ESSFM) 2017

Generously hosted by Study Center Gerzensee (Swiss National Bank)

Supported by Brevan Howard Centre for Financial Analysis

17-28 July 2017


Asset Pricing Week (17-21 July) Corporate Finance Week (24-28 July)
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List of participants (as of 13.07.2017) List of participants (as of 17.07.2017)


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The 28th CEPR/Study Center Gerzensee European Summer Symposium in Financial Markets (ESSFM) will take place in Gerzensee from 17 to 28 July 2017. The Organising Committee for this symposium consists of: Terrence Hendershott (University of California, Berkeley), Dmitry Livdan (University of California, Berkeley) and Amit Seru (Stanford University). 

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: 17-21 July) and corporate finance (week two: 24-28 July). The focus sessions speakers for the asset pricing week include Andreas Fuster (Federal Reserve Bank of New York), Ulf von Lilienfeld-Toal (University of Luxembourg), Luboš Pástor (Chicago Booth and CEPR), Tarun Ramadorai (Imperial College London and CEPR), Michael Sockin (University of Texas, Austin), and Gyuri Venter (Copenhagen Business School)

The focus sessions for the corporate finance week will see talks in recent advances in corporate theory by Zhiguo He (Chicago Booth), Péter Kondor (LSE and CEPR) and Andrey Malenko (MIT). The other focus group will see talks in empirical behavioral corporate finance by Emily Breza (Harvard Economics), Harrison Hong (Columbia University) and Kelly Shue (Chicago Booth).