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3rd CEPR Conference
Politics, Corporations and the Common Good

Friday 20 October 2023 – Rotterdam, The Netherlands


The Event

This is the third edition of an annual conference series on the Political Economy of Finance. The series is an initiative of PolEconFin, a platform for researchers active in the political economy of finance. This edition will be dedicated to the intersection between firms' political power, their stakeholders and society at large.

The academic programme will consist of six paper presentations with discussants, and also feature a keynote lecture by
Luigi Zingales (University of Chicago Booth School of business).

The question of the purpose of firms in society is receiving renewed attention. The rise of ESG and, especially, the many challenges facing society such as climate change bring the attention of academics and policy-makers to the (political) role of firms in providing common good and shaping the political landscape around them. Developments on the political economy of finance literature are intimately related to the literature studying how stakeholders affect firm objectives and the pursuit of the common good. This edition aims to showcase studies on the political economy of finance addressing these issues of our time.

Further information
The conference will be held in-person in Rotterdam. The conference is scheduled on Friday 20 October 2023 and followed by a dinner with all participants.

Organising committee:
• Thomas Lambert, Erasmus University Rotterdam
• Enrico Perotti, University of Amsterdam and CEPR
• Magdalena Rola-Janicka, Tilburg University

Programme committee:

  • Pat Akey, University of Toronto
  • Matilde Bombardini, University of California Berkeley and CEPR
  • Dana Foarta, Stanford University and CEPR
  • Nandini Gupta, Indiana University
  • Deniz Igan, Bank for International Settlements and CEPR
  • Elisabeth Kempf, Harvard University and CEPR
  • Orkun Saka, City, University of London
  • Boris Vallee, Harvard University
  • Paolo Volpin, Drexel University and CEPR
  • Ernst-Ludwig von Thadden, University of Mannheim and CEPR

The conference is co-funded by Brevan Howard Centre for Financial Analysis at Imperial College London, Erasmus University Rotterdam and University of Amsterdam.

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