The 30th CEPR/Study Center Gerzensee European Summer Symposium in Financial Markets (ESSFM) will take place in Gerzensee from 15 to 26 July 2019. The Organising Committee for this symposium consists of: Norman Schuerhoff (Université de Lausanne and CEPR), Dmitry Livdan (University of California, Berkeley) and Vikrant Vig (London Business School and CEPR). This call for papers invites you to express your interest in attending this symposium, or to submit a paper proposal in any area of financial economics and related fields.
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: 15-19 July) and corporate finance (week two: 22-26 July).
The focus sessions for the asset pricing week are organised by Bruno Biais (TSE and CEPR) and Dimitri Vayanos (LSE and CEPR). One of the themes will focus on "Pricing and Sharing Bitcoin Risk" featuring speakers Linda Schilling (École Polytechnique CREST), Harald Uhlig (University of Chicago and CEPR), Albert Menkveld (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam) and Zhiguo He (University of Chicago). The other theme is "Asset Management and Market Equilibrium" featuring speakers Peter DeMarzo (Stanford University) and Juhani Linnainmaa (University of Chicago).
The focus sessions for the corporate finance week are organised by Patrick Bolton (Columbia Business School and CEPR) on the theme of "Financial Regulation", Marco Pagano (Università di Napoli Federico II and CEPR) on the theme of "Labour and Finance" and Daniel Paravisini (LSE and CEPR) on the theme of "Household Finance"
To foster the desired interaction, we ask participants to spend one working week at the Symposium. Committing to attend for only two or three days is not fair to the speakers, to all those who spared the time to attend, and especially to the many researchers whose applications were turned down.
A number of places at the symposium are specifically reserved for younger European scholars (based in Europe or overseas), who are especially encouraged to apply. Senior researchers are therefore requested to pass this information on to junior colleagues working in finance and related fields.