European Summer Symposium on Financial Markets (ESSFM) 2010

Generously hosted by
Study Center Gerzensee

19-30 July 2010

Study Center Gerzensee
Foundation of Swiss National Bank
3115 Gerzensee

The 21st CEPR/Study Center Gerzensee European Summer Symposium in Financial Markets (ESSFM) will take place in Gerzensee from 19 to 30 July 2010. The Organizing Committee for this conference consists of: Ernst Baltensperger (Study Center Gerzensee and the University of Berne), Fausto Panunzi (UniversitÓ Bocconi and CEPR) and Annette Vissing-Jorgensen (Northwestern University 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) and corporate finance (week two). One of the focus sessions in the asset-pricing week will be organized by Lu Zhang (University of Michigan) and the other by Nicolae Garleanu (University of California Berkeley and CEPR). Focus sessions for the corporate finance week will be organized by Efraim Benmelech (Harvard University) and Emmanuel Farhi (Harvard University and CEPR).