European Summer Symposium
in Financial Markets (ESSFM)

16-27 July 2012

Venue: Study Center Gerzensee

The 23rd CEPR/Study Center Gerzensee European Summer Symposium in Financial Markets (ESSFM) will take place in Gerzensee from 16 to 27 July 2012. The Organising Committee for this symposium consists of: Dirk Niepelt (Study Center Gerzensee and CEPR), Adriano Rampini (Duke University) and Tarun Ramadorai (University of Oxford and CEPR).

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 corporate finance (week one) and asset pricing (week two). Focus sessions for the corporate finance week will be organised by Peter DeMarzo (Stanford) and Daniel Paravisini (Columbia University and LSE). The focus sessions for the asset-pricing week are organised by Hélène Rey (London Business School and CEPR) and Pierre Collin-Dufresne (Columbia Business School).

Accommodation (checking in on Sunday and checking out on Friday) and food are provided free of charge to participants thanks to the generosity of the Swiss National Bank. Please note that additional nights are at the participants‘ own cost and that no meals are provided over the middle weekend.