Please save the date August 19 – 20 for our annual conference, this year on Financial Markets and Corporate Decisions.
You can find the preliminary program, keynote speakers and discussants in the sections above. More information will follow.
The Swedish House of Finance (SHoF) is pleased to invite interested academics and practitioners to a conference on “Financial Markets and Corporate Decisions” on August 19-20, 2019, in Stockholm.
The aim of this conference is to examine the flow of information between firms and financial markets. The flow of information happens in both directions, as managers respond to asset prices and changes in valuations while investors adapt their investment decisions in response to information about corporate actions and strategies. The conference will bring together leading academics and practitioners to discuss recent research in this area.
The first conference day will feature keynote presentations and panels with leading scholars and practitioners. The program includes keynote addresses by Itay Goldstein (University of Pennsylvania), Jules van Binsbergen (University of Pennsylvania), Lu Zhang (University of Michigan), and Lukas Schmidt (Duke University).
For the second day of the conference, which has a standard academic format, we have invited authors to submit high-quality research at the intersection of financial markets/asset pricing and corporate finance, including (but not limited to) such topics as:
- How do/should corporate managers learn from market prices?
- Has the information content of market prices changed over time due to trends in asset management such as passive investing or automated trading?
- Do patterns in market prices such as return anomalies have real consequences for firms’ strategies and actions?
- How important are corporate characteristics and strategies – at either the aggregate or the individual firm level – as inputs in investment decisions, for example by pension funds, mutual funds, or hedge funds?
- Do value, size, profitability, and investment comprehensively describe asset pricing factors related to corporate strategy? What are redundant, potentially misleading, or missing, potentially important, corporate factors?
Both empirical and theoretical papers are welcome. SHoF will provide accommodation as well as reimbursement for reasonable travel expenses for presenters and discussants.
Paper submission has concluded.
This two–day conference bring together leading academics with participants from industry and government. The first day of the conference feature keynote presentations and panel discussions, primarily targeted at a non–academic audience.
The second conference day consist of presentations of current research.
Funded by Torsten Söderberg Foundation.