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Second Edinburgh Corporate Finance Conference

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May 21, 2015 May 22, 2015


Edinburgh, Scotland [Map it]


The University of Edinburgh Business School is delighted to host the Second Edinburgh Corporate Finance Conference 2015. The conference will be at the highest quality level with 12 papers to be selected for presentation in plenary sessions over a day and one-half. The conference will be held at the Business School building in central Edinburgh on May 21-22, 2015.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Andy Haldane (Chief Economist, Bank of England)

PROGRAMME COMMITTEE: Tim Adam (Humboldt University), Reena Aggarwal (Georgetown University), Heitor Almeida (University of Illinois), Marco Becht (Solvay Business School), Mike Burkart (Stockholm School of Economics), Asli Demirguc-Kunt (World Bank), Alex Edmans (London Business School), Julian Franks (London Business School), Ron Giammarino (University of British Columbia), Mariassunta Giannetti (Stockholm School of Economics), Edith Ginglinger (Universite Paris-Dauphine), Denis Gromb (INSEAD), Ulrich Hege (HEC Paris), Tim Jenkinson (Oxford University), Matti Keloharju (Aalto University), Borjia Larrain (Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile), Inmoo Lee (Korean Advanced Institute Science & Technology), Kai Li (University of British Columbia), Vojislav Maksimovic (University of Maryland), Boris Nikolov (University of Lausanne), Manju Puri (Duke University), Raghavendra Rau (Cambridge University), Jay Ritter (University of Florida), Henri Servaes (London Business School), Ilya Strebulaev (Stanford University), Karin S. Thorburn (Norwegian School of Economics), Heather Tookes (Yale University), Francesco Vallascas (University of Leeds), Paolo Volpin (Cass Business School), Pradeep Yadav (University of Oklahoma), David Yermack (New York University), Caroline Zhu (University of Oklahoma).

TOPICS: For this conference, we are soliciting papers, both theoretical and empirical, that relate to how recent developments in global financial markets have altered our understanding of major issues in corporate finance. Topics of interest include the following:
- Capital structure
- Payout policy (dividends and repurchases)
- Security issuance
- Working capital management
- Role and effects of consolidation among stock exchanges and implications for securities issuance
- Financial institutions
- Corporate governance and the market for corporate control
- Private equity and venture capital
- IPOs, cross-listings, and target investor bases
- Privatization
- Shareholder activism by investors and hedge funds
- Sovereign wealth funds
- Multinationals' international practice of financing and capital budgeting
- Foreign exchange markets
- Corporate finance in emerging markets
- Role of local financing and local investor relationships

Bill Megginson (University of Oklahoma)
Jens Hagendorff (University of Edinburgh)
Maria Boutchkova (University of Edinburgh)

PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: Electronic submissions of unpublished papers via the conference website: http://www.ecfc-conference.com until December 30, 2014. Authors will be notified by March 10, 2015.

ABOUT THE AREA: Edinburgh is the perfect venue for an international conference and participants may want to extend their stay to explore the atmospheric streets of the Old Town and the elegant Georgian architecture of the New Town; to visit famous historic sites such as Edinburgh Castle or the Palace of Holyroodhouse; to browse in wonderful museums, art galleries and shops; and to relax in some of the city's excellent restaurants, bars and cafes.

The Scottish Highlands are a short drive away and offer beautiful and inspiring views of ancient landscapes with a fascinating history. Witness the amazing wildlife and take part in some thrilling outdoor pursuits. Explore the many mountains and glens, the stunning islands and stretches of coastline and follow the country's only Malt Whisky Trail.

FURTHER INFORMATION: additional information and contacts can be found at http://www.ecfc-conference.com or via email at ecfconference@ed.ac.uk

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