A Special Conference by the FTG: Bridging Theory and Empirical Research in Finance

Jun 14 - Jun 15, 2024

Boston College, Boston

The goal of this special FTG conference, hosted by Boston College, is to bridge theory and empirical research in finance by bringing together theorists and empirical researchers working on corporate finance, financial intermediation, and financial markets. It is part of a broader initiative undertaken by the FTG to foster closer ties and interactions between theoretical and empirical finance research. The conference welcomes submissions of theoretical papers that provide empirically testable hypotheses, empirical papers that are guided by theory, as well as papers that integrate theory models and empirical tests. The conference welcomes papers broadly related to corporate finance, corporate governance and control, financial intermediation, agency and delegation, information and securities, and financial markets.

​​​​​​​Papers that are primarily theoretical (empirical) will be discussed by empirically (theoretically) oriented researchers. The conference will also feature a panel discussion on integrating theory and empirical research in finance with the following panelists: Itay Goldstein (University of Pennsylvania), Gregor Matvos (Northwestern University), Adriano Rampini (Duke University), and Toni Whited (University of Michigan). The panel will be moderated by Vincent Glode (University of Pennsylvania). The conference will start at about 3pm on June 14 and conclude at about 4pm on June 15. The paper presenters are expected to attend all sessions of the conference.

​​​​​​​Interested authors should submit papers in pdf format by February 1 2024. Decisions will be made, and the conference program will be announced in mid-March 2024. There is no submission fee.

The program committee for the conference includes:

Rui Albuquerque, Boston College
Michele Andreolli, Boston College
Simcha Barkai, Boston College
Vincent Bogousslavsky, Boston College
Ran Duchin, Boston College
Slava Fos, Boston College
Matteo Leombroni, Boston College
Andrey Malenko, Boston College
Nadya Malenko, Boston College
Jonathan Reuter, Boston College
Toni Whited, University of Michigan
Milena Wittwer, Boston College