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

Jun 30 - Jul 01, 2020

Columbia Business School, New York


UPDATE: Given the evolving world-wide covid-19 situation, and especially in New York City, we feel that it is prudent to postpone the Bridging Theory and Empirical Research in Finance conference. Even under optimistic scenarios of the evolution of the pandemic, it seems that having a conference in New York in early July is likely to be ill advised.

The Finance Theory Group and the finance faculty at Columbia University are committed to having this important inaugural conference at a later date. In the coming months we will make a decision as to exactly when it will be held. We hope that date will work for all of you, and are looking forward to seeing you there. Keep safe!




The FTG is excited to announce the inaugural Joint Theory-Empirical FTG conference, which will take place at Columbia University. The goal of this conference is to help foster stronger ties between theoretical and empirical finance research.

The conference will feature a mix of theory papers discussed by empirical researchers and empirical papers discussed by theory researchers. It will also feature a panel discussion on integrating theory and empirical research in finance with the following panelists:  Peter DeMarzo (Stanford), Itay Goldstein (Wharton), John Graham (Duke), Michael Roberts (Wharton), Amit Seru (Stanford), and Toni Whited (Michigan).

The steering committee includes: Wei Jiang, Ron Kaniel, Nadya Malenko, and Neng Wang.

The call for papers is here: https://www.ssrn.com/index.cfm/en/janda/announcement/?id=6766.