Summer School 2023

Jun 21 - Jun 24, 2023

Foster School of Business, University of Washington

Dear FTG members and affiliates,

We hope you have a great start for the new year!

Following the success of previous summer schools, the Finance Theory Group (FTG), in conjunction with the University of Washington - Foster School of Business, is seeking applications and nominations for participation in the FTG’s biennial Summer School program. The summer school will take place at the Foster School of Business on the campus of the University of Washington in Seattle on June 21-24, 2023.

The call for applications and all relevant information is available here: Call for Applications - FinanceTheoryGroup PhD Summer School 2023

We have an exciting set of speakers lined up for this event, and we hope that you would encourage your students and junior faculty to apply. Please spread the word to anyone, including empiricists, who is interested in deepening their knowledge in corporate theory and financial markets.

The deadline for applications is March 1st.  

Thank you for supporting this event!

Philip Bond, Doron Levit, Ye Li, Mark M. Westerfield


June 21
Afternoon: Itay Goldstein (Wharton) – The Role of Theory in Financial Research
Evening: Welcome reception

June 22
Morning: Bruno Biais (HEC Paris) – Mechanism Design Applications to Financial Markets
Afternoon: Parallel Sessions
• Mark Westerfield (University of Washington) – Introduction to Dynamic Contract
• Jeff Zwiebel (Stanford) – Intra-Firm Bargaining
• Maryam Farboodi (MIT) – Big Data
Evening: Presentations of contributed papers by participants

June 23
Morning: Perter DeMarzo (Stanford) – Dynamic Capital Structure
Afternoon: Parallel Sessions
• Giorgia Piacentino and Jason Donaldson (University of South California) – Debt
and Bankruptcy
• Andrey Malenko (University of Michigan) – Auctions with Finance Applications
• Marcus Opp (Stockholm School of Economics) – ESG
Evening: Presentations of contributed papers by participants

June 24
Morning: Pierre-Olivier Weill (UCLA) – OTC Markets
Afternoon: Parallel Sessions
• Nadya Malenko (University of Michigan) – Shareholder Voting
• Willie Fuchs (UT Austin) – Dynamics of Asymmetric Information
• Christine Parlor (UC Berkely) – Fintech and Blockchain
Evening: Farewell Reception/Dinner