The Financial Markets Group at the London School of Economics and the Finance Theory Group (FTG) will hold a joint conference covering theoretical work on "The Effects of Financial Frictions in Firms, Capital Markets, and the Real Economy." The conference will take place at the London School of Economics on June 19-21, 2017. Each day of the conference will consist of the following sessions.

  1. Approximately 3 hours of talks in the morning, featuring papers selected by the program committee. Each selected paper will be allocated an hour. On June 20, there will be a focus session (topic TBA). Audience participation in these talks is encouraged (i.e., these will be seminar-style talks). The morning sessions will conclude with lunch at the conference hotel.
  2. There will be parallel 30-minute talks held from 5.30pm until 7:00pm. All conference attendees are welcome to sign up at the conference to give one of these talks.
The conference will conclude on the evening of June 21 with a conference dinner. We welcome the participation of all interested economists. Because space is limited, anyone interested in attending should apply through the following link:


Anyone wishing to submit a paper for consideration for inclusion in the morning sessions should upload the paper through the same link. Thanks to the generosity of the European Research Council (Starting Grant #336585), accommodation will be provided from June 18 to June 22 for all confirmed conference attendees. To facilitate collaboration and intellectual exchange, all conference participants are expected to attend for the full three days of the conference. The deadline for submissions and applications is March 15. We will finalize the conference program by April 15. Program committee: Ulf Axelson (London School of Economics and FTG), Amil Dasgupta (London School of Economics and FTG), Péter Kondor (London School of Economics and FTG), Igor Makarov (London School of Economics and FTG), Martin Oehmke (Columbia, London School of Economics and FTG), Hongda Zhong (London School of Economics and FTG)