Specialty Conference


ABFER, CEPR and CUHK First Annual Symposium in Financial Economics

2 - 3 May 2019  •  Shatin, Hong Kong

Hosted by The Chinese University of Hong Kong Business School and The Brevan Howard Centre, Imperial College Business School

The conference is co-hosted by the Department of Finance, The Chinese University Hong Kong Business School and Brevan Howard Centre for Financial Analysis, Imperial College Business School.

The key areas of focus are corporate finance, banks and credit, bond pricing, trading and investor attention, finance, climate and wealth distribution, asset pricing and fintech. On 3rd May, there will be a keynote speech on “A Dynamic Model of Cryptocurrencies” delivered by Prof. Wei Xiong of Princeton University.

The Symposium will be held in Hong Kong at the CUHK Business School as a two day event. The agenda is attached along with a map of the campus.

Space is limited so please do ensure you register early using the following LINK.

If you have any difficulties registering for this meeting, please contact Mandy Chan, Events Officer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or +44 20 7183 8804.

Franklin Allen (Imperial College London and CEPR) and Sudipto Dasgupta (Chinese University of Hong Kong and CEPR)


Corporate Finance
Bo Becker (Stockholm School of Economics and CEPR), Andrew Ellul (Indiana University and CEPR), Mariassunta Giannetti (Stockholm School of Economics and CEPR), Amil Dasgupta (London School of Economics and CEPR), Daniel Ferreira (London School of Economics and CEPR), Erwan Morellec (Swiss Finance Institute and CEPR), Enrique Schroth (Cass Business School and CEPR), Bart Lambrecht (Cambridge and CEPR), Kasper Nielsen (Copenhagen Business School), Jun-Koo Kang (NTU), Vidhan Goyal (HKUST), Ron Masulis (UNSW), Rik Sen (UNSW), Ling Cen (CUHK)

Banking and Financial Intermediation
Vasso Ioannidou (Lancaster University and CEPR), Thorsten Beck (Cass School of Business and CEPR), Hans Degryse (Catholic University of Leuven and CEPR), Rajkamal Iyer (Imperial College Business School and CEPR), Steven Ongena (University of Zurich and CEPR), Javier Suarez (CEMFI and CEPR), José Luis Peydró (University of Pompeu Fabra and CEPR), Sumit Agarwal (NUS), Wenlan Qian (NUS) Chen Lin (HKU)

Asset Pricing
Rui Albuquerque (Boston College and CEPR), Harjoat Singh Bhamra (Imperial College and CEPR), Miguel Ferreira (Nova School of Business and Economics and CEPR), Marcin Kacperczyk (Imperial College and CEPR), Semyon Malamud (Swiss Finance Institute and CEPR), David Thesmar (MIT and CEPR), Tarun Ramadorai (Imperial College and CEPR), Dong Lou (LSE and CEPR), Utpal Bhattacharya (HKUST), John Wei (Hong Kong Polytechnic University), Ekkehart Boehmer (Singapore Management University), Chu Zhang (HKUST), Abhiroop Mukherjee (HKUST), Stephen Dommock (Nanyang Technological University), Jay Cao (CUHK), Dragon Tang (HKU), Allaudeen Hameed (National University of Singapore), Chuan Yang Hwang (Nanyang Technological University), Tse-Chun Lin (HKU)

Call For Paper
Program Summary