Research intensive meetings

Asset pricing
Banking and stability
Corporate finance
Market microstructure

Annual conference

Australia’s premier conference for finance researchers

AFA fine wine reception

Premier showcase and international networking event for Australian finance researchers

National PhD coursework program

A national program of coursework presented by the best research leaders

Helping young researchers succeed

Professional development programs specific to female researchers
Workshops and seminars for young researchers
PhD job market programs
Alumni networks

Master classes

Advanced classes presented by top international researchers

Research intensive meetings

These annual intensive research meetings aim to provide members with an opportunity to connect with peers to gain a deeper understanding of the specific topic area.
Meetings are open to all FIRN members however paper presentations are selective.
Please go to the meeting website for full details.

National PhD courses and masterclasses

FIRN coordinates a program of elite quality PhD courses accross Australia aimed at supporting students who wish to continue their career in research.  Program offers a range of topic offerings on a rotating basis.  All subjects have been endorsed at an international standard.  Enrolment is free for all FIRN member institution PhD students.

Annual conference and job market program

FIRN hosts Australia’s premier finance conference annually.  Program accommodates various areas of finance research with only the top papers selected following an international review process.  The annual conference is well known for being family-friendly and is held at various iconic locations around Australia.
Registration is open to all FIRN members, visiting researchers and PhD students.

Development of female researchers

FIRN offers a range of diversity strategies that aim to help female researchers – particularly early career researchers.  Initiatives include building of professional networks, new skills development, latest research plus mentoring and peer to peer support.  A program of workshops, networking events and international collaborations is offered by FIRN.

2018 Calendar of Events

April

April 20-21         :  PhD course: Financial Econometrics (capstone subject) presented by Federico Nardari (Melbourne) @ University of Melbourne – Module 2
April 21-22         :  PhD course: Finance Theory (core subject) presented by Tom Smith (Macquarie) @ Macquarie CBD campus – Module 2

May

May 4-5             :  PhD course: Process of Research (special topic subject) presented by Kathy Walsh (UTS) @ UTS – Module 3
May 12-13          :  PhD course: Finance Theory (core subject) presented by Tom Smith (Macquarie) @ Macquarie CBD campus – Module 3
May 24-25          :  Research meeting: Corporate Finance research meeting @ University of Adelaide
May 25-26          :  PhD course: Financial Econometrics (capstone subject) presented by Federico Nardari (Melbourne) @ University of Melbourne – Module 3

July

July 1-7             :  Masterclass: Empirical Corporate Finance (special topic subject) presented by Michelle Lowry (Drexel) @ UNSW
July 9-13           :  PhD course: Banking and Financial Stability (special topic subject) presented by Iftekhar Hasan (Fordham) @ University of Sydney Business School
July 11               : FIRN Women ECR Research Day: Seminar and workshop presented by Michelle Lowry (Drexel) @ UQBS

August

August 7-8         :  Research meeting: Banking and Financial Stability research meeting @ ANU-RSFAS, Canberra
August TBA       :  PhD course: Empirical Finance (core subject) presented by Tom Smith (Macquarie) @ Macquarie CBD campus – Module 1
August TBA       :  PhD course: Market Microstructure (special topic subject) presented by Talis Putnins (UTS) @ UTS – Module 1

September

September TBA  :  PhD course: Empirical Finance (core subject) presented by Tom Smith (Macquarie) @ Macquarie CBD campus – Module 2
September TBA   :  PhD course: Market Microstructure (special topic subject) presented by Talis Putnins (UTS) @ UTS – Module 2

October

October 31         :  Research Meeting: Asset Pricing research meeting @ University of Melbourne

November

November 1       :  Research Meeting: Asset Pricing research meeting @ University of Melbourne
November TBA   :  PhD course: Empirical Finance (core subject) presented by Tom Smith (Macquarie) @ Macquarie CBD campus – Module 3
November TBA   :  PhD course: Market Microstructure (special topic subject) presented by Talis Putnins (UTS) @ UTS – Module 3
November 13      :  Conference: FIRN Annual Conference PhD Symposium @ QUT, Brisbane
November 14-16 :  Conference: FIRN Annual Conference @ UQBS city campus, Brisbane

December

December 2-8    :   Masterclass: Asset Pricing in Real Estate (special topic subject) presented by Jay Hartzell (The University of Texas at Austin) @ Deakin University, Melbourne