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

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 10-11             FIRN Women: Research seminar and workshop presented by Michelle Lowry (Drexel) and Robert Faff @ UQ Business School click here to download program
July 28-29 PhD course: Finance Empirical (core subject) presented by Tom Smith @ Macquarie CBD – Module 1
August 3-4          PhD course: Market Microstructure (special topic subject) presented by Talis Putnins @ UTS – Module 1
August tba
PhD course: Introductory Econometrics (core subject) presented by Daniel Smith @ QUT – Module 1
August  7-8          Research Group: Banking and Financial Stability meeting @ ANU-RSFAS, Canberra
August  14     FIRN Women: UNSW Accounting & Finance research skills Workshop @ UNSW Business School Lounge
September 1-2 PhD course: Finance Empirical (core subject) presented by Tom Smith @ Macquarie CBD – Module 2
September 7-8
PhD course: Market Microstructure (special topic subject) presented by Talis Putnins @ UTS – Module 2
September tba
PhD course: Introductory Econometrics (core subject) presented by Daniel Smith @ QUT – Module 2
September 28 FIRN Women: Curtin Accounting, Finance & Economics research skills workshop @ Perth CBD
October 12-13
PhD course: Market Microstructure (special topic subject) presented by Talis Putnins @ UTS – Module 3
October 27-28  PhD course: Finance Empirical (core subject) presented by Tom Smith @ Macquarie CBD – Module 3
October tba     PhD course: Introductory Econometrics (core subject) presented by Daniel Smith @ QUT – Module 3
October 31-Nov 1 
Research Group: Asset Pricing meeting @ University of Melbourne
    
November 13
PhD Symposium @ QUT, Gardens Point campus, Brisbane
November 14-16 Annual Conference @ UQBS CBD campus, Brisbane
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
December 17-19 FIRN Women: NZ Finance meeting keynote Professor Annette Vissing-Jorgensen, Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley