Research intensive meetings
Banking and stability
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
Workshops and seminars for young researchers
PhD job market programs
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.
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.
Calendar of Events
PhD course – Market Microstructure (module 3), (Talis Putnins, UTS), UTS Business School
PhD course – Empirical Finance (module 3), (Tom Smith, Macquarie), Macquarie University, CBD Campus, Sydney
Uluru Annual Conference – accommodation portal closing date
Research group meeting in Asset Pricing
University of Melbourne
(Keynotes: Professor Mark Grinblatt (UCLA), Svetlana Bryzgalova (Stanford), Robert Richmond (NYU) and Michael Sockin (Texas)
7th FIRN Annual Conference
Sails in the Desert, Uluru, NT
FIRN Women Networking Reception
Auckland Finance meeting, Queenstown NZ
Hosted by: AUT and the Auckland Centre for Financial Research
FIRN Australasian Fine Wine reception, Philadelphia, USA.
Semester 1 PhD courses
Financial Econometrics (advanced topics) presented by Federico Nardari @ University of Melbourne
Finance Theory (core subject) presented by Tom Smith @ Macquarie University
Process of Research (special topic) presented by Rob Faff & Kathy Walsh @ UQ and UTS
Mid-Semester break PhD courses
Masterclass – Empirical Corporate Finance (special topic) presented by Michelle Lowry (Drexel) @ UNSW
Semester 2 PhD courses
Empirical Finance (core subject) presented by Tom Smith @ Macquarie University
Behavioural Finance (core subject) presented by Douglas Foster @ University of Sydney TBC
Finance Theory (advanced topics) presented by Tim McQuade (Stanford) @ University of Sydney TBC
Market Microstructure (special topic) presented by Talis Putnins @ UTS
Summer Semester PhD courses
Masterclass – Asset Pricing in Real Estate (special topic) presented by Jay Hartzell (The University of Texas at Austin) @ Deakin University
FIRN Annual Conference, Brisbane, Queensland