Banking and financial stability meeting

The banking and financial stability research intensive meeting was introduced onto the FIRN program in 2015.  Due to its popularity, particularly with policy makers and industry, it now forms part of FIRN’s annual program of intensive research meetings.  These meetings are designed to extend the body of knowledge within a specific research area via the presentation of cutting edge research from international guests and the building of stronger research networks across academia and industry.  The meeting format is generally held over 1 or 2 days and has a strong emphasis on building upon quality research particularly policy influencing research.  Program includes a keynote presentation by an internationally renowned researcher plus several paper presentations and discussions by FIRN members selected via a call for papers.  These meetings are not open to PhD students.

The 2017 intensive research meeting will once again be hosted by
ANU’s Research School of Finance, Actuarial Studies & Statistics
31 July-1 August.

Keynote presenter : Professor Andrew Winton (University of Minnesota)
Other international presenters : Jean Helwege (University of California Riverside), Christa Bouwman (University of Texas A&M), Vasso Ioannidou (University of Lancaster), James Vickery (New York Federal Reserve).

Program Chair is Dr Phong Ngo. 

2017 Keynote

2017 Keynote

Andrew Winton (University of Minnesota)

Andrew Winton has been at the Finance Department of the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management since 1998. He was at Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management from 1991 to 1998. He received an A.B. in Mathematics from Princeton University in 1980, an M.B.A. in Finance from the University of Pennsylvania (Wharton) in 1982, and a Ph.D. in Finance from the University of Pennsylvania in 1990. Before entering academia, he worked from 1982 to 1987 in the asset/liability management department of CoreStates Financial Corp.

Winton’s teaching and research focus on corporate finance, financial contracts, and financial institutions. Some of his current research topics are how bank capital levels interact with borrowers’ bargaining power to influence corporate loan rates, how reputation concerns influence banks’ incentives to screen or monitor borrowers, and how factors such as financial development and industry structure affect the incidence and detection of corporate financial fraud. He has published in all of the top-ranked finance journals and is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Intermediation, and Journal of Money, Credit & Banking.