the 26th Australasian Finance and Banking Conference

The 26th Australasian Finance and Banking Conference (AFBC) was held on 17-19 December 2013 at Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney. Click here for the conference program. This conference was organised by the Institute of Global Finance and School of Banking and Finance at the Australian School of Business at UNSW, and sponsored by the Australian Stock Exchange, the Reserve Bank of Australia, BlackRock, PwC and Finsia. The AFBC has gathered over 300 attendants from 30 countries. 6 categories of prizes were awarded. Click here for the list of awards. A total of 187 papers were presented. Click here for the abstract of the papers.

The conference also engaged with the finance industry and the policy makers by creating a major business forum on December 17.The conference also offered a PhD Forum held as a separate one-day session on 16 December 2013. The following Business Forums and key note speeches were presented at the 26th AFBC.

Business Forum: Systemic Risk, Liquidity Risk and Global Financial Stability
Professor Robert Engle, NYU; Dr Guy Debelle, Reserve Bank of Australia;
Professor Deborah Lucas, MIT; Mr Curt Zuber, Westpac

Women’s Forum: Challenges and Opportunities in Promoting Gender Equality
Professor Deborah Lucas, MIT

Evaluating the Cost of Government Credit Support: The OECD Context
Professor Deborah Lucas, MIT

A Protocol for Factor Identification
Professor Richard Roll, UCLA

Financial Market Shocks and the Macroeconomy
Professor Avanidhar Subrahmanyam, UCLA

High Frequency Trading
Professor Ekkehart Boehmer, EDHEC

The Remarkable Instability of Corporate Leverage
Professor Richard Roll, UCLA

Market Rules
Professor Hendrik Bessembinder, University of Utah