A Special Conference by the Finance Theory Group: Bridging Theory and Empirical Research in Finance

Conference dates

09 Dec 2022 - 10 Dec 2022


Booth School of Business, Chicago


Sponsored by Finance Theory Group (FTG) and University of Chicago Booth School of Business (Fama Miller Center and Macro Finance Research Center)

The goal of this special FTG conference, hosted by the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, is to bridge theory and empirical research in finance by bringing together theorists and empirical researchers working on corporate finance, financial intermediation, and financial markets. It is part of a broader initiative undertaken by the FTG to foster closer ties and interactions between theoretical and empirical finance research. The conference welcomes submissions of theoretical papers that provide empirically testable hypotheses, empirical papers that are guided by theory, as well as papers that integrate theory models and empirical tests. The conference welcomes papers broadly related to corporate finance, corporate governance and control, financial intermediation, agency and delegation, information and securities, and financial markets.

Papers that are primarily theoretical (empirical) will be discussed by empirically (theoretically) oriented researchers. The conference will also feature a panel discussion on integrating theory and empirical research in finance with the following panelists: Philip Bond (University of Washington), Peter DeMarzo (Stanford University), John Graham (Duke University), and Michael Roberts (University of Pennsylvania). The conference will start at about 3pm on December 9 and conclude at about 4pm on December 10. The paper presenters are expected to attend all sessions of the conference.

PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: Interested authors should submit papers in pdf format at https://financetheory.org/ftg-events/bridging-theory-and-empirical-research-in-finance by October 2, 2022. Decisions will be made, and conference program will be announced in late October 2022. There is no submission fee.

REGISTRATION: In addition, the webpage allows registering for the conference without submitting a paper. Capacity is limited, so once it is reached, registrants will be put on a wait list, based on first come first serve.

Zhiguo He, University of Chicago
Wei Jiang, Emory University
Ron Kaniel, University of Rochester
Nadya Malenko, University of Michigan

Zhiguo He, University of Chicago
Konstantin Milbradt, Northwestern University