2019 GSU CEAR-Finance Conference: Financing Tangible and Intangible Capital

Conference dates

03 May 2019 - 04 May 2019


Atlanta, GA


This conference brings together researchers working on financing new technologies and innovation, with a special emphasis on the growing role of intangible and human capital. The conference will feature selected recent working papers presented and discussed by leading academics in the profession. The program comprises theoretical and empirical approaches to better understand how financing frictions are exacerbated by the increasing importance of various forms of intangible capital in production, and how new technologies and innovation impact corporate finance, investment, and employment.

If you would like to attend the conference, please register through the website: https://cear.gsu.edu/event-archives/2019-gsu-cear-finance-conference-financing-tangible-and-intangible-capital/

Dalida Kadyrzhanova (Georgia State University) and Toni Whited (University of Michigan) are the co-organizers of this conference. Contact Dalida Kadyrzhanova at dkadyrzhanova@gsu.edu and Toni Whited at twhited@umich.edu about the program of the conference, and contact CEAR staff at cear@gsu.edu for questions about participation and logistics.

The conference is funded by the Center for the Economic Analysis of Risk (CEAR, cear.gsu.edu) and the Department of Finance (finance.robinson.gsu.edu), both located in the J. Mack Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University.

-Times / Dates-
--Friday, May 3 – 12:00pm to 5:30pm for the regular program; reception and dinner will follow afterwards for all presenters, discussants, and invited attendees. Dinner will also feature the conference keynote address by Josh Lerner (Harvard Business School). Both lunch and refreshments will be provided by CEAR during the day.
--Saturday, May 4 – 9:00am to 3:00pm. Continental breakfast, lunch, and refreshments will be provided by CEAR.

Please list any special dietary needs while registering for the conference or contact CEAR directly at cear@gsu.edu for any special dietary needs.

The conference will be held at the Georgia State University Buckhead Center, in Room 1203 on the 12th floor of Tower Place 200, 3348 Peachtree Rd. NE, Atlanta, GA 30326. Detailed directions can be found through the event's website.

Additional Information

If you are a presenter, discussant, or a special guest of the conference, you have been sent an email asking you to register your anticipated lodging needs. If you have not received that email, or if you need to amend your dates submitted, please contact CEAR directly at cear@gsu.edu.

For all other guests, CEAR recommends lodging at any of the nearby hotels – which are all within a short walk of the conference venue. The Courtyard by Marriott Atlanta - Buckhead is located at 3332 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30326; the DoubleTree by Hilton - Buckhead is located at 3342 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30326; and the Grand Hyatt in Buckhead is located at 3300 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30326.

-Presentation Timing-
30 minutes for presenters, 20 minutes for discussants, 10 minutes for presenter response and audience questions.