Massey University’s School of Economics and Finance will host the 2012 New Zealand Finance Colloquium at the Albany campus on February 9-10.
The conference is an annual event that promotes the discussion, dissemination and development of finance-related research in New Zealand.
The 2012 programme includes sessions on capital markets, banking issues, culture and regulation, corporate finance, personal finance, and investments, with papers being presented by academics and researchers from both New Zealand and overseas. Prizes are awarded for the best papers in each category.
Dr Bill Wilson, lecturer in finance at Massey University and one of the conference organisers, says the event will be an important opportunity for researchers to present their work and receive feedback from colleagues.
“One of the highlights will be Professor Ron Masulis’s presentation on his latest financial research,” says Dr Wilson. “Professor Masulis is currently the Scientia Professor of Science at the Australian School of Business and has an extensive publication record with many papers in top journals like the Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, and Review of Financial Studies.”
“The colloquium also allows relationships to be built with colleagues, which can be valuable for future research collaboration and development of the finance discipline in New Zealand universities,” he says.
The programme includes presentations by 32 academics, including authors from the University of Melbourne, National Taiwan University, and the University of Queensland.
In the run-up to this year’s event Professor Masulis will also lead a PhD Symposium, giving PhD candidates the opportunity to obtain his insights on finance research. The following day, 12 PhD candidates, including eight from Massey University, have been invited to present their work and gain invaluable feedback from senior finance academics.
For more information on the Finance Colloquium and PhD Symposium programmes visit: www.nzfc.ac.nz