30th Australasian Finance and Banking Conference

The 30th Australasian Finance and Banking Conference was held on 13–15 December 2017 at the Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney. The PhD Forum was held on 12 December 2017.

Keynote Speakers

  • Robert Hansen, Tulane University
  • Christopher Kent, Reserve Bank of Australia
  • Augusto López-Claros, Georgetown University and The World Bank
  • Ronald Masulis, University of New South Wales
  • Luigi Zingales, University of Chicago
  • Keynote Speaker for PhD Forum
  • Xuan Tian, Tsinghua University

Prize winners

PhD Forum – 1st Prize

Awarded to the best paper presented at the PhD Forum

Mutual Fund Benchmarking and Corporate Governance 
Yijun Zhou, INSEAD

PhD Forum – 2nd Prize

Awarded to the second best paper presented at the PhD Forum

Leverage and Coverage Ratios 
Alexandr Belyakov, University of Pennsylvania

PhD Forum – 3rd Prize

Awarded to the third best paper presented at the PhD Forum

Periphery Dealers in Over-the-counter Markets 
Chutiorn Tontivanichanon, London School of Economics

BlackRock Prize

Awarded to the best paper presented on Capital Markets / Funds Management / Mutual Funds

December Doldrums, Investor Distraction and Stock Market Reaction to Unscheduled News Events 
Sudheer Chava, Georgia Institute of Technology
Nikhil Paradkar, Georgia Institute of Technology

Bureau van Dijk Prize

Awarded to the best papers in Banking

Bank Liquidity Management and Bank Capital Shocks 
Amine Tarazi, Université de Limoges
Robert DeYoung, University of Kansas
Isabelle Distinguin, Université de Limoges

The Puzzle of Persistent Covered Interest Rate Parity Deviations: Does Monetary Policy Matter? 
Ganesh Viswanath Natraj, UC Berkeley

Bureau van Dijk Prize

Awarded to the best paper in Corporate Finance / Corporate Governance / Institutional Block Holders

Leverage and Coverage Ratios 
Alexandr Belyakov, University of Pennsylvania

Selection and Incentive Effects of Incentive Pay: Evidence from Matching Model of Executives 

Shuo Xia, Erasmus University of Rotterdam

SIRCA Research Prize

Awarded to the best paper using data generated by SIRCA

The Impact of Timing of the Release of Firm-Specific Announcements on Trade Initiation 
Petko Kalev, LaTrobe University

Australian Securities Exchange Prize

Awarded to the best paper presented on Derivatives / Quantitative Finance

Trader Positions and Marketwide Liquidity Demand 
Esen Onur, Commodity Futures Trading Commission
John Spencer Roberts, Commodity Futures Trading Commission
Tugkan Tuzun, Federal Reserve Board

Further Enquiries

For any further information or questions please email us at bankconf@unsw.edu.au.