2022 Meetings

FiRe research day (December 15)

The coordinates for the research day are:

Time: December 15, 2022
SR 15.25, ReSoWi-Center, Universitaetsstrasse 15/F2, 8010 Graz

The detailed program will follow!

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Past events

FiRe research day (June 9)

The coordinates for the research day are:

Time: June 9, 2022
Venue: SR 15.25, ReSoWi-Center, Universitaetsstrasse 15/F2, 8010 Graz

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FiRe lecture (June 8)

Time: June 8, 2022, 17:00-18:30
Title: Katastrophen und die Finanzmärkte
HS 15.04, ReSoWi-Center, Universitaetsstrasse 15/E, EG, 8010 Graz

About the lecturer

Josef Zechner is Professor of Finance and Investments at the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU). He is Full Member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences and Research Fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR). Before joining WU, he was Professor of Finance at the University of Vienna and at the University of British Columbia, Canada. His research covers a broad range of topics in the areas of corporate finance, banking and asset management.

Josef Zechner has published in leading finance and economics journals such as the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Financial Economics, the Journal of Political Economy and the Review of Financial Studies. He was the Managing Editor of the Review of Finance from 2003 to 2012. He is also past president of the European Finance Association (EFA), the German Finance Association (DGF) and the Western Finance Association (WFA) and is currently vice president of the Society for Financial Studies (SFS). He is also a member of the Advisory Scientific Committee (ASC) of the European Systemic Risk Board (ESRB) of the European Central Bank (ECB) and fellow of the Finance Theory Group.

Prof. Zechner has consulted and served on the supervisory boards of various financial institutions, including serving as vice president of the supervisory board of Grazer Wechselseitige Versicherung AG. He also has a strong personal connection to the University of Graz, since he started his career here. Prof. Zechner obtained his master degree, his doctoral degree and his habilitation in Graz.

This Event is sponsored by Grazer Wechselseitige Versicherung AG.

FiRe research seminar (May 30, 16.00-17.30, online)

The coordinates for the seminar are:

Speaker: Angelo Ranaldo (University of St. Gallen)
On the Quality of Cryptocurrency Markets
Time: May 30, 2022, 16:00 - 17:30 Uhr

Paper: https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3984897

About the speaker

Angelo Ranaldo is Full Professor of Finance and Systemic Risk at the University of St.Gallen and Member of the School of Finance. After completing his undergraduate and master studies at the University Bocconi, he obtained his doctoral degree from the University of Fribourg. He also was as a visiting scholar at the New York University – Stern School of Business. Angelo completed his "habilitation" at the University of Zurich, Swiss Finance Institute, in 2010 where he is an Adjunct Professor. Before joining the University of St.Gallen, he worked for several years as an economic advisor and member of senior management at the Swiss National Bank (SNB). His professional experience also includes a visiting position as Senior Economist at the Federal Reserve of New York and several years in the banking areas of asset allocation and risk management. The European Central Bank has awarded him the 2018 Duisenberg Fellowship and in 2019 the contract for the Regular Research Visitor Programme. He has served as a consultant and scientific advisor to international institutions such as the Bank of England, Bank of International Settlements, European Central Bank and European Money Market Institute.

Angelo’s research areas are international finance, systemic risk and financial stability, market microstructure, asset pricing and monetary policy. More recently he started doing research on cryptocurrencies and decentralized finance. His work has been published in top-tier finance journals such as Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Financial Studies, Review of Finance, Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, Journal of Financial & Quantitative Analysis, Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of International Money & Finance, Journal of Empirical Finance and European Journal of Finance.

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FiRe research seminar (May 9, 16.00-17.30)

The coordinates for the seminar are:

Speaker: Dirk Schiereck (TU Darmstadt)
Title: CFO Overconfidence and Shareholder Activism
Time: May
9, 2022, 16:00 - 17:30 Uhr
If possible, the lecture will take place on-site in SR 15.25 (Universitätsstraße 15 / Bauteil F, 2nd floor)
Paper: https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=4044627
Slides: https://drive.google.com/file/d/16eu9q6rflSpCLH5oTpV_9OVaNd-van8E/view?usp=sharing

About the speaker

Professor Dr. Dirk Schiereck has been Head of the Department of Corporate Finance at Darmstadt University of Technology since August 2008. His current research focuses on (capital market-oriented) corporate finance, asset management and the digitalization of the financial industry.

He is member of the supervisory board of BayernInvest Kapitalverwaltungsgesellschaft mbH and creditshelf AG as well as a member of the scientific advisory board of the Deutscher Investor Relations Verband (DIRK, German Investor Relations Association), the Deutsche Kreditmarkt Standard e.V. and the Deutsche Derivate Verband (DDV, German Derivatives Association). Wirtschaftswoche currently ranks him among the 25 most research-intensive business economists in the German-speaking world, and the FAZ lists him among the 100 most influential German economists.

Before arriving at his current place of work, he completed his doctorate (1995) and habilitation (2000) at the University of Mannheim, established the Institute for Mergers & Acquisitions as Chair of Capital Markets and Corporate Governance at the University of Witten/Herdecke (2000-2002), and was Professor of Banking and Financial Management at the European Business School in Oestrich-Winkel (2002-2008).

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FiRe research seminar (March 28, 16.00-17.30, online)

The coordinates for the seminar are:

Speaker: Utz Weitzel (VU University Amsterdam)
Do Financial Advisors Exploit Responsible Investment Preferences?
March 28, 2022, 16.00-17.30
Paper: https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3887716

About the speaker

Utz Weitzel is Professor of Experimental Finance at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and Professor of Experimental and Behavioral Finance at the Radboud University Nijmegen. His research focuses on behavioral topics in finance and economics and frequently uses lab and field experiments conducted with students and financial professionals. Utz has published in various journals, including The Journal of Finance, The Review of Financial Studies, The Economic Journal, Experimental Economics, Management Science and the Journal of Management.

Finally (and slightly tongue-in-cheek), if you want to make small-talk with him, Utz’ CV offers great conversation starters, like his experience as a globe-trotting Namibia-born German, living in Sicily but working in Amsterdam, with a passion for good olive oil.

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FiRe research seminar (January 31, 16.00-17.30, online)

The coordinates for the seminar are:

Speaker: Daniel Marcel te Kaat (Groningen University)
Title: Real Effects of the ECB’s Quantitative Easing: A Housing Portfolio Channel
Time: January 31, 2022, 16.00 – 17.30 Uhr

Paper: https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3782131

About the speaker

Daniel te Kaat is an Assistant Professor of Finance at the University of Groningen. He obtained his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Economics from the University of Bonn and his PhD in Economics from the University of Osnabrück.

Daniel’s research areas are International Finance, in particular the interaction between international capital flows, financial stability and the real economy, and Monetary Policy, where he focuses on the effects of non-conventional monetary policy on macroeconomic outcomes.

Daniel has presented his research at several renowned conferences, such as the American and European Economic Association Annual Meetings, the Financial Management Association (FMA) and the Financial Intermediation Research Society (FIRS). His research has been published in leading finance and economics journals, including the Review of Financial Studies, the Journal of Economic Growth and the Journal of Money, Credit and Banking.

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