European Financial Management Association
2016 Annual Meetings
June 29-July 2, 2016

Special Sessions & Events

Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Time: 08:15-09:30
PhD Keynote Lecture #1 (Open to All Conference Delegates)
Mariassunta Giannetti, Stockholm School of Economics

"The Corporate Finance Benefits of Short-Term Investors"

Session Room:Lecture Hall 102, 1. Floor

Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Time: 18:00-19:30
PhD Keynote Lecture #2 (with panel discussion) (Open to All Conference Delegates)
Pierre Collin-Dufresne, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne - Swiss Finance Institute

"Stochastic Liquidity, Informed Trading, and Equilibrium Prices"

Session Room:Lecture Hall 102, 1. Floor

Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Time: 18:15 – 19:45
Special Session
Professor Vihang Errunza, Bank of Montreal Chair in Finance and Banking, and Director, Desmarais Global Finance Research Centre, McGill University, Montreal, Canada

"Emerging Markets: Prospects and Challenges”

Session Room: Auditorium 033, Ground floor
1.Professor Warren Bailey, Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y., USA
Title:"Some Thoughts on Doing Finance Research on China"
2.Professor Ines Chaieb, Geneva School of Economics and Management (GSEM), University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland, and Swiss Finance Institute
Title:"Emerging Market Sovereign Bonds”
3.Professor Susan Thomas, Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Bombay, India
Title:"How Finance Looks Different in Emerging Markets"

Thursday, June 30, 2016
Special Session
Organizer: Dr Shann Turnbull, Sustainable Money Working Group
Moderator: Dr Philippe Moutot, Principal Advisor in Directorate General Economics, European Central

"The Future of Digital Currency"

Session Room: Auditorium 033, Ground floor
1. Dr.Paolo Tasca,Director,University of Central London Centre for Blockchain Technologies”.
Title: "Digital Currencies: Principles, Trends, Opportunities, and Risks"
2. Chris Giles, Economics Editor, Financial Times
Title: "Will digital money introduce tyranny?"
3. Dr. Michael Kumhof, Senior Research Advisor, Bank of England
Title: "The macroeconomics of central bank issued digital currency"
4. Dr. Shann Turnbull, Sustainable Money Working Group, UK
Title: “Should self-liquidating traceable helicopter money be issued directly by government?"

Thursday, June 30, 2016
Time: 16:15-18:00
Special Session
Professor Heinz Zimmermann, University of Basel, Switzerland

"Financial Stability: Issues and Prospects”

Session Room: Auditorium 033, Ground floor
1.Professor Reto Francioni, is the former Chairman and CEO of Deutsche Börse Group, Frankfurt, Germany and
Adjunct Professor of Finance at the University of Basel, Switzerland, Chairman of Deutsche Börse/ Eurex
Title: “The Strategic Function and Role of a Clearing House and Central Counterparties”
2.Professor Hyun Song Shin, is the Economic Adviser and Head of Research of the Bank of International Settlements and was the former Hughes-Rogers Professor of Economics at Princeton University
Title: “The Hunt for Duration and the Role of Long Term Investors”
3.Professor Axel Weber, Chairman of the Board of UBS, Zurich, Switzerland, and former President of Deutsche Bundesbank and a professor of economics at the University of Frankfurt, Germany
Title: “Interest Rate Risk and Global Banking”

Friday, June 1, 2016
Special Session
Dr. Matthias Huss, University of Basel, Switzerland

"The Swiss Financial Marketplace and its Currency"

Session Room: Auditorium 033, Ground floor
1.Professors Ernst Baltensperger, , Universität Bern andPeter Kugler,Universität Basel
Title:“The Historical Origins of the Safe Haven Status of the Swiss Franc:
2.Professor Peter Bernholz, Universität Basel
Title:“Severe Failures of Central Bank Policies Since 2008”
3. Professor Jean-Pierre Danthine, Paris School of Economics and CEPR and Former Vice Chairman of the Governing Board SNB
Title: “Monetary Policy with a Safe Haven Currency”

Friday, July 1, 2016
Time: 19:00-20:00
EFMA 2016 Keynote Speaker
Professor Sheridan Titman, University of Texas-Austin

"Does Ownership Structure Matter?"

Session Room: Auditorium 033, Ground floor

Friday, July 1, 2016
Time: 20:00 – 20:15
Awards Ceremony
EFM Best Paper Awards (Best Paper, Readers’ Choice & Top Download)
EFMA, Best Conference Award
LARRY LANG Best Paper Award in Corporate Finance
GARP Best Risk Management Award
EURONEXT Financial Markets Best Paper Award
JOHN A. DOUKAS, PhD Best Paper Award
Session Room: Auditorium 033, Ground floor

Friday, July 1, 2016
Time: 20:30 – 24:00
Gala Dinner
Location: Hotel Safran Zunft (Saffron Guild House) Grand Ballroom, 3nd floor Gerbergasse 11, 4001 Basel (center of the town, a few steps away from the “Marktplatz”)