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Frontiers of Finance 2017


Over the past few years the Frontiers of Finance have fostered interaction among scholars representing different regions and fields of specialisation. The Finance Group at the Warwick Business School is pleased to announce that the Frontiers of Finance 2017 conference will take place on 17-18 May 2017 at our London campus at The Shard.


Professor Franklin Allen (Imperial College Business School)


Franklin Allen is Professor of Finance and Economics and Executive Director of the Brevan Howard Centre at Imperial College London and has held these positions since July 2014. He was on the faculty of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania from July 1980 – June 2016. He now has Emeritus status there. He was formerly Vice Dean and Director of Wharton Doctoral Programs, Co-Director of the Wharton Financial Institutions Center, Executive Editor of the Review of Financial Studies and is currently Managing Editor of the Review of Finance. He is a past President of the American Finance Association, the Western Finance Association, the Society for Financial Studies, the Financial Intermediation Research Society and the Financial Management Association, and a Fellow of the Econometric Society. He received his doctorate from Oxford University. Dr. Allen's main areas of interest are corporate finance, asset pricing, financial innovation, comparative financial systems, and financial crises. He is a co-author with Richard Brealey and Stewart Myers of the eighth through twelfth editions of the textbook Principles of Corporate Finance.

Professor Bruno Biais (Toulouse School of Economics)


Bruno Biais holds a Ph.D. from HEC and is Professor at the Toulouse School of Economics (CRM/CNRS IDEI). His work has been published in Econometrica, the Journal of Poilitical Economy, the American Economic Review, the Review of Economic Studies, the Journal of Finance, the Review of Financial Studies and the Journal of Financial Economics. He taught at HEC, CMU, London Business School, Oxford, London School of Economics and Imperial College. He has been a scientific adviser of Euronext, the NYSE, the European Central Bank and the French Banks Federation. He received the CNRS bronze medal and is a Fellow of the Econometric Society. He has been editor of the Review of Economic Studies and is co-editor of the Journal of Finance.