Join us in Halifax!
THE NFA 2017 CONFERENCE WILL BE IN HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA FROM SEPTEMBER 15-17, 2017.

MURRAY CARLSON, UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA & MARIA PACURAR, DALHOUSIE UNIVERSITY, ARE THE PROGRAM CHAIRS.
Join us in Halifax!
THE NFA 2017 CONFERENCE WILL BE IN HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA FROM SEPTEMBER 15-17, 2017.

MURRAY CARLSON, UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA & MARIA PACURAR, DALHOUSIE UNIVERSITY, ARE THE PROGRAM CHAIRS.
Join us in Halifax!
THE NFA 2017 CONFERENCE WILL BE IN HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA FROM SEPTEMBER 15-17, 2017.

MURRAY CARLSON, UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA & MARIA PACURAR, DALHOUSIE UNIVERSITY, ARE THE PROGRAM CHAIRS.
Join us in Halifax!
THE NFA 2017 CONFERENCE WILL BE IN HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA FROM SEPTEMBER 15-17, 2017.

MURRAY CARLSON, UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA & MARIA PACURAR, DALHOUSIE UNIVERSITY, ARE THE PROGRAM CHAIRS.
Join us in Halifax!
THE NFA 2017 CONFERENCE WILL BE IN HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA FROM SEPTEMBER 15-17, 2017.

MURRAY CARLSON, UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA & MARIA PACURAR, DALHOUSIE UNIVERSITY, ARE THE PROGRAM CHAIRS.

Conference registration for NFA 2017 is now open! Early Bird pricing until June 14th.

Keynote
Speaker

McDonald_Robert_0008_10RGBRobert L. McDonald
Northwestern University

 

Robert McDonald is Erwin P. Nemmers Professor of Finance. He has been a faculty member at Kellogg since 1984 and also served as Finance department chair and and Senior Associate Dean for Faculty and Research. Before joining Kellogg, he was a faculty member at Boston University and has been a visiting professor at the University of Chicago. He has taught courses in derivatives, corporate finance, and taxation.

Professor McDonald’s research interests include corporate finance, taxation, derivatives, and applications of option pricing theory to corporate investments. Several of his papers have won research awards, including the Graham and Dodd Scroll from the Financial Analyst’s Federation, the Iddo Sarnat Prize from the Journal of Banking and Finance, the Smith Breeden Prize from the Journal of Finance, and the Review of Financial Studies Prize from the Review of Financial Studies.

Special Session for Assistant Professors

Dumas_Bernard_2008Bernard Dumas
INSEAD, Fontainebleau

 

Bernard Dumas is Emeritus Professor of Finance at INSEAD, which he joined in September 1999. Prior to joining INSEAD, he was Professor at HEC, The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and ESSEC. He has also taught at the Faculté des Hautes Etudes Commerciales in Lausanne, Switzerland, as well as the Swiss Finance Institute.

Professor Dumas specializes in International Finance and Finance Theory in Continuous Time. He is or has been Editor of various academic journals including The Review of Financial Studies. Professor Dumas’ research has been published in prestigious journals. Professor Dumas has been a Member of the Board of the American Finance Association, is a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research and a Research Fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research.

PhD Student Session Co-Chair

Adlai Fisher
University of British Columbia

 

Adlai Fisher is the A. E. Hall Professor of Finance at the Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia. He holds an M.A., M.Phil., and Ph.D. degrees in Economics from Yale University. His interests include the relation between macroeconomic news and stock returns, cross-sectional and time-series properties of stock and bond returns and their economic foundations, the relation between industry competition and required returns, performance evaluation of investment strategies, frictions in financial markets and their impact on arbitrage trading strategies, and parsimonious models of the tails, persistence, and volatility of financial returns. His research has received awards including the Smith Breeden Prize at the Journal of Finance and faculty awards for research excellence at Sauder. Professor Fisher has served as an Associate Editor at the Journal of Finance and the Review of Finance, and as Council Chair of the Society of Financial Studies.

PhD Student Session Co-Chair

Christine photoChristine A. Parlour
University of California Berkeley

 

Christine A. Parlour is the Sylvan C. Coleman Chair in Finance and Accounting at the Haas School, UC Berkeley. Her research spans microstructure, fixed income markets and asset pricing. She has published in various scholarly journals in Finance and Economics, including the Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Financial Studies and the American Economic Review. She has served on various editorial boards including the Journal of Finance. She is currently a director of the Financial Intermediation Research Society and the Finance Theory Group.

NFA 2016 was in Mont Tremblant

The NFA 2016 Conference was held in Mont Tremblant, Quebec, from September 16-18, 2016.

The Program Chairs were Louis Gagnon and Lynnette Purda.

The NFA Annual General Meeting took place during the NFA Conference Luncheon on Saturday September 17, 2016, at the Fairmont Tremblant.

NFA 2015 was in Lake Louise

The NFA 2015 Conference was held in Lake Louise, Alberta, from September 18-20, 2015.

The Program Chair was Vikas Mehrotra.

The NFA Annual General Meeting took place during the NFA Conference Luncheon on Saturday September 19, 2015, at the Chateau Lake Louise Convention Centre.

NFA 2014 was in Ottawa

The NFA 2014 Conference was held in Ottawa, Ontario, from September 12-14, 2014. It was the first conference to be organized by the NFA as an incorporated entity.

The Program Chair was Gordon Sick.

The NFA Annual General Meeting took place at the Conference Luncheon on Saturday September 13.

Reviewers

To help preserve the quality and share the work, we are always looking for good reviewers. If you would like to become an NFA reviewer, please send an email to the Program Chair indicating your interests, with a copy of your CV or a link to your personal web page. We are automatically carrying forward our list of reviewers from last year.

nfaprogramchair@northernfinance.org

Discussants and Session Chairs

We are working to maximize participation opportunities in the conference, so corresponding authors of accepted papers will generally not be asked to discuss papers. Instead, we will select discussants and session chairs from our list of NFA contacts, which includes NFA 5-Year Members, reviewers, current authors and prior authors. If you are willing to be considered as a reviewer, a discussant, and/or a session chair, please contact the Program Chair at nfaprogramchair@northernfinance.org and specify which role(s) you would like to be considered for.

Also, you can purchase a 5-Year Membership.

Program Chairs

Maria Pacurar
Dalhousie University

Murray Carlson
University of British Columbia

EVENT POSTER

Click the here to download a copy of the conference poster (346 kb).

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