Political Economy of Finance 2019

October 3-4, 2019
Chicago, IL

About the Conference

In the last twenty years, political considerations have become important in financial economics. From political connections in firms to the effects of political uncertainty on investments and from the design of the rules that make financial markets viable to the politically-motivated changes in bankruptcy law, politics is playing a greater role in finance research. Yet this is the only conference dedicated to this topic. For this reason, the Stigler Center at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business is launching the third conference on the Political Economy of Finance.

The conference will be by invitation only. Researchers interested in receiving an invitation, please submit your CV and invitation request here.

Call for Papers

The Stigler Center at the University Chicago Booth School of Business is seeking papers on topics related to the interaction between politics and business, cronyism, regulatory capture, various forms of subversion of competition by special interest groups, and more to be presented at the Political Economy of Finance Conference in October 2019.

Paper Submission Procedure: You may submit your paper by visiting the Ex Ordo paper submission system (please note that you will be required to set up an account first): https://pef2019.exordo.com

Deadline: The deadline for submissions is June 2, 2019 at 11:59pm Central time. Official acceptance notices will be sent via email by the program co-chairs in early August. The program will be announced in early September.

Conference Organizers
  • Luigi Zingales, Robert C. McCormack Distinguished Service Professor of Entrepreneurship and Finance & Charles M. Harper Faculty Fellow, University of Chicago Booth School of Business
  • Gregor Matvos, Professor of Finance, University of Texas at Austin, McCombs School of Business

For more information, contact:

Rachel Piontek, Assistant Director, Stigler Center

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