Call for Papers: Aarhus Workshop on Strategic Interaction in Corporate Finance

Call for Papers
Aarhus Workshop on Strategic Interaction in Corporate Finance
August 14-15, 2023 in Aarhus, Denmark

The objective of this workshop is to present state-of-the-art academic research on topics related to strategic interaction in corporate finance. There will be one track of presentations over the course of two days, with a small number of papers on the program to allow for ample time for discussions and to create a stimulating environment. Each paper will have a discussant. The workshop will start with a welcome reception on the evening of Sunday August 13, 2023.

Aarhus is conveniently located with direct flights to Amsterdam from Aarhus airport (AAR) as well as close-by Billund (BLL) and Aalborg (AAL) airports, for those who plan to attend the European Finance Association 2023 Annual Meeting in Amsterdam right after the Aarhus Workshop.

Christopher Hennessy, London Business School
David Lando, Copenhagen Business School
Andrey Malenko, University of Michigan

TOPICS: We welcome submissions from all areas of corporate finance, in particular related to the strategic interaction between different agents (such as managers, investors, financial institutions, rating agencies), and their objectives. Papers in an early stage will also be considered. We ask you not to submit a paper that has been accepted for publication in a journal or is close to being accepted. Both theoretical and empirical papers are welcome.

Sample topic areas include, but are not limited to:

      • Interaction between firms’ investment and financing decisions
      • Real implications of financial contracts
      • Conflicts of interest between the firm’s stakeholders
      • Real options signaling games
      • Bargaining along the supply chain
      • Interdependence between disclosure and corporate finance
      • Feedback between the firm and financial markets
      • Feedback effects of ratings
      • Corporate governance and shareholder voting
      • Strategic decisions in corporate takeovers

Stefan Hirth (co-chair), Aarhus University
Matthias Lassak (co-chair), Aarhus University
Tom Aabo, Aarhus University
Christian Riis Flor, University of Southern Denmark
Thomas Geelen, Copenhagen Business School
Naveen Gondhi, INSEAD
Dirk Hackbarth, Boston University
Christopher Hennessy, London Business School
Christian Hilpert, Sun Yat-sen University
Einar C. Kjenstad, Aarhus University
Anil Kumar, Aarhus University
Augustin Landier, HEC Paris
David Lando, Copenhagen Business School
Evgeny Lyandres, Tel Aviv University
Andrey Malenko, University of Michigan
Nadya Malenko, University of Michigan
Boris Nikolov, University of Lausanne
Martin Ruckes, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Francesco Sangiorgi, Frankfurt School of Finance & Management
Zacharias Sautner, Frankfurt School of Finance & Management
Oliver Spalt, University of Mannheim
Günter Strobl, University of Vienna
Alexander Szimayer, Hamburg University
Yuri Tserlukevich, Arizona State University
Marliese Uhrig-Homburg, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Vladimir Vladimirov, University of Amsterdam
Jing Zeng, University of Bonn

PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: Interested authors should submit their papers (with author information or anonymized) as a pdf-file by February 15, 2023, to Authors of accepted papers will be notified by end of April 2023.

EXPENSES AND PRACTICAL ARRANGEMENTS: The workshop is partially funded by a grant from the Independent Research Fund Denmark, which allows us to invite several keynote speakers and fund some of the other workshop expenses. We expect regular participants to cover their own travel and accommodation expenses.
The workshop web page will continuously be updated with current information. Please contact the organizers for questions regarding paper submission and workshop attendance.

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