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2018 Mitsui Symposium

Mitsui Life Financial Research Center is organizing the 28th Mitsui Finance Symposium: Labor and Corporate Finance, to be held June 7-9, 2018, at Ross School of Business, the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan. 


We invite paper submissions on the theme of Labor and Corporate Finance.
Recent topics explored have included:

  • Labor and corporate governance

  • Interrelationship between wages, employment, and financial policy

  • Risk sharing between employees and the firm

  • Role of firms in explaining broad labor market trends

  • Effects of human capital and worker mobility on financial policy and governance

  • Effects of financial market regulations on human capital investment and job reallocations

Program Committee: 

External (Tentative): Ashwini Agrawal (London School of Economics), Effi Benmelech (Northwestern University), Alan Bensen (University of Minnesota), Nittai Bergman (MIT), Marianne Bertrand (University of Chicago), Emily Breza (Harvard), Charlie Brown (University of Michigan), Jen Brown (University of British Columbia), Andrew Ellul (Indiana University), Charlie Hadlock (Michigan State University), Cami Kuhnen (University of North Carolina), Inessa Liskovich (University of Texas at Austin), Yao Lu (Tsinghua University), David Matsa (Northwestern University), Marco Pagano (University of Naples Federico II, CSEF and EIEF), Vincenzo Quadrini (University of Southern California), Elena Simintzi (University of British Columbia), Christopher Stanton (Harvard), Geoff Tate (University of Maryland), David Thesmar (MIT), Vikrant Vig (London Business School), Danny Yagan (University of California, Berkeley), Josef Zechner (Vienna University of Economics and Business)

Internal: E. Han Kim (Co-chair), Paige Ouimet (Co-chair), Martin Schmalz, Jagadeesh Sivadasan, Stefan Zeume


Best Discussant and Best Paper Awards
Each paper will be assigned to a discussant. Two awards will be given out, one for best paper, and one for best discussion ($2500 each). Awards are based on anonymous votes of the participants at the end of the final session and will be announced at lunch on Saturday. 

Full Participation
As we highly value active audience participation, all participants are expected to stay during the entire conference. It has been the norm at past Mitsui symposiums and is encouraged again this year. The symposium begins with a reception on Thursday evening, June 7, and ends with lunch on Saturday June 9, 2018.

Paper Submissions
Submissions of unpublished papers (PDF format) can be made via the submission form. The submission deadline is February 28, 2018, and authors of accepted papers will be notified by April 16, 2018. Each paper should contain an abstract and provide author affiliations and contact information. We expect the selection process to be highly competitive, as only 12 papers will be chosen. Travel (economy class) and accommodations will be paid for speakers, discussants, and invited faculty and students.

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