Conferences and Seminars
WFA-CFAR brings the most exciting research being conducted in finance and accounting to Olin Business School, and into the domain of practitioners.
Corporate Finance Conference
Financial Each autumn, Olin Business School and WFA-CFAR serve as co-hosts for this annual conference that examines topics such as corporate investment decisions, capital structure, payout policy, mergers and acquisitions, corporate control and organization, corporate governance, private equity, banking and financial intermediation, and international issues in corporate finance. The conference includes a practitioner session where executives from the top companies participate in discussions analyzing today’s most important financial topics. The event also includes a PhD poster session with students from across the country.
Nick Dopuch Accounting Conference
Since 1988, the accounting faculty at Olin Business School have hosted a two-day annual accounting conference. Renamed in 2006 by Washington University and Olin to honor Professor Nick Dopuch, the purpose of this conference is to create an environment where accounting research is the focal point. Participants include faculty from renowned institutions as varied as MIT, University of Chicago, and University of Pennsylvania.
Financial scholars from within and outside the Olin community take part in this reoccurring seminar series. Topics covered include initial public offerings, valuation, bankruptcy, credit rating targets, commodities, and politics of the mortgage crisis. Participating speakers come to the event from respected institutions, including Duke, MIT, New York University, Northwestern, Princeton, Stanford, University of Chicago, and Yale, as well as experts from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, International Monetary Fund, and Securities and Exchange Commission.
This reoccurring series brings the latest academic accounting thinking and theories to Olin. The series allows the field’s premier academics to examine topics like bank transparency, corporate governance, Sarbanes Oxley and disclosure decisions. Upcoming and past speakers include faculty from Columbia, Cornell, Duke, London Business School, MIT, Ohio State, Stanford, University of Chicago, and University of Pennsylvania.