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Washington University in St Louis Olin Business School

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Conferences and Seminars

Finance Seminars

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.

Accounting Seminar Series

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.

Corporate Finance Conference

Olin Business School and 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 a panel session to discuss today’s most important financial topics. The event also includes a PhD poster session with a limited number of students from across the country.



WFA-CFAR Corporate Finance Conference

The annual Wells Fargo Advisors Corporate Finance Conference examines a variety of topics, including corporate investment decisions, capital structure, payout policy, and mergers and acquisitions.