The First Dolomites Winter Finance Conference

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The First Dolomites Winter Finance Conference

February 13-15, 2019 Brunico-Bruneck, Alto Adige - Südtirol (Italy)


AIM & SCOPE: The Free University of Bolzano-Bozen, Faculty of Economics and Management, Research Cluster in Financial Markets and Regulation, is pleased to announce the 1st Dolomites Winter Finance (DWF) - Conference ( to be held at the Brunico-Bruneck University campus on February 13-15, 2019.


The Brunico-Bruneck University campus of the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano is located in the heart of Val Pusteria, Alto Adige-South Tyrol, and at walking distance from Plan de Corones Ski Lifts.


The DWF 2019 Conference provides an open platform for finance scholars and practitioners worldwide to meet and share their recent research and exchange ideas and information on new developments in finance research.


DWF will alternate academic sessions with sport and leisure activities in the magnificent Dolomites Alps. In 2009 UNESCO listed Dolomites Alps as a World Heritage Site for the aesthetic value of its landscape and for the scientific importance of its geology and geomorphology.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Luigi Zingales, Robert C. McCormack Distinguished Service Professor of Entrepreneurship and Finance, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business


INVITED PAPERS: Renee Adams, University of Oxford, Said Business School; Mark Grinblatt, UCLA, Anderson School of Management; Roni Michaely, Université de Genève, Geneva Finance Research Institute


Renee Adams, University of Oxford, Said Business School

Yakov Amihud, New York University, Stern School of Business

Fabio Braggion, Tilburg University

Elena Carletti, Bocconi University

Francesca Cornelli, London Business School

Claudia Curi, Free University of Bolzano-Bozen

Claudia Custodio, Imperial College London

Mara Faccio, Purdue University

Francesco Franzoni, Università Svizzera Italiana and Swiss Finance Institute

Mariassunta Giannetti, Stockholm School of Economics

Ruslan Goyenko, McGill University

Iftekhar Hasan, Fordham University, Gabelli School of Business

Michelle Lowry, Drexel University Le Bow College of Business

Maria Teresa Marchica, Alliance Manchester Business School

Massimo Massa, INSEAD

Roni Michaely, Université de Genève, Geneva Finance Research Institute 

Roberto Mura, Alliance Manchester Business School

Maurizio Murgia, Free University of Bolzano-Bozen

Giovanna Nicodano, University of Torino and Collegio Carlo Alberto

Steven Ongena, Zurich University

Marco Pagano, University of Napoli Federico II and EIEF

Giorgia Piacentino, Columbia Business School

Paola Sapienza, Northwestern University

Anthony Saunders, New York University, Stern School of Business

Margarita Tsoutsoura, Cornell University 

Luigi Zingales, The University of Chicago, Booth School of Business



Maurizio Murgia and Claudia Curi, Free University of Bolzano-Bozen



Papers should be submitted electronically to along with your affiliation and email address.  We invite interested scholars, practitioners, and policy-makers to submit research papers in all areas of finance for presentation at the conference.

Submission deadline: Sunday December 9th, 2018

Accepted paper notification: Sunday December 23rd, 2018

Selected author registration deadline: Sunday January 6th, 2019

Selected presenters and discussants will receive funding for travelling and accommodation, subjected to UNIBZ administrative regulations.



Registration deadline: Sunday February 3rd 2019.

Registration is compulsory for selected paper presenters and conference participants at

Conference Participants Registration Fee € 200. Conference fee covers conference material, refreshments and the February 13rd and 14th 2019 conference dinners. PhD Student Registration Fee € 100, subject to a certification letter signed by PhD Program Director.



For further information about the DWF Conference, please visit the website address listed above or contact Brigitte Thurner at



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