Each spring, a conference held cooperatively by Fordham, NYU and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute confers upon presenters an unusual advantage: not only scholarship and visibility, but also mentorship.
The Rising Stars Conference, which took place last week in Manhattan, showcased the work of four promising finance scholars — the “rising stars.” Each of these mid-career scholars was paired with two highly published, well-known senior researchers who provided perspective and guidance.
The top-level researchers “are known for their thoughtful insights and constructive criticism and, perhaps most importantly, their commitment to supporting the next generation of scholars,” said Donna Rapaccioli, PhD, dean of the Fordham business faculty and of the Gabelli School of Business.
These scholars’ unique role differentiates this conference from others in the finance field. It also reflects the mission of the three sponsoring universities to cultivate and develop the renowned researchers of the future.
The 2013 conference featured four rising stars:
- Arvind Krishnamurthy — Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
- Alexander Ljungqvist — Stern School of Business, New York University
- Amir Sufi — Booth School of Business, University of Chicago
- Toni Whited — Simon School of Business, University of Rochester
The high-level scholars assigned to the presenters were Franklin Allen of the University of Pennsylvania, William Goetzmann of Yale University, Kose John of NYU, Albert S. “Pete” Kyle of the University of Maryland, Randall Morck of the University of Alberta in Canada, Thomas Noe of the University of Oxford, Sheridan Titman of the University of Texas at Austin and Wei Xiong of Princeton University.
Photograph of Arvind Krishnamurthy of Northwestern University with David Gautschi, dean of Fordham’s Graduate School of Business Administration, and Stephen Freedman, Fordham University provost, courtesy of Clayton Lamar.