Four “Rising Stars” in finance were honored at a recent conference held at Fordham University.
The scholars presented papers on topics ranging from the Home Affordable Refinancing Program to the impact of long-term investors on corporate decision-making.
The 2016 Rising Stars Conference – held on May 6 and organized by Iftekhar Hasan, professor of finance and the E. Gerald Corrigan Chair in International Business and Finance at the Gabelli School of Business – is designed to further showcase the groundbreaking work of academics from around the globe.
The event, which attracts highly respected finance scholars, was opened by Gabelli School Dean Donna Rapaccioli, and awards were presented by Stephen Freedman, provost. It was co-sponsored by the Gabelli School, the Leonard N. Stern School of Business at New York University, and Imperial College London.
The scholars honored were:
- Amit Seru, Dennis and Karen Chookaszian professor of finance and David G. Booth Faculty Fellow, Booth School of Business, University of Chicago
- Mariassunta Giannetti, professor of finance, Stockholm School of Economics
- Alex Edmans, professor of finance, London Business School
- Jarrad Harford, Paul Pigott–PACCAR Professor of Finance, Michael G. Foster School of Business, University of Washington
In addition, Sheridan Titman, Walter W. McAllister Centennial Chair in Financial Services, McCombs School of Business, University of Texas-Austin, was honored at as the 2016 Trailblazer in Finance. Titman gave the keynote lecture.
A financial workshop was held concurrent with the conference, featuring papers from a number of scholars, including Gabelli School assistant professors Maya Waisman and Baolian Wang.