PhD Student Symposium on Financial Market Policy Developments and Research

University of Texas at Austin, McCombs School of Business
August 12, 2020
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July 15, 2020

The McCombs School of Business, through its newly established Salem Center for Policy, will be hosting an online doctoral student symposium designed for Ph.D. candidates in finance, accounting, and economics who are in the process of developing a financial markets research program. Students will engage researchers from leading universities, industry, and regulatory agencies to learn how policy makers use academic research to evaluate the efficacy of markets, respond to financial system disruptions, and implement reform measures. A series of panel discussions will introduce students to active policy issues, open research questions, and how current developments can motivate and shape a research agenda, including through the lens of journal editors. Selected students will be invited to present their working papers and research ideas to program participants, and uniquely receive combined feedback from academics, practitioners, and regulators.