PolEconFin Conference

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CfP Deadline Date:
June 11, 2023
Conference Event:
October 20, 2023

Event Location:
Rotterdam, Netherlands

Keynote Speaker(s):
Luigi Zingales (University of Chicago Booth School of Business)

Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

This is the third edition of an annual conference series on the Political Economy of Finance. The series is an initiative of PolEconFin, a platform for researchers active in the political economy of finance.

The academic programme will consist of six papers with discussants and also feature a keynote lecture by:

Luigi Zingales
University of Chicago Booth School of Business

The question of the purpose of firms in society is receiving renewed attention. The rise of ESG and, especially, the many challenges facing society such as climate change bring the attention of academics and policy-makers to the (political) role of firms in providing common good and shaping the political landscape around them. Developments on the political economy of finance literature are intimately related to the literature studying how stakeholders affect firm objectives and the pursuit of the common good. This edition aims to showcase studies on the political economy of finance addressing these issues of our time.

The organising committee invites submissions of theoretical and empirical papers on these issues. Topics of interest for the conference include:

The politics of corporate social responsibility
Corporate lobbying, regulation, and the environment
Political ideology and firm value
The political economy of corporate governance
Political influence, competition, and innovation
Political institutions and corporations
Corporate power, academic research, and society
Markets, firms, and money in politics

SUBMISSION: The submission deadline is Sunday 11 June 2023 (6PM BST). There is no submission fee. The authors will be notified about the acceptance of papers in August 2023. Please visit the conference website for further instructions on the submission process.

If you have any difficulties registering for this event, please contact Despoina Chatzilari (dchatzilari@cepr.org) for assistance (with subject header “CEPR Conference Politics, Corporations, and the Common Good”).

FURTHER INFORMATION: The conference will be held in-person in Rotterdam. The conference is scheduled on Friday 20 October 2023 and followed by a dinner with all participants.

Email: poleconfin@rsm.nl

Link CfP&Conference: PolEconFin Conference