2023 CEAR-Finance Conference: Technology, Innovation, and Corporate Finance

Posted On November 17, 2022

May 5, 2023 - May 6, 2023

GSU Buckhead Center, 12th Floor
Tower 200 - The Buckhead Center, J. Mack Robinson College of Business
Directions can be found here - https://robinson.gsu.edu/discover-robinson/#locations

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This conference brings together leading researchers in the profession who are working to gain a better understanding of the relationships among technological development, corporate innovation activity, and corporate finance. The conference program includes empirical and theoretical papers that examine not only how new technologies impact early-stage financing, but also how investment policies affect patenting, innovation, and the boundaries of the firm.

Keynote Speaker

The keynote speaker for this conference is Wei Jiang (Emory University). Dr. Jiang earned her PhD in Economics from the University of Chicago in 2001. She is a Senior Fellow at the Program on Corporate Governance at Harvard Law School, and a Research Associate of the NBER (Law and Economics, and Corporate Finance). Her main research interests lie in corporate governance, institutional investors, technology and financial markets. She has published extensively in top finance, economics, and law journals, and received numerous awards for research excellence. Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2022, she was the Arthur F. Bruns Professor of Free Competitive Enterprise at Columbia Business School, Columbia University, as well as previously serving as Vice Dean (for Curriculum and Instruction) at Columbia Business School.


Mark Chen (Georgia State University) and Noah Stoffman (Indiana University) are the co-organizers of this conference. Contact Mark Chen at [email protected] and Noah Stoffman at [email protected] about the program of the conference, and contact CEAR staff at [email protected] for questions about participation and logistics.


The conference is funded by the Center for the Economic Analysis of Risk (CEAR) and the Department of Finance, both located in the J. Mack Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University.


This conference will be held on the 12th floor of the Georgia State University Buckhead Center. Directions to the Buckhead Center can be found here - https://robinson.gsu.edu/discover-robinson/#locations.


If you are a speaker at the Conference or a select invited guest, you will be asked about your anticipated lodging needs when registering for the conference. We will then book your room on your behalf. For all other guests, there are several hotels within a short walk of the Buckhead Center.


This conference is free to attend, but does require registration. Please register your interest in attending this year's conference through the button at the top of this page.