• World Finance Conference
    Sardinia, July 26th-28th, 2017
    Cagliari, Italy

World Finance Conference

  • Location

    Sardinia, Italy
  • Date

    26th-28th, july 2017







About the Conference


Program Proceeding online

Best papers awards

Prize: The award will be given annually at the World Finance Conference Annual meeting and will recognize up to three papers:

- The first prize (recognized with a plaque and $500)

- The runner-up (recognized with a plaque)

- One honorable mention (recognized with a plaque)

 Eligibility: The 5 papers included in the Best Paper Awards are the ones with the highest ranking in the initial blind review process.

Scoring System: 5 papers eligible for the Best Papers Award are very high quality papers, and we ask your help in selecting the best. For each paper we ask you to rank the papers from worst (1) to best (5) based on Originality, Technical Content, Relevenace of Contribution and Organization and Clarity.

Winners: The winners of the Best paper Awards are those with the combined highest number of votes from members of the Scientific and Program Committee. The total votes for each eligible papers will be presented to all the participants during the Annual Meeting of the World Finance Conference Presentation of the Awards. The winners will be announced at the Annual World Finance Conference.

Speed and Trading Behavior in an Order-Driven Market: An Analysis on a High Quality Dataset
  • SEONGKYU PARK  -     Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  • DOOJIN RYU - Sungkyunkwan University
  • 26th-28th, july 2017
  • Sardinia, Italy
Asset pricing with beliefs-dependent utility and learning
  • TONY BERRADA  -      University of Geneva
  • JEROME DETEMPLE  -   Boston University
  • MARCEL RINDISBACHER - Boston University
  • 26th-28th, july 2017
  • Sardinia, Italy
Financial Stress and Equilibrium Dynamics in Term Interbank Funding Markets
  • EMRE YOLDAS    - Federal Reserve Board
  • ZEYNEP SENYUZ - Federal Reserve Board
  • 26th-28th, july 2017
  • Sardinia, Italy

Keynote Speakers

Elroy Dimson

Cambridge Judge Business School (United Kingdom)

Elroy Dimson chairs the Newton Centre for Endowment Asset Management at Cambridge Judge Business School, and is Emeritus Professor of Finance at London Business School. His research focuses on investing for the long term, and he and his co-authors have become well known for their studies of the returns from all the main asset classes in 23 countries from 1900 to date. His empirical research, with several colleagues, on sustainable and responsible investing has been recognised by six major awards. Books include Global Investment Returns Yearbook 2016 and Global Investment Returns Sourcebook 2016 (with Paul Marsh and Mike Staunton), Financial Market History (2016, with David Chambers), Endowment Asset Management (2007, with Shanta Acharya), and Triumph of the Optimists (2002, with Paul Marsh and Mike Staunton). Recent articles on active ownership (Review of Financial Studies 2015), real assets (Journal of Financial Economics 2015), financial history (Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis 2015), endowment strategy (Financial Analysts Journal 2015), and long-horizon investing (five book chapters, 2016). Case studies on manager selection, real estate investing, and stocks for the long run (Harvard Business School, 2016). Dr Dimson chairs the Advisory Board of FTSE International, and serves on the Advisory Council of Financial Analysts Journal and the Steering Committee of the Financial Economists? Roundtable. Until 2016 he chaired the Strategy Council of the Norwegian Government Pension Fund Global, and before going to Cambridge was a Governor and Professor at London Business School. He is an Honorary Fellow of CFA UK and of the Institute of Actuaries, and a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and of the Risk Institute. He is on the editorial boards of seven finance/investment journals. His PhD is from London Business School.

Peter Tufano

University of Oxford (United Kingdom)

At Oxford, Peter has championed the concept of a business school embedded within the University. While this connection begins with the membership of all business school students in Oxford Colleges, it is embodied in a number of initiatives that differentiate the School from other business schools: our joint degree programmes including our 1+1 MBA programme, whereby students can combine an MBA with scores of other Masters Programmes at Oxford; our Global Opportunities and Threats: Oxford (GOTO) programme, whereby students and alumni study disruptive global phenomena and their impact on business over the next quarter century; our Engaging with the Humanities Programme, whereby our students learn from humanities scholars and teachers primarily about leadership and values; our Oxford Launchpad, whereby our students work with counterparts around the University on new business ventures; and the extensive research conducted by the faculty with colleagues around Oxford. All of these activities produce a richer and more effective business school.
Peter is also a social entrepreneur. In 2000, he founded, and now chairs, a non-profit called the Doorways to Dreams Fund. This organisation works with partners to help low income households successfully manage their financial needs. Peter`s research on consumer finance, and the work of Doorways to Dreams Fund, contributed to the passage of the American Savings Promotion Act in December 2014, which removed federal barriers to sale of prize linked savings products in the US.
Prior to joining Oxford, Peter was a faculty member at the Harvard Business School for 22 years. During this time, he assumed a number of leadership roles, serving as department chair, course head, and Senior Associate Dean. He oversaw the school?s tenure and promotion processes, its campus planning, and he advised the University on financial and real estate matters. He was also the founding co-chair of the Harvard innovation lab (i-lab), a cross-university initiative to foster entrepreneurship.
Peter earned his AB in economics (summa cum laude), MBA (with high distinction) and PhD in Business Economics at Harvard University.
Peter is married with one daughter. His wife, Mary Jeanne Tufano, is an attorney, arbitrator and mediator.

Social activities

Gala Dinner

The Gala Dinner will be served in a exotic place at the Orto Botanico di Cagliari, located at the at Viale S. Ignazio da Laconi 9-11, Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy.

The garden was inaugurated in 1866 under the direction of Prof. Patrizio Gennari. Today the garden contains about 2000 species, predominantly of Mediterranean origin but with a good collection of succulents and tropical plants as well. The site also contains ancient Roman cisterns and natural caves.

Registration is open to participants, family members and friends.

Price: 39 euros/person.


FULL DAY - Sailing Boat + Villasimius Beach


Departure from Cagliari in the morning (8am) and arrival in Villasimius (around 9.15am) for an excursion on a motor boat in Capo Carbonara Marine Protected Area.
The motor boat departs from the Marina of Villasimius in the morning and gets back to the port before lunch. Anchor is dropped once for a long pause and bath in sheltered waters. After the excursion, lunch in a nearby restaurant. After lunch, transfer to Simius Beach and free time for relax (until 6.3opm). Short walk in Villasimius centre and free time. Departure from Villasimius at around 7.30 pm and arrival in Cagliari at around 8.40pm.

Registration is open to participants, family members and friends?

Price:65 euros/person  

Conference Hotel


Venue Information

  • Cagliari University - Facoltà Di Scienze Giuridiche Economiche e Politiche
    Via Sant Ignazio da Laconi, 83, 09123 Cagliari, Itália

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