Governance and Political Theory of Companies

Luigi Zingales, University of Chicago
Luigi Zingales

Prof Luigi Zingales from the Univerisyt of Chicago gave a keynote speech on "Towards a Political Theory of the Firm" at the 30th Australasian Finance and Banking Conference.

The 30th Australasian Finance and Banking Conference was held on 13-15 December 2017 at the Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney. This conference was organized by the Institute of Global Finance and School of Banking and Finance UNSW. The conference was sponsored by Australian Stock Exchange, BlackRock, Bureau Van Dijk, PwC, Reserve Bank of Australia, and Sirca. The AFBC has become the most prestigious finance conference in the Asia-Pacific region. It is a gathering of unprecedented size with some 310 delegates from 220 institutions and firms, representing over 33 countries. The world’s foremost leaders of thought from the financial community met and shared their research and interest in finance-related fields. Eight categories of prizes were awarded, and a total of 221 papers were presented. The conference additionally offered a PhD Forum on 12 December were eight PhD students from top international business schools presented their work and received comments from eminent scholars.

Keynote speakers included:

  • Robert Hansen, Tulane University
  • Christopher Kent, Reserve Bank of Australia
  • Augusto Lopez-Claros, Georgetown University and the World Bank
  • Ronald Masulis, University of New South Wales
  • Luigi Zingales, University of Chicago
  • Xuan Tian, Tsinghua University