The 22nd CEPR/Study Center Gerzensee European Summer Symposium in Financial Markets (ESSFM) will take place in Gerzensee from 18 to 29 July 2011. The Organising Committee for this symposium consists of: Dirk Niepelt (Study Center Gerzensee and CEPR), Fausto Panunzi (UniversitÓ Bocconi and CEPR) and Tarun Ramadorai (University of Oxford and CEPR).
The meeting will include daily seminars in the morning, in which participants present their work, as well as less formal evening seminars scheduled at the beginning of the Symposium. A substantial amount of time is reserved for independent work and collaborative research, which provides participants with a unique opportunity to interact and discuss each other's research.
In addition, four mornings will be devoted to 'focus sessions', each of which concentrates on some recent developments in corporate finance (week one) and asset pricing (week two). Focus sessions for the corporate finance week will be organised by Marco Pagano (University of Naples, EIEF and CEPR) and Daniel Wolfenzon (Columbia University). The focus sessions for the asset-pricing week are organised by Bernard Dumas (INSEAD and CEPR) and Mikhail Chernov (LSE and CEPR).