Fakultät für International Business (IB)

Teaching Finance in Turbulent Times

Applied Research Conference

Heilbronn University, Campus - Am Europaplatz, September 26/27, 2013

The conference highlighted recent theoretical and empirical insights into various financial market developments, as well as their implications for the instruction of finance in the classroom. More specifically, the presentations offered a closer look at some of the following topics and how they can be integrated into the didactic setting: Behavioral Finance, Ethics, Market Regulation and the History of Financial Crises. In particular, the focus was on pedagogical methods for training university students to understand the origins of financial crises and possible reactions.

Conference Programme

Thursday, September 26, 2013

14.00 - 14.15
Welcome and Introduction

Professor Mathias Moersch, PhD, Dean of Faculty for International Business, Heilbronn University, Germany

14.15 - 16.15
Industry Structure and Regulation

Dimitri Boreiko, Assistant Professor in Corporate Finance, Bolzano Free University, Italy
"Firms' Ownership and Restructuring through Spin-Offs: European Evidence"

Elif Sisli Ciamarra, Assistant Professor, Brandeis University, USA
"CEO Compensation and Risk Taking in Economic Expansions and Recessions"

Christian Schmidt, Financial Market Authority (FMA), Vaduz, Liechtenstein
"The Impact of Changes in the Global Financial Regulatory Landscape"

16.15 - 16.45 Coffee Break

16.45 - 18.00
Money

Ottmar Schneck, Professor and Dean of ESB Business School Reutlingen, Germany
"A World Without Money"

Robert Krainer, Professor of Finance, Investment and Banking, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
"Bank Lending and Monetary Policy for Turbulent Times: A Non-Nested Comparison of Alternative Specifications of Bank Lending in France and Germany"

18.30 Dinner

 

Friday, September 27, 2013

9.00 - 10.20
Behavioral Biases

Paul Borochin, Assistant Professor of Finance, UConn School of Business, Storrs, USA
"Option Anomalies"

Rainer Berkemer, Professor at AKAD University, Stuttgart, Germany
"Systematic Deviations from Homo Oeconomicus"

10.20 - 10.40 Coffee Break

10.40 - 11.20
Key Note Speech

Werner De Bondt, Professor of Finance, DePaul University, Chicago, USA
"After the crisis: The Quiet Revolution in Finance Theory and Finance Education"

11.30 - 12.50
Financial Education after the Crisis

Nitin Mehta, Managing Director for Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA), CFA Institute- London, England
"Educating Investment Professionals in the Wake of the Financial Crisis"

Wolfgang Amann, Executive Director Executive Education, Goethe Business School, Frankfurt, Germany
"Enabling Holistic Finance and Economics Education"

12.50 - 14.00 Lunch Break

14.00 - 15.30
Panel Discussion

Moderator: Ingo Narat, Senior Financial Correspondent, Handelsblatt, Frankfurt, Germany

Werner De Bondt, Professor of Finance, DePaul University, Chicago, USA

Robert Krainer, Professor of Finance, Investment and Banking, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA

Nitin Mehta, Managing Director for Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA), CFA Institute- London, England

Milad Zarin, Chair of Economics, Institute of Economic Research, University of Neuchatel, Switzerland

15.30 Close of Conference

 

Contact

For any questions please contact Professor Mathias Moersch, PhD and Professor Ted Azarmi, PhD.