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Telfer Conference on Corporate Finance and Banking Wealthier

Date & Time

May 19, 2023


Telfer School of Management
Desmarais Building
12th floor, DMS 12102
55 Laurier Avenue East
Ottawa, Ontario  K1N 6N5


Kathy Cunningham


Paid underground parking is available in the Desmarais Building.

The Telfer School of Management is pleased to be hosting the first annual Telfer Conference on Corporate Finance and Banking.

This conference, which will be held on May 19, 2023, will have leading finance scholars from Canada, the US and the UK, presenting their high-impact research papers studying important issues in corporate finance and banking, such as corporate social responsibilities, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, traditional banks versus Fintech, among others.

It will be a one day conference with two sessions, where 5 papers will be presented.  This will be followed by a panel discussion.

The morning begins at 8:30 am - coffee, snacks and networking.

The following speakers with be presenting their papers:

Session 1 - 9:00 am to 11:45 am:

  • Dr. Renee Adams, Professor of Finance at the University of Oxford, Said Business School
    • Renee is an expert on corporate governance, gender diversity, and governance of central banks.
  • Dr. Micah Officer, Professor of Finance at Loyola Marymount University
    • Micah is an expert in mergers and acquisitions(M&A) and investments.
  • Dr. Begum Ipek Yavuz, Assistant Professor, Finance at McGill University
    • Begum works on corporate finance, corporate governance, corporate social responsibiity and impact investing.

Lunch: 11:45 am to 1:00 pm

Session 2 - 1:00 pm to 2:45 pm:

  • Dr. Thomas Chemmanur, Professor of Finance at the Carroll School of Management, Boston College
    • Tom is an expert in IPOs, financial policies, and innovation.
  • Dr. Paul Calluzzo, Associate Professor and Toller Family Fellow of Finance, Queen's University
    • Paul is an expert in corporate governance.

Session 3 - 3:00 pm to 3:45 pm:

  • Panel Discussion - Strategies for Publishing in Top Journals


  • Conference registration deadline: May 10, 2023 (Limited spots available)
  • Conference date: May 19, 2023

Organizing Committee

Harshit RajaiyaAssistant Professor of Finance

Ali AkyolAssociate Professor of Finance

Shantanu DuttaTelfer Fellow in Global Finance, Full Professor of Finance

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