1st IAF PhD Conference

1st IAF PhD Conference at Dunboyne Castle Hotel, Co. Meath 15th May 2024

The main objective of the conference was to provide PhD students in finance, about to go on the job market, with an opportunity to present their research to their peers and leading researchers in the field in order to obtain feedback and practice the presentation of their key research ideas.  An added bonus is that those who presented were also invited to attend as a delegate (free of charge, including hotel accommodation) the main IAF Annual Conference which was held the next two days at the same location (see, https://iafireland.ie/5th-iaf-conference/ ). The presenting PhD students networked with senior academics and researchers from Ireland and abroad

This year Five PhD students presented their work at the 1st PhD IAF Conference. 

Yuting Chen (UCD) – Bubbles Talk: Narrative Augmented Bubble Prediction

Ang Li (QUB) – A Tale Of Two Currency Factors: Decomposing Basis-Momentum

Anand Kumar (DCU) – Climate Change Laws and Corporate Debt Maturity Structure: A Cross-Country Evidence

Xiaomeng Wang (UCD) – International Crash Narrative, Variance Risk Premium and Stock Market Volatility

Paraic McGee (SETU) – Structure: A Cross-Country Evidence Identifying Latent Risk Factors Underlying the European Green Bond Market


The Programme Committee included (alphabetic order) : Liam Gallagher (Dublin City University), Jiadong Liu (Queen’s University Belfast), Fergal O’Connor (University of Cork), Valerio Poti (University College Dublin), Sandeep Rao (Dublin City University)