About the Conference

The University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business will host the 21st Annual Conference on Financial Economics & Accounting (CFEA) in conjunction with the 2010 Maryland Finance Symposium, November 12-13 in College Park, Md. Myron Scholes, winner of the 1997 Nobel Prize for Economics for his Black-Scholes theory and Frank E. Buck Professor of Finance, Emeritus, at Stanford University, will give the keynote address.

The University of Maryland is a member of a consortium of eight universities sponsoring the conference; the eight universities are University of Maryland, New York University, Indiana University, University of North Carolina, Georgia State University, University of Southern California, Rutgers University, and University of Texas.

The conference is being organized by program chairs at the Smith School: Lemma Senbet, The William E. Mayer Chair Professor of Finance and Director of the Center for Financial Policy; Gurdip Bakshi, Dean's Professor of Finance; Rebecca Hann, associate professor of accounting and KPMG Faculty Fellow; and Stephen Brown, assistant professor of accounting.

Last year, the Smith School launched its Center for Financial Policy with a mission to develop thought leadership in financial policy that impacts corporate performance, capital allocation and the stability of the global financial system. The center provides a forum for a collaborative exchange of ideas between business, government and academia to address critical policy issues.

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