KWC Conference on Entrepreneurial Finance

Wednesday - Thursday, 11 - 12 December 2019, Lund


Keynote speaker: Alexander Ljungqvist, Swedish House of Finance and Stockholm School of Economics

Invited presentations by:

  • Thomas J. Chemmanur, Boston College
  • Yael Hochberg, Rice University and NBER
  • Stefano Lovo, HEC Paris
  • Abraham (Avri) Ravid, Yeshiva University
Topics and program:

The KWC Conference on Entrepreneurial Finance is a small, 1.5-day conference, organized by the Knut Wicksell Centre for Financial Studies (KWC) at Lund University. The program will feature presentations in several areas of entrepreneurial finance, including venture capital, crowdfunding, financial contract design, and the determinants of innovation and entrepreneurship.

The conference program will run from noon on Wednesday, 11 December, until the afternoon of Thursday, 12 December. There will be a conference dinner for presenters and discussants on Wednesday evening.

Detailed program to be announced soon.

Paper submission and participation:

The submission deadline has passed.

The conference is also open for participation by non-presenters, but capacity in terms of number of participants is limited, and requests for participation by non-presenters will be met on a first-come-first-served basis. There is no submission or participation fee.


Grand Hotel, Bantorget 1, Lund.

Lund is a small, historic university city in southern Sweden, located a 35-minute train ride from Copenhagen Airport. The Grand Hotel is located within easy walking distance (2-3 minutes) from Lund Central Station.

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