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 Åstebro, HEC Paris
  • Thomas J. Chemmanur, Boston College
  • Yael Hochberg, Rice University and NBER
  • 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 Centre invites submissions in all areas of entrepreneurial finance, including but not limited to:

  • Venture capital
  • Innovations in new venture financing
  • Corporate governance and compensation in entrepreneurial firms
  • Patents, innovation, and new business creation
  • The performance of innovative and entrepreneurial firms

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.

Paper submission and participation:

Submit complete papers by September 13, 2019, to Authors will be notified of acceptance by September 30. Presenters of accepted papers should be prepared to act as discussants during the conference. 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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