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 features presentations in several areas of entrepreneurial finance, including venture capital, crowdfunding, financial contract design, and the determinants of innovation and entrepreneurship.

The conference program runs from noon on Wednesday, 11 December, until the afternoon of Thursday, 12 December. There will be a conference dinner on Wednesday evening.

Download the full program (pdf) using the link below, or view the web version of the program here.

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. Wednesday sessions take place in the Lukas Room on the first floor of the Grand Hotel, Thursday sessions take place in the Sten Broman Room on the second floor.

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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