Workshop on Corporate Bonds
June 2-3, 2016, EM Strasbourg Business School, University of Strasbourg

Organized by LaRGE Research Center (University of Strasbourg),
Bank of Finland Institute for Economies in Transition (BOFIT),
Fordham University (New York) and
Chinese University of Hong Kong

The corporate bond market is the largest and deepest source of capital for companies. A well-functioning bond market is crucial to the stability of the overall financial market infrastructure. The workshop organizers invite authors to submit papers on issues related to corporate bond, its role as: a source of financing; a mitigating agent of agency costs; an active monitor of other stakeholders; a medium of high valuation as well as bankruptcy; an agent of tax sheltering; and an alternative to traditional lending. The call also encourages studies associated with the choice of the currency denomination of debt; impact of regulatory changes and technological innovation on corporate debt markets; market timing, trading environment in the secondary markets; influence of monetary policy on bond markets; private debt and real effects from a macro perspective and its overall importance to the stability of financial market infrastructure as well as the economy as a whole.

Keynote speaker: Kai Li (University of British Columbia)

Round table: with Joseph Fan (Chinese University of Hong Kong), Iftekhar Hasan (Fordham University) among others.
Those interested in presenting a paper at the workshop should send a copy in Word or pdf format via email to Laurent Weill ( by February 1, 2016. Partial drafts will be considered but completed papers will be given priority. Authors of accepted papers will be notified by February 22, 2016.
There is no conference fee.
Program committee: Joseph Fan (Chinese University of Hong Kong), Zuzana Fungáčová (BOFIT), Christophe Godlewski (LaRGE Research Center, EM Strasbourg Business School), Iftekhar Hasan (Fordham University), Iikka Korhonen (BOFIT), Laurent Weill (LaRGE Research Center, EM Strasbourg Business School), An Yan (Fordham University).