Wards Finance Seminar Series

Named after our prominent alumnus and donor, James Cusator Wards, the Wards Finance Seminar Series invites eminent academics and research leaders from top fields and institutions to present their finance research.

Abstracts and biographies for upcoming seminars can be found on our Research Events page.

Our seminars are currently taking place online via Zoom and are open to all. For further information and to register for individual seminars, please contact the Events Team.


Semester 1

22 September 2021, 1pm
Professor Gurdip Bakshi, Fox School of Business, USA

6 October 2021, 1pm
Professor Avri Ravid, Yeshiva University, USA

20 October 2021, 1pm
Dr Xiaofei Pan, University of Wollongong Australia

17 November 2021, 1pm
Professor Gulnur Muradoglu, Queen Mary University of London

1 December 2021, 1pm
Dr Moqi Xu, Queen Mary University of London

Semester 2

19 January 2022, 1pm
Professor Konstantinos Koufopoulos, University of York

26 January 2022, 1pm
Dr Clemence Alasseur, EDF R&D

9 February 2022, 1pm
Professor Silvio Vismara, University of Bergamo

23 March 2022, 1pm
Professor Nickolay Gantchev, University of Warwick

11 May 2022, 1pm
Dr Leonidas Barbopoulos, University of Edinburgh

17 June 2022, 1pm
Professor Yuri Tserlukevich, Arizona State University