Finance, Organizations and Markets (FOM)
Research Group

FOM Research Group

The Finance, Organizations and Markets (FOM) Research group advances interdisciplinary research in finance and the organization of firms and markets, including financial, industrial and labor markets. 

Broad topics include internal firm organization (theory of the firm), mergers and acquisitions, financing policy and industrial organization of markets, and linkages between firms' financial, organizational, and operating strategies. Both theoretical and empirical work are encouraged.

Scholars include individuals who study internal firm organization, corporate strategy, corporate finance and industrial organization of markets. Interaction between scholars continues throughout the year and culminates in an annual conference held at rotating universities. Membership and meeting attendance are limited to increase the interaction of attendees in a seminar-style setting.

2019 FOM Conference

Following six successful FOM conferences, we will hold our seventh research workshop on December 12-13 in Los Angeles, CA.  Please submit your paper by August 31 here:  FOM Paper Submission: Click here

This year's conference will be organized by members of the USC Marshall Finance faculty and our external research committee which includes: Heitor Almeida (Illinois), Murillo Campello (Cornell), Tony Cookson (Colorado), Espen Eckbo (Dartmouth), Laurent Fresard (SFI University of Lugano), Jerry Hoberg (USC), Naveen Khanna (Michigan State), Evgeny Lyandres (Boston University), Kevin Murphy (USC), Oguz Ozbas (USC), Gordon Phillips (Dartmouth), NR Prabhala (Johns Hopkins), Chad Syverson (Chicago) and Shawn Thomas (Pittsburgh).

The keynote speaker will be Vojislav Maksimovic from the University of Maryland. Past keynote speakers have included Oliver Hart (2014) and Bengt Holmström (2015), who won the 2016 Nobel Prize in economics.   

The 2019 FOM conference program will begin with lunch at 12:00 pm on Thursday, December 12 and end on Friday, December 13 around 3:30 pm.  


Click here to view previous conference agendas and details