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 will 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 will be encouraged.

Scholars will include individuals who study internal firm organization, corporate strategy, corporate finance and industrial organization of markets. Interaction between scholars will be on a continuous basis throughout the year and will culminate in an annual conference that will be held at rotating universities. Membership and meeting attendance will be limited to increase the interaction of people in a seminar-style setting.

2018 FOM Conference

Following five successful FOM conferences, we will hold our sixth research workshop on October 18-19, 2018 in Hanover, NH.

In addition to papers from submissions, Thomas Hellman (Oxford) and Antoinette Scholar (MIT) will present distinguished invited papers.  The conference will have a focus on theory of the firm, innovation, entrepreneurship and private equity.   

This year's conference will be organized by members of the Dartmouth Finance faculty and our external research committee which includes: Heitor Almeida (Illinois), Murillo Campello (Cornell), Laurent Fresard (Maryland), Jerry Hoberg (USC), Naveen Khanna (Michigan State), Evgeny Lyandres (Boston University), Vojislav Maksimovic (Maryland), John Matsusaka (USC), Kevin Murphy (USC), Oguzhan Ozbas (USC), Gordon Phillips (Dartmouth) and Chad Syverson (Chicago). 

Past keynote speakers have included Oliver Hart (2014 keynote speaker) and Bengt Holmström (2015 keynote speaker), who won the 2016 Nobel Prize in economics.   

The 2018 FOM conference program will begin with lunch at 12:00 pm on Thursday, October 18 and end on Friday, October 19 at 3:30 pm.  


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