Vienna Symposium on Foreign Exchange Markets
The WU Research Institute for Capital Markets (ISK) will organize the annual Vienna Symposium on Foreign Exchange Markets from August 17-18, 2020 in Vienna at Palais Coburg.
Research on risk premia, factors, and predictive regressions has traditionally focused on equity markets, while research on foreign exchange has been lagging despite its huge potential. Currently, the low yield environment, large international portfolio flows and unconventional monetary policy have made it crucial for asset managers to incorporate FX strategies and FX risk management. We therefore welcome papers on FX risk premia, FX strategies, FX valuation, FX and monetary policy, Emerging Market currencies, currency pegs, FX regimes, FX and business cycle, etc.
In addition to the above-mentioned research themes, we particularly encourage the submission of papers that deal with the interaction of FX and bond markets.
Monday, August 17th 2020
|14:30||Welcome and Opening, Announcement of the Engelbert-Dockner-Fellowship|
Josef Zechner (WU)
Chair: Christian Wagner (WU)
Chair: Otto Randl (WU)
Tuesday, August 18th 2020
Chair: Michael Weber (University of Chicago)
Chair: Thomas Dangl (TU Wien)
|19:00–19:30||WINNER Award Ceremony, Concluding Remarks|
Georg Cejnek (ZZ Vermögensverwaltung)
There is no conference fee for presenters of accepted papers and discussants. Presenters and discussants will also receive free accommodation, lunch, and conference dinners at the conference venue. We expect participants to cover their own travel expense. The conference fee (not including dinners) for participants without active role is EUR 500.
Chair of the Program Committee: Josef Zechner.
Further members of the program committee are Georg Cejnek, Magnus Dahlquist, Zhengyang Jiang, Stephan Kranner, Otto Randl, Lucio Sarno, Andrea Vedolin, Christian Wagner, and Michael Weber.
WINNER Best Paper Award
By submitting to the conference your paper is also considered for the WINNER Best Paper Award 2020. This award is organized by ZZ Vermögensverwaltung and POK Pühringer Privatstiftung in collaboration with WU Vienna. The paper award committee will select the best paper to receive a EUR 10’000 prize. The award selection will be based on both the quality of the submitted paper and the conference presentation.