The SAFE Visitors Program is organizing the first workshop from the new "How to" series on
Developing Research Questions
Andrew Ellul (Professor of Finance, Fred T. Greene Chair in Finance, Kelley School of Business, Indiana University)
Description: What is the objective of this workshop? We will discuss a small set of papers in corporate finance (first meeting), and interaction between corporate finance and financial intermediation (second meeting) to share my thoughts about how you can generate research questions, develop the question of interest, understand a paper’s incremental contribution, and place it within the broad relevant literature. In other words, how to generate ideas and develop them. To that end, we will go through some papers that, while they focus on corporations and financial intermediaries in a very broad way, will help you understand how a literature is “born”, and then develops in different directions. By doing so, I hope I will be contributing to your human capital even if you aim to investigate questions outside the fields of corporate finance or financial intermediation, because the same broad principles can be applied to other areas as well, i.e. the papers we will discuss are intended to share with you examples of how to develop the thought process that you can apply in your favorite research area.
6 December: 9:00 - 12:00 room, HoF 1.28
7 December: 9:00 - 12:00 room, HoF E.01
(three academic hours x45 min. each on both days, the number and the length of the breaks will be discussed with the lecturer)