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March 17, 2017 12:00 AM

The Linde Institute Sponsors the Southern California Private Equity Conference

On March 10, 2017, researchers and practitioners convened at what has become an annual gathering to present and discuss emerging research on private equity. Organized by Caltech’s Associate Professor of Finance and Entrepreneurship Michael Ewens, with support from The Ronald and Maxine Linde Institute of Economic and Management Sciences, and collaborators at the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business and the Rady School of Management at the University of California, San Diego, the conference on the USC campus drew more than 40 participants. 

Researchers from Harvard, Arizona State University, University of Texas at Austin, University of Washington, Notre Dame, and Ohio State presented new academic papers exploring topics such as the economics of the private equity partnership, the increased prevalence of mutual funds in private equity, and changes in the angel finance market. A complete list of presentation topics is available on the conference schedule.

This annual conference gives authors the opportunity to present relatively early work in front of a small, receptive audience willing to provide valuable feedback at a critical stage in a project’s life. It is open to graduate students from the organizing institutions, which provides these young researchers with the opportunity to see how early-stage research is presented and to network with active academics in finance.