2011 Conference

9th INFINITI Conference on International Finance

13-14 June 2011

Keynote Speakers


Andrei Schleifer

A Professor of Economics at Harvard University, Andrei Shleifer holds an undergraduate degree from Harvard and a PhD from MIT. Shleifer has worked on corporate governance, law and finance, behavioral finance, and institutional economics. He has published four books, including The Grabbing Hand (with Robert Vishny) and Inefficient Markets: An Introduction to Behavioral Finance, as well as over a hundred articles. Shleifer has served as the Editor of the Quarterly Journal of Economics between 1989 and 1999 and the Editor of the Journal of Economic Perspectives between 2003 and 2008. He is a fellow of the Econometric Society and of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In 1999, Shleifer won the John Bates Clark medal of the American Economic Association. According to RePEc, Shleifer is the most cited economist in the world.


Edward J Kane

Edward J Kane is Professor of Finance at Boston College. From 1972 to 1992 he held the Everett D. Reese Chair of Banking and Monetary Economics at Ohio State University. A founding member of the Shadow Financial Regulatory Committee, Kane rejoined the organisation in 2005. He served for twelve years as a trustee and member of the finance committee of Teachers Insurance. Currently, he consults for the World Bank and is a senior fellow in the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation’s Center for Financial Research. Previously, Kane has consulted for numerous agencies, including the IMF, components of the Federal Reserve System, and three foreign central banks. He consulted as well for the Congressional Budget Office, the Joint Economic Committee, and the Office of Technology Assessment of the U.S. Congress. He is a past president and fellow of the American Finance Association and a former Guggenheim fellow. He also served as president of the International Atlantic Economic Society and the North American Economics and Finance Association. Kane is a longtime research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research. Besides authoring three books, he has published widely in professional journals and currently serves on six editorial boards. He received a BS from Georgetown University and a PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. We are pleased to be welcoming him back to Trinity for his third INFINITI Conference in a row, and as a Keynote Speaker for a second time.