European Finance Association

49th Annual Meeting

Barcelona, Spain 24-27 August 2022

Keynote Speaker

Professor Laura Veldkamp will be the Keynote Speaker at the EFA 49th Annual Meeting. Her speech will be on Valuing Data and Data-Intensive Firms.

Laura Veldkamp is a Professor of Finance at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business and a former editor of the Journal of Economic Theory. Professor Veldkamp earned a B.A in applied mathematics and economics from Northwestern University, and a Ph.D. in economic analysis and policy from Stanford Graduate School of Business. Prior to joining Columbia, she taught at NYU for 15 years. She is a faculty research fellow for the National Bureau of Economic Research and the Centre for Economic and Policy Research, and a frequent consultant for the New York and Minneapolis Federal Reserve Banks. She is also the author of the textbook, Information Choice in Macroeconomics and Finance (Princeton University Press).

Professor Veldkamp’s research focuses on how individuals, investors and firms get their information, how that information affects the decisions they make, and how those decisions affect the macroeconomy and asset prices. Her recent work examines the data economy and the value of data as an asset.