Finance and Management Conference, San Juan – Puerto Rico, January 12-14, 2018 – MFSociety

CALL FOR PAPERS

Winter 2018 Conference of the Multinational Finance Society January 12-14, 2018, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: September 15, 2017

CONFERENCE OBJECTIVE
The objective of the conference is to bring together academic researchers, educators, doctoral students and practitioners from various international institutions to focus on timely financial issues and research findings pertaining to industrialized and developing countries including the recent financial and economic crisis.
AREAS OF INTEREST
Papers in all areas of finance, accounting, banking and economics dealing with developed and developing countries are welcome. Specific topics include, but are not limited to: Asset Pricing; Banking; Behavioral Finance; Buyouts; Capital Structure; CDS; Commodities; Contagion in Financial Markets; Corporate Governance; Corporate Restructuring; Cost of Bankruptcy; Credit Scoring Models; Cross Listing; Derivatives; Emerging Markets; Entrepreneurship and Finance; Executive Compensation; Financial Accounting; Financial Analysts; Financial Reporting; FX Arbitrage; International Business; Investment Banking; IPOs; M&As; Macro Finance; Market Efficiency; Market Microstructure; Payout Policy; Portfolio Management; Real Options; Regulation; Risk Measurement; Shipping Finance; Public Sector Financial Constraints in Times of Austerity; Management Traits and Decision Making; The Role of Social Media in the Dissemination of Information; The Management of Restraints in Sources of Finance.
Policy-oriented papers from researchers in government and industry are particularly welcome. Suggestions for the organization of panel sessions on topics of general interest will also be considered.
This conference is unique in that we are opening special sections in international business. We ask that papers be as closely aligned to international finance, international accounting, and international economics as possible.
Please visit our website at www.mfsociety.org to submit a copy of a completed or nearly completed paper or a detailed dissertation proposal or case study (PDF format) by September 15, 2017.

Financial Economics Network Call for Papers July 2017

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Table of Contents *Professional Announcements*
*The University of North Carolina’s Twenty-First Annual Tax Symposium* <#m_-6082970257138533863_ann_1> Call For Papers
*XXVI International Rome Conference on Money, Banking and Finance* <#m_-6082970257138533863_ann_2> Call For Papers
*2017 China International Risk Forum* <#m_-6082970257138533863_ann_3> Call For Papers
*2017 Melbourne Finance Doctoral Information Day in Shanghai* <#m_-6082970257138533863_ann_4> Information Session Announcement
*Swiss Society For Financial Market Research (SGF) Conference 2018* <#m_-6082970257138533863_ann_5> Call For Papers
*5th IFMA International Conference Submission and GFJ Dual Submission Process* <#m_-6082970257138533863_ann_6> Call For Papers
*BU Conference on Financial Econometrics – Derivatives, Volatility, Jumps and Inference* <#m_-6082970257138533863_ann_7> Conference Announcement
*8th Miami Behavioral Finance Conference* <#m_-6082970257138533863_ann_8> Call For Papers
*30th Australasian Finance and Banking Conference and PhD Forum* <#m_-6082970257138533863_ann_9> Call For Papers
*2017 Asia Asset Management – CAMRI – CFA Institute Prize in Asset Management* <#m_-6082970257138533863_ann_10> Call For Papers
*2017 Conference on the Theories and Practices of Securities and Financial Markets* <#m_-6082970257138533863_ann_11> 25th SFM Call for Papers
*Sixth International Conference on Futures and Other Derivatives* <#m_-6082970257138533863_ann_12> Call For Papers
*European Financial Management – Special Issue: “Corporate Policies and Asset Prices”* <#m_-6082970257138533863_ann_13> Call For Papers
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Calls For Papers

1. The University of North Carolina’s Twenty-First Annual Tax Symposium, April 20th & 21th 2018, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
The University of North Carolina is organizing its twenty-first annual tax symposium, designed to bring together leading tax scholars from economics, accounting, finance, law, political science, and related fields. The symposium will be held in Chapel Hill on Friday afternoon and Saturday morning, April 20-21, 2018, and will be sponsored by the KPMG Foundation and the UNC Tax Center. The goal is to bring together scholars from different areas who share a common interest in current tax research. Previous conferences have been very successful, and we anticipate the same this year.
PAPER DETAILS: Papers should be well developed, but at a stage where they can still benefit from the group’s discussion. Travel and lodging expenses for presenters will be reimbursed up to $500.
PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: Please submit an electronic PDF version of the paper no later than December 15, 2017 to: taxsymposium@kenan-flagler.unc.edu
We will select papers by January 31, 2018.

2. XXVI International Rome Conference on Money, Banking and Finance, Dec, 14-16, 2017 – PALERMO (Sicily)/

JOINTLY PROMOTED BY: University of Rome Tor Vergata, LUISS – Guido Carli, University of Rome La Sapienza, University of Rome 3, LUMSA, Fordham University, December 14-16, 2017, LUMSA, Via Filippo Parlatore, 65 – 00145, Palermo, Italy
SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE: Michele Bagella, Leonardo Becchetti, Rocco Ciciretti, Giorgio Di Giorgio, Giovanni Ferri, Franco Fiordelisi, Iftekhar Hasan, Francesco Nucci, Gustavo Piga
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH Journal of Financial Stability

TOPICS: Contributions on the following fields are welcome: – Asset Pricing and Derivatives – Banking – Banking Regulation – Capital Structure and Corporate Finance – Commercial and Asset-based Finance – Corporate Governance – Efficiency and Productivity Analysis – Exchange Rates – Financial Development and Inclusive Growth in the Euro-Mediterranean Region (MBF-EMNES special session, see here for the special call) – Financial Education – Financial Stability – Hedge Funds – Insurance – Microfinance and Economic Development – Monetary Policy and Central Banking – Financial Regulation and Supervision – Relationship Banking – Risk Management
Your contribution to the MBF 2017 Conference as a presenter, discussant or session chair is greatly appreciated. In addition to the regular sessions of academic research, the program will also include a Young Economist Session (YES).
REGISTRATION FEE: Conference fee for participants is Euro 250 (Euro 200 for the early bird), and it includes lunches and coffee breaks during the Conference. Doctoral students are eligible for a reduced Fee of Euro 100. Participation to the Conference Gala Dinner is additional Euro 50.
PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: Paper submission must follow the electronic procedure using the conference webpage (2017.mbf-rome.it/xxvi/login ) by September 1, 2017.
Acceptance of papers by the Scientific Committee will be communicated to authors by September 25, 2017.
DEADLINES: Early Bird Deadline (Euro 200): Fee payment deadline is October 2, 2017. Regular Deadline (Euro 250): Fee payment deadline is October 23, 2015.
FURTHER INFORMATION: For any additional information, please visit the website 2017.mbf-rome.it/home/ or contact the organizing committee at: MBF2017@lumsa.it/.

3. Call For Papers 2017 China International Risk Forum, December 16, 2017, Shanghai, China
The forthcoming China International Risk Forum (CIRF) will be held on December 16, 2017 at the Shanghai Jiao Tong University in Shanghai, China. The purpose of the forum is to promote research on risk, uncertainty, risk management, and related finance topics in the Asia-Pacific region, the Indian subcontinent and around the world.
TOPICS: Potential research topics include but are not limited to: – Corporate risk management, governance and control – (De)Leverage, risk management, and financial safety of financial institutions – Investment risk taking of financial institutions – Ambiguity and ambiguity aversion – Systemic risk: measurement and management – Catastrophic risk and its management – Compliance to financial regulations – Behavioral explanations of corporate risk taking/management – Big data applications and predictive modeling in risk management
PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: The deadline for submission of completed papers is August 31, 2017. Please submit your work via easychair.org/ conferences/?conf=cirf2017. Please submit a pdf file without author information. No submission and registration fees are required for the conference.
Papers presented at the conference will be considered for publication in the special issues of the Pacific-Basin Finance Journal (PBFJ) if so indicated in the conference submission email. Journal submissions will be independent from submissions to the conference. The standard PBFJ submission fee is required since all manuscripts are subject to the PBFJ’s review process. The PBFJ editorial team will be working closely with the CIRF program co-chairs on the review process. Papers presented at the conference can also be considered by the China Finance Review International (CFRI) hosted by the Antai College of Economics and Management, Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

IMPORTANT DATES: Deadline for Conference Submission – August 31, 2017 Notification of Conference Acceptance- September 30, 2017 Conference Dates- December 16, 2017 Subsequent Submission to PBFJ- January 1, 2018 Expected Journal Acceptance Deadline- October 31, 2018 Expected Publication Date- December 1, 2018
GUEST CO-EDITORS OF PBFJ RISK MANAGEMENT ISSUE: Jin-Chuan Duan, National University of Singapore Wenfeng Wu, Shanghai Jiao Tong University Tong Yu, University of Cincinnati
ABOUT CIRF: Formerly named as the Shanghai Risk Forum (SRF), CIRF has eight founding universities: – East China Normal University – Fudan University – Renmin University of China – Shanghai Jiao Tong University – Shanghai Lixin University of Accounting and Finance – Shanghai University of Finance and Economics – Shanghai University of International Business and Economics – Zhejiang University
Its mission is to promote academic research in risk, uncertainty, and risk management. CIRF serves as a platform for participants to exchange research ideas and to better understand the practice.
ABOUT PBFJ: The Pacific-Basin Finance Journal is aimed at providing a specialized forum for academic research on capital markets of the Asia-Pacific countries. The journal is included in the Social Science Citation Index (SSCI) and maintains a 5-year impact factor of 1.610. Journal’s website: www.journals.elsevier.com/pacific-basin-finance- journal

4. Call For Papers Swiss Society For Financial Market Research (SGF) Conference 2018, April 6, 2018, SIX ConventionPoint, Zurich.
www.fmpm.ch/conference
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: OCTOBER 31, 2017, 24.00 CET
Swiss Society for Financial Market Research – Publishers of “Financial Markets and Portfolio Management”
PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: We would like to invite both academics and practitioners to submit papers on all topic areas of financial market research until October 31, 2017, 24.00 CET.
Papers must be in English. For online paper submission please visit our website: www.fmpm.ch/conference
When submitting a paper to the conference, you may also choose to directly submit to the journal “Financial Markets and Portfolio Management (FMPM)”.
REGISTRATION FOR PARTICIPATION: There is no deadline for registration. The conference fee is 200 CHF. PhD students can be granted a reduced fee of 120 CHF (proof of enrollment required). In case you have not registered for conference participation by April 5, 2018, the walk-in rate amounts to 250 CHF. Furthermore, there will be a pre-conference dinner in Zurich on April 5, 2018. The fee for this dinner amounts to 120 CHF. For registration please refer to our website www.fmpm.ch/conference
FOR FURTHER QUESTIONS PLEASE CONTACT:
Dr. Michael Herold c/o University of Bamberg, Chair of Banking and Financial Control Karntenstr. 7, 96052 Bamberg, Germany Phone: +49 – (0)951 – 863 2093 <+49%20951%208632093> Fax: +49 – (0)951 – 863 2092 <+49%20951%208632092> sgf-conference@fmpm.ch, www.fmpm.ch
ACADEMIC CONFERENCE BOARD: Matthias Muck (Chairman), Nicole Branger, Martin Brown, Andre Guettler, Karl Keiber, Olaf Korn, Holger Kraft, Antje Mahayni, Stefan Ruenzi, Markus Schmid

5. Call For Papers 5th IFMA International Conference Submission and GFJ Dual Submission Process, December 18-19, 2017, ombok, Indonesia.
The 5th Annual Indonesian Financial Management Association (IFMA) International Conference will be held in Lombok, Indonesia on December 18-19, 2017. The program committee cordially invites paper submissions from all areas of finance.
ABOUT LOMBOK: After successful conferences in Bali and Yogyakarta, the IFMA conference will visit the beautiful island of Lombok. With its white-sand beaches and wonderful vistas, Lombok has long been overshadowed by its famous neighbour, Bali. This offers a wonderful opportunity for the discerning travelers to experience natural wonders at a relaxing pace. Apart from its already well-known beaches and the car-free Gili Islands off its coasts, Lombok is also blessed with a lush interior punctuated by the awe-inspiring Mount Rinjani, one of Indonesia’s highest peaks at 3,726 m.
Lombok can be reached via international flights from Singapore (SilkAir) and Kuala Lumpur (AirAsia). Alternative transportation arrangements include numerous fast boat services from Bali (about 2-3 hour ride), and frequent flights from Jakarta and Denpasar (Bali) international airports.
KEYNOTE SPEAKERS: Ronald Masulis (UNSW) Roni Michaely (Cornell University)
PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: Papers should be submitted to ifma2017@groups.nus.edu.sg with the subject heading: “IFMA 2017 Conference Submission”. Please do not submit a paper that has been accepted for publication in a journal or is close to being accepted. We particularly encourage submissions from junior researchers and doctoral students. Papers will be selected by the program committee, which consists of international scholars.
Submission Deadline: SEPTEMBER 16, 2017. Authors of selected papers will be notified by SEPTEMBER 30, 2017.
GLOBAL FINANCE JOURNAL DUAL SUBMISSION PROCESS: Following a fruitful collaboration in the last IFMA conference, the program committee and the editorial board of Global Finance Journal are pleased to announce the dual submission process at the Global Finance Journal. During the submission process for the IFMA Conference, authors have the option of submitting their paper for dual submission to the Global Finance Journal. To be considered for this dual submission, authors must clearly indicate their interest in the dual submission process by using the subject heading: “IFMA 2017 and GFJ Dual Submission” in the conference submission email. Please note that this option is only available for papers that have not been already submitted to the Global Finance Journal and are not currently under reviews in other journals.
ORGANIZERS: Indonesian Financial Management Association (IFMA) Faculty of Economics and Business Universitas Diponegoro Faculty of Economics Universitas Negeri Jakarta
CONFERENCE CHAIR: Johan Sulaeman (National University of Singapore)
ORGANIZING COMMITTEE: Suherman (Universitas Negeri Jakarta) Harjum Muharam (Universitas Diponegoro) Gatot Ahmad (Universitas Negeri Jakarta) Agung Buchdadi (Universitas Negeri Jakarta)
PROGRAM COMMITTEE: Sumit Agarwal (Georgetown University), Vikas Agarwal (Georgia State University), Sugato Bhattacharyya (University of Michigan), Peter Bossaerts (University of Melbourne), Michael Brennan (UCLA), Thomas Chemmanur (Boston College), Darwin Choi (Chinese University of Hong Kong), Tarun Chordia (Emory University), Douglas Foster (University of Technology Sydney), Jarrad Harford (University of Washington), Pab Jotikasthira (Southern Methodist University), Andy Kim (Sung Kyun Kwan University), Hardjo Koerniadi (Auckland University of Technology), Yuanto Kusnadi (Singapore Management University), Jongsub Lee (University of Florida), Bing Liang (University of Massachusetts at Amherst), William Megginson (University of Oklahoma), Ronald Masulis (UNSW), Roni Michaely (Cornell University), Abhiroop Mukherjee (HKUST), Terrance Odean (UC Berkeley), Manju Puri (Duke University), Raghavendra Rau (University of Cambridge), Eduardo Schwartz (UCLA), Hersh Shefrin (Santa Clara University), Avanidhar Subrahmanyam (UCLA), Mathijs van Dijk (Erasmus University), Christian Wolff (University of Luxemburg)
CONTACT: sulaeman@nus.edu.sg
CONFERENCE WEBSITE: www.ifma-online.org/2017-conference

6. Conference Announcement BU Conference on Financial Econometrics – Derivatives, Volatility, Jumps and Inference, Saturday, September 16, 2017, 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Metro Meeting Centers – Boston 101 Federal Street, 4th Floor Boston, MA 02110
The Finance Department and the Mathematical Finance Program of the Questrom School of Business, together with the Hariri Institute for Computing at Boston University are pleased to announce a one-day conference on recent advances in financial econometrics. The focus of the conference lies on the identification of new risks from financial data. It will include a series of talks from experts in the field as well as provide a platform for fruitful discussion. The conference will be held at the Metro Meeting Center – Boston on Saturday, September 16, 2017.
CONFERENCE AGENDA:
8:30-9:00 Registration & Coffee
9:00-9:15 Welcoming Remarks
9:15-10:00 Yacine Ait-Sahalia (Princeton University)
10:00-10:45 Tim Bollerslev (Duke University)
10:45-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00-11:45 Olivier Scaillet (University of Geneva)
11:45-12:30 Bjorn Eraker (University of Wisconsin)
12:30-2:00 Lunch Break
2:00-2:45 Per Mykland (University of Chicago)
2:45-3:30 Jianqing Fan (Princeton University)
3:30-3:45 Coffee Break
3:45-4:30 George Tauchen (University of North Carolina)
4:30-5:15 Peter Carr (New York University)
5:15-5:30 Concluding Remarks
CONFIRMED SPEAKERS & PRESENTATION ABSTRACTS: Yacine Ait-Sahalia (Princeton University): “Closed-Form Implied Volatility Surfaces for Stochastic Volatility Models” Tim Bollerslev (Duke University): “Realized SemiCovariances: Looking for Signs of Direction Inside Realized Covariance” Olivier Scaillet (University of Geneva): “A Diagnostic Criterion for Approximate Factor Structure” Bjorn Eraker (University of Wisconsin): “Predictability Puzzles” Per Mykland (University of Chicago) Jianqing Fan (Princeton University): “Robust High-Dimensional Volatility Matrix Estimation for High-Frequency Factor Model” George Tauchen (University of North Carolina): “Rank Tests at Jump Events” Peter Carr (New York University): “Decomposing Long Bond Returns”
LOCATION: Metro Meeting Centers – Boston 101 Federal Street, 4th Floor Boston, MA 02110
REGISTRATION: www.bu.edu/hic/2017-bu-conference-on-financial- econometrics-registration Online registration is required (registration is free).
CONFERENCE ORGANIZERS: Marcel Rindisbacher (questromapps.bu.edu/mgmt_new/profiles/ RindisbacherMarcel.html

FEN Professional Announcements, 7/14/2017

Table of Contents: FEN Professional Announcements
1. 5th Annual CQAsia Academic Competition,  Call For Papers
2. The Global Corporate Governance Colloquia (GCGC),  Call For Papers
3. 10th Annual Hedge Fund and Private Equity Research Conference – Liquidity, Risk and Performance,  Call For Papers
4. Centre for Analytical Finance Summer Research Conference, 2017, Conference Program Announcement
5. NSE – IGIDR Corporate Governance Research Initiative, Call for Research Proposals – 2017
6. 2017 SFS Cavalcade Asia-Pacific, Call For Papers
7. 3rd Conference on Banking Development, Stability and Sustainability,  Call For Papers
8. Sixth International Conference on Futures and Other Derivatives, Call For Papers
9. Twelfth Annual Conference on Advances in the Analysis of Hedge Fund Strategies,  Call For Papers

*Call For Papers 5th Annual CQAsia Academic Competition*
November 1-2, 2017, Hong Kong
The 5th Annual CQAsia Academic Competition will be held at the CQAsia conference in Hong Kong on November 1 – 2, 2017.
Competitive, unpublished papers are invited from all faculty and students who wish to apply. Preference will be given to those papers which have direct applicability to investment management in one or more of the following areas: Security Valuation/Pricing, Factor Models, Strategic or Tactical Asset Allocation, Risk Budgeting, Optimizing the Allocation of Risk Capital, Multi-period Portfolio Problems, and Performance Attribution. The committee also encourages submissions focusing on Asian markets or their linkages with global markets.
Only complete papers will be considered in this competition. In addition, the primary author must be either faculty or a student. The top three submitted papers will be asked to present at the CQAsia Annual Meeting on November 2nd in Hong Kong. A copy of the paper presented at the Conference will be made available to members attending the conference.
AWARDS: Cash awards of $3000, $2000, and $1000 will be awarded to the first, second, and third place finishers in the competition. Criterion for awards will be based on both presentation quality and content of interest to practicing investment professionals. CQA will cover travel expenses for one author (capped at $1,000). Hotel accommodations will also be provided. Other authors are invited to attend the conference, but must do so at their own travel and hotel expense.
PARTICIPATION: This is an excellent opportunity for academic researchers to receive valuable feedback on their work from practicing investment professionals. The conference is a members-only event and the attendees represent many of the major investment firms involved in quantitative investment strategies. For a list of firms represented by CQA members, use the Affiliated Firms link on the cqa.org website.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR CONTRIBUTORS:
1.Please submit a Word or Adobe PDF version of your paper to be received no later than July 31, 2015. E-mail the papers to:
Melissa Allison At: melissa@cqa.org If you have any questions, contact Melissa at Melissa@cqa.org
2. The cover page must have title, author(s), affiliation(s), and phone number, and e-mail address of the primary contact. Please also include the tenured status of each author at his/her respective institution.
3.Acceptance decisions only will be communicated to authors by August 31, 2017.
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*Call For Papers The Global Corporate Governance Colloquia (GCGC)*
1 – 2 June 2018, Harvard University
The Global Corporate Governance Colloquia (GCGC) is a global initiative to bring together the best research in law, economics and finance relating to corporate governance at a yearly conference held at 12 leading universities in the Americas, Asia and Europe. The 12 hosting institutions are: Columbia University, Goethe University Frankfurt, Harvard University, London Business School, National University of Singapore, Peking University, Seoul National University, Stanford University, Swedish House of Finance, University of Oxford, University of Tokyo and Yale University.
OVERVIEW: The aim of the conference series is to attract current research papers of the highest scholarly quality in the field of corporate governance. The conferences are primarily ‘academic to academic’ events with some participants from industry and the public sector including the practitioner partners of GCGC and other invited panelists. The practitioner partners are the European Investment Bank (EIB), Zurich Insurance Group, and Japan Exchange Group (JPX).
The fourth annual GCGC Conference will be hosted by Harvard University on 1 – 2 June 2018. The Conference Committee is inviting researchers to submit recent papers on corporate governance (no maximum word count). In this context, corporate governance refers to the way in which private and public companies, enterprises, entrepreneurship and financial institutions are governed and run in relation to their purpose, values, ownership, representation, accountability, financing, investment, performance, leadership, direction, management, employment, law, regulation and taxation.
Papers will be selected for presentation from the submissions received. Ideally, these submissions should be based on new research that will not have been presented before. Each paper will be assigned a discussant and there will be ample time for questions and comments from the audience.
PAPER SELECTION PROCEDURE: A selection will be made by a Conference Committee from the papers that were submitted online before the deadline of 15 September 2017 using the form below. Researchers will be notified whether their paper has been accepted for the conference before 31 October 2017.
ORGANISATION: The conference will take place over two days. In addition to the research presentations, there will be two panel discussions involving participants from industry and the public sector. The conference dinner will be held on the evening of 1 June. The organisers will contribute towards the cost of travel and provide up to three nights of hotel accommodation for the presenters.
FURTHER INFORMATION: Questions may be directed to: admin@ecgi.org
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*Call For Papers 10th Annual Hedge Fund and Private Equity Research Conference – Liquidity, Risk and Performance*
January 18-19, 2018, Paris
ORGANIZERS: Serge Darolles (Universite Paris-Dauphine and CREST) Rene Garcia (University of Montreal and Toulouse Business School) Christian Gourieroux (CREST and University of Toronto) Tamara Nefedova (Universite Paris-Dauphine)
This academic meeting will take place in Paris during January 18-19, 2018. Academic sessions will cover the latest research on asset management. We welcome submissions on hedge funds, mutual funds and private equity funds, but also, more broadly, papers that seek to improve the understanding of the role of different market intermediaries and the effect of their behaviour on asset prices.
TOPICS: Potential topics include, but are not limited to: Hedge fund risks and performance; transparency (reporting) and due diligence; hedge fund activity and broad macroeconomic issues such as systemic risk and contagion; hedge fund activism; portfolio liquidation and liquidity; financial regulation; mutual funds, private equity funds; etc.
The organization will make available limited accommodation and travelling grants for doctoral students.
PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: A (preliminary) version of the paper must be sent to tamara.nefedova@dauphine.fr by September 30, 2017. Decisions will be communicated by October 31, 2017. Submission Deadline: September 30, 2017
SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE: V. Agarwal (Georgia State University), C. Cao (Penn State University), S. Darolles (Universite Paris-Dauphine and CREST), R. Garcia (Edhec Business School), C. Gourieroux (CREST and University of Toronto), T. Nefedova (Universite Paris-Dauphine), A. Patton (Duke University), R. Sadka (Boston College).
FURTHER INFORMATION: For more information about the Conference, visit our page: housefinance.dauphine.fr/fr/activites/annual-hedge- fund-research-conference.html
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*Conference Program Announcement Centre for Analytical Finance Summer Research Conference, 2017*
PROGRAM:
Day 0: Thursday, July 27, 2017
7:30 PM Reception for Conference Participants
Day 1: Friday, July 28, 2017
8:30 AM – 10:45 AM – Session 1: Macro-Finance Session Chair: To be decided
Brexit and the Contraction of Syndicated Lending Tobias Berg, Frankfurt School of Finance & Management Anthony Saunders, New York University Larissa Schafer, Frankfurt School of Finance & Management Sascha Steffen, University of Mannheim Discussant Anand Srinivasan, CAFRAL
Jobs Act Spillover Effects in the Syndicated Loan Market Matthew T. Billett, Indiana University Chiyoung Cheong, Indiana University Sudip Gupta, Fordham University Discussant N. K. Chidambaran, Fordham University
10:45 AM – 11:00 AM Tea Break
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM Session 2: Innovation Session Chair: To be decided
Does Trust Create a Culture of Innovation? Fei Xie, University of Delaware Bohui Zhang, University of New South Wales Wenrui Zhang, Chinese University of Hong Kong Discussant Krishnamurthy Subramanian, Indian School of Business
Financial Innovation and Real Innovation Jonathan Brogaard, University of Washington Lora Dimitrova, University of Exeter Sapnoti K. Eswar, University of Cincinnati Discussant Shashwat Alok, Indian School of Business
1:00 PM – 3:30 PM Lunch Break and Networking
3:30 PM – 5:30 PM Session 3: Startup Finance Session Chair: To be decided
Profit Sharing: A Contracting Solution to Harness the Wisdom of the Crowd Jiasun Li, George Mason University Discussant Buvaneshwaran Venugopal, University of Houston
How do Investors Accumulate Network Capital? Evidence from Angel Networks Buvaneshwaran Venugopal, University of Houston Vijay Yerramilli, University of Houston Discussant Ramana Sonti, Indian School of Business
Day 2: Saturday, July 29, 2017 8:45 AM – 10:45 AM Session 4: Empirical Asset Pricing Session Chair: To be decided
Margin Credit and Stock Return Predictability Prachi Deuskar, Indian School of Business Nitin Kumar, Indian School of Business Jeramia Allan Poland, Indian School of Business Discussant Ravi Anshuman, Indian Institute of Management
Losers Buy Beta Koustav De, University of Michigan Discussant Nitin Kumar, Indian School of Business
10:45 AM – 11:00 AM Tea Break
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM Session 5: Emerging Markets Session Chair: To be decided
Banking the Unbanked: What do 255 Million New Bank Accounts Reveal about Financial Access Sumit Agarwal, George Town University Shashwat Alok, Indian School of Business Pulak Ghosh, Indian Institute of Management Soumya Ghosh, State Bank of India Tomasz Piskorski, Columbia University Amit Seru, Stanford University Discussant Shilpa Aggarwal, Indian School of Business
Firm Boundaries and Political Uncertainty: Evidence Using State Elections in India Arkodipta Sarkar, London Business School Discussant Prasanna Tantri, Indian School of Business
1:00 PM – 3:30 PM Lunch Break and Networking
3:30 PM – 5:30 PM Session 6: Banking and Household Finance Session Chair: To be decided
Systemic Bank Panics in Financial Networks Zhen Zhou, Tsinghua University Discussant Vaidya Nathan, Indian School of Business
Peer Financial Distress and Household Debt Ankit Kalda, Washington University Discussant Nirupama Kulkarni, CAFRAL
5:30 PM – 6:00 PM Tea Break
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Keynote address by Professor Viral V. Acharya
7:00 PM Best Paper Award Presentation and Vote of Thanks
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*Call for Research Proposals – 2017 NSE – IGIDR Corporate Governance Research Initiative*
The National Stock Exchange of India (NSE) and the Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR) are collaborating to promote academic research on Corporate Governance in India. This is the fourth year of this Initiative. The Initiative invites academics and scholars working in the areas of economics, finance, law and management disciplines to submit research proposals that are relevant for understanding, designing and implementing best-practice corporate governance policies. Proposals can be submitted under two categories, those specific to India (Group 1) and those relevant to emerging market economies in general (Group 2). Six projects in total will be selected by the Initiative and a token honorarium of USD 2000 will be paid per project.
TOPICS The topics of interest to the Initiative include but are not limited to: – Ownership and control structures, its evolution, minority shareholder rights, role of large shareholders and institutional investors – Governance issues in family firms/business groups including the role of internal markets, insider control, relational contracting and succession planning – Board size, CEO duality, role of independent directors, Board assessment and term limits – Gender and board diversity – Auditor and audit committee independence – Accounting and auditing standards, disclosure practices and earnings management – Related party transactions – Role of proxy advisors in governance – Governance of financial institutions and institutional investors – Governance by financial institutions and institutional investors – Corporate social responsibility and socially responsible investing – Executive compensation – Mergers and acquisitions and corporate governance – Corporate governance index – Laws, regulations and enforcement – Role of value, ethics, and trust in governance – Digitization and governance – Implications of the new Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code on governance
PROCEDURE FOR SUBMITTING RESEARCH PROPOSALS: Researchers can submit proposals in Group 1 or Group 2 or both. Each research proposal should consist of at most three single-spaced pages, and must mention the Group under which it is submitted, project title, CV of the principal investigator (PI) and the institution where the PI is affiliated; information on any co-PIs; a one-paragraph summary of the project; the project’s intended contribution relative to the literature; the data to be employed; research methodology; and preliminary results (if any). While research proposals that are in the early stages of conception/formulation are also encouraged by the Initiative, proposals that are at relatively advanced stages are more likely to be accepted, provided they are still revisable. However, the project must not have been sent for publication in any form (working paper or otherwise) and the authors of the selected projects must undertake to first publish their papers in the Working Paper Series of the NSE and IGIDR.
The deadline for submitting research proposal is August 31, 2017. Research proposals should be emailed in a single file in pdf format to: nse-igidr-cg@igidr.ac.in. Project approval decisions will be intimated by September 30, 2017. Fifty percent of the honorarium will be made available upon approval of the proposal and the remaining fifty percent will be made available if the following conditions are met:
The Principal investigator of the approved project must: – Submit a preliminary draft by March 31, 2018 for peer review. The Initiative will provide the author with a review report within a month of submission. – Submission of the first revised draft incorporating reviewer comments by May 31, 2018. Present (or have a co-author present) the revised draft at a research conference to be organized by the NSE-IGIDR in Mumbai, India in June, 2018 (dates to be confirmed). The NSE would cover the expenses relating to economy class airfare, accommodation and local transport arrangements for the presenter of the paper in the conference. – Submit a second draft incorporating reviewer comments and discussions at the Conference by July 31, 2018, on which a final set of comments will be provided by August 31, 2018. Submit by September 15, 2018, a final paper that gives due consideration to all comments and feedback for inclusion in the Working Paper series of the NSE and IGIDR.
SELECTION COMMITTEE: The committee to screen and approve the projects consists of: Marco Becht Universite libre de Bruxelles, Belgium Wenxuan Hou University of Edinburgh Business School, UK Jayant Kale Northeastern University, Boston, USA Jayati Sarkar Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, India Subrata Sarkar Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, India
ABOUT NSE: NSE is the largest exchange in India that has brought about a high degree of transparency, speed, efficiency and safety in the Indian securities market. As part of its mandate, NSE uses listing and disclosure standards and compliance monitoring to promote high standards of governance in its listed companies. Besides, it conducts workshops and seminars to discuss issues relating to corporate governance.
ABOUT IGIDR: IGIDR is an advanced research institute located in Mumbai and established by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), the country’s central bank. Faculty and students at IGIDR contribute to quality research in the areas of money, finance, governance and other areas related to development. The Institute carries out projects funded by various international organizations like the World Bank, USAID, Asian Development Bank, and IMF. IGIDR is well known for its biennial India Development Report that surveys contemporary economic issues.
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*Call For Papers 2017 SFS Cavalcade Asia-Pacific*
China December 13-17, 2017, Fragrant Hill Hotel Beijing
Hosted by: PBC School of Finance, Tsinghua University
sfs.org/financecavalcade/2017-sfs-finance-cavalcade-asia-pacific
The 2017 SFS Cavalcade Asia-Pacific, hosted by PBC School of Finance, Tsinghua University, will be held at the Fragrant Hill Hotel from December 13-15, 2017.
Given the increasing success of the North American edition and the evident demand for conferences of this quality in accessible locations, the SFS is happy to announce its plans for an Asia-Pacific version of the Cavalcade. The SFS Cavalcade Asia-Pacific is a joint project of the Review of Financial Studies, the Review of Corporate Finance Studies, and the Review of Asset Pricing Studies. It will be a high-quality conference covering all areas of finance. The format is 55 minutes per paper with several concurrent parallel sessions. Our goal is to provide a setting that produces the kind of in-depth participation of a smaller conference while accommodating the variety of papers of a larger one.
The SFS Cavalcade Asia-Pacific is a 2.5-3.0 day conference covering all areas of finance. The format is 55 minutes per paper with eight parallel sessions. Our goal is to provide a setting that produces the kind of in-depth participation of a smaller conference while accommodating the variety of papers of a larger one.
HOW TO SUBMIT TO THE CAVALCADE: Submissions will be accepted beginning June 5 and ending July 20, 2017. The submission fee is $50. For papers in which ALL co-authors are doctoral students, the submission fee will be waived. Please submit your paper at www.conftool.com/ cavalcade-asia-pacific-2017 during the submission period.
The submitted paper must not have been accepted (or conditionally accepted) at a journal nor have been presented (or be scheduled to be presented) at the WFA/AFA.
Please note: Authors of accepted papers must be able to attend their session regardless of which day the session is scheduled. If an author cannot make it to the scheduled time, the conference reserves the right to pull the paper.
DUAL SUBMISSION: The Cavalcade features dual submission with The Review of Asset Pricing Studies and The Review of Corporate Finance Studies.
CONFERENCE ORGANIZERS: Chair Bernard Yeung (National University of Singapore), Vice Chair Ron Masulis (UNSW Business School), Associate Chair Kalok Chan (CUHK Business School), Host School Faculty Sponsor Hong Zhang (Tsinghua University).
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*Call For Papers 3rd Conference on Banking Development, Stability and Sustainability*
November 3, 2017, Santiago, Chile
Chilean Superintendence of Banks and Financial Institutions (SBIF) Association of Supervisors of Banks of the Americas (ASBA) Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Administrativas de la Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile
The Chilean Superintendence of Banks and Financial Institutions (SBIF), the Association of Supervisors of Banks of the Americas (ASBA) and the Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Administrativas de la Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile cordially invite you to submit your research papers (in PDF files) for presentation consideration to the third edition of the “Banking Development, Stability, and Sustainability Conference”. The conference will take place on November 3, 2017 in Santiago, Chile. As with previous editions, this conference aims to bring together academics, practitioners, and policymakers sharing interests in banking stability and sustainability. It also provides a forum for presenting new research as well as discussing current and challenging issues on financial stability and related topics.
TOPICS: The Conference provides an instance to discuss a wide range of topics in the area of banking stability, and sustainability; covering topics such as the impact of the implementation of the new Basel capital and liquidity frameworks, new banking resolution mechanisms, the use of stress testing in managing risks, the challenges of new technological development, cyber-security, banking supervision, financial inclusion, and environmentally-conscious banking.
CONFERENCES CHAIRS: Dr. Nancy Silva, Research Director, SBIF. Rudy Araujo, Secretary General of the Association of Supervisors of Banks of the Americas (ASBA). Dr. Claudia Martinez A., Instituto de Economia, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile.
PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: Authors are invited to submit their full papers in PDF files, in English, no later than August 3, 2017, via the conference website: conference.sbif.cl . Submitted manuscripts will be peer-reviewed. No submission fee is required. General inquiries regarding the call for papers should be directed to research@sbif.cl
In addition, this year we are inviting students to submit their works for a poster section. Posters should follow the same submission procedure as papers.
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*Call For Papers Sixth International Conference on Futures and Other Derivatives*
3-4 November 2017, Ningbo, China
The Sixth International Conference on Futures and Other Derivatives will be held in Ningbo on November 3rd and 4th, 2017. The conference is being organized by the University of Nottingham Ningbo China, Beihang University and hosted by the Centre for Global Finance, University of Nottingham Ningbo China. This conference aims to bring together academics, policymakers and practitioners to discuss a wide variety of topics on global derivative markets and their implications for market participants.
PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: Complete papers on derivative securities or markets should be sent to gfc@nottingham.edu.cn by August 15, 2017, with email title “paper for ICFOD2017”, or submit online www.nottingham.edu.cn/en/business/research/gfc/sixth-international- conference-on-futures-and-other-derivatives-conference/index.aspx
Please include contact email for the corresponding author in the paper. Feel free to address any enquiries to this email address as well. There are no submission fees for the conference.
PARTICIPATION: Announcement of accepted papers will be made on September 1, 2017. Registration information is available on the conference website: www.nottingham.edu.cn/en/business/research/gfc/sixth-international- conference-on-futures-and-other-derivatives-conference/index.aspx
POTENTIAL PUBLICATIONS: – Both the JOURNAL OF FUTURES MARKETS (JFM) and EMERGING MARKETS FINANCE and TRADE (EMFT) will each publish special issues devoted to selected English language papers presented at the conference. All papers accepted for the conference are eligible to be considered for publication in either the JFM or EMFT. However, if you wish your paper to be considered for publication in the JFM or EMFT, please indicate so in the email accompanying your paper submission. Papers will be reviewed for the JFM or EMFT upon receipt using their normal criteria. Note that the acceptance of a paper to the conference is not a guarantee of publication by the JFM or EMFT. (Both JFM and EMFT are SSCI indexed journals.) – For Chinese language papers, three Chinese language Journals, the journal of Management Science, Studies of International Finance and International Finance will also selectively publish Chinese language papers presented at the conference. All papers accepted for the conference are eligible to be considered for publication in the three journals. However, if you wish your paper to be considered for publication, please indicate so in the email accompanying your paper submission. Papers will be reviewed for the three journals upon receipt using their normal criteria. Note that the acceptance of a paper to the conference is not a guarantee of publication in the three journals.
All papers will go through the journal’s standard blind review process.
CONFERENCE CO-CHAIRS: Professor Liyan HAN (Beihang University) Professor Yongmin ZHANG (University of Nottingham Ningbo China)
PROGRAM COMMITTEE: CHAIRS: Ke TANG, Tsinghua University Robert WEBB, University of Virginia
MEMBERS: Jun CAI, City University of Hong Kong Jaime CASASSUS, Universidad Catolica de Chile Guotai CHI, Dalian University of Technology Joseph FUNG, Hong Kong Baptist University Liyan HAN, Beihang University Renhai HUA, Nanjing University of Finance and Economics Jangkoo KANG, KAIST, Seoul, Korea Tong Suk KIM, KAIST, Seoul, Korea Jianping LI, Chinese Academy of Sciences Peng LIU, Cornell University Yiuman TSE, University of Missouri – Saint Louis Changyun WANG, Renmin University of China Chongfeng WU, Shanghai Jiaotong University Jian YANG, University of Colorado Huiyan ZHANG, Shanghai Futures Exchange Yongmin ZHANG, Nottingham University Ningbo China Zhenlong ZHENG, Xiamen University
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*Call For Papers Twelfth Annual Conference on Advances in the Analysis of Hedge Fund Strategies*
Thursday 7th December 2017, London, United Kingdom
The Brevan Howard Centre for Financial Analysis at Imperial College Business School and CEPR are inviting submission of papers to the Eleventh Annual Conference on Advances in the Analysis of Hedge Fund Strategies.
OBJECTIVES OF THE CONFERENCE: 1. to present state-of-the-art international research on major issues regarding hedge fund strategies in all asset classes and their impact on financial markets 2. to provide a forum for debate among researchers, senior market participants and policy makers. Relevant empirical, policy-oriented and theoretical research will be considered
TOPICS: Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, the following: – Statistical significance and economic value of return and volatility predictability in asset returns (e.g. commodities, derivatives, equities, fixed income, foreign exchange, hedge funds, REITS, …) – How do hedge funds manage their risks? Hedge fund performance and risk measurement – Incorporating transactions costs and risk management into trading strategies – Compensation of hedge fund managers – what is the optimal compensation of a hedge fund manager? – Do hedge funds affect asset prices? – What are the policy implications of herding, bubbles, and systematic risk?
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Professor Andrea L. Eisfeldt, Laurence and Lori Fink Endowed Chair in Finance, UCLA Anderson School of Management – www.anderson.ucla.edu/x33175.xml will give the keynote speech at the conference.
PREVIOUS CONFERENCES: This is the twelfth Imperial College Business School Conference on Advances in the Analysis of Hedge Fund Strategies. Previous conferences were considered a major success by the audience and the conference programmes can be found at: wwwf.imperial.ac.uk/ business-school/research/brevan-howard-centre-for-financial-analysis/risk- management-lab/past-events
SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: The programme committee is looking forward to your submissions. Please send your submissions to risklab@imperial.ac.uk <++risklab@imperial.ac.uk>. The deadline for submissions is 5pm London time, 1st September 2017.
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*University of Calgary, Haskayne School of Business Continuing Appointment in Risk Management and Insurance*
The Haskayne School of Business at the University of Calgary invites applications for a continuing appointment in Risk Management and Insurance at the level of Assistant Professor, Tenure-track or Associate Professor with Tenure. Applications are encouraged in any of the fields related to risk management and insurance such as (or including) enterprise risk management, financial risk, credit risk, commodity risk, financial services, financial planning, pensions, employee benefits and actuarial science. The appointment will commence July 1, 2018, or at a mutually agreeable date.
JOB QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates must have: – A completed doctorate degree in risk management/insurance, finance, economics, actuarial science, or other closely related field; – A strong record of research commensurate with the professorial rank desired that includes at least one publication in a top peer-reviewed, relevant academic journal. – A demonstrated capability in graduate- and undergraduate-level teaching and willingness to undertake graduate student supervision; – A demonstrated willingness to provide service to the university and to interact with the business community in risk management, insurance and/or personal finance.
Key requirements of the position include: – research and knowledge dissemination; – teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels; – securing research funding; – working with colleagues on interdisciplinary research initiatives, programme development and implementation; and, – engagement with local, national and international professional and other communities.
Research support is offered to all new hires.
Applicants at the assistant professor rank will demonstrate the desire and potential to be a teacher in a professional faculty and provide evidence of past and/or potential excellence in scholarship.
Applicants at the associate professor rank must have a minimum of 3 years experience in an academic position focused in an area related to risk management and insurance; provide evidence of past teaching effectiveness in a professional faculty; provide evidence that the individual is a sound scholar and is likely to continue making meaningful, high-impact research contributions in top peer-reviewed, business related academic journals.
ABOUT THE SCHOOL: Accredited by AACSB International, the Haskayne School of Business is a progressive and innovative business school. Our mission is to create and communicate knowledge of critical significance, while contributing to the development of our students as leaders of moral character with professional ability equal to the best in their field. With 3,500 full and part-time students currently enrolled in bachelor’s, master’s, PhD and executive education programs, the business school boasts more than 18,000 alumni in 60 countries around the globe.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Interested individuals are asked to submit their curriculum vitae and three letters of reference. Electronic submission and communication is preferred. Application materials should be sent to rmin.recruiting@haskayne.ucalgary.ca
When only hard copies of some documents are available, they should be sent to:
Barbara Merlihan, Administrative Assistant Risk Management and Insurance Selection Committee Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary 2500 University Drive NW Calgary, AB, Canada T2N 1N4
Review of applications will begin on August 31, 2017, however the position will remain open until filled. Please note that recruitment committee representatives with be at the 2017 American Risk and Insurance Association (ARIA) Annual Meeting in Toronto, August 6-9 to meet with interested candidates.
For more information and to apply online, visit the following university career page: careers.ucalgary.ca/jobs/6915344-assistant-or- associate-professor-risk-management-and-insurance- haskayne-school-of-business?tm_job=13071-1A&tm_event=view& tm_company=1828&bid=2792
The University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their academic and professional success while they are here. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. In this connection, at the time of your application, please answer the following question: Are you a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada? (Yes/No)
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*Southern Methodist University, Cox School of Business Faculty Position in Finance (Appendix D)*
SMU’s Cox School of Business invites applications for an Assistant Professor or higher rank position in Finance.
JOB QUALIFICATIONS: The ideal candidate should exhibit promise for high quality research and teaching as well as a Ph.D. in Finance, or a related field. The Finance Department offers courses in the School’s BBA, MBA, MS and EMBA programs. The position will begin Fall 2018.
ABOUT THE SCHOOL: The Cox School is a nationally ranked business school located in Dallas, Texas, the premier business center in the US Southwest. The Finance Department has a well-respected research faculty and excellent relations with the corporate and business community, providing a unique and exciting environment for high-quality research. The School offers a collegial working environment, generous faculty support and outstanding facilities. The DFW Metroplex has a relatively low cost of living as well as myriad cultural and recreational activities.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applicants should provide a curriculum vitae, examples of written work, three letters of reference, and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Priority will be given to applications received by November 15, 2017 although the committee will continue to accept applications until the position is filled. The Finance faculty will be conducting initial interviews at the 2018 American Finance Association Annual Meeting, January 5-7, 2018 in Philadelphia, PA.
Southern Methodist University (SMU) will not discriminate in any employment practice, education program, education activity, or admissions on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status. SMU’s commitment to equal opportunity includes nondiscrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity and expression. The Executive Director for Access and Equity/Title IX1 Coordinator is designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies, including the prohibition of sex discrimination under Title IX. The Executive Director/Title IX Coordinator may be reached at the Perkins Administration Building, Room 204, 6425 Boaz Lane, Dallas, TX 75205, 214-768-3601 <(214)%20768-3601>, accessequity@smu.edu. Inquiries regarding the application of Title IX may also be directed to the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Education.
Hiring is contingent on the satisfactory completion of a background check.
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*Southern Methodist University, Cox School of Business Endowed Faculty Position #52062 in Finance (Appendix D)*
SMU’s Cox School of Business invites applications for an Endowed Chair in Finance position.
JOB QUALIFICATIONS: The ideal candidate should have a Ph.D. in Finance or a related field, a strong publications record in the top finance and economics journals and a national reputation for high quality research, and be able to demonstrate a record of high quality teaching. The Finance Department offers courses in the School’s BBA, MBA, MS and EMBA programs. The position will begin Fall 2018.
ABOUT THE SCHOOL: The Cox School is a nationally ranked business school located in Dallas, Texas, the premier business center in the US Southwest. The Finance Department has a well-respected research faculty and excellent relations with the corporate and business community, providing a unique and exciting environment for high-quality research. The School offers a collegial working environment, generous faculty support and outstanding facilities. The DFW Metroplex has a relatively low cost of living as well as myriad cultural and recreational activities.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applicants should provide a curriculum vitae, examples of written work, three letters of reference, and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Priority will be given to applications received by December 1, 2017 although the committee will continue to accept applications until the position is filled. Hiring is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a background check.
Applications must be submitted electronically Interfolio apply.interfolio.com/42972
Southern Methodist University (SMU) will not discriminate in any employment practice, education program, education activity, or admissions on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status. SMU’s commitment to equal opportunity includes nondiscrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity and expression. The Executive Director for Access and Equity/Title IX1 Coordinator is designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies, including the prohibition of sex discrimination under Title IX. The Executive Director/Title IX Coordinator may be reached at the Perkins Administration Building, Room 204, 6425 Boaz Lane, Dallas, TX 75205, 214-768-3601 <(214)%20768-3601>, accessequity@smu.edu. Inquiries regarding the application of Title IX may also be directed to the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Education.
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*Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation Director of Entrepreneurial Knowledge Creation and Research – REVISED*
The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation invites applications for the position of Director of Entrepreneurial Knowledge Creation and Research.
JOB DESCRIPTION: Reporting to the Vice President of Entrepreneurship, the Director of Entrepreneurial Knowledge Creation and Research will lead the design and implementation of the Foundation’s research strategy. The Director partners with the Vice President of Entrepreneurship to position the Foundation as the country’s central resource and authority on entrepreneurship research.
The Director is a strategic and visionary leader; anticipating trends, and identifying patterns in data and evidence to shape the Foundation’s entrepreneurship strategy. This person is also charged with identifying knowledge gaps that must be closed in order to advance entrepreneurship. It’s important that the Director places special emphasis on actionable and practical research – research that can inform the Foundation’s programmatic strategy in entrepreneurship.
APPLICATIONS/FURTHER INFORMATION: For a complete description of the position, and instructions on how to apply, please go to: www.kauffman.org/who-we-are/careers-at-the- kauffman-foundation/director-of-entrepreneurial-knowledge- creation-and-research
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FEN Professional Announcements, 6/30/2017

Table of Contents : Professional Announcements.
1. SFS Cavalcade North America 2019*, Invitation to Bid.
2. UNSW Scientia PhD Scholarships,  Scholarship Announcement.
3. 8th Miami Behavioral Finance Conference,  Call For Papers,
4.Annual Inquire Europe Symposium (2018),  Call For Papers
5.FRIC’17: Conference on Financial Frictions, Conference Announcement/
6. 54th Annual Eastern Finance Association Meeting,  Announcement & Call for Papers.
7. 28th Annual Conference on Financial Economics and Accounting, Last Call For Papers
8. European Financial Management – Special Issue: “Corporate Policies and Asset Prices”*  Call For Papers.
9.2017 Paris Financial Management Conference (PFMC-2017),  Call For Papers.
10. 2017 Conference on Auditing and Capital Markets,  Conference Announcement and Call for Papers
11. 2017 Auckland Finance Meeting,Call For Papers.
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*Invitation to Bid SFS Cavalcade North America 2019*
The Society for Financial Studies invites you to bid to host the SFS Cavalcade North America at your school! The SFS Cavalcade North America is a joint project of the Review of Financial Studies, the Review of Corporate Finance Studies, and the Review of Asset Pricing Studies. It is a high-quality conference covering all areas of finance. According to a recently published study by Sebastian J. Reinartz and Daniel Urban that compares top finance conferences: “The Society for Financial Studies (SFS) Finance Cavalcade conference is the best large finance conference according to the subsequent publication rates in TOP3 finance journals.” See: www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0927539817300257
OVERVIEW: The conference format is 55 minutes per paper with eight-to-eleven parallel sessions. Our goal is to provide a setting that produces the kind of in-depth participation of a smaller conference while accommodating the variety of papers of a larger one. We currently expect the 2019 Cavalcade to take place in a comparable time frame to the 2017 Cavalcade (i.e., May 15-18). To give you an idea of the scale, the 2017 Cavalcade had 120 papers on the program in eight parallel sessions and more than 360 conference registrants. Presented papers, session chairs, and discussants are decided by SFS program committee.
The SFS uses the Cavalcade submission and registration fees to cover the cost of lunches on all session days, break-time food and drink on all session days, and complimentary registration to the conference and all events for all of the host school’s faculty and Ph.D. students. A host school bid offers to pay for some combination of items, such as receptions, dinners, breakfasts, or special events. In prior years, successful bidders have offered combinations that range in value from $30,000 to $60,000. Host schools are welcome to seek sponsorships and typically are able offset most or all of their costs. We ask only that the SFS be notified of the sponsors. Bids are required to specify: a faculty sponsor, an administrative/event planning contact, an indication that the school can provide facilities to host eight-to-eleven parallel sessions, and indication that local hotels can handle up to 500 visitors. We are accepting bids for SFS Cavalcade North America 2019 from July 1-October 1, 2017.
FURTHER INFORMATION: For more information, please visit sfs.org/sfs-cavalcade-north-america-2019 . For questions, please contact cavalcadenorthamerica@sfs.org. We request those who intend to bid to notify the committee of their intention as early as possible.
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*Announcement UNSW Scientia PhD Scholarships*
UNSW is seeking PhD scholars of exceptional quality to work on research projects aligned with our ten year strategy. These prestigious scholarships offer unique benefits, individualised support and guaranteed funding to reach your personal development goals.
SCHOLARSHIP OVERVIEW: UNSW is dedicated to harnessing our cutting-edge research to solve complex problems and improve the lives of people in local and global communities. Scientia scholars will have a strong commitment to making a difference in the world with demonstrated potential for contributing to the social engagement and/or global impact pillars of the UNSW 2025 Strategy.
Candidates have access to an enhanced culture of research excellence, leadership and community, and are provided with career coaching, mentoring and access to a suite of professional development activities.
UNSW Scientia PhD scholars are awarded a prestigious scholarship package of $50,000 per annum, comprising a tax-free living allowance of $40,000 per annum for 4 years, and a support package of up to $10,000 per annum to provide financial support for career development activities.
The Scientia Scheme is targeted in that applicants apply to a specific research area with an identified supervisory team and application is by nomination.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: For details of Business research projects and how to apply, go to: www.business.unsw.edu.au/students/scholarships/ postgraduate-research/scientia-phd-scholarships
Applications close 21 July 2017.
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*Call For Papers 8th Miami Behavioral Finance Conference*
December 16 – 17, 2017, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL 33124, USA
umbfc.bus.miami.edu
The School of Business Administration at the University of Miami is organizing its eighth Behavioral Finance Conference. The conference will be held at the University of Miami campus in Coral Gables, Florida. The conference is sponsored by the Department of Finance at the University of Miami.
SPEAKER: Malcolm Baker from Harvard University will be the keynote speaker.
SUBMISSIONS: Papers from all areas of behavioral finance and economics will be considered. Researchers from other related disciplines such as experimental finance and neuro-finance are encouraged to submit a paper. We also encourage submissions from junior researchers and doctoral students. In addition to the regular paper presentations, we will have 2-4 short doctoral student presentations. All authors for these “doctoral” papers must be current doctoral students and not coauthored with faculty.
The program for last year’s conference is available at bus.miami.edu/umbfc/2016-conference
PROGRAM COMMITTEE: Alok Kumar, U Miami (Chair) Jawad Addoum, Cornell Malcolm Baker, Harvard Brad Barber, UC Davis Nick Barberis, Yale Peter Bossaerts, Melbourne Markus Brunnermeier, Princeton Tim Burch, U Miami Indraneel Chakraborty, U Miami James Choi, Yale Lauren Cohen, Harvard Henrik Cronqvist, U Miami Stefanos Delikouras, U Miami Doug Emery, U Miami Simon Gervais, Duke William Goetzmann, Yale John Graham, Duke John Griffin, UT-Austin Bing Han, U Toronto Cam Harvey, Duke and U Miami David Hirshleifer, UC Irvine Harrison Hong, Columbia Matti Keloharju, Aalto U George Korniotis, U Miami Charles Lee, Stanford Chris Malloy, Harvard Toby Moskowitz, Yale Terrance Odean, UC-Berkeley Ville Rantala, U Miami Jay Ritter, Florida Paul Schultz, Notre Dame Annette Vissing-Jorgensen, UC-Berkley Scott Weisbenner, Illinois Jeff Wurgler, NYU Wei Xiong, Princeton Fernando Zapatero, USC
PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: To submit a paper, please visit bus.miami.edu/umbfc/paper-submission . Papers that are in an early stage (but completed) will be considered. Please do not submit a paper that has been accepted or close to being accepted for publication in a journal.
Submission Deadline: August 1st, 2017. Authors of selected papers will be notified by mid-September, 2017.
CONFERENCE FORMAT: The conference will take place on December 16 to 17. We will have 6-7 papers on day 1 (December 16) of the conference and 4-5 papers on day 2 (December 17). Each presenter will have 20-25 minutes to present the paper, followed by a 15-20 minute discussion. We are planning to organize a few social events at the end of day 1 followed by a conference dinner. The conference will conclude on December 17 in the afternoon.
ACCEPTANCE RATE: We typically receive about 200 submissions and accept 10 to 12 papers for the conference. Our plan is to accept 10 to 12 papers for the 2017 conference.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: We have negotiated reduced rates at a hotel in Coral Gables and we encourage staying at the conference hotel since we will arrange transportation to the University of Miami from the conference hotel. Please let us know if you need financial assistance since we have a limited budget to cover travel expenses for presenters and discussants. Note that the registration fee is waived for presenters and discussants.
If you are interested in participating, please register for the conference before November 15th, 2017. For additional information about the conference, please email umbfc@miami.edu. You can also contact the conference organizer, George Korniotis, at gkorniotis@miami.edu or the graduate student fellow, William Bazley, at wbazley@bus.miami.edu
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*Call For Papers Annual Inquire Europe Symposium (2018)*
18-20 March 2018, Dresden, Germany
As part of its activities, the Institute for Quantitative Investment Research (INQUIRE) Europe, organizes an annual symposium. The next year’s symposium will be organized in Dresden, Germany, 18-20 March 2018. A major part of the conference will be devoted to: “Risk management 10 years after the crisis”.
PAPER DETAILS: Authors, both academics and from the financial industry, are invited to submit papers for presentation at the symposium. Papers should have a quantitative background, with empirical testing of models, or other practical relevance and applications. We also encourage submissions of papers also on subtopics in the broad area of Institutional Investing and Asset Management that do not fit the main topic for the conference. The audience of the Inquire symposium consists of financial professionals, mostly asset managers, all with experience in quantitative analysis of financial markets. A typical presentation will last ca. 30 minutes, plus 30 minutes discussion with the audience. Papers for presentation will be selected by the program committee of Inquire Europe.
PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: Completed papers should be sent before Tuesday 12 September 2017 to Theo Nijman at Inquire-Europe@tilburguniversity.edu Selection will be based on full papers. (Please include a cover page with title, authors, addresses and phone numbers in the document).
INQUIRE will pay the travel (economy class) and lodging expenses for the speakers at the meeting. There are prizes for the best papers presented at the meeting, selected by the prize committee of INQUIRE Europe. The amount of the first prize is Euro 4.000, the second prize is Euro 2.000 and the third prize is Euro 1.000.
PROGRAM COMMITTEE: Chairperson: Helene Harasty Academic Coordinator: Theo Nijman
(The call for papers for the seminar in Montreux, 8-10 October 2017, was closed on Monday 10 May. The outcome of the paper selection for the program in Montreux will be communicated via e-mail in the course of August 2017).
If you would like to receive the “Inquire Call for papers” by e-mail, please register to our Inquire mailing list by sending an (empty) e-mail to this address: feb-inquire-request@lists.uvt.nl
Your e-mail address will automatically be added to the Inquire mailing list.
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*FRIC’17: Conference on Financial Frictions*
Copenhagen Business School and CEPR
August 17-18, 2017, Copenhagen, Denmark
The annual FRIC conference will focus on ‘Financial Institutions: Banking and Asset Management’ and takes place in Copenhagen on August 17-18, 2017.
REGISTRATION/FURTHER INFORMATION: See the program on the conference website and sign up here www.fricconference.cbs.dk
KEYNOTE SPEAKERS: Paul Glasserman, Columbia Business School Rafael Repullo, Centro de Estudios Monetarios y Financieros (CEMFI) and CEPR Allan Timmermann, Rady School of Management, University of California, San Diego and CEPR S. ‘Vish’ Viswanathan, Fuqua School of Business, Duke University
SPEAKERS: Jennie Bai, Georgetown University Miguel Ferreira, Nova School of Business and Economics and CEPR Marcin T. Kacperczyk, Imperial College London and CEPR Adair Morse, Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley Martin C. Schmalz, Ross School of Business, University of Michigan Ilya Strebulaev, Graduate School of Business, Stanford University
DISCUSSANTS: Bo Becker, Stockholm School of Economics and CEPR Magnus Dahlquist, Stockholm School of Economics and CEPR Pedro Matos, University of Virginia, Darden School of Business Emanuel Monch, Deutsche Bundesbank and CEPR Suresh Sundaresan, Columbia Business School Morten Sorensen, Copenhagen Business School and CEPR
The conference is organized by Copenhagen Business School, Center for Financial Frictions (FRIC), the ERC project FRICTIONS, and Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR).
Registration deadline: August 7, 2017 at noon
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*Announcement & Call for Papers 54th Annual Eastern Finance Association Meeting*
April 11 – April 14, 2018, Sheraton Philadelphia Society Hill, Philadelphia, PA
Deadline for Submission: Monday, September 25, 2017
You are invited to participate in the 54th Annual Meeting of the Eastern Finance Association (EFA) at the Sheraton Philadelphia Society Hill ( www.sheratonphiladelphiasocietyhill.com ) in historic Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, one of the original founding cities of the United States. The conference will begin with a reception the evening of Wednesday, April 11, and will proceed with paper presentations, panels and tutorials from Thursday morning, April 12 through Saturday morning, April 14, 2018.
ABOUT THE VENUE: Philadelphia boasts numerous wonderful attractions beyond the conference itself. The hotel is located in the beautiful Society Hill section of Philadelphia and is located near many local attractions. The hotel is only a half mile (10 minute walk) away from the Independence National Park (www.nps.gov/inde/index.htm), which has both the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall, where the founding documents of the United States (Declaration of Independence and U.S. Constitution) were signed. The hotel is also only a half mile (10 minute walk) from Elfreth’s Alley (www.elfrethsalley.org/work ), the oldest continuously lived on street in the United States. The hotel is also right near the Delaware River and close to the waterfront and its attractions, as well as near the many bars and multi-ethnic restaurants on 2nd Avenue and the evening nightlife on South Street. Other Philadelphia attractions include Philadelphia’s outstanding Museum Row on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway; highlights include the Rodin Museum (with the largest collection of Rodin’s works outside of Paris), the Franklin Institute, The Barnes Foundation (many impressionist works), and the Philadelphia Museum of Art (run up the famous steps that Rocky ran up)! Other attractions include the Philadelphia Zoo (the first true zoo in the United States), and many fine universities including the University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University among many others.
MEETING DETAILS: The EFA 2018 annual meeting will be an excellent opportunity for academics, doctoral students, and practitioners to share ideas across all areas of financial research. As Program Chair, I invite you to submit for consideration your latest research, along with proposals for special sessions, tutorials, and panel discussions. Research covering a broad range of finance topics will be considered along with opportunities for sessions focused on pedagogy and current issues in finance. I also encourage you to spread the word to any of your colleagues who have not attended the EFA annual meeting in the past. Finally, please volunteer to serve as a program committee member, discussant, or session chair. The success of the EFA annual meeting depends on the dedication of our participants to serve in these vital roles.
TRACK CHAIRS: We are fortunate to have wonderful academics who have offered to serve as the Track Chairs for the 2018 EFA annual meeting. They are as follows: – Corporate Finance: Michel Habib, Univ. of Zurich and Nicole Boyson, Northeastern – Institutions and Markets: Russell Wermers, University of Maryland – Investments: Marc Lipson, Darden/U. Virginia and James Angel, Georgetown – International Finance: Larry Fauver, University of Tennessee – Special Topics/Derivatives: Jeff Harris, American University
TOPICS: For the first time, there will be a special Climate Change subject code; I encourage the submission of climate change papers, even preliminary ones, to this conference. Papers written with scientists and aimed for pure science journals are also encouraged, and abstracts/talks that would otherwise be appropriate for the American Geophysical Union meetings or other scientific conferences will also be considered if they have a financial or economic component.
The EFA 2018 annual meeting will also feature a variety of special academic sessions, which should make this conference unique. For example, there will be at least two special academic sessions on FinTech. My co-panelists on special session on FinTech at the EFA 2017 meetings, Roni Michaely (Cornell) and David Yermack (NYU), have agreed to help choose papers and chair these academic sessions. There will be a special FinTech subject code, and I encourage the submission of FinTech papers to these sessions.
In addition, there will be special academic sessions run by Philadelphia area schools (Penn/Wharton, Drexel, Temple, Villanova, Delaware, etc.) highlighting papers by their faculty. Washington area schools will also have special academic sessions (Georgetown, American Univ., etc.) as well. In addition, there will be special academic sessions featuring economists working at important Washington DC area financial regulators (the US Securities and Exchange Commission [SEC], The Federal Reserve Board of Governors [FRB], The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority [FINRA], etc.). All of these schools and regulators have committed to presenting their research and participating in the conference, and should make for some interesting sessions.
SUBMIT RESEARCH PAPERS OR IDEAS FOR SPECIAL SESSIONS: To submit a research paper for consideration, please submit a completed manuscript directly on the EFA website, www.easternfinance.org . To submit a paper you will need to create an EFA ID by registering on the EFA website. Once you have an ID, click on the “Submit Paper” link on the right-hand side of the EFA website to proceed with the submission process. There is a $35 submission fee and the deadline for submission is Monday September 25, 2017. Submissions will be accepted online starting July 15, 2017. All papers submitted through the EFA website will be double blind-reviewed by members of the EFA program committee.
Those wishing to organize a special session, panel discussion, or a tutorial should submit a proposal directly to the VP Programs ( vp-program@easternfinance.org). Submissions should include: – Topic and Format – Description of presenters’ background and the likelihood of obtaining these presenters – An explanation of why EFA members would be interested in attending the session
Authors of papers and special sessions selected for presentation will be notified in December 2017. For each accepted paper or proposal, an author will be required to register within four weeks of the acceptance notification to secure a place on the EFA annual meeting program. Additionally, any registered author of an accepted research paper will be obligated to discuss at least one paper at the meeting.
VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED TO SERVE ON THE EFA PROGRAM COMMITTEE: The success of the EFA annual meeting depends heavily on the dedication of the EFA program committee. Program committee members review submitted papers (October) and organize academic sessions by recruiting chairs and discussants (January and February). I encourage you to volunteer by visiting the EFA website ( www.easternfinance.org ) and clicking on the “Participate” link. You can also reach the “Participate” link directly at etnpconferences.net/ efa/efa2018/PaperSubmissions/Participation.php
VOLUNTEER TO SERVE AS A DISCUSSANT AND/OR SESSION CHAIR: Discussants and session chairs provide an integral part of the experience of the academic sessions. By providing constructive criticism of papers presented, discussants help authors improve their research. Session chairs bring order to each session by ensuring that all session participants share adequate time to present their work. I encourage you to volunteer by visiting the EFA website (www.easternfinance.org ) and clicking on the “Participate” link. You can also reach the “Participate” link directly at etnpconferences.net/ efa/efa2018/PaperSubmissions/Participation.php
EFA 2018 DISTINGUISHED SCHOLAR: Professor Joel Hasbrouck, the Kenneth G. Langone Professor of Business Administration and Professor of Finance at the Stern School of Business at New York University, will present the keynote address and receive the EFA Distinguished Scholar Award for 2018.
OUTSTANDING PAPER AWARDS: Authors will have the opportunity to enter accepted papers for a variety of outstanding paper awards, including an award for a paper authored solely by doctoral student(s).
We look forward to your participation and welcoming you to Philadelphia in April. Michael A. Goldstein 2018 VP – Program, Babson College
FURTHER INFORMATION: For information regarding paper submissions or general questions please send correspondence to vp-program@easternfinance.org
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*Last Call For Papers 28th Annual Conference on Financial Economics and Accounting*
Nov 10th – 11th, 2017, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
The accounting and finance areas of the Fox School of Business and Management at Temple University invite authors to submit theoretical and empirical papers in all areas of finance and accounting for the 28th Annual Conference on Financial Economics and Accounting (CFEA).
CFEA is an annual conference hosted by members of a consortium of eight universities: Georgia State University, Indiana University, New York University, Rutgers University, Temple University, Tulane University, University of Maryland, and University of Toronto. It is a highly selective and refereed conference of research papers in financial economics and accounting. The conference aims to bring together financial economics and accounting scholars to share their research relevant to the theory and practice of business. In addition to the usual tracks within finance and accounting, we will have a joint track where the papers will be at the interface of finance and accounting.
PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: We are using the services of SSRN for the conference submission process. The website for conference submission for the 2017 CFEA Conference is: hq.ssrn.com/conference=28th-CFEA-2017
The deadline for submitting papers is July 15, 2017. The submission fee is $40.
KEYNOTE SPEAKERS: Our dinner keynote speaker will be Luigi Zingales, Robert C. McCormack Distinguished Service Professor of Entrepreneurship and Finance, and Charles M. Harper Faculty Fellow at the University of Chicago. Our distinguished lunch speaker will be John Core, Nanyang Technological University Professor and Professor of Accounting at the MIT Sloan School of Management.
CFEA 2017 PROGRAM CHAIRS: Sudipta Basu, Sudipta.Basu@temple.edu (Accounting) Lalitha Naveen, lnaveen@temple.edu (Finance)
SPONSOR: Fox School of Business and Management, Temple University
Programs for the previous three CFEA conferences are available at: inside.rotman.utoronto.ca/cfea2016/program www.business.rutgers.edu/sites/default/files/user_ files/conferences/cfea-2015-program.pdf cfea.robinson.gsu.edu/programs
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*Call For Papers European Financial Management – Special Issue: “Corporate Policies and Asset Prices”*
Guest Editor: Professor Lu Zhang, Ohio State University
OBJECTIVE: The objective of the Special Issue is to publish high quality papers on the interaction between corporate policies and asset pricing. Topics suitable for the Special issue include, but are not limited to, the following: – Empirical studies on the relations between firm characteristics and expected securities returns – Factor models and their applications in the asset management industry – Explanations of asset pricing anomalies, neoclassical or behavioral – Asset pricing implications of corporate policies – The impact of time-varying risk premiums or investor sentiment on corporate decisions – Equilibrium asset pricing with production
PUBLICATION: All submitted papers will be handled by Professor Lu Zhang, the Guest Editor of the special issue, and will go through the journal’s (fast-track) standard blind review process.
ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION: Authors are invited to submit theoretical and empirical research papers electronically (two (2) files in PDF format: (1) Complete paper and (2) Paper without the name/s and affiliation/s of author/s) via the EFMA website: efmaefm.org/0EFMJOURNAL/submissions/ submissions.php indicating with a note that their paper should be considered from the EFM Special Issue. All submitted papers must include an abstract of 100 words explaining the contribution of the paper.
DEADLINE: The deadline for submissions is August 31, 2017
CORRESPONDENCE: Address all correspondence to:
Professor Lu Zhang Fisher College of Business The Ohio State University 760A Fisher Hall 2100 Neil Avenue Columbus OH 43210 Email: zhanglu@fisher.osu.edu
GUEST EDITOR: Professor Lu Zhang, Ohio State University
www.efmaefm.org “For the increase and dissemination of financial management knowledge”
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*Call For Papers 2017 Paris Financial Management Conference (PFMC-2017)*
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, 18-20 December 2017, IPAG Business School, 184 Boulevard Saint-Germain, 75006 Paris, France
Deadline: July 31, 2017
pfmc2017.sciencesconf.org
You are cordially invited to submit your research papers (English only and in PDF files) for presentation consideration at the fifth edition of the Paris Financial Management Conference (PFMC – 2017) that will take place on 18 – 20 December 2017 in one of the most beautiful districts of Paris, “Saint-Germain-des-Pres”.
This conference aims to bring together academics, practitioners and policymakers sharing interests in corporate finance, financial management, and financial markets. It also provides a forum for presenting new research results as well as discussing current and challenging issues in financial management and related topics.
TOPICS: The scientific and organizing committees welcome submissions in all areas of financial management (early submission is highly encouraged).
The main topics of the conference include, but not limited to: Asset allocation and valuation; Banking regulation and financial services; Corporate governance; Corporate finance, IPOs, SEOs, M&A; Country funds and hedge funds; Debt issues; Emerging markets finance; Ethical finance and CSR; Financial accounting, regulation; Financial crises and contagion; Financial engineering and derivatives; Foreign currency issue; Global imbalances & sustainability; Market behavior efficiency; Multinational financial management; Portfolio management and optimization; Risk management.
KEYNOTE SPEAKERS: – Prof. Alex Edmans, Professor of Finance, London Business School, United Kingdom – Prof. Rossen Valkanov, Zable Endowed Chair Professor of Finance and Accounting, University of California San Diego, United States
CO-CHAIRS: – Sabri Boubaker, Champagne School of Management & University of Paris Est, France – Ephraim Clark, Middlesex University London, United Kingdom – Duc Khuong Nguyen, IPAG Business School, France & Indiana University, United States
PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: Authors are invited to submit their papers in PDF files, no later than 31 July 2017, through the conference website: pfmc2017.sciencesconf.org/user/submit
Submitted manuscripts will be peer-reviewed. No submission fee is required. General inquiries regarding the call for papers should be directed to any of conference chairs.
IMPORTANT DATES: – Submission deadline: July 31, 2017 – Notification of review results: September 15, 2017 – Registration deadline: October 31, 2017 – Conference event: December 18-19-20, 2017
PUBLICATION OPPORTUNITIES: In consultation with the conference organizers and the editors of Emerging Markets Review, Finance Research Letters, International Review Financial Analysis and Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money, authors of selected papers will be invited to submit their manuscripts to a regular issue of these journals with fast track review.
FURTHER INFORMATION: For queries, please contact: – Sabri Boubaker (sabri.boubaker@get-mail.fr) – Ephraim Clark (E.Clark@mdx.ac.uk) – Duc Khuong Nguyen (duc.nguyen@ipag.fr)
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*Conference Announcement and Call for Papers 2017 Conference on Auditing and Capital Markets*
The conference is organized by the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB), in conjunction with the Journal of Accounting Research (JAR).
October 26-27, 2017, Washington, DC
By invitation only
OVERVIEW: The conference aims to foster high quality economic research on audit-related topics including the economic impact of auditing and audit regulation on capital markets.
Conference organizers are Luigi Zingales, University of Chicago and PCAOB; Christian Leuz, University of Chicago and PCAOB; Patricia Ledesma, PCAOB; and Michael Gurbutt, PCAOB.
TOPICS: The conference organizers encourage the submission of papers about all aspects of auditing of corporations, as well as the impact of regulation and oversight. Papers may be theoretical, archival or experimental in nature. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to: – Role of the audit in capital formation and economic growth – Applications of regulatory economics to auditing – Market impact of audit regulation and oversight – Industrial organization of the audit profession – Political economy of auditing and accounting – Economic, social and behavioural incentives in the audit profession – Economic effects of the application of audit standards to audits of emerging growth companies – Economic and audit quality impacts of international regulatory audit reforms – Effects of audit and financial reporting failures on financial markets – Effects of multi-layered principal-agent relationships present in auditing – Applications of behavioral economics to auditing and financial reporting – Proxies for and indicators of audit quality and their potential usage and impact
The conference organizers also encourage the submission of papers of relevance to topics included on the PCAOB’s research agenda, specifically research related to: – Audit firm quality control systems – The auditor’s role in relation to company performance measures including non-GAAP measures – The use of data and technology in the conduct of audits – The auditors’ consideration of noncompliance with laws and regulations
The organizers also welcome the submission of papers relevant to projects listed on the PCAOB’s standard-setting agenda, economic analysis in standard setting, and other issues of relevance to the PCAOB’s mission, which, under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, is to protect the interests of investors and further the public interest in the preparation of informative, accurate and independent audit reports.
DUAL SUBMISSION PROCESS: For the 2017 conference, the PCAOB and JAR announce a new combined submission process. At your discretion, a paper submitted to the 2017 Conference on Auditing and Capital Markets may also be considered for publication by JAR free of charge. The rules for this dual submission process are as follows: (1) You must explicitly indicate you are interested in being considered for publication by JAR. (2) At the discretion of the JAR editors, a small number of dual submissions will be invited to submit to JAR. JAR will waive the fee on these submissions and only they will be formally reviewed. The authors of these submissions will receive a decision from JAR including one or more referee reports. All other conference submissions are not considered as being submitted to JAR and will not receive a referee report. (3) Papers submitted for dual consideration must not be under review at another journal or JAR, nor can they be considered for dual submission if previously rejected by JAR. (4) In the event that a dual submission that has been invited is subsequently rejected, its authors have the option to submit a future version of their paper to JAR without prejudice. At that point, it is considered a normal JAR submission. (5) While under consideration as a dual submission for the 2017 Conference on Auditing and Capital Markets and invitation by JAR, a paper may not be submitted to another journal (or JAR) until the author has been notified whether or not the paper will be in the small set of papers to be invited for reviewing at JAR. Authors should expect to hear by the end of August or early September.
PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: Please send a PDF version of your working paper, with a separate title page to facilitate a blind-review, by August 4, 2017 to CEA@pcaobus.org specifying “PCAOB/JAR Conference” in the subject line. Please indicate if you would like your paper to also be considered for dual submission and publication by JAR.
The PCAOB will reimburse presenters and discussants reasonable travel expenses and accommodations.
PROGRAM COMMITTEE MEMBERS: Luigi Zingales (Chair), University of Chicago and PCAOB Philip Berger (*), University of Chicago John Coates, Harvard University Angela Gore, George Washington University Luzi Hail, University of Pennsylvania Rachel Hayes, University of Utah Chris Hogan, Michigan State University Steven Kachelmeier, University of Texas at Austin Robert Knechel, University of Florida Clive Lennox, University of Southern California Christian Leuz (*), University of Chicago and PCAOB Maureen McNichols, Stanford University Miguel Minutti-Meza, University of Miami Karen Nelson, Texas Christian University Patricia O’Brien, University of Waterloo Mark Peecher, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Catherine Schrand, University of Pennsylvania Haresh Sapra (*), University of Chicago Suraj Srinivasan, Harvard University Douglas Skinner (*), University of Chicago Michael Willenborg, University of Connecticut
(*) Denotes Editors and Advisory Editors of JAR.
CONFERENCE ATTENDANCE: Attendance is free and by invitation only. Academics interested in receiving an invitation should contact the conference organizers at CEA@pcaobus.org
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*Call For Papers 2017 Auckland Finance Meeting*
18 to 20 December 2017, Crowne Plaza, Queenstown, New Zealand
www.acfr.aut.ac.nz/2017afm
The Auckland Centre for Financial Research at the Faculty of Business and Law, Auckland University of Technology is hosting its 7th Auckland Finance Meeting on 18-20 December 2017.
This year’s conference will be held in beautiful Queenstown at the Crowne Plaza Queenstown.
The Auckland Finance Meeting is a general finance conference, and we consider all papers related to finance topics.
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Professor Darrell Duffie, Dean Witter Distinguished Professor of Finance, Stanford University
SPECIAL ISSUE: A special issue of the Pacific-Basin Finance Journal based on papers presented at the 2017 Auckland Finance Meeting will be dedicated to this conference.
PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: To submit your paper, please go to the conference website: www.acfr.aut.ac.nz/2017afm . The deadline for paper submissions is 11 August 2017. Authors will be informed of the outcome of their submission by 31 August 2017 and registration will open shortly thereafter.
DOCTORAL SYMPOSIUM: A doctoral symposium will be hosted on 18 December leading in to the conference. Doctoral students are invited to submit either a chapter or paper based on a chapter to this symposium. Please submit your chapter/paper via email to afm@aut.ac.nz with subject line “Doctoral Symposium Submission”. The deadline for submissions to the doctoral symposium is 11 August 2017.
MEETING ORGANIZER: Bart Frijns, Auckland University of Technology
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FEN Professional Announcements, 6/16/2017

1. The 14th Annual Meeting of the Financial Research Association,  Call For Papers.
2. The 2017 TIAA Paul A. Samuelson Award for Outstanding Scholarly Writing on Lifelong Financial Security,  Call For Papers.
3. 8th Miami Behavioral Finance Conference,  Call For Papers.
4. Academic Research Colloquium for Financial Planning and Related Disciplines, Call For Papers and Posters5.

5. Research Grants Provided By Inquire Europe, Call For Research Proposals
6. 2017 Vietnam Symposium in Banking and Finance,  Call For Papers
7. International Finance and Banking Society: IFABS Asia 2017 Ningbo China Conference – Special Issue in Journal of Banking and Finance,  Call For Papers
*European Financial Management – Special Issue: “Corporate Policies and Asset Prices, ”  Call For Papers.

*Call For Papers The 14th Annual Meeting of the Financial Research Association*
www.FRAConference.org
December 16 and 17, 2017, Vdara Hotel and Spa, Las Vegas, Nevada
Submission Deadline: August 31, 2017
The program committee of the Financial Research Association seeks new finance papers of general interest to the profession for the 14th annual meeting of the Association. We are specifically looking for papers that have not been submitted to a journal and have not been presented or scheduled to be presented at the Western Finance Association meeting or the ASSA meeting. The selection process is very competitive. Last year’s acceptance rate was less than 3%. All papers will be presented by a discussant, after which the authors will have an opportunity to respond. The meeting provides an excellent forum for authors to obtain detailed feedback from an accomplished and active group of finance scholars.
BEST PAPER AWARD: The Financial Research Association will present a Best Paper Award, as selected by the conference attendees, regardless of research area. Authors of the winning paper will share a prize of $5,000. We will also present a Best Discussant Award, which will be accompanied by a prize of $5,000.
MICHAEL J. BARCLAY AWARD: The Association will also present the Michael J. Barclay Award to the young scholar who submits the best solo-authored paper. Young scholars include current PhD students and assistant professors who have held their PhD for fewer than three years. In addition to recognizing the young scholar’s achievement, the Barclay Award reimburses the winner’s conference registration and, in the case of PhD students, also reimburses airfare (up to $450) and hotel expenses.
PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: Papers may be submitted in PDF form to FRA@bc.edu. There is no limit to the number of papers that one author may submit. Each submission costs $50. PhD students receive an exemption from the submission fee.
Submitting authors will be notified of paper selection in the beginning of October. Once the program is set, the program committee will invite a limited number of participants to register for the meetings.
FURTHER INFORMATION: The conference fee of $375 covers conference costs, including the Sunday dinner and a Saturday wine tasting. PhD students receive a $100 discount.
For more information, please go to: www2.bc.edu/jeffrey- pontiff/FRA.html
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*Call For Papers 2017 TIAA Paul A. Samuelson Award for Outstanding Scholarly Writing on Lifelong Financial Security*
The TIAA Institute invites you to submit an entry for the 2017 TIAA Paul A. Samuelson Award for Outstanding Scholarly Writing on Lifelong Financial Security.
This prestigious award, named in honor of Paul A. Samuelson, the first American to win the Nobel Prize in economics and a former CREF Trustee, includes a cash prize of $10,000. The award will be presented at the annual meeting of the Allied Social Science Association in Philadelphia, PA in January 2018.
PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: Submissions must be postmarked by September 11, 2017.
Submissions may be theoretical or empirical in nature, but must cover a subject directly relevant to lifelong financial security. The research must be in book or article form and must have been published between June 30, 2015 and June 30, 2017. Submissions must be postmarked by September 11, 2017.
For more information on how to submit an entry, visit: www.tiaainstitute.org/about/awards
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*Call For Papers 8th Miami Behavioral Finance Conference*
December 16 – 17, 2017, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL 33124, USA
bus.miami.edu/umbfc
The School of Business Administration at the University of Miami is organizing its eighth Behavioral Finance Conference. The conference will be held at the University of Miami campus in Coral Gables, Florida. The conference is sponsored by the Department of Finance at the University of Miami.
SPEAKER: Malcolm Baker from Harvard University will be the keynote speaker.
SUBMISSIONS: Papers from all areas of behavioral finance and economics will be considered. Researchers from other related disciplines such as experimental finance and neuro-finance are encouraged to submit a paper. We also encourage submissions from junior researchers and doctoral students. In addition to the regular paper presentations, we will have 2-4 short doctoral student presentations. All authors for these “doctoral” papers must be current doctoral students and not coauthored with faculty.
The program for last year’s conference is available at bus.miami.edu/umbfc/2016-conference
PROGRAM COMMITTEE: Alok Kumar, U Miami (Chair) Jawad Addoum, Cornell Malcolm Baker, Harvard Brad Barber, UC Davis Nick Barberis, Yale Peter Bossaerts, Melbourne Markus Brunnermeier, Princeton Tim Burch, U Miami Indraneel Chakraborty, U Miami James Choi, Yale Lauren Cohen, Harvard Henrik Cronqvist, U Miami Stefanos Delikouras, U Miami Doug Emery, U Miami Simon Gervais, Duke William Goetzmann, Yale John Graham, Duke John Griffin, UT-Austin Bing Han, U Toronto Cam Harvey, Duke and U Miami David Hirshleifer, UC Irvine Harrison Hong, Columbia Matti Keloharju, Aalto U George Korniotis, U Miami Charles Lee, Stanford Chris Malloy, Harvard Toby Moskowitz, Yale Terrance Odean, UC-Berkeley Ville Rantala, U Miami Jay Ritter, Florida Paul Schultz, Notre Dame Annette Vissing-Jorgensen, UC-Berkley Scott Weisbenner, Illinois Jeff Wurgler, NYU Wei Xiong, Princeton Fernando Zapatero, USC
PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: To submit a paper, please visit bus.miami.edu/umbfc/paper-submission . Papers that are in an early stage (but completed) will be considered. Please do not submit a paper that has been accepted or close to being accepted for publication in a journal.
Submission Deadline: August 1st, 2017. Authors of selected papers will be notified by mid-September, 2017.
CONFERENCE FORMAT: The conference will take place on December 16 to 17. We will have 6-7 papers on day 1 (December 16) of the conference and 4-5 papers on day 2 (December 17). Each presenter will have 20-25 minutes to present the paper, followed by a 15-20 minute discussion. We are planning to organize a few social events at the end of day 1 followed by a conference dinner. The conference will conclude on December 17 in the afternoon.
ACCEPTANCE RATE: We typically receive about 200 submissions and accept 10 to 12 papers for the conference. Our plan is to accept 10 to 12 papers for the 2017 conference.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: We have negotiated reduced rates at a hotel in Coral Gables and we encourage staying at the conference hotel since we will arrange transportation to the University of Miami from the conference hotel. Please let us know if you need financial assistance since we have a limited budget to cover travel expenses for presenters and discussants. Note that the registration fee is waived for presenters and discussants.
If you are interested in participating, please register for the conference before November 15th, 2017.
For additional information about the conference, please email umbfc@miami.edu. You can also contact the conference organizer, George Korniotis, at gkorniotis@miami.edu or the graduate student fellow, William Bazley, at wbazley@bus.miami.edu
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*Call For Papers and Posters Academic Research Colloquium for Financial Planning and Related Disciplines*
February 20-22, 2018 – Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel, Arlington, VA
The CFP Board Center for Financial Planning, in cooperation with Financial Planning Standards Council and Financial Planning Standards Board, is hosting the second annual Academic Research Colloquium for Financial Planning and Related Disciplines. This international meeting of researchers, practitioners, graduate students and leaders of financial planning practice is designed to be a forum to gather and share and provide a showcase for rigorous, relevant research within financial planning, as well as disciplines that directly or indirectly relate to the financial planning body of knowledge or financial planning practice.
The Academic Research Colloquium for Financial Planning and Related Disciplines will feature paper presentations, invited speakers, interviews for open financial planning faculty positions, and a special focus on poster/concurrent sessions for doctoral students within financial planning programs as well as related research areas.
TOPICS: The steering committee welcomes papers on the following topics that relate directly or indirectly to financial planning practice/financial planning body of knowledge: Retirement Planning Marriage and Family Therapy Financial Management Psychology Taxation Consumer Finance Insurance/Risk Management Sociology Investments Financial Planner Education/Pedagogy Estate Planning Financial Therapy Communication and Counseling Behavioral Finance
Other topics related to financial planning
Proposals for panel discussions devoted to research areas that affect financial planning practice or financial planner education will also be considered for inclusion in the program.
PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: Please submit your paper or abstract at hq.ssrn.com/conference=ARC-2018. You will be required to upload a blind copy of the PDF in addition to a regular copy containing author information. The cover page of the abstract or paper should contain the names, addresses, and institutional affiliations of all authors with one author listed as the primary contact person. The cover page should also list whether the submission should be considered for a paper/poster presentation or panel discussion. The names and affiliations of the authors should not appear on the paper itself. Each submission will be reviewed anonymously by at least two peer reviewers. One author from each accepted paper must be registered for the conference prior to October 31, 2017. Papers already accepted for publication in a refereed journal will not be considered. It is expected that submitted abstracts result in completed papers before presentation at the colloquium. Authors of accepted papers will also be asked to serve as discussants for other papers.
ABSTRACT/PAPER SUBMISSION DEADLINE: September 15, 2017
BEST PAPER AWARDS: There will be opportunities for both Best Paper Awards as well as Student Best Paper Awards. More information will be provided later in 2017, but before the final paper submission deadline.
REGISTRATION/HOTEL INFORMATION: Information regarding Colloquium registration/Hotel information will be provided at a later date.
LEAD FOUNDING SPONSOR: Ameritrade Institutional
FOUNDING SPONSOR: Northwestern Mutual
TD Ameritrade Institutional and the CFP Board are separate and unaffiliated and are not responsible for each other’s services or policies. TD Ameritrade Institutional is a division of TD Ameritrade, Inc., member FINRA/SIPC. TD Ameritrade is a trademark owned by TD Ameritrade IP Company, Inc. and The Toronto-Dominion Bank. 2017 TD Ameritrade IP Company, Inc. All rights reserved. Used with permission.
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*Call For Research Proposals Research Grants Provided By Inquire Europe*
The Institute for Quantitative Research (INQUIRE) in Europe provides financial support for academic research projects with potential applications in the field of investment management.
Inquire Europe encourages in particular early stage research, research on European issues and using European data and by researchers affiliated with European universities. Papers are eligible for Inquire Europe funding if still substantial work is to be done. Please attach a draft copy of a paper if that is available, and indicate which further work is to be done in your proposed time-schedule.
Papers that are already presented at major academic conferences such as the American Finance Association, the European Finance Association or the Western Finance Association are not eligible for funding by Inquire Europe.
FUNDING: Several grants of Euro 10.000 a piece are awarded each year. Payments are made directly to the researcher, unless otherwise requested. Support of a research project by Inquire Europe does not in any way preclude subsequent publication of the paper in a journal of the researcher’s choice.
Completed papers may be invited for presentation at the INQUIRE’s spring or autumn Seminars. INQUIRE will pay the researcher’s reasonable expenses incurred in connection with the seminar.
The next deadline for submission of research proposals is Wednesday 9 August 2017.
More information on Inquire Europe, or research grants that have been provided in the past and on the application procedure is available on INQUIRE’s web site: www.inquire-europe.org
Theo Nijman Academic Coordinator Inquire Europe
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*Call For Papers 2017 Vietnam Symposium in Banking and Finance*
26-28 October 2017, International University, Vietnam National University HCM City, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
vsbf2017.sciencesconf.org
Submission deadline: July 15, 2017
You are cordially invited to submit your research papers (English only and in PDF files) for presentation consideration at the 2017 Vietnam Symposium in Banking and Finance (VSBF2017) that will take place on 26-28 October in Hochiminh City, Vietnam.
This conference, jointly organized by the Association of Vietnamese Scientists and Experts (AVSE), International University, Vietnam National University HCM City, and the International Society for the Advancement of Financial Economics (ISAFE), aims to bring together academics, practitioners and policymakers sharing their research findings and discussing current and challenging issues in banking and finance.
TOPICS: The scientific and organizing committees welcome submissions in all areas of banking and finance. The main topics of the conference include, but not limited to: Banking regulation and financial services; Corporate finance, IPOs, SEOs, M&A; Dynamics of international capital markets; Emerging markets finance; Financial markets, institutions and money; Financial policy and regulation; Market linkages, financial crises and contagion; Portfolio management and optimization; Risk management; Securitization; Financial modeling; Finance and sustainability; Financial econometrics; Financial engineering and derivatives; Capital market integration; Behavioral finance; Investment funds; Macro-financial linkages; Corporate governance; Market behavior and efficiency; Asset pricing and allocation; Market microstructure.
KEYNOTE SPEAKERS: – Prof. Robert Faff, University of Queensland Business School, Australia – Prof. Kenneth M. Lehn, University of Pittsburgh, United States
CO-CHAIRS: – Sabri Boubaker, Champagne School of Management & University of Paris Est, France – Duc Khuong Nguyen, IPAG Business School, France & Indiana University, United States
PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: Authors are invited to submit their papers in PDF files, no later than 15 July 2017 via the conference website: vsbf2017.sciencesconf.org/user/submit. Early submission is highly encouraged and decision is made as soon as the peer-review is completed. No submission fee is required.
IMPORTANT DATES: – Submission deadline: July 15, 2017 – Notification of review results: August 15, 2017 – Registration deadline: September 15, 2017 – Conference event: October 26-28, 2017
PUBLICATION OPPORTUNITIES: In consultation with the editors of Frontiers in Finance and Economics, Pacific-Basin Finance Journal, Quarterly Journal of Finance and Accounting, authors of selected papers will be invited to submit their papers to a regular issue of the Journals.
FURTHER INFORMATION: For queries, please send an email to vsbf2017@sciencesconf.org
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*Call For Papers International Finance and Banking Society: IFABS Asia 2017 Ningbo China Conference – Special Issue in Journal of Banking and Finance*
31 August – 2 September, 2017, Ningbo Marriott Hotel
www.ifabs.org www.conftool.com/ifabs2017-ningbo
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Robert F. Engle, Nobel Laureate in Economic Sciences
The conference highlights include 4 keynote addresses from academia, industry and policy makers.
IFABS ASIA 2017 NINGBO CHINA TRI-CAMPUS CONFERENCE COMMITTEE: Meryem Duygun, University of Nottingham United Kingdom & President, IFABS Manfred Kremer, European Central Bank, Conference Chair Sergio Mayordomo, Bank of Spain, Conference Chair Chee Kwong Lau, University of Nottingham Malaysia, Conference Chair Ke Tang, Tsinghua University, Conference Chair Yongmin Zhang, University of Nottingham Ningbo, Conference Chair Xin Zhou, NYU Shanghai, Conference Chair
CONFERENCE THEME: The conference and the JBF special issue welcomes papers on financial innovation that contribute to reassessing the benefits as well as the potential and realized costs and risks of recent financial innovation and make recommendations to ensure that financial innovation does not impede on the stability of financial systems and the sustainability of economic growth.
TOPICS: The conference committee would also like to invite submission of papers relating to all aspects of banking and finance for presentation at the conference. Theoretical and empirical papers are encouraged in areas, which include, but are not limited to: – Asset Pricing – Capital Markets – Financial Crises – Financial Regulation – Emerging Markets – Macro-financial Linkages – Behavioral Finance – Mathematical Finance – Computational Finance – Computational Finance – Banking – Financial Intermediation – Corporate Governance – International Finance – Corporate Investment Decision – Efficiency & Productivity Analysis – Financial Integration – Mergers & Acquisitions – Money and Liquidity – Financial Econometrics – Corporate Finance – Market Microstructure – Risk Management – Global Risk Markets – Securitization – Financial Policy – Derivatives – Internet Finance
SPECIAL ISSUE IN JOURNAL OF BANKING AND FINANCE: The JBF special issue will only consider papers accepted for presentation at the conference and directly related to the theme of “Financial Innovation, Stability and Sustainable Growth”.
Submitted papers that have little direct relationship to this theme, even if such papers are good, are likely to be desk rejected as ‘out of scope’. Papers submitted to the JBF special issue will go through the same rigorous review process as papers submitted to regular JBF issues. The journal currently strives for a 10% acceptance rate, the same acceptance standards and peer review criteria will apply for this Special Issue.
Papers submitted to the special issue should be submitted through the JBF website between 15 September and 15 October, 2017. The journal’s usual submission fee will apply. Papers should be original work not previously published and not being considered for publication elsewhere. Acceptance to the conference does not guarantee publication in the JBF special issue.
BEST PAPER AWARDS: In line with the IFABS tradition, the best paper drawn from the papers presented at the IFABS Asia 2017 Ningbo Conference is awarded the IFABS Best Research Paper Award. IFABS Best PhD Paper Award is given to the best paper written by a PhD student. All awards include an honorarium.
SPECIAL SESSIONS: The Conference Chairs welcome proposals from policy-makers and academics for special sessions, roundtables and panels. Please email to info@ifabs.org by June 30, 2017.
Manuscript submission deadline: June 30, 2017
Contact details: info@ifabs.org
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*Call For Papers European Financial Management – Special Issue: “Corporate Policies and Asset Prices”*
Guest Editor: Professor Lu Zhang, Ohio State University
OBJECTIVE: The objective of the Special Issue is to publish high quality papers on the interaction between corporate policies and asset pricing. Topics suitable for the Special issue include, but are not limited to, the following: – Empirical studies on the relations between firm characteristics and expected securities returns – Factor models and their applications in the asset management industry – Explanations of asset pricing anomalies, neoclassical or behavioral – Asset pricing implications of corporate policies – The impact of time-varying risk premiums or investor sentiment on corporate decisions – Equilibrium asset pricing with production
PUBLICATION: All submitted papers will be handled by Professor Lu Zhang, the Guest Editor of the special issue, and will go through the journal’s (fast-track) standard blind review process.
ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION: Authors are invited to submit theoretical and empirical research papers electronically (two (2) files in PDF format: (1) Complete paper and (2) Paper without the name/s and affiliation/s of author/s) via the EFMA website: efmaefm.org/0EFMJOURNAL/submissions/ submissions.php indicating with a note that their paper should be considered from the EFM Special Issue. All submitted papers must include an abstract of 100 words explaining the contribution of the paper.
DEADLINE: The deadline for submissions is August 31, 2017
CORRESPONDENCE: Address all correspondence to:
Professor Lu Zhang Fisher College of Business The Ohio State University 760A Fisher Hall 2100 Neil Avenue Columbus OH 43210 Email: zhanglu@fisher.osu.edu
GUEST EDITOR: Professor Lu Zhang, Ohio State University
www.efmaefm.org “For the increase and dissemination of financial management knowledge”
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1. Call For Papers The Third Annual Volatility Institute Conference at NYU Shanghai – “Derivatives and Volatility”, November 17, 2017, Shanghai, China.
ORGANIZERS: Volatility Institute at NYU Shanghai China Hedge Fund Research Center, SJTU
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Robert Engle, 2003 Nobel Laureate in Economics, Professor of Finance at NYU Stern School of Business
CONFERENCE THEME: The investigation of dynamics of market volatilities is one of the key areas of financial research. As more and more derivatives are introduced into financial markets in both developed and emerging capital markets, understanding the impact of derivatives trading on market volatility is of great importance. Papers on all topic related to “Derivatives and Volatility” are welcome, including asset pricing, corporate finance, market microstructure, behavioral finance, capital markets, macro-financial linkages, and international finance. While the focus is on all markets, submissions are especially encouraged that focus on emerging capital markets, China in particular.
PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: Each author may submit only one paper. Papers may be submitted electronically via the following link and must consist of a single PDF file. No other formats will be accepted. shanghai.nyu.edu/research/vins/paper-submission-annual-volatility- conference
Submission Deadline: August 31, 2017, 23:59, GMT+8 Expected Notification of Acceptance: September 24, 2017
The papers will be selected via a review process of the scientific committee. Expected Notification of Acceptance: September. 24th, 2016. We will reimburse each presenter up to $1000 to cover her/his travel costs after the conference.
Thank you for your attention!
CONFERENCE SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE: Professor Menachem Brenner, NYU Stern School of Business, New York City, United States Professor Jennifer Carpenter, NYU Stern School of Business, New York City, United States Professor Robert Engle, NYU Stern School of Business, New York City, United States Professor Stephen Figlewski, NYU Stern School of Business, New York City, United States Professor Hua He, Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business, Beijing, China Professor Matthew Richardson, NYU Stern School of Business, New York City, United States Professor Qian Sun, Fudan University, Shanghai, China Professor Jianye Wang, Volatility Institute, NYU Shanghai, Shanghai, China Professor Robert Whitelaw, NYU Stern School of Business, New York City, United States Professor Yexiao Xu, University of Texas at Dallas, Dallas, United States Professor Hong Yan, Shanghai Advanced Institute of Finance at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China Professor Chu Zhang, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong, China Professor Harold Zhang, University of Texas at Dallas, Dallas, United States Professor Zhenlong Zheng, Xiamen University, Xiamen, China
CONTACT INFORMATION: Website: research.shanghai.nyu.edu/centers-and-institutes/ vins/vins-third-annual-conference Email: vins@nyu.edu Telephone: +86 021 2059 5741 Address: Room 1237, NYU Shanghai, 1555 Century Avenue, Pudong, Shanghai, China, 200122
2. Call For Papers Conference on China’s Financial Markets and Growth Rebalancing, October 2-3, 2017, Fordham University, New York City.
Organized by Bank of Finland Institute for Economies in Transition (BOFIT), Gabelli School of Business, Fordham University, and Global Research Unit (GRU), Department of Economics & Finance, City University of Hong Kong
Over the past decade, China’s economic reform has gradually shifted toward liberalization of financial markets, and intensified its interactions with the global financial market. At the same time China’s growth model has been slowly shifting towards one more based on consumption and services. The conference invites researchers to present their original works on issues related to developments in China’s financial markets and their implications for changes in China’s growth model.
TOPICS: Possible topics include, but are not limited to, the following: – China’s financial liberalization and enterprise restructuring – China’s banking sector and financial intermediation – China’s bond and equity markets – Indebtedness in China – China’s interest rate liberalization and monetary policy
PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: Those interested in presenting at the conference should send a completed paper or a two-page detailed abstract in WORD or PDF format via email to iikka.korhonen@bof.fi by June 28, 2017. Authors of accepted papers will be notified by July 30, 2017.
FURTHER INFORMATION: Conference home page can be found here: www.bofit.fi/en/research/conferences-and-workshops/2017/2017-10-02- conference-on-chinas-financial-markets
The keynote speakers of the conference are Wei Xiong of Princeton University and Jennifer Carpenter of Stern School of Business, New York University.
Final versions of the accepted papers will be posted on the conference website.
Presenters may apply for financial support to defray some of the expenses.
For enquiries, please contact Iftekhar Hasan: ihasan@fordham.edu Yin-Wong Cheung: yicheung@cityu.edu.hk Iikka Korhonen: iikka.korhonen@bof.fi

3. 44th EFA Annual Meeting Conference Announcement – Program Online.
We are pleased to announce that the EFA 2017 program is online and can be displayed at www.efa2017.org
EARLY BIRD RATES: Make sure to benefit from our early bird rates. Early bird registration closes on June 30, 2017. Rates and registration information can be found on our website at efa2017.org/Registration
REGISTRATION: Registration to attend the 44th European Finance Association Annual Meeting is done online through our online management platform ConfTool. Please note that if you have already submitted a paper or acted as a reviewer for the EFA 2017, you can login with the same username and password.
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: We are pleased to announce that the keynote speaker at the EFA 2017 Annual Meeting is Campbell R. Harvey, Professor of Finance at the Fuqua School of Business, Duke University and Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He has published over 125 scholarly articles on topics spanning investment finance, emerging markets, corporate finance, behavioral finance, financial econometrics and computer science. He was editor of the Journal of Finance (2006-2012), founded the Duke-CFO Survey and is the recipient of numerous honors and awards. Professor Harvey was President of the American Finance Association in 2016.
SOCIAL PROGRAM: Our social program includes plenty of networking activities. The events are designed to help you experience the local flair and visit the beautiful Rhine-Neckar region.
Attendees can register for the following social events: – Welcome Reception: The official opening of the 44th EFA Annual Meeting will take place in the impressive Garden Room and Knight’s Hall of Mannheim Palace – the main campus of the University of Mannheim. – Heidelberg Cruise: Participants may join the cruise trip on the Neckar River to discover the charm of Heidelberg and its surroundings. – Deutsche Bundesbank Conference Dinner: The dinner will take place in Schwetzingen Palace, a summer residence for Palatinate Electors of the 18th century and famous for the beauty of its gardens.
More information is available on our website at efa2017.org/Social- Program
PARTICIPATION REQUIRES EFA MEMBERSHIP FOR 2017: You must be an EFA member for the 2017 calendar year in order to participate in the EFA 2017 Annual Meeting.
MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL: If you were an EFA member in 2016, please use the renewal link that was sent to you by email from Oxford University Press (OUP). If you have not received this email, please contact OUP customer services at jnls.cust.serv@oup.com, or call +44 (0) 1865 353907.
Detailed information on how to renew your membership or become a new member is available at www.efa2017.org/EFA-Membership
Please note that EFA membership payments are handled by Oxford University Press (OUP) on behalf of the European Finance Association (EFA) – and that you will automatically become a member subscriber of the Review of Finance, EFA’s own journal. If you have questions about your membership or payment, please contact OUP at jnls.cust.serv@oup.com
We look forward to seeing you in Mannheim in August 2017! Ernst Maug EFA 2017 Program and Organization Chair; Professor of Corporate Finance, University of Mannheim Business School
Wolfgang Buhler EFA 2017 Organization and Program Chair; Professor (em.) of Finance, University of Mannheim Business School
Track Chairs Geert Bekaert, Markus K. Brunnermeier, Hans Degryse, Alex Edmans, Andrew Ellul, Rudiger Fahlenbrach, Thierry Foucault, Leonardo Gambacorta, Nicolae Garleanu, Simon Gervais, Jarrad Harford, Martin Lettau, Michelle Lowry, Simone Manganelli, Terrance Odean, Marco Pagano, Christopher Polk, Dagfinn Rime, Stephen Schaefer, Norman Schurhoff, Marti Subrahmanyam, Allan Timmermann, Vikrant Vig, Toni M. Whited
FURTHER INFORMATION: For questions regarding conference attendance: EFA 2017 Local Organizer Tel. +49 (0)621 181 1948 E-mail: efa2017@uni-mannheim.de
For questions regarding the EFA: European Finance Association Tel. +32 2 226 66 60 E-mail: efa@eiasm.be
For questions regarding EFA memberships & payments for 2017: Oxford University Press/Oxford Journals Tel. +44 (0)1865 353907 E-mail: jnls.cust.serv@oup.com

5. Call For Papers International Finance and Banking Society: IFABS Asia 2017 Ningbo China Conference – Special Issue in Journal of Banking and Finance, 31 August – 2 September, 2017, Ningbo Marriott Hotel. 
www.ifabs.org www.conftool.com/ifabs2017-ningbo
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Robert F. Engle, Nobel Laureate in Economic Sciences
The conference highlights include 4 keynote addresses from academia, industry and policy makers.
IFABS ASIA 2017 NINGBO CHINA TRI-CAMPUS CONFERENCE COMMITTEE: Meryem Duygun, University of Nottingham United Kingdom & President, IFABS Manfred Kremer, European Central Bank, Conference Chair Sergio Mayordomo, Bank of Spain, Conference Chair Chee Kwong Lau, University of Nottingham Malaysia, Conference Chair Ke Tang, Tsinghua University, Conference Chair Yongmin Zhang, University of Nottingham Ningbo, Conference Chair Xin Zhou, NYU Shanghai, Conference Chair
CONFERENCE THEME: The conference and the JBF special issue welcomes papers on financial innovation that contribute to reassessing the benefits as well as the potential and realized costs and risks of recent financial innovation and make recommendations to ensure that financial innovation does not impede on the stability of financial systems and the sustainability of economic growth.
TOPICS: The conference committee would also like to invite submission of papers relating to all aspects of banking and finance for presentation at the conference. Theoretical and empirical papers are encouraged in areas, which include, but are not limited to: – Asset Pricing – Capital Markets – Financial Crises – Financial Regulation – Emerging Markets – Macro-financial Linkages – Behavioral Finance – Mathematical Finance – Computational Finance – Computational Finance – Banking – Financial Intermediation – Corporate Governance – International Finance – Corporate Investment Decision – Efficiency & Productivity Analysis – Financial Integration – Mergers & Acquisitions – Money and Liquidity – Financial Econometrics – Corporate Finance – Market Microstructure – Risk Management – Global Risk Markets – Securitization – Financial Policy – Derivatives – Internet Finance
SPECIAL ISSUE IN JOURNAL OF BANKING AND FINANCE: The JBF special issue will only consider papers accepted for presentation at the conference and directly related to the theme of “Financial Innovation, Stability and Sustainable Growth”.
Submitted papers that have little direct relationship to this theme, even if such papers are good, are likely to be desk rejected as ‘out of scope’. Papers submitted to the JBF special issue will go through the same rigorous review process as papers submitted to regular JBF issues. The journal currently strives for a 10% acceptance rate, the same acceptance standards and peer review criteria will apply for this Special Issue.
Papers submitted to the special issue should be submitted through the JBF website between 15 September and 15 October, 2017. The journal’s usual submission fee will apply. Papers should be original work not previously published and not being considered for publication elsewhere. Acceptance to the conference does not guarantee publication in the JBF special issue.
BEST PAPER AWARDS: In line with the IFABS tradition, the best paper drawn from the papers presented at the IFABS Asia 2017 Ningbo Conference is awarded the IFABS Best Research Paper Award. IFABS Best PhD Paper Award is given to the best paper written by a PhD student. All awards include an honorarium.
SPECIAL SESSIONS: The Conference Chairs welcome proposals from policy-makers and academics for special sessions, roundtables and panels. Please email to info@ifabs.org by June 30, 2017.
Manuscript submission deadline: June 30, 2017

6. Call For Papers Arne Ryde Conference on Financial Intermediation, Friday-Saturday, 1-2 December 2017, in Lund, Sweden.
The Arne Ryde Foundation in collaboration with the Department of Economics at Lund University and the Knut Wicksell Centre for Financial Studies invites submissions to the Arne Ryde Conference on Financial Intermediation.
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Keynote lecture by: Professor Anthony Saunders, Stern School of Business, NYU
SPEAKERS: Confirmed speakers include: Bo Becker (Stockholm School of Economics) Mariassunta Giannetti (Stockholm School of Economics) Reint Gropp (Halle Institute for Economic Research) Neeltje van Horen (Bank of England)
TOPICS: The Arne Ryde Conference on Financial Intermediation is a small and focused conference, and we welcome submissions on topics including but not limited to: – Bank credit and the real economy – Cross border banking – Developments in financial intermediation technology – Systemic Risk
PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: Submit complete papers by September 1st to arnerydefoundation.workshop2017@nek.lu.se Notification of acceptance: Authors will be notified of acceptance by September 20.
Authors of accepted papers should be prepared to act as discussants during the conference. Also, researchers with an interest in the topic are welcome to participate without presenting papers. The number of participants is limited and slots for non-presenters are allocated on a first come first served basis.
There is no participation fee. Lunches will be covered by the Arne Ryde Foundation. There will also be a dinner for speakers and discussants on Friday December 1st.
Lund is a small historic university town in southern Sweden about 40 minutes with train from Copenhagen airport. All information regarding the conference is posted on www.financelund.se
Please do not hesitate to contact us at arnerydefoundation. workshop2017@nek.lu.se if you have any question.
On behalf of the organizers, Anders Vilhelmsson Associate Professor Department of Economics Lund University.

7. Call For Papers 2017 SFS Cavalcade Asia-Pacific, China December 13-17, 2017, Fragrant Hill Hotel Beijing. Hosted by: PBC School of Finance, Tsinghua University.
sfs.org/financecavalcade/2017-sfs-finance-cavalcade-asia-pacific
The 2017 SFS Cavalcade Asia-Pacific, hosted by PBC School of Finance, Tsinghua University, will be held at the Fragrant Hill Hotel from December 13-15, 2017.
Given the increasing success of the North American edition and the evident demand for conferences of this quality in accessible locations, the SFS is happy to announce its plans for an Asia-Pacific version of the Cavalcade. The SFS Cavalcade Asia-Pacific is a joint project of the Review of Financial Studies, the Review of Corporate Finance Studies, and the Review of Asset Pricing Studies. It will be a high-quality conference covering all areas of finance. The format is 55 minutes per paper with several concurrent parallel sessions. Our goal is to provide a setting that produces the kind of in-depth participation of a smaller conference while accommodating the variety of papers of a larger one.
The SFS Cavalcade Asia-Pacific is a 2.5-3.0 day conference covering all areas of finance. The format is 55 minutes per paper with eight parallel sessions. Our goal is to provide a setting that produces the kind of in-depth participation of a smaller conference while accommodating the variety of papers of a larger one.
HOW TO SUBMIT TO THE CAVALCADE: Submissions will be accepted beginning June 5 and ending July 20, 2017. The submission fee is $50. For papers in which ALL co-authors are doctoral students, the submission fee will be waived. Please submit your paper at www.conftool.com/ cavalcade-asia-pacific-2017 during the submission period.
The submitted paper must not have been accepted (or conditionally accepted) at a journal nor have been presented (or be scheduled to be presented) at the WFA/AFA.
Please note: Authors of accepted papers must be able to attend their session regardless of which day the session is scheduled. If an author cannot make it to the scheduled time, the conference reserves the right to pull the paper.
DUAL SUBMISSION: The Cavalcade features dual submission with The Review of Asset Pricing Studies and The Review of Corporate Finance Studies.
CONFERENCE ORGANIZERS: Chair Bernard Yeung (National University of Singapore), Vice Chair Ron Masulis (UNSW Business School), Associate Chair Kalok Chan (CUHK Business School), Host School Faculty Sponsor Hong Zhang (Tsinghua University).

8. Request for Research Proposals IFSID (Montreal Institute of Structured Products and Derivatives).
The IFSID (Montreal Institute of Structured Products and Derivatives) aims at promoting collaborations between academics and professionals in research projects dealing with derivatives markets. The IFSID is launching its sixth call for tender to solicit research projects in the fields of derivatives pricing, risk management, market regulation, clearing, accounting, and financial innovation (that list of topics is not exhaustive). This year the IFSID will give additional priority to researchers applying to work on structured finance, especially in relation with downside risk, longevity risk, or goal-based investment.
The projects selected in the last five years as well as relevant information about the IFSID can be viewed at www.ifsid.ca
FUNDING: The total amount earmarked for the 2017 call is 400,000 CAD. Funded proposals should be completed within 12 to 18 months. Acceptance of the funding implies: – providing the IFSID with a document that will be published in the working paper series, – delegating at least one member of the research team to come to Montreal to present the findings during a seminar. This second condition will be waived for small-size projects, – acknowledging the IFSID financial support in publications and presentations related to the project.
Preference will be given to researchers who commit to collaborating with Montreal-based partners including financial institutions, local regulatory authorities, and/or the Montreal derivatives exchange. Additional financing and office space could be provided for researchers choosing to work in Montreal.
PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: Researchers with a keen interest to apply should send their research proposal (maximum 5 pages including a budget) along with their vitae to ifsid@hec.ca. Only electronic submissions will be considered.
Deadline for submission is August 31, 2017.

9. PhD Symposium Call For Papers ECGC Workshop on Governance and Control, March 19-20, 2018, France.
This fifth biennial workshop is dedicated to the memory of Stephen A. Ross.
The 5th ECGC Workshop on Governance and Control will take place at the University of Lille (France) on March 19-20, 2018.
The scientific committee will select six papers for presentation by PhD students on March 19. For selected Ph.D. students, registration fees, travel expenses, meals and two nights’ accommodation will be funded by the organizers. The workshop will reward the best PhD student paper with the Fondation Credit Mutuel Nord Europe/La Francaise prize of 1,000 Euro.
The PhD workshop will be followed on March 20th by paper presentations given by F. Derrien (HEC), J. Harford (Washington), N. Malenko (Boston College), M. Officer (Loyola-Marymount) and members of the scientific committee.
TOPICS: Topics of interest include, but are not limited to: – Mergers and acquisitions – Corporate restructuring – Corporate governance – Law and finance
PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: Submissions should contain two files in pdf format. (1) A cover page with paper title, abstract, key words and full author details; (2) A full text of the paper with title and abstract only on first page. Submissions should be sent to ecgc-workshop@univ-lille2.fr by September 15th, 2017. Acceptance notifications will be made by November 15th, 2017. More information will become available on ffbc.univ-lille2.fr/la-recherche/manifestations- scientifiques-et-deplacements
SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE: E. Eckbo (Dartmouth College) – D. Gromb (HEC) – R. Roll (Caltech) – H. Servaes (LBS) – K. Thorburn (NHH)
ORGANIZING COMMITTEE: M. Beguin, K. Bouaiss, D. Bourghelle, J.- G. Cousin, E. De Bodt, S. Dereeper, M. Dupire, P. Grandin, G. Imad’Eddine, J. Jarzebowski, F. Lobez, J. Maati, E. Severin, J.- C. Statnik
SPONSOR: Fondation Credit Mutuel Nord Europe/La Francaise

PhD Symposium Call For Papers ECGC Workshop on Governance and Control March 19-20, 2018, France

PhD Symposium Call For Papers
ECGC Workshop on Governance and Control

March 19-20, 2018, France

This fifth biennial workshop is dedicated to the memory of Stephen A. Ross.

The 5th ECGC Workshop on Governance and Control will take place at the University of Lille (France) on March 19-20, 2018.

The scientific committee will select six papers for presentation by PhD students on March 19. For selected Ph.D. students, registration fees, travel expenses, meals and two nights’ accommodation will be funded by the organizers. The workshop will reward the best PhD student paper with the Fondation Credit Mutuel Nord Europe/La Francaise prize of 1,000 Euro.

The PhD workshop will be followed on March 20th by paper presentations given by F. Derrien (HEC), J. Harford (Washington), N. Malenko (Boston College), M. Officer (Loyola-Marymount) and members of the scientific committee.

TOPICS: Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
– Mergers and acquisitions
– Corporate restructuring
– Corporate governance
– Law and finance

PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: Submissions should contain two files in pdf format. (1) A cover page with paper title, abstract, key words and full author details; (2) A full text of the paper with title and abstract only on first page. Submissions should be sent to ecgc-workshop@univ-lille2.fr by September 15th, 2017. Acceptance notifications will be made by November 15th, 2017. More information will become available on http://ffbc.univ-lille2.fr/la-recherche/manifestations-scientifiques-et-deplacements

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE: E. Eckbo (Dartmouth College) – D. Gromb (HEC) – R. Roll (Caltech) – H. Servaes (LBS) – K. Thorburn (NHH)

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE: M. Beguin, K. Bouaiss, D. Bourghelle, J.- G. Cousin, E. De Bodt, S. Dereeper, M. Dupire, P. Grandin, G. Imad’Eddine, J. Jarzebowski, F. Lobez, J. Maati, E. Severin, J.- C. Statnik

SPONSOR: Fondation Credit Mutuel Nord Europe/La Francaise

Call For Papers European Financial Management – Special Issue: “Corporate Policies and Asset Prices”

Call For Papers
European Financial Management – Special Issue: “Corporate Policies and Asset Prices”

Guest Editor: Professor Lu Zhang, Ohio State University

OBJECTIVE: The objective of the Special Issue is to publish high quality papers on the interaction between corporate policies and asset pricing. Topics suitable for the Special issue include, but are not limited to, the following:
– Empirical studies on the relations between firm characteristics and expected securities returns
– Factor models and their applications in the asset management industry
– Explanations of asset pricing anomalies, neoclassical or behavioral
– Asset pricing implications of corporate policies
– The impact of time-varying risk premiums or investor sentiment on corporate decisions
– Equilibrium asset pricing with production

PUBLICATION: All submitted papers will be handled by Professor Lu Zhang, the Guest Editor of the special issue, and will go through the journal’s (fast-track) standard blind review process.

ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION: Authors are invited to submit theoretical and empirical research papers electronically (two (2) files in PDF format: (1) Complete paper and (2) Paper without the name/s and affiliation/s of author/s) via the EFMA website: http://efmaefm.org/0EFMJOURNAL/submissions/submissions.php indicating with a note that their paper should be considered from the EFM Special Issue. All submitted papers must include an abstract of 100 words explaining the contribution of the paper.

DEADLINE: The deadline for submissions is August 31, 2017

CORRESPONDENCE: Address all correspondence to:

Professor Lu Zhang
Fisher College of Business
The Ohio State University
760A Fisher Hall
2100 Neil Avenue
Columbus OH 43210
Email: zhanglu@fisher.osu.edu

GUEST EDITOR: Professor Lu Zhang, Ohio State University

http://www.efmaefm.org
“For the increase and dissemination of financial management knowledge”

Call For Papers 15th International Paris Finance Meeting – Paris December 2017 Finance Meeting DEADLINE: June 5, 2017

Call For Papers
15th International Paris Finance Meeting – Paris December 2017 Finance Meeting

DEADLINE: June 5, 2017

The 15th Paris December Finance Meeting is organized in downtown Paris on December 21, 2017 by EUROFIDAI (European Financial Data Institute) and ESSEC Business School with the participation of AFFI (French Finance Association).

It is jointly sponsored by CERESSEC / CDC Institute for Economic Research / CNRS / Institut Louis Bachelier / Fondation Banque de France in Money, Finance and Banking / Equipex BEDOFIH project (European high frequency financial database) / “Regulation and Systemic Risk” ACPR Chair / Amundi / Ardian / Natixis / Societe Generale.

TOPICS: All researchers in finance are invited to present in English their latest research in all areas of finance and insurance: Asset Pricing, Banking/Financial Intermediation, Bankruptcy, Behavioral Finance, Capital Structure, Corporate Governance, Derivatives, Ethical Finance, Entrepreneurial Finance, Financial Analyst, Financial Crisis, Financial Econometrics, Financial Mathematics, Financial Risks, Hedge Funds/Mutual Funds, Historical Finance, Insurance, Interest Rates, International Finance, Investment Policy/Capital Budgeting, Market Microstructure / Liquidity, Merger and Acquisition, Ownership, Payout Policy, Portfolio Management, Private Equity/Venture Capital, Banking Regulation and Systemic Risk, Risk Management, Security Issuance/IPO.

In previous years, approximately one in six submitted papers was accepted. The Paris December Finance Meeting is one of the top 2 European conferences in terms of the quality of the papers presented.

Prizes will be awarded for the best papers.

PhD and job market paper sessions will also be organized, so all job market and PhD papers are welcome.

PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: Only on line submissions will be considered for the 2017 Paris December Finance Meeting. Before filling the application form, please read the following instructions:

Prepare 2 files in pdf format:
– An anonymous version of the paper (the complete paper without the name(s) of the author(s), without the acknowledgements and without any indication of author’s affiliation)
– A complete version of the paper including the following information: title, name(s) of the author(s), abstract, keywords, email address for each author, complete address(es)
– The abstract you will fill in the submission form is limited to 150 words.
– To complete your submission you will have to classify your paper according to a list of keywords. This choice will define the session referees judging your paper.
– Each submission will be charged 45 Euro.

TO SUBMIT, PLEASE VISIT THE WEBSITE OF THE MEETING: http://www.paris-december.eu/paris-december-2017

DEADLINE: Papers must be submitted on line by June 5, 2017

PAPER DIFFUSION: Accepted papers will be posted on the Financial Economic Network (SSRN) and the website of EUROFIDAI.

Conference Announcement WU Gutmann Center Symposium 2017: “Financial Advice and Asset Management”

Conference Announcement
WU Gutmann Center Symposium 2017: “Financial Advice and Asset Management”

June 19, 2017; 9:00 – 17:30; WU Vienna, Austria

The WU Gutmann Center for Portfolio Management is proud to invite you to its ninth symposium – WU Gutmann Center Symposia 2017: “Financial Advice and Asset Management” on June 19 2017, at WU Wien (Vienna University of Economics and Business) Welthandelsplatz1, Festsaal 1, 1020 Vienna, Austria.

TOPIC: The financial crisis has revived the interest in the role of financial advice and in particular the standards that financial advisors should be held to. While financial advice is an essential part of asset management, policy-makers are concerned about conflicts of interests between financial advisors and their clients.

The WU Gutmann Symposium 2017 addresses various aspects of financial advice and asset management. The speakers shed light on the underlying factors, including behavioral aspects, and market structure that influence these conflicts of interests and thereby the quality of financial advice. In addition, they highlight possible solutions to deal with the incentive problems.

REGISTRATION: Participation is free of charge. To register please click on this link: http://www.conftool.com/wugcs2017

You will be redirected to our conference management system where you will be asked to create an account. If you submitted a paper or acted as a reviewer, you can use your existing account.

Deadline for registration: June 11, 2017

ENGELBERT DOCKNER MEMORIAL PRIZE: The Engelbert Dockner Memorial Prize is an award of 2,000 EUR given to the best paper presented at the WU Gutmann Center Symposium which is selected by the Academic Advisory Board.

PRELIMINARY PROGRAM: The conference starts at 9 am and finish at 5pm, followed by a refreshment. A detailed program is available at our website. (https://www.gutmann-center.at/gc/whatwedo/bridging/symposia)

SESSION 1
Financial Advice and Bank Profits
– Stefan Ruenzi, University of Mannheim
Client Involvement in Expert Advice — Antibiotics in Finance?
– Annika Weber, Goethe University, Frankfurt
Variations in Investment Advice Provision: A Study of Investment Advisors and Millionaire Investors
– Ylva Baeckstrom, Cass Business School

SESSION 2
The Market for Conflicted Advice
– Martin Szydlowski, University of Minnesota
Is Conflicted Investment Advice Better than No Advice?
– Jonathan Reuter, Boston College
Does Competition Protect Unsophisticated Investors?
– Yang Sun, Brandeis University

SESSION 3
The Dividend Disconnect
– Samuel Hartzmark, University of Chicago Booth School of Business
Thinking about Prices versus Thinking about Returns in Financial Markets
– Zwetelina Iliewa, Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW)
Does Household Finance Matter? Small Financial Errors with Large Social Costs
– Harjoat Bhamra, Imperial College Business School

SESSION 4
Mutual Fund Shareholder Letters: Flows, Performance, and Managerial Behavior
– Alexander Hillert, Goethe University, Frankfurt
Financial Literacy and Portfolio Dynamics
– Milo Bianchi, Toulouse School of Economics
Trust Busting: The Effect of Fraud on Investor Behavior
– Scott Yonker, Cornell University

CONTACT AND FURTHER INFORMATION:
WU Gutmann Center for Portfolio Management
WU Vienna, Department of Finance, Accounting and Statistics
Phone: +43-1-31336-5238
Email: gutmann-center@wu.ac.at
http://www.gutmann-center.at