Luxembourg School of Finance – Conference, Oct 21-23, 2015



Organised by the Luxembourg School of Finance (LSF), October 21-23, 2015,

This academic conference, followed by an afternoon executive panel on the second day, is devoted to issues central to the asset management industry. This two-day conference is accompanied by a high-quality social program starting with a welcome reception on the evening of October 21, 2015 and a conference dinner in the Chateau Bourglinster on October 22, 2015.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Russ Wermers, Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland.


  • -Narasimhan Jegadeesh, Goizueta Business School, Emory University –
  • -Ron Kaniel, Simon School of Business, University of Rochester
  • – Roman Kräussl, Luxembourg School of Finance
  • – Massimo Massa, INSEAD – Per Strömberg, Stockholm School of Economics
  • – Avanidhar Subrahmanyam, UCLA Anderson School of Management
  • – Matti Suominen, Aalto University and Luxembourg School of Finance
  • – Christian Wolff, Luxembourg School of Finance.

TOPICS: We welcome submissions from all areas related to asset management. Complete papers in an early stage will also be considered. We ask you not to submit a paper that has been accepted for publication in a journal or is close to being accepted. Sample topic areas include, but are not limited to: – Alternative investments – Active investment strategies – Costs of active trading – Indexing, ETFs and the potential for creating excessive volatility – Private equity and hedge funds – Performance attribution and performance measurement – Pension fund management.

PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: Interested authors should submit their papers as a pdf-file by June 15, 2015 to: Authors of accepted papers will be notified by July 15, 2015.

EXPENSES AND PRACTICAL ARRANGEMENTS: All participants are expected to cover their travel expenses.

IGIDR Bankruptcy Conference, Goa April 24-25, 2015.

Call For Papers
Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Bombay, India

24th – 25th April, 2015, Goa, India

The Indian Ministry of Finance has embarked on a project to establish the legislative foundations for the bankruptcy process. To build knowledge towards this goal, researchers are requested to propose research projects on the bankruptcy process:
a. Construction of datasets on firm bankruptcy and the bankruptcy process.
b. Description of existing institutional arrangements on bankruptcy.
c. Measurement of delays and loss given default under present arrangements.
d. Analytical papers that shape our understanding of the bankruptcy process.
e. Policy papers on tradeoffs in the design of the bankruptcy process, including international experience.

Multi-disciplinary perspectives are welcome, including the fields of economics, finance, law, and public administration. Proposals will be assessed based on the extent to which they produce knowledge that is valuable for drafting bankruptcy law in India.

HONORARIUM: Selected papers will be commissioned with a honorarium of $5000 and travel costs to present at a conference in Goa, India, on 24th and 25th April, 2015.

PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: Researchers are requested to send 1000 word paper proposals to Jyoti Manke by 18th January 2015.


Western Finance Association, June 17-20, 2015


Dear Members and Friends of the Western Finance Association!

You are invited to submit papers to be considered for presentation at the 2015 Annual Meetings, to be held June 17-20 in Seattle. Papers on any topic related to finance will be considered.

Submission of papers: Papers should be submitted electronically via the WFA web site,, which will contain full instructions for submission, including required on-line registration, creation of the required cover page, the submission fee, and other vital instructions. The deadline for submissions is midnight PST November 18, 2014.  Papers will be reviewed anonymously by up to three members of the Program Committee, and authors will be notified about the outcome of the reviewing process by the end of March, 2015.

Best Paper Awards: (subject to change)

Charles River Associates Award of $5,000 for the best paper on corporate finance.

Kepos Capital Award of $5,000 for the best paper on investments.

Wharton School – WRDS Award of $5,000 for the best paper on empirical finance.

NASDAQ OMX Award of $5,000 for the best paper on asset pricing.

Student Awards:

USC Marshall School of Business Trefftzs Award of $5,000 for the best student paper.

Cubist Systematic Strategies Ph.D. Candidate Award for Outstanding Research of $1000

I hope to see you in Seattle.

Laura Starks
University of Texas at Austin
2015 Program Chair

8th Asia-Pacific Business Research Conference

Call for Papers

Date: 9-10 February 2015
Venue: Hotel Istana, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Submission Deadline: 2 January 2015
Registration Deadline: 30 January 2015
Conference Theme: “Research for Advancement”
Theoretical and empirical papers or case studies relating to all broad areas of Accounting, Banking, Finance, Economics, Management, Marketing, Business Ethics, Business Statistics, Business Law and Business Education are invited for the above international conference. This conference is sponsored by eight international peer reviewed journals indexed by Cabell’s, Ulrich, EBSCO of USA and ERA of Australia and five of them ranked by Australian Business Dean Council (ABDC). Some of these journals are in the process of indexing by Scopus. This conference is sponsored by the two international organisations such as World Business Institute, Australia, and American Research and Publications International, USA.
To send your abstract or full paper for this conference, please click on Submit Paper Link on the website, fill out the form, attach a MS Word or PDF file of your paper and click Submit. If your abstract is accepted, you can submit full paper by 30 January 2015. All abstracts and full papers will be double blind reviewed and authors who present their paper at the conference will be provided written feedback after the conference. The authors will be informed about review outcome and acceptance of the full paper and/or abstract within 10-15 days after we receive them.
Papers organized as per guidelines and having publishable quality will be considered for publication in the following journals: Journal of Business & Policy Research, Global Economy and Finance Journal, International Review of Business Research Papers, World Journal of Management, Global Review of Accounting and Finance, World Review of Business Research, World Journal of Social Sciences, Journal of Accounting, Finance and Economics, and Journal of Islamic Finance and Business Research subject to compliance to review report, editorial comments, conference feedback and payment of applicable subscription fees.
All papers and/or abstract accepted for conference (who register for the conference) will be published in proceedings electronically with ISBN and included in the WBI Digital Library for online access via a dedicated website, and all full papers will be linked to Google Scholar. In addition, selected and revised papers also will be sent, in the form of a book with ISBN, to the ISI Conference Proceedings Citation Index. The Left hand link, “Publication Opportunities” on the conference website provides more information.
Best paper award will be announced from a block of 15 papers in each track and will be published in any of the above journals and a certificate will be issued. This international conference is featured by varieties of day-long break foods and hot buffet lunch at the 4-star hotel. In addition, participation certificate will be issued to all attendees, session chairs and designated discussants. If you want to chair a session and be a designated discussant, please let us know.
Abstract and/or full paper submission: 2 January 2015
Registration: 30 January 2015
Basic Registration fee (which includes 2 buffet lunch and day-long break-foods): US $400
You can also participate as an observer and session chair without paper if you are a university academic.
Please click on the links provided on conference website for more information.
For Enquiries: Please contact Nuha Jahan via
Professor Dr. Bob Clift, Former Dean, University of Melbourne, Australia.
Professor Dr. Carlos Santos, Universidade Catolica Portuguesa, Portugal.
Professor Dr. Stephen Grubaugh, Bentley University, USA.
Professor Dr. Sarath Nonis, Arkansan State University, USA.
Professor Dr. Uma Kumar, Carleton University, Canada.
Professor Dr. Stuart Orr, Deakin University, Australia.
Professor Dr. Peter Yannopoulos, Brock University, Canada.
Professor Dr. Masudul Alam Chowdhury, International Islamic University, Malaysia.
Professor Dr. Mohammad Hoque, World Business Institute, Australia.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nattavud Pimpa, RMIT University, Australia.
Assoc.Prof. Dr. Chuhui Liu, University of Winnipeg, Canada.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mohiddin Othman, University Putra Malaysia, Malaysia.
Professor Dr. Stuart Orr, Deakin University, Australia.

Winter Global Business Conference, February 2-6, 2015

Call for Papers
2015 Winter Global Business Conference at Tignes (France)
February 02-06, 2015
Conference topic: Re-inventing
Hosted by: Innovation Institute
Conference Theme
Winter Global Business Conference 2015 in Tignes primarily aims at understanding the key opportunities for innovation in diverse fields. In many disciplines we need to re-invent how we look at phenomena. Businesses are continuous re-inventing business models – should academics reinvent theirs? How could models be reshaped by rearranging the “boxes and arrows”? What are the boundary conditions for diverse phenomena? What changes with the phenomena in the points of extremes?
Winter Global Business Conference welcomes both theoretical and empirical contributions that discuss important issues in their field and how these issues relate to business challenges in the global economy. Conference provides an opportunity for an interdisciplinary take on this issue. Besides its interdisciplinarity, this conference wants to provide a platform for constructive dialogue on these important issues between academia and practice.
We are looking forward to diverse contributions aiming at excelling our knowledge on the key ideas about re-inventing.
Venue – Tignes
Tignes is located in the Rhône-Alpes region in south-eastern France. It consists of five smaller villages: Tignes Les Brévières (1550m), Tignes Les Boisses (1850m), Tignes Le Lavachet (2100m), Tignes Val Claret (2100) and Tignes Le Lac (2100m) which is generally classified as the main village of Tignes. Whether you are a big fan of skiing, you prefer holidays with your family, you are fond of authenticity, or you are a party animal, Tignes shows you all it’s got to help you choose the area of the resort where you belong!
Tignes is the best known as a ski resort and, together with the nearby Val d’Isère, it forms one of the World’s largest ski areas – the Espace Killy, encompassing more than 300 kilometers of ski runs and some of Europe’s most spectacular scenery. Tignes itself has 150 kilometers of ski runs, a boarding park at Val Claret giving riders the chance to try their hand at some freestyle jumping, rails and ‘big air’, and for the more adventurous, Tignes has access to some of the World’s best off-piste terrains.
Tignes was the freestyle skiing venue for the 1992 Winter Olympics and co-host city for the 1992 Winter Paralympics. At 4.2 km, Tignes boasts the 4th longest funicular in the world. It has many bars and restaurants, and two night clubs with regular appearances of some of the top DJ’s.
Submission Guidelines
Winter Global Business Conference 2015 invites submissions of abstracts/papers that provide insights into key research issues. Submissions should be uploaded as Word formatted (doc or docx) file at Paper Submission web site no later than October 19th, 2014. Your paper should not exceed 5 000 words and if you would like to submit only an abstract it should not exceed 1 500 words. Your contribution should be written in English, submitted on time and be relevant with the overall conference theme objectives.
Authors should indicate the track in which they would like to present their contribution. Each contribution can be submitted only to one track. In order to include your contribution in the conference and the proceedings at least one author per accepted manuscript must register for the conference. One person can submit a maximum of two papers.
Contributions will go through a double blind review process. E-mails of acceptance or rejection will be e-mailed out within one week of your submission.
For details please visit official web site of the conference:
Program Topics
1. Marketing
2. Management
3. Finance and banking
4. Accounting
5. Economics
6. Information technologies
7. Communication technology
8. Innovation
9. Trade
10. Strategy
11. Tourism
12. Environmental economy
13. Business education
14. Business psychology
Important Information
Important dates:
o October 19th, 2014 – Submission deadline
o Confirmation of acceptance will be e-mailed within one week from submission
o November 17th, 2014 – Early registration deadline
o December 15th, 2014 – Regular registration deadline
o January 15th, 2015 – Late registration deadline
o February 2nd-6th, 2015 – Conference
To ensure mesmerizing experience of Tignes, Innovation Center will provide all the conference participants with everyday networking activities that will intertwine with great academic discussions. The conference will begin with registration and welcome drinks on February 2nd, and end with conference gala dinner with French specialties after the sessions on February 6th.
The conference fee
Conference early registration fee is 515 EUR (regular registration fee is 600 EUR; late registration fee is 685 EUR). Conference fee entitles you to conference proceedings, sessions, and certificate of attendance.
Accompanying person early registration fee is 295 EUR (regular 350 EUR and late registration fee 390 EUR).
There is a 95 EUR processing fee for cancellations before November 25th, 2014. After that date, there will be no refunds for cancellations.
For additional information, please visit or contact us at
Travel to France
Any foreign visitor who wishes to enter France must have a passport, which will remain valid during the period of stay. Please check visa requirements with the French embassy in your country. Obtaining valid travel documents are participant’s responsibility.
On behalf of Program and Organizing Committees I welcome you to GBC Winter conference
in one of the world’s greatest ski resort – Tignes.
Dijana Dražetić
Growth and Development Director
Innovation Institute

European Debt Crisis Conference

Call for Papers
The European Sovereign Debt Crisis
Conference organized by the Luxembourg School of Finance
in cooperation with the Journal of Empirical Finance (ELSEVIER)
March 11-13, 2015, Monte Carlo, Monaco
This academic conference is devoted to issues related to the European Sovereign Debt
Crisis. Indicative topics include, but are not limited to:
• Financial Stability, banking risk and systemic risk.
• Sovereign credit risk, sovereign CDS market, dynamics of sovereign yield
spreads, sovereign-risk contagion.
• Euro stability, impact of policy responses on financial markets, liquidity issues.
• ECB and banking supervision, economic determinants of the Sovereign Debt
Crisis, macroeconomic modeling of sovereign debt and default.
• Sovereign default risk and coordination between monetary and fiscal authorities,
role of central banks, spillovers between sovereign and private default risks,
determinants of success or failure of austerity programs.
This two-day conference is accompanied by a high-quality social program starting with a
welcome reception on the evening of March 11, 2015 and a conference dinner on March
12, 2015. Selected papers of the conference will be published in a Special Issue of the
Journal of Empirical Finance (guest editors: Roman Kräussl and Thorsten Lehnert, both
from the Luxembourg School of Finance).
Novotel Monte Carlo
16, Bld Princesse Charlotte
98000 Monaco
– Markus K. Brunnermeier, Princeton University
– Roman Kräussl, Luxembourg School of Finance
– Thorsten Lehnert, Luxembourg School of Finance
– Loriana Pelizzon, Goethe-University Frankfurt
– Stephen Schaefer, London Business School
– Christian Wolff, Luxembourg School of Finance
TOPICS: We welcome submissions from all areas related to the European Sovereign
Debt Crisis. Complete papers in an early stage will also be considered. We ask you not to
submit a paper that has been accepted for publication in a journal or is close to being
PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: Interested authors should submit their papers as a
pdf-file by November 30, 2014 to: Authors of accepted papers
will be notified by December 15, 2014.
Dual Submission option: Please indicate if you would like your paper to be considered for
the Special Issue of the Journal of Empirical Finance.
EXPENSES AND PRACTICAL ARRANGEMENTS: Participants are expected to cover
their travel expenses and accommodation.

Contemporary Business Research- Call for Papers

Call for Papers

Review of Contemporary Business Research

ISSN: 2333-6412 (Print) 2333-6420 (Online)

Review of Contemporary Business Research is an international journal concerned with the contemporary operation of business systems and enterprises. Its primary purpose is to make available the findings of advanced research, empirical and conceptual, into matters of global significance, such as corporate organization and growth, multinational enterprise, business efficiency, entrepreneurship, technological change, finance, marketing, human resource management, professionalization and business culture.

The journal is published by the American Research Institute for Policy Development that serves as a focal point for academicians, professionals, graduate and undergraduate students, fellows, and associates pursuing research throughout the world.

The interested contributors are highly encouraged to submit their manuscripts/papers to the executive editor via e-mail at Please indicate the name of the journal (Review of Contemporary Business Research) in the cover letter or simply put ‘Review of Contemporary Business Research’ in the subject box during submission via e-mail.

The journal is Abstracted/Indexed in CrossRef, CrossCheck, Cabell’s, Ulrich’s, Griffith Research Online, Google Scholar,, Informatics, Universe Digital Library, Standard Periodical Directory, Gale, Open J-Gate, EBSCO, Journal Seek, DRJI, ProQuest, BASE, InfoBase Index, OCLC, IBSS, Academic Journal Databases, Scientific Index.

E-Publication FirstTM

E-Publication FirstTM is a feature offered through our journal platform. It allows PDF version of manuscripts that have been peer reviewed and accepted, to be hosted online prior to their inclusion in a final printed journal. Readers can freely access or cite the article. The accepted papers are published online within one week after the completion of all necessary publishing steps.

DOI® number

Each paper published in Review of Contemporary Business Research is assigned a DOI® number, which appears beneath the author’s affiliation in the published paper. Click HERE to know what is DOI (Digital Object Identifier)? Click HERE to retrieve Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) for journal articles, books, and chapters.

JCBR is inviting papers for Vol. 3 No. 3 & 4. The online publication date is December 31, 2014. Submission Deadline: November 30, 2014.

You may view the complete list of the journals of the institute.

For any additional information, please contact with the executive editor at


Dr. M Halim Dalgin, Kutztown University, USA.


Review of Contemporary Business Research


IWQG-6th International Workshop in Quantitative Finance, Dec 18-21, 2014

6th International Workshop on Quantitative Finance (IWQF)
The three premier institutes of India namely, (i) Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, (ii) Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, (iii) Institute for Development & Research in Banking Technology along with (iv) Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA  would be conducting the 6th International Workshop on Quantitative Finance from 18th to 21st December 2014 at IIT Kanpur, INDIA.


Uniqueness about the 6th IWQF
This workshop would be an unique opportunity for the participants to learn the latest techniques and experience it through carefully designed hands on modules designed by experts from these four institutes along with industry stalwarts. The workshop is designed to guide the participants along the difficult terrain of Financial Mathematics to support their exploration and learning of the various theories of quantitative and mathematical finance. It will help participants to obtain a good hands-on learning experience with different tools used in quantitative finance. The workshop will explore different introductory aspects like (i) Asset Pricing Model (CAPM, APT, etc.); (ii) Derivative Pricing; (iii) Mutual Funds; (iv) Investment performance measures and Valuation; and (v) Risk Management. Emphasis will be on different quantitative and mathematical modelling techniques like, (i) Statistical estimation; (ii) Optimization; (ii) Time series analysis; (iv) Stochastic Calculus, as applicable to quantitative finance. The stress in this workshop will be, to enhance problem solving ability in the area of finance, to different groups of participants, namely people from academia and those from finance related industries, like banks, financial institutions, investment banks, etc. The materials would be delivered through class lectures, up to date course materials, and hands on tutorials.

Who can attend
1) Dynamic professionals from industry, academically oriented post graduate and doctoral students, business faculty members who have an aptitude and interest in Financial Economics, Financial Engineering & Management, Statistics and Financial Mathematics.
2) People in academia and industry and anyone keen to gain knowledge in the area of quantitative finance and its applications

Benefits for the participants
1) Enhance problem solving capabilities in different quantitative areas of finance through interactive class lectures and up to date course materials.
2) Well versed in different theoretical as well as practical nuances of mathematical finance through hands on tutorials.
3) Increase in job market skill set through a close interaction with both academia and industry.

Other important things
1) With an excellent blend of theory as well as practical examples and a comprehensive course curriculum schedule, this workshop will undoubtedly be a very good learning experience for the participants.
2) In all, around 30~40 participants will be selected from across the country and abroad, based on their vita, work experience, as well as reference letters (where applicable).
3) The workshop built on the expertise of highly distinguished faculty members from the four collaborating institutions, as well as other stalwarts from academia and industry, is an excellent opportunity for a superior learning experience.
4) The applicant is advised that although there are no pre-requisites for this workshop, some elementary knowledge of mathematics and statistics will be helpful in keeping pace with the material delivered in the workshop.

How to apply
The applicants should send their application at their earliest by filling the THIS form, or downloading the same from and sending it to the address given below or mentioned in the registration form. The fee includes the supply of course materials, notes, snacks, lunch, dinner and stay on all four days of the program. Candidates are required to bring their own laptops for the hands-on sessions. Accommodation is available at IIT Kanpur VH and the fee includes the cost of accommodation and related expenses.

Fee structure (exclusive of service tax and other tax)
1) Industry Professionals: INR 40,000
2) Academics from Private/Government Institutions:INR 20,000
3) Students (MSc/MTech/Phd/MPhil, etc): INR 10,000

Payment details

1) Name of bank: State Bank of India
2) Name of Branch:IIT Kanpur
3) Branch code:1161
4) Address:
IIT Kanpur, Kanpur 208016, INDIA
Telephone number:+91-512-259-0592
5) Account number:32621548115
6) Account name:IWQF
7) RTGF/NEFT IFSC code: SBIN0001161
8) 9 digit MICR Code:208002041

Website for the 6th IWQF
Kindly circulate the information regarding the 6th IWQF amongst your colleagues and interested persons.We look forward to you and your nominated persons active and enthusiastic participation in this workshop.

The 4th India Finance Conference 2014

The 4th India Finance Conference (IFC) is going to be held at the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore during December 17th – 19th, 2014. The conference is a joint effort of Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB), Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (IIMC) and Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA). The conference will be organized in the same manner in which the first three conferences were organized – the inaugural conference was at IIMB in December 2011, the 2nd IFC was at IIMC in December 2012 and the 3rd IFC was at IIMA in December 2013.

The conference organizers invite academics, researchers, doctoral students, and practitioners, to submit papers in all areas of finance.

The following is an indicative list of topics:

  • Asset pricing
  • Market volatility
  • Financial institutions
  • Financial innovation
  • Financial risk management
  • Operational risk and regulations
  • Investment management
  • High frequency finance
  • Financial econometrics
  • Capital structure and dividend policy
  • IFRS and reporting trends
  • Value creation and value based management
  • Corporate Governance
  • Financial crisis
  • Finance and economic development

Click here for the detailed program schedule and visit for further details.