Academic Conferences: Call for papers, October 1-13, 2015

1. The 13th Annual Conference in Financial Economics Research by Eagle Labs 
Sunday – Monday, May 15th – 16th, 2016, The Arison Business School, IDC Herzliya, Israel

The Arison Business School Research Center and Eagle Labs will host the 13th Annual Conference on Sunday – Monday, May 15th – May 16th, 2016 at the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya, ISRAEL

Sessions will take place between 08:30-15:30. A total of 12 papers will be presented and discussed. Last year over 250 papers were submitted of which 12 were selected. (You may see last year’s program as an example).

PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: Papers can be submitted electronically (in PDF or Word format) by Wednesday November 11th, 2015. To submit your paper electronically, please click here: and follow the instructions. Please note that if you submit a paper using this system for the first time you will need to create a new user.

Please make sure to fill in all author and co-author details as part of the online submission form. Paper submission is limited to one per person.

Please direct your questions regarding the submission procedure to Riki Vanunu, Conference Coordinator, The Arison School of Business at:

Authors of selected papers should expect to be notified by mid-January 2016.

We kindly request that you share this call with your colleagues.

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The program committee co-chairs are: Jacob Boudoukh (IDC Herzliya), Yaniv Grinstein (IDC & Cornell) and Shimon Kogan (IDC & University of Texas at Austin)

The program committee members are: Yakov Amihud (New York University), Itzhak Ben David (The Ohio State University), Effi Benmelech (Northwestern University) Alon Brav (Duke University), David De Angelis (Rice University), Francois Degeorge (University of Lugano), Francois Derrien (HEC Paris), Ran Duchin (University of Washington), Alex Edmans (University of Pennsylvania), Joseph Engelberg (University of California, San Diego), Eliezer Fich (Drexel University), Vyacheslav Fos (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Francesco Franzoni (University of Lugano ), Diego Garcia (UNC at Chapel Hill), Jie Gan (Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business),Simon Gervais (Duke University), Xavier Giroud (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Itay Goldstein (University of Pennsylvania), Todd Gormley (University of Pennsylvania), Vidhan Goyal (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology), Gustavo Grullon (Rice University), Yael Hochberg (Northwestern University), Johan Hombert (HEC Paris), Victoria Ivashina (Harvard University), Marcin Kacperczyk (Imperial College London), Ohad Kadan (Washington University in St. Louis), Dalida Kadyrzhanova (University of Maryland), Bige Kahraman (Stockholm School of Economics), Ron Kaniel (University of Rochester & IDC Herzliya), Hyunseob Kim (Cornell University), Yelena Larkin (Penn State University), Anh Le (UNC at Chapel Hill), Mark Leary (Washington University in St. Louis), Michael Lemmon (University of Utah), Juhani Linnainmaa (University of Chicago), Roger Loh (Singapore Management University), Evgeny Lyandres (Boston University & IDC Herzliya), David Matsa (Northwestern University), Semyon Malamud (Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne), Asaf Manela (Washington University in St. Louis), Ernst Maug (University of Mannheim), Prabhala Nagpurnanand (University of Maryland), Daniel Parvisini (London School of Economics), Alessandro Previtero (University of Western Ontario), Uday Rajan (University of Michigan), Adriano Rampini (Duke University), Michael Roberts (University of Pennsylvania), Stefano Rossi (Purdue University), Amir Rubin (Simon Fraser University), Jacob Sagi (UNC at Chapel Hill), Martin Schmalz (University of Michigan), Christoph Schneider (University of Mannheim), Kelly Shue (University of Chicago), Clemens Sialm (University of Texas at Austin), Elena Simintzi (University of British Columbia), Denis Sosyura (University of Michigan), Oliver Spalt (Tilburg University), David Sraer (Princeton University ), Neal Stoughton (WU-Vienna University of Economics and Business), Lucian Taylor (University of Pennsylvania), Margarita Tsoutsoura (University of Chicago), Michela Verardo (London School of Economics), Avi Wohl (Tel Aviv University), Josef Zechner (WU-Vienna University of Economics and Business), Jaime Zender (University of Colorado)

2. Third Edinburgh Corporate Finance Conference

May 23-24, 2016, Edinburgh

The University of Edinburgh Business School is delighted to host the Third Edinburgh Corporate Finance Conference 2016. The conference will be at the highest quality level with 12 papers to be selected for presentation in plenary sessions over a day and one-half. The conference will be held at the Business School building in central Edinburgh on May 23-24, 2016.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Toni Whited (Dale L. Dykema Professor of Business Administration, University of Michigan)

PAPER SELECTION PROCESS: For this conference, we are soliciting papers, both theoretical and empirical, in the area of corporate finance.

Bill Megginson (University of Oklahoma)
Seth Armitage (University of Edinburgh)
Maria Boutchkova (University of Edinburgh)

PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: Electronic submissions of unpublished papers via the conference website: until December 30, 2015. Authors will be notified by March 11, 2016.

ABOUT THE VENUE: Edinburgh is the perfect venue for an international conference and participants may want to extend their stay to explore the atmospheric streets of the Old Town and the elegant Georgian architecture of the New Town; to visit famous historic sites such as Edinburgh Castle or the Palace of Holyroodhouse; to browse in wonderful museums, art galleries and shops; and to relax in some of the city’s excellent restaurants, bars and cafes.

The Scottish Highlands are a short drive away and offer beautiful and inspiring views of ancient landscapes with a fascinating history. Witness the amazing wildlife and take part in some thrilling outdoor pursuits. Explore the many mountains and glens, the stunning islands and stretches of coastline and follow the country’s only Malt Whisky Trail.

FURTHER INFORMATION: additional information and contacts can be found at Web: and Email:

3. 13th Asian Business Research Conference

26-27 December 2015, BIAM Foundation, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Deadlines: 9 November, 2015 for Submission and 4 December, 2015 for Registration
Conference Website:, Email:

We invite full papers and/or abstracts or working papers relating to all broad areas of Finance such as Asset Pricing, Financial Market, Corporate Finance, Derivatives Market and Products, Financial Institutions, Options and Futures, Stock Markets, Bond Markets, Merger and Acquisition, Money Market Dealings, Global and European Debt Crisis, Corporate Governance and Micro-finance, all areas of Banking such as, International Banking and Finance, Lending Decisions and Lending Policy, Banking Law, Net Banking, Banking Regulation, Bank Management, Asset and Liability Management, Islamic Bond, and all areas of Economics such as Macroeconomics and Macroeconomics, Applied Economics, Money, Employment, Taxation, Monetary and Fiscal policy for the above international supported by nine international peer reviewed journals some of which are indexed by Australian Business Deans Council (ABDC) and ERA of Australia, and Cabell’s, EBSCO and Ulrich of USA. This international conference is sponsored by Wold Business Institute, Australia, American Research and Publication International, USA, London Academic Research and Publication, UK and Research & Publication International, Bangladesh.

PAPER SUBMISSION, BEST PAPER AWARD AND JOURNAL PUBLICATION: Please send either abstract or full paper directly to Dr. Mohammad Hoque via email and provide your title (Prof. Mr. Dr. Ms.) and full address with contact numbers. All papers will go through blind review process before they are accepted and review outcome will be informed within 5-7 working days. All accepted outstanding papers will be published in the special issues of any one of our nine peer reviewed refereed international journals and these are: Journal of Business and Policy Research. Global Economy and Finance Journal, International Review of Business Research Papers, World Journal of Social Sciences, Journal of Accounting, Finance & Economics, World Review of Business Research, Global Review of Accounting and Finance, Journal of Islamic Finance and Business Research and Global Economics and Finance Journal. Best paper award will be announced on 27 December at the conference dinner and will be published in one of the above journals without any further cost and a certificate will be issued at the conference dinner.

CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS, FEES AND FEEDINGS, VENUE AND FACILITIES: Both abstract and/or full papers, as per choice of the authors, will be published in the refereed conference proceedings with ISBN and will be published electronically via a separate website, namely, which also contains proceedings of previous conferences in London, Paris, Rome, Sydney, Dubai, Paris, Hawaii, Las Vegas, Toronto, New York, Kuala Lumpur and Dhaka. Registration fees start from Taka 3000 for local delegates and from US$200 for foreign delegates. These fees includes proceedings, conference bag, printed program, certificate for attendance and session chairing and several feedings such as morning and afternoon coffee break-snack foods, hot buffet lunch for 2 days and conference dinner (optional).

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS: Prof. Jamaluddin, Purdue University, USA and Prof. Abdus Samad, Utah Valley University, USA

FURTHER INFORMATION: For enquiries please email Nuha Jahan via For full information about this international conference, Please visit our website:

Professor Dr. Mohammad Hoque, Conference Chair

4. UNCC-IRF Conference on Model Risk

March 18, 2016, Charlotte, North Carolina

University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNCC)
International Review of Finance (IRF)

The Belk College of Business at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte ( and the International Review of Finance ( will jointly organize a conference on model risk on March 18, 2016, in Charlotte, North Carolina. The conference will cover a broad range of topics related to model risk, including model risk governance framework, model risk measurement, asset pricing under model risk, model risk management, and model risk reserves.

OVERVIEW: Managing model risk has become a critical component in the post-crisis risk management practice for financial institutions. US regulators have also proposed a new set of regulations on the risk management framework and reserve requirement concerning model risk. In addition to large financial institutions, model risk is pervasive and even inevitable whenever a financial model is employed by market participants.

The Belk College of Business at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte ( and the International Review of Finance ( will jointly organize a conference on model risk on March 18, 2016, in Charlotte, North Carolina. The conference will cover a broad range of topics related to model risk, including model risk governance framework, model risk measurement, asset pricing under model risk, model risk management, and model risk reserves. We look for papers on theoretical modelling, methodological developments and empirical studies concerning these topics.

TOPICS: Topics of interest to the conference include, but not limited to, the following:
– Classification of model risk
– Measuring model risk
– Model risk measurement tool
– Asset pricing under model risk
– Parameter uncertainty and model parameter estimation
– Model calibration and inconsistency
– Model risk management
– Model risk reserves
– Model risk governance framework
– CCAR and model risk
– Large scale data analysis and model risk
– Robust approach to model risk

In addition to academic presentations, the conference will feature speakers and panelists from financial institutions and regulatory bodies working on these related issues to promote mutual understandings between academics and practitioners.

PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: A complete paper in PDF format must be submitted electronically by December 18, 2015 to authors of the papers accepted to the conference will be notified by January 18, 2016.

DUAL SUBMISSION TO THE INTERNATIONAL REVIEW OF FINANCE: The International Review of Finance plans to publish a special issue on model risk.

Papers submitted to the conference may be considered for the special issue if the authors have indicated their preference for the dual submission process to the journal.

The International Review of Finance (IRF) is a journal of the Asian Finance Association and the Nippon Finance Association. It strives to publish high-quality and cutting-edge research on all aspects of financial economics. In addition, the Letters Section in IRF is a premium outlet of letter-length research in all fields of finance. IRF is SSCI indexed with a 2014 impact factor of 1.179.

FURTHER INFORMATION: For further information go to:

5. 2016 SFS Finance Cavalcade

May 15-18, 2016, Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

The 2016 SFS Finance Cavalcade will be held at the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto from May 15-18, 2016.

The SFS Finance Cavalcade is a 2.5-3.0 day conference covering all areas of finance. The format is 55 minutes per paper with six-to-nine 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 November 9 and ending December 7, 2015. 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 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.

REGISTRATION: Early registration will be $100 for members and $140 for nonmembers. Beginning April 1, the registration rate will be $125 for members and $165 for nonmembers. The registration fee will be waived for doctoral students.

CONFERENCE ORGANIZERS: Chair Hanno Lustig (Stanford University), Vice Chair Heitor Almeida (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Associate Chair Amir Yaron (University of Pennsylvania), SFS Advisory Chairs Matthew Spiegel (Yale University) and Laura Starks (University of Texas at Austin).

6. European Financial Management Association 2016 Annual Meeting

June 29- July 2, 2016, University of Basel, Basel, SWITZERLAND

Keynote Speaker: Professor Sheridan Titman, University of Texas-Austin

The European Financial Management Association will hold its 25th Annual Meeting at the University of Basel in SWITZERLAND, June 29-July 2, 2016.

RESEARCH PAPERS: Members and friends of the Association are invited to participate in the 2015 Annual Meeting. You are encouraged to submit research papers in all areas of Finance.

AWARDS: The Association will present the EFMA Conference Award ($2,000), GARP Risk Management Award ($2,500), EURONEXT Capital Markets Award (Euro 1,500), LANG Corporate Award ($2,000) & PhD Student Award ($2,000).

SPECIAL SESSIONS: In addition to the regular academic sessions, the program will include panel discussions, tutorial lectures, and invited presentations. The goals of these special sessions are to enhance the exchange of ideas between academicians and practitioners, to provide a forum for discussion of special topics and to offer educational opportunities for conference participants. Submit your proposal for a special session by writing to the Program Co-Chairs.

PUBLICATION: A set of papers presented at the meeting will be invited by the 2016 Program Co-Chairs to be considered for publication in the European Financial Management journal, in cooperation with the Managing Editor. All selected papers with authors’ approval will be blind refereed.

ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION: Submit two (2) files in PDF format: (1) Complete paper and (2) Paper without the name/s and affiliation/s of author/s. Submission should contain: The title, name(s) of the author(s), complete address(s), EFM classification codes (available on our website) and E-mail addresses for each author. Please indicate which author(s) will attend and which author will present the paper. Multiple submissions by any author (whether joint or single-authored) will reduce the chance that any of their papers will be on the program. Please also denote your research areas (using EFM classification codes) that you would like to serve as a session chair and/or discussant. If your paper is accepted, you are expected to act as chair/or discussant in your field of research.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: January 15, 2016. Papers will be blind reviewed and authors will be notified by March 4, 2016. Please submit your paper electronically to the European Financial Management Association Conference at:

Heinz Zimmermann & Matthias Huss
Program Co-Chairs 2016 Meeting
University of Basel
Center for Economic Science (WWZ) – Department of Finance
Basel, 4051 Switzerland

7. 2015 DePaul University Conference in Corporate Social Responsibility

November 17, 2015, Chicago, IL

The Center for Financial Services ( welcomes submissions for its 2015 DePaul University Conference in Corporate Social Responsibility to be held at DePaul University in Chicago, IL on November 17, 2015.

The conference covers determinants and effects of corporate social responsibility in investments, corporate policies and relations with the stakeholders.

TOPICS: The organization committee encourages researchers in fields of business and communication (e.g., finance, economics, accounting, management, marketing, operations management, MIS, communication) to submit papers pertaining to corporate social responsibility. The Center for Financial Services will also reimburse the hotel and travel expenses of the authors presenting papers at the conference.

PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: Please submit your paper (in pdf format) by e-mail to

The paper’s cover page must include: a title, abstract, authors’ names and affiliations, and the email address of the corresponding author.

The deadline for submissions is October 15, 2015. The submitted paper must not have been accepted (or conditionally accepted) at a journal at the time of submission.

FURTHER INFORMATION: Please send any questions to:

8. Managerial Finance (An Emerald Insight Journal) Special Issue: “Legal Issues and Litigation in Modern Corporate Finance”

Guest Editors: Matteo P. Arena, Marquette University, and Stephen P. Ferris, University of Missouri

We solicit high-quality papers for the special issue of MF focusing on the topics related to legal issues and litigation in modern corporate finance.

The legal challenges faced by corporations have grown in significance in recent years. New research in this area has the potential to provide valuable information to practitioners when dealing with the new challenges created by an increasingly complex litigation environment.

TOPICS: Possible topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
– The effect of litigation risk and corporate lawsuits on firm value.
– The effect of litigation risk and corporate lawsuits on corporate financial policies.
– Litigation risk management.
– International legal issues faced by multinational corporations.
– Litigation as a corporate governance mechanism.
– Measuring the cost of corporate litigation.

PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: Papers should be submitted electronically online to Managerial Finance via its submission system ( Please follow the Journal submission guidelines specify that the manuscript is for the special issue in the submission process. While the submission deadline is 15 January 2016, authors are encouraged to submit their manuscripts early.

FURTHER INFORMATION: For additional information, send emails to Matteo Arena at or to Stephen Ferris at

9. ASU Sonoran Winter Conference 2016

February 11-13, 2016, JW Marriott Camelback Inn Scottsdale Resort & Spa, Scottsdale, Arizona (

The ASU W. P. Carey School of Business Department of Finance ( is delighted to host the 5th annual ASU Sonoran Winter Finance Conference February 11-13, 2016 at JW Marriott Camelback Inn in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Completed papers in an early stage from all areas of finance and financial economics will be considered. Please do not submit a paper accepted for publication in a journal or presentation at a major conference.

PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: To submit a paper, please complete the online form at no later than Thursday, November 19, 2015. Authors of selected papers will be notified by late December 2015.

Submissions to the conference can also be submitted to the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis (JFQA) under the dual-review system by the same deadline of Thursday, November 19, 2015, with no additional fee. Authors must indicate if they are interested in having their papers considered under this dual-review option with the JFQA. Dual submissions will be reviewed by the conference program committee and will be made available for consideration by the JFQA. Papers submitted for dual consideration must not be under review at another journal or the JFQA, nor can they be considered for dual submission if previously rejected by the JFQA, although they can be submitted to the conference outside the dual-submission system. At the discretion of the JFQA, a small number of dual submissions will be sent out for a formal referee report. Papers rejected at any stage of the dual-review process are not considered to have been “rejected” at the JFQA. Thus authors are permitted to submit a future version of their paper to the JFQA without prejudice. Papers submitted under the dual-submission process may not be submitted to another journal (or the JFQA) until the author has been notified of the outcome of the dual-submission process.

AWARD: The Jacob Gold & Associates Prize in the amount of $1,500 will be awarded to the presenter of the winning paper.

REGISTRATION: Registration fee and accommodation expenses for presenters will be paid by the organizers through sponsorship from our partner, our Finance Advisory Board We hope you will be able to join us for a group hike in the beautiful Sonoran Desert in the afternoon of Friday, February 12th.

George Aragon, Arizona State University
Ilona Babenko, Arizona State University
Malcolm Baker, Harvard University
Ravi Bansal, Duke University
Thomas Bates, Arizona State University
Hendrik Bessembinder, Arizona State University
Sreedhar Bharath, Arizona State University
Murray Carlson, University of British Columbia
Jennifer Conrad, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Claudia Custodio, Nova School of Business & Economics
Adlai Fisher, University of British Columbia
Andra Ghent, University of Wisconsin – Madison
Vincent Glode, University of Pennsylvania
Bruce Grundy, University of Melbourne
Allaudeen Hameed, National University of Singapore
Christopher Hennessy, London Business School
Michael Hertzel, Arizona State University
Lars-Alexander Kuehn, Carnegie Mellon University
Michael Lemmon, BlackRock
Dmitry Livdan, University of California, Berkeley
Ronald Masulis, University of New South Wales
Rajnish Mehra, Arizona State University
Christopher Parsons, University of California, San Diego
Gordon Phillips, University of Southern California
Seth Pruitt, Arizona State University
David Schreindorfer, Arizona State University
Mark Seasholes, Arizona State University
Marie Sushka, Arizona State University
Anjan Thakor, Washington University in St. Louis
Sunil Wahal, Arizona State University
Jessie Jiaxu Wang, Arizona State University
Michael Weisbach, The Ohio State University
Lu Zhang, The Ohio State University

Oliver Boguth (
Laura Lindsey (
Luke Stein (
Yuri Tserlukevich (

10. University of Kentucky Finance Conference

April 21-23, 2016, Lexington, KY

The finance faculty of the University of Kentucky’s Gatton College of Business and Economics is pleased to announce our inaugural UK Finance Conference. The conference will be hosted in Lexington, KY – the heart of bourbon country.

OVERVIEW: We welcome papers in all areas of finance and aim to create an intimate, social experience featuring ample discussion of papers and ideas amongst high-quality academics. In addition to Friday and Saturday academic sessions, there will be a Thursday evening welcome reception, a tour, tasting, and Friday conference dinner at the historic Woodford Reserve bourbon distillery, and a post-conference optional excursion to witness world-class thoroughbred horse racing at Keeneland Racecourse, a National Historic Landmark.

PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: The deadline for paper submissions is midnight EST November 18, 2015. Complete instructions for submission and other information for the conference can be found at:

Space is limited. Conference attendance is by invitation only and advance registration is required. If there is additional space, registration will be opened to others who would like to attend. We will respond to let you know whether space is available. If you would like to indicate your interest in attending as a non-presenter, please email

Registration will start in January after the program is set.

ORGANIZERS: Chris Clifford and Kristine W. Hankins

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Jarrad Harford, University of Washington

PROGRAM COMMITTEE: Vikas Agarwal, Georgia State University Heitor Almeida, University of Illinois Tom Bates, Arizona State University Audra Boone, Texas A&M University Alex Butler, Rice University Bruce Carlin, University of California, Los Angeles David Denis, University of Pittsburgh Diane Denis, University of Pittsburgh Eli Fich, Drexel University Mark Flannery, Securities and Exchange Commission Mark Huson, University of Alberta, Zoran Ivkovich, Michigan State University Kose John, New York University Arthur Korteweg, University of Southern California Alok Kumar, University of Miami Spencer Martin, University of Melbourne Ron Masulis, University of New South Wales Pedro Matos, University of Virginia Micah Officer, Loyola Marymont University Jeff Pontiff, Boston College Andy Puckett, University of Tennessee Clemens Sialm, University of Texas Matt Spiegel, Yale University Russ Wermers, University of Maryland

11. 12th European Winter Finance Summit

March 13 – 16, 2016, Davos, Switzerland

OVERVIEW: The European Winter Finance Summit is a leading European Finance conference jointly organized by the Department of Banking and Finance at the University of Zurich and the Department of Finance, Accounting and Statistics at WU Vienna. The conference aims to develop and discuss new ideas in finance.

We welcome both empirical and theoretical contributions from all areas of finance.

Program Chair: Per Ostberg, University of Zurich

Organizing Chair: Kjell Nyborg, University of Zurich

PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: Submission deadline 7th November 2015. To submit:

BEST PAPER AWARD: Sudipto Bhattacharya Memorial Prize, 2000 CHF

WORKSHOP VENUE: Hotel: Sunstar Alpine Hotel Davos, Davos Platz, Switzerland
Please note that the number of workshop participants will be limited to ensure an atmosphere conducive to the exchange and discussion of new ideas. Participants are expected to serve as discussants and to participate actively in the academic sessions.

There is no participation fee. However, all participants are expected to stay for the entire workshop at Sunstar Alpine Hotel Davos. We have negotiated a favorable daily room rate of approx. 260 CHF (single occupancy of double room), including breakfast and dinner.

12. Adam Smith Workshops in Asset Pricing and Corporate Finance

Friday, 18 March 2016 – Saturday, 19 March 2016

You are invited to submit papers for the forthcoming Adam Smith Asset Pricing (AP) and Adam Smith Corporate Finance (CF) Workshops. The meetings will take place simultaneously on Friday 18 and Saturday 19 March 2016 at Said Business School, University of Oxford, Park End Street, Oxford, OX1 1HP, UK. There will be a joint conference dinner on Friday 18 March.

FURTHER INFORMATION: Further information and updates can be found at

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Midnight (GMT) Friday, 20 November 2015

PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: – Deadline for submitting papers: Midnight (GMT) Friday, 20 November 2015 – Papers should be submitted using the online form at: – Indicate whether you wish to be considered for the AP or the CF meeting – Name the file(s) you are submitting using the following format: Meeting_SubmittingAuthor_PaperTitle.pdf For example: AP_Clarke_HedgeFunds.pdf or CF_Clarke_MomentumAndCorporateEvents.pdf

FUNDING: There is limited funding available for presenters and discussants for travel and accommodation. Please indicate with your submission if you will need funding.

PAST MEETINGS: Information regarding previous meetings can be found on our website:

SPONSORS: – Said Business School – London Business School – London School of Economics and Political Science – CEPR


Soutn West Finance Conference, March 9-12, 2016, Oklahoma City, OK, USA.

The Southwestern Finance Association invites you to participate in the 2016 annual conference.


March 9-12, 2016, Oklahoma City, OK

KEYNOTE SPEAKERChitru S. Fernando, University of Oklahoma, Rainbolt Chair in Finance

SPECIAL PANEL ON ENERGY MARKETS:         Scott Linn, University of Oklahoma

Craig Pirrong, University of Houston

Betty Simkins, Oklahoma State University

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: September 28, 2015

Submission Website:

Additional details about the conference can be found on the association website and in the attached Call for Papers.  A submission fee is required ($35 Regular/$25 Doctoral Student).

Association Website:

MEMBERSHIP:  In addition to the submission fee, active Southwestern Finance Association (SWFA) membership is required for all papers, proposals, panels, tutorials, workshops, and posters. The link to the association membership is SWFA membership allows members a personal one-year subscription to the Journal of Financial Research (JFR), a highly respected Finance Journal, with access to all available previous issues. In addition, a SWFA member gets a $50 discount for JFR paper submission ($200 for non-members and $150 for members).

Questions should be directed to:

Susan J. Crain2016 Vice-President and Program ChairPrimary Email: Susan J. Crain, PhDProfessorFinance and General Business DepartmentCollege of BusinessMissouri State UniversitySpringfield, MO 65897, USASecondary Email:


Asia Pacific Business Research Conference

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Call for Papers For Singapore

9th Asia-Pacific Business Research Conference

DATES: 5 – 6 November, 2015

VENUE: Bayview Hotel, Singapore

Submission Deadline:  25 September 2015
Registration Deadline: 19 October 2015



Full-length papers, research-in-progress papers, case studies and /or abstracts, relating to all areas of Finance such as Asset Pricing, Financial Market, Corporate Finance, Derivatives Market and Products, Financial Institutions, Options and Futures, Stock Markets, Bond Markets, Merger and Acquisition, Money Market Dealings, Global and European Debt Crisis, Corporate Governance and Micro-finance and all areas of Banking such as, International Banking and Finance,  Lending Decisions and Lending Policy, Banking Law, Net Banking, Banking Regulation, Bank Management, Asset and Liability Management, Islamic Bond, and contemporary issues in   banking and finance are invited for the above international conference. This conference is organised by: American Research and Publication International (ARPI), USA and supported by London Academic Research and Publication (LARAP), UK, World Business Institute (WBI), Australia and 5 internationally peer reviewed journals listed by Cabell’s Directory, EBSCO, Ulrich of USA and ERA, ABDC of Australia.


Please send/email abstract and/or full papers directly to by 25 September 2015 (please note you can submit papers anytime before this deadline). However, personal details such as title (Mr. Ms. Dr. Prof. etc), affiliation, country and email address must be provided. All abstracts and full papers will be double blind reviewed and the authors will be informed about review outcome within 10-15 days after we receive them. Papers which comply to the submission guidelines (see the website) will have bright prospect for acceptance. Authors requiring funding approval must submit abstract or full papers by earlier dates. Unlike most of the conference, we deliver “Written Feedback on your paper “ in the form of Paper Evaluation Report. Best paper award will be announced in each track and will be published in any of the above journals WITHOUT ANY FEE and a certificate will be issued to the winners



Affiliated Journal:  You will have the opportunity to publish in the Affiliated Journal . Journal of Global Entrepreneurship Research which is published by Springer –an international publisher and the journal will independently consider high quality papers and if your paper is accepted by this journal, we would let you know., Sponsoring Journal: Outstanding papers will be considered  for publication without any fee in the following international refereed journals:  Journal of Business and Policy Research. World Journal of Management, Global Economy and Finance Journal, International Review of Business Research Papers and Global Review of Accounting and Finance. These international journals are listed  in the “Journal Quality List 2013 published by the Australian Business Dean Council – a powerful Australian organisation which ranked our journals. You can visit their website : to verify our ranking. These journals are also indexed by Cabell’s Directory and  EBSCO of USA. .Proceedings: :Abstract and full papers (for those who register for the conference) will be published in the refereed conference proceedings with ISBN and will be published electronically via a separate website, namely, which is linked to Google Scholar.
FURTHER ENQUIRIES: Please email Ms. Nuha Jahan via and

Please click on the links provided on website for more information.
International Scientific and Review Committee Members : See

Program Chair: Professor William Lim, York University, Canada

Center for Economics and Financial Econometric Research at Deakin-Australia

This is a reminder about the call for papers for a two-day conference on applied financial modelling to be held in Melbourne – Australia from February 4 to 5, 2016.

All papers proposed for conference presentation should be submitted electronically to: . Extended abstracts of maximum 500 words are due by 30 August 2015 and draft papers are due by 1 October 2015. Final decision on paper acceptance will be conveyed to corresponding authors by 1 November 2015.

The best papers presented at the conferences will be invited for formal submission and consideration for publication in one of the three journals (Economic Modelling, Journal of International Financial Markets Institutions & Money and Studies in Economics and Finance).

Centre for Economics and Financial Econometrics Research(CEFER), Deakin Business School, Faculty of Business & Law, Deakin University, Melbourne Burwood Campus, 221 Burwood Highway, Burwood, VIC 3125, Australia.


Conference Announcement: New Perspectives on Consumer Behavior in Credit and Payments Markets

Conference Announcement
New Perspectives on Consumer Behavior in Credit and Payments Markets

October 1-2, 2015, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA


The Payment Cards Center and the Research Department are hosting the eighth biennial research conference on topics related to consumer credit and payments.

The landscape of household finance and consumer payments has been evolving at a rapid pace in recent years. Those changes are reflected in the papers featured at this conference.


Thursday, October 1 (5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.)


Friday, October 2 (8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.)


Presenter: Andrew Hertzberg, Columbia University
(with Andres Liberman, New York University, and Daniel Paravisini, London School of Economics)

Presenter: Aaron Schroeder, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
(with Brian Melzer, Northwestern University)

Presenter: Kyle Herkenhoff, University of Minnesota
(with Gordon Phillips, University of Southern California)

Presenter: John Mondragon, Northwestern University

Presenter: Neale Mahoney, University of Chicago
(with Sumit Agarwal, National University of Singapore, Souphala Chomsisengphet, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, and Johannes Stroebel, New York University)

Presenter: Therese C. Scharlemann, U.S. Department of the Treasury
(with Stephen H. Shore, Georgia State University)

Presenter: Maximilian D. Schmeiser, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
(with Christina Stoddard and Carly Urban, Montana State University)

REGISTRATION: The conference is free of charge, but space is limited and registration is required. The registration deadline is Friday, September 11, 2015. Register at

For your convenience, a block of hotel rooms has been reserved at the Omni Hotel. Reservations must be reserved by Tuesday, September 1, in order to guarantee a room. For details on how to book a room, see the conference website.

FURTHER INFORMATION: For questions and clarifications, please e-mail

CONFERENCE ORGANIZERS: Manuel Adelino, Mitchell Berlin, Ronel Elul, Robert Hunt, and Vyacheslav Mikhed

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.