Third Annual Conference on Financial Market Regulation

May 12-13, 2016, Securities and Exchange Commission, Washington DC

The conference will begin with an optional dinner on Thursday, May 12, 2016. Papers will be presented on Friday, May 13.

The SEC’s Division of Economic and Risk Analysis (DERA), Lehigh’s Center for Financial Services Studies, UMD’s Center for Financial Policy and the CFA Institute will jointly host a third annual conference on the regulation of financial markets. The goal of the conference is to bring together participants from academia and the SEC for an exchange of views on topics of relevance to the Commission. The goal is to select two papers in each of four broad topic areas: corporate finance, market microstructure, financial intermediation and asset management. Possible topics include, but are not limited to, the implementation of the Dodd-Frank Act, the JOBS Act, disclosure, securities market structure, market-based finance, corporate governance, broker-dealers, investment advisers, credit rating agencies, securities offerings, and bond markets. Preference will be given to papers that use data and/or information from filings disseminated by the SEC or whose topic directly relates to the mission of the SEC.

PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: The deadline for paper submissions is February 1, 2016 and authors of accepted papers will be notified by the beginning of March. There is no participation fee. Some travel reimbursement will be offered to presenters and discussants. Please submit papers as “pdf” attachments in an email sent to inseccon@lehigh.edu and name the file “yourlastname.abbreviatedtitle.pdf”.

CONFERENCE ORGANIZERS: For additional information, please contact the conference organizers:
Kathleen Weiss Hanley (610)758-3432 kwh315@lehigh.edu
Jennifer Marietta-Westberg (202) 551-6659 westbergj@sec.gov
Russ Wermers (301) 405-0572 wermers@umd.edu

Submission Deadline February 1, 2016

2016 China International Conference in Finance

July 7-10, 2016 Xiamen, China

The China International Conference in Finance (CICF) provides an open platform to bring together scholars worldwide to present current research and stimulate exchanges on new developments in finance. Over the years, CICF has grown to be one of the leading conferences in financial research in the world. The next conference will be held from July 7 to July 10, 2016 in the beautiful coastal city of Xiamen.

TOPICS: Papers in all areas of finance are welcome. The conference follows the format of major international conferences, with additional special sessions focusing on issues relevant to the financial development in China and other Asia-Pacific countries.

FOUNDING ORGANIZERS:
Sloan School of Management, MIT
China Center for Financial Research (CCFR), Tsinghua University

CO-ORGANIZERS:
Shanghai Advanced Institute of Finance (SAIF), Shanghai Jiao Tong University
School of Economics/WISE, Xiamen University

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Professor Rene Stulz, Ohio State University

BEST PAPER AWARDS:
Yihong Xia Best Paper Awards (2, US$1,000 each) for promising young scholars, sponsored by Friends of Yihong Xia
CICF Best Paper Awards (3, US$1,000 each), sponsored by the conference

PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: Authors are invited to submit completed papers. Papers will be selected by the Program Committee consisting of a panel of international scholars. Please submit your papers in electronic format (PDF files only) to: http://www.cicfconf.org/submission.php

Paper submission deadline: February 15, 2016.

The submitting authors will be notified of the Program Committee’s decision by April 15, 2016.

CONFERENCE WEBSITE: http://www.cicfconf.org

CONFERENCE CHAIR: Jiang Wang, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

PROGRAM COMMITTEE CHAIR: Bing Han, University of Toronto

PROGRAM COMMITTEE CO-CHAIRS:
Craig Doidge, University of Toronto
Jennifer Huang, Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business

CONFERENCE CONTACT: Email: contact@cicfconf.org

43rd EFA Annual Meeting

August 17-20, 2016, Oslo Norway

Members and friends of the European Finance Association (EFA) are welcome to submit research papers for the 43rd EFA Annual Meeting that will be held at BI Norwegian Business School, August 17-20, 2016. Papers on any topic related to finance can be submitted. Papers that have already been presented at major conferences such as the AFA or WFA will be given a lower priority. Also please note that the submitted paper should not have been accepted (or conditionally accepted) at a journal. Each author is restricted to one submission.

PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: The submission system is open. Papers should be electronically submitted through the EFA 2016 website http://www.efa2016.org/call-papers.

The deadline for submissions is Tuesday, February 2, 2016, at 1:00 p.m. (13:00 hrs.) Central European Time (CET).

REVIEWING PROCESS: Papers will be anonymously reviewed by multiple members of the Program Committee. Authors will be notified of the Program Committee’s decision in April 2016. Authors of accepted papers are expected to attend the entire conference and be available to serve as session chairs or discussants.

The final EFA 2016 program will be available in June 2016.

More information about paper submission and the conference is available at http://www.efa2016.org

Red Rock Finance Conference

September 8-10, 2016, Zion National Park

The finance department at Brigham Young University (BYU) is organizing a three-day conference in Springdale, Utah next to Zion National Park on September 8-10, 2016. We invite interested researchers to submit papers to be considered for presentation. Papers on any topic related to finance will be considered. The deadline for submissions is midnight PST March 26, 2016.

We invite interested researchers to submit papers both theoretical and empirical in nature. Outside of the formal research sessions, conference participants will have time each day to explore the beauty of Zion Canyon and surrounding areas through a variety of professionally guided outdoor activities.

PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: To submit papers, please visit: http://redrockconference.byu.edu/submit

FURTHER INFORMATION: More information about the conference can be found at: http://redrockconference.byu.edu

PROGRAM COMMITTEE: Members of the Program Committee for the Conference include:
– John Campbell, Harvard (program chair)
– Keith Vorkink, BYU (conference co-organizer)
– Tyler Shumway, Michigan (conference co-organizer)
– Brian Boyer, BYU (conference co-organizer)
– Lauren Cohen, Harvard
– George Constantinides, Chicago
– Josh Coval, Harvard
– Kent Daniel, Columbia University
– Karl Diether, BYU
– Andrea Eisfeldt, UCLA
– John Graham, Duke
– Leonid Kogan, MIT
– Francis Longstaff, UCLA
– Brigitte Madrian, Harvard
– Amit Seru, Chicago
– Sheridan Titman, UT Austin
– Michael Weisbach, Ohio State

Business and Social Sciences Research Conference

11-13 April 2016, University of London, UK

Deadlines: Submission 29 February and Registration 21 March 2016

Website: http://www.worldbizconference.com and Send papers to: gribapap@gmail.com

Global Research Institute for Business Academics (GRBIBA) seeks theoretical and empirical articles and case studies relating all areas of Finance such as , Capital Markets, 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, Lending Decisions and Lending Policy, Banking Law, Net Banking, Banking Regulation, Bank Management, Asset and Liability Management, Islamic Banking and all areas of Economics such as Macroeconomics and Macroeconomics, Applied Economics, Money, Employment, Taxation, Monetary and Fiscal policy for the above international conference which is supported by Global Research Institute for Business Academics (Australia), London Academic Research and Publication, UK. All submissions are subject to blind peer review process.

PAPER SUBMISSION AND PUBLICATION OPPORTUNITIES: You are invited to send either an abstract or a complete paper to gribapap@gmail.com. All submissions will be blind reviewed on a continuous basis so that we can inform the authors about the review outcome as soon as possible. Outstanding papers will be published in the special issue of Global Economy and Finance Journal and World Journal of Management which are indexed by the Australian Business Deans Council, EBSCO, Ulrich and Cabells’ Directory of USA. No publication fee is required . High quality papers in Management will be sent to the Editor of Journal of Global Entrepreneurship Research which is published by Springer and the journal will independently consider papers.

CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS, FEEDBACK, AWARD AND FEES: All papers and or abstract, as per choice of the conference attendees, will be published in the conference proceedings electronically with ISBN via London Academic Research and Publications based in London, UK. This proceedings will be linked to Google Scholar for wider readership. In additional, hard copy of the proceedings in the form of USB/pen-drive will be provided at the venue of the conference. Unlike most of the conference, we would send you “Written Comments on your paper” in the form of Feedback Report after the conference. Best Paper Award and Outstanding Paper award in each track will be conferred and all awardees will become Member of GRIBA which will allow you to join our future conferences, seminars and workshop at a discounted rate. The registration fee is US$ 450 which includes Tea/Coffee and break time foods for 3 days plus hot buffet lunch for 2 days.

INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE AND FURTHER INFORMATION: Please visit our website http://www.wolrdbizconference.com for detail information. You can send your questions to Khaleda Akhter via gribapap@gmail.com

Call for Papers

1. 2016 FMA Asia Pacific Conference, 14-15 July, 2016, Sydney, Australia

Submission Deadline: Friday, 18 December, 2015

The Financial Management Association International (FMA) is now accepting submissions for the 2016 FMA Asia Pacific Conference.

Co-hosted by the University of New South Wales, Australian National University and FMA, this conference creates a forum for academicians and practitioners to present new research and discuss current issues in finance.

The program will include presentations of research papers, panel discussions, tutorials and a presentation by keynote speaker Anjan Thakor of the Washington University in St. Louis.

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Best Paper Award: AUD $2,000
Capital Markets Cooperative Research Centre (CMCRC) is proud to sponsor an AUD $2,000 prize in recognition the presentation of an outstanding paper at the FMA Asia/Pacific Conference in the area of the impact of Security Market Design change on Market Quality or aspects thereof. Click here for more information about the award.

For more information about the conference or to submit a paper, please visit the conference website or click here to view the Call for Papers.

2. 2016 Asia Pacific Doctoral Student Consortium, Sydney, Australia

Submission Deadline: Wednesday, 24 February, 2016

FMA is now accepting submissions from advanced doctoral students for the 2016 FMA Asia Pacific Doctoral Student Consortium (DSC) on Wednesday, 13 July 2016 in Sydney, Australia.

Accepted participants will have the opportunity to present their job market papers, receive feedback from senior faculty, and hear expert panelists discuss potential research topics and professional advice. In addition, conference registration is waived for students selected for the Consortium.

To apply for the 2016 FMA Asia Pacific Doctoral Student Consortium, students must complete the online application and a submit 5 – 10 page dissertation proposal (in PDF format) by
24 February 2016.

FMA Napa Conference, Spring 2016

Call for Papers, 2016 Napa Conference on Financial Markets
April 15 – 16, 2016
Cakebread Winery in Napa Valley, California
 Submission Deadline: Next Friday, November 20, 2015

Co-hosted by the UC Davis Graduate School of Management and FMA’s flagship journal, Financial Management, the 2016 FMA Napa Conference on Financial Markets Research features high-quality papers from scholars conducting financial markets research.

The six selected presenters will receive:

  • Quality discussion about his/her paper with experts and the editors of Financial Management
  • Cakebread Winery wine tasting on Saturday after the conference
  • Travel reimbursements (coach airfare up to $1,500 USD, two nights in conference hotel, and rental car for two days)
  • An opportunity to win a Best Paper Award with a monetary prize of $1,500

Selection Criteria

Papers will be selected based on the:

  • Nature of the research problem
  • Implications of the proposed research
  • Quality of the research design
  • Expected contribution of the research to the literature

For more information about the conference or to submit a paper, visit the conference website or click here to view the Call for Papers.

 

Academic Conferences: Call for papers, October 14 – 30, 2015

1. UBC Winter Finance Conference

March 4March 6, 2016, Fairmont Chateau Whistler Resort, Whistler, British Columbia, Canada

The finance group at the University of British Columbia’s Sauder School of Business invites you to submit papers to be considered for presentation at the “UBC Winter Finance Conference 2016.” We encourage submission of papers on topics of general interest to the finance profession. Special consideration will be given to papers that do not have a “revise-resubmit” journal decision and have not been presented or scheduled for presentation at major conferences.

The submission deadline is Friday November 20, 2015 and we will notify you of the Program Committee’s decision by mid-January 2016. There is a CAD 50 submission fee. Submit papers at: http://finance.sauder.ubc.ca/conferences/winter2016

The conference is in collaboration with The Review of Asset Pricing Studies (RAPS) and The Review of Corporate Finance Studies (RCFS). Papers submitted to the conference can opt to participate in the Dual Submission Program with RAPS or RCFS.

The conference will be held at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler Resort (http://www.fairmont.com/whistler) in Whistler, British Columbia, Canada. The conference will start with an opening reception in the evening of Friday March 4. The program will include 10 paper presentations and discussions and will end in the early afternoon of Sunday March 6.

The conference participation fee of CAD 350 includes the welcome reception on March 4, breakfast and lunch on March 5 and March 6, as well as the conference banquet on March 5.

Dual submission option: In the submission, please indicate if you would like to have your paper considered (at no extra fee) for publication by either RAPS or RCFS under the Dual Submission Program. This is a “no-fault” submission option, which means that if one of the SFS journals decides to review your paper and rejects it, you may submit to any SFS journal at a later date as if the paper was never submitted. Note that, according to the SFS dual submission rules, papers considered under the dual submission program cannot be under consideration at any other journal, including RAPS and RCFS. See the SFS website at http://sfs.org/dualsubmissionpolicy for the details of the Dual Submission program.

2. 9th Financial Risks International Forum: New Challenges Facing The Investment Management Industry

March 21 & 22, 2016, Paris

The Financial Risks International Forum on “New Challenges Facing the Investment Management Industry” is an International Research Forum for academics and professionals organized by the Louis Bachelier “Finance and Sustainable Growth” Laboratory.

We invite academics, professionals and regulators to submit papers for this meeting, which will take place in Paris on March 21 & 22, 2016.

The financial crisis and its aftermath have resulted in reflection on the tools and practices of investment managers. The economic and financial environment is challenging, marked by low interest rates, increased volatility, and new economic and demographic risks. Standard practices such as the use of traditional risk management models, benchmarks, quantitative backtests, are being called into question. End investors require more governance and socially responsible investment practices. Regulatory complexity is a constantly evolving concern for the industry. Questions have been raised about potential incentive problems created by delegated management, and financial stability risks posed by the asset management industry. The aim of this conference is to highlight the methodological and regulatory challenges confronting the investment management industry.

TOPICS: A non-exhaustive list of topics of interest is given below:
– Fund managers (mutual funds, hedge funds, etc.) and asset owners (pension funds, insurance, sovereign wealth funds, etc.) investor behaviour
– Dynamic portfolio choice, parameter uncertainty, Bayesian techniques, robust portfolio optimization, fund performance, backtest over-fitting
– Active management, smart beta, alternative/illiquid assets, liquidity management, transaction costs, factor investing, index funds and ETFs
– Asset Liability Management, liability-driven investment, longevity risk
– Socially responsible investment, active ownership, engagement, shareholder activism, corporate governance and firms’ value
– Solvency regulation and insurance, regulation for G-SIFIs asset managers and investment funds, stress testing, funding liquidity risk
– Fund industry competition, fund governance, managerial incentives, optimal delegation
– Low interest rates, reaching for yield, bond market organization and liquidity, shadow banking risks in money market funds

PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: A complete paper in PDF format must be submitted electronically by December 1, 2015 using the submission form: http://www.institutlouisbachelier.org/risk16

The results of the selection procedure will be announced by mid-January 2016.

EXPENSES: The Institut Louis Bachelier may cover part of travel and accommodation expenses for the authors of selected papers (upon request and only for speakers).

3. Energy and Commodity Finance Conference 2016

2324 June 2016, ESSEC Business School, France

The Energy and Commodity Finance Conference 2016 follows in the footsteps of a long standing series of Energy Finance meetings that held their first event in London in 2004 and nowadays represents the benchmark academic conference in the area.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:
– Wei Xiong Princeton University
. – Nicola Secomandi, Carnegie Mellon

TOPICS: The conference covers all areas of energy finance and commodity finance, including:
– Asset pricing and hedging
– Contract securitization and derivative structuring
– Risk measurements and management
– Asset management and portfolio allocation
– Trading strategies and operations
– Macro market analysis and microstructure
– Corporate finance of producers and end consumers
– Long-term investment financing
– Regulation (EMIR, REMIT, MIFID, Dodd-Franck)
– Quantitative financial modeling
– Econometric analysis and statistics
– Physical operations management
– Real options and physical asset valuation
– Decision theory

and the following markets:
– Conventional fossil energy: oil, gas, refined products
– Electricity
– Metals: precious, base, ferrous, specialist non-ferrous, rare
– Agriculturals: softs, grains and seeds, livestock
– Renewable energy sources
– Commoditized services (CO2 allowances, shipping freights)
– Weather-linked securities
– Currencies

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: March 1, 2016

THE ORGANIZING COMMITTEE: Francis Declerck, Giovanni Pagliardi, Sofia Ramos, Andrea Roncoroni and The Energy and Commodity Finance Association Board (Alvaro Cartea, Rudiger Kiesel, Andrea Roncoroni)

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE :Carol Alexander (University of Sussex), Giovanni Barone-Adesi (Universita della Svizzera Italiana), Fred Espen Benth (University of Oslo), Derek Bunn (London Business School), Jaime Casassus (Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile), Anna Creti (University Paris Dauphine), Rita D’Ecclesia (University of Rome La Sapienza), Jerome Detemple (Boston University), Ronald Huisman (Erasmus University), Sebastian Jaimungal (University of Toronto), Scott Linn (University of Oklahoma), Michel Robe (American University), Andrea Roncoroni (ESSEC Business School), Duane Seppi (Carnegie Mellon University), Ke Tang (Tsinghua University), Luca Taschini (London School of Economics), Anders Trolle (Swiss Finance Institute)

FURTHER INFORMATION: For additional information, you are welcome to visit: http://ecomfin2016.essec.edu

For administrative inquiries, please write to: ecomfin2016@essec.edu

4. 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: http://www.ewfs.org/paper-submission

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.

FURTHER INFORMATION: http://www.ewfs.org

5. 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: http://www.efmaefm.org

Heinz Zimmermann & Matthias Huss
Program Co-Chairs 2016 Meeting
University of Basel
Center for Economic Science (WWZ) – Department of Finance
Basel, 4051 Switzerland
Email: efma2016-wwz@unibas.ch
URL: http://www.efmaefm.org

6. European Financial Management, EFM “Merton H. Miller” Doctoral Student Seminar

June 29, 2016, University of Basel, SWITZERLAND

Dear Colleague:

As part of the European Financial Management Association 2015 Annual meetings, the European Financial Management journal will organize its annual seminar for advanced Finance Doctoral Students who are currently working on their dissertation. This intensive one-day seminar is expected to be very valuable for the students who are interested to keep up with the recent developments in the finance literature and interact with leading scholars of the finance profession. Past participants include Professors Stephen Brown, Michael. C. Jensen, Hayne Leland, Martin Gruber, Richard Roll, Geert Rouwenhorst, Mark Rubinstein, Kent Daniel, Steve Ross, Lisa Meulbroek, Shmuel Kandel, Ian Cooper, Benjamin Esty, John Doukas, Harisson Hong, Heitor Almeida, Yakov Amihud, Avanindhar Subrahmanyam, Robert Korajczyk, Jeffrey Wurgler, Randall Morck, Daniel Wolfenzon, Malcolm Baker, Espen Eckbo, Alex Edmans Jay R. Ritter, Alon Brav, Amit Goyal, and Ralph Koijen among others. Less than 20 students will be accepted to the program. All participating students will receive a Certificate of Participation.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: To apply, a student (or his/her faculty advisor) should fill out the attached form and attach (2) copies of a 2-3 page dissertation proposal or abstract and send the material to me by email before December 20, 2015. All applications will be reviewed and invitations will be extended to student applicants by January 30, 2015.

The program’s format consists of workshops featuring distinguished members of the finance profession, discussing corporate finance, asset pricing market micro-structure, international finance, and financial institutions and intermediation, plus aspects of academic publishing and career development. Small groups of students and academic tutors will be formed to discuss each student’s research paper or dissertation topic, methodology and intended contribution. The Seminar will end with its traditional Certification Ceremony and a Reception.

I hope that you will bring this to the attention of your students and that you will select an applicant from your Ph.D. program.

Sincerely,

John Doukas
EFM Founding & Managing Editor
Email: jdoukas@odu.edu

APPLICATION
EFM 2016 “Merton H. Miller” Doctoral Student Seminar

NAME:
_____________________________________________________________________

UNIVERSITY:
_____________________________________________________________________

ADDRESS:
_____________________________________________________________________

TELEPHONE:
_____________________________________________________________________

FAX:
_____________________________________________________________________

E-MAIL:
_____________________________________________________________________

DISSERTATION TITLE:
_____________________________________________________________________

COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN:
_____________________________________________________________________

TELEPHONE:
_____________________________________________________________________

E-MAIL:
_____________________________________________________________________

Attach a 2-3 page Dissertation Proposal or Abstract.

Participation Fee: for accepted students to the program the fee is $500.00. This fee covers the registration fee for the annual meetings, seminar, documents, luncheons, reception and Gala Diner expenses. Cheques should be made payable to European Financial Management and must be in U.S. currency and drawn on a U.S. bank. Note: Do not send the submission fee with your application.

Electronic Submission Deadline: December 20, 2015

Send to:
Professor John Doukas
EFM, Managing Editor
Strome College of Business
Old Dominion University
Norfolk, VA 23529 0222, U.S.A.
Tel: (757) 683-5521
Email: jdoukas@odu.edu
http://www.efmaefm.org

7. European Financial Management Association

Announcing the “John A. Doukas Ph.D. Best Paper Award”

The European Financial Management Association (EFMA) is pleased to announce the John A. Doukas Ph.D. Best Paper Award to a Ph.D. student who submits the best solo-authored paper to the annual “MERTON H. MILLER” DOCTORAL SEMINAR or EFMA meetings. The John A. Doukas Ph.D. Best Paper Award will recognize the research paper that has the most potential to advance our understanding in the field of finance and will be announced at the annual EFMA meetings. The student will receive a US $2,000 cash prize.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE AND DEADLINE: After you formally submit your paper to be considered for presentation at the annual EFMA conference, a letter of intent and the completed paper must be submitted by to John A. Doukas via email (jdoukas@odu.edu) and CC the EFMA 2016 Program Chair (Email: efma2016-wwz@unibas.ch) indicating that you would like your paper to be considered for the John A. Doukas Ph.D. Best Paper Award.

Electronic Submission Deadline: December 20, 2015

Email to:
Professor John A. Doukas
EFM, Founding & Managing Editor
Email: jdoukas@odu.edu

8. 7th Conference on Financial Markets and Corporate Governance Conference

31st March & 1st April 2016 PhD Symposium: 30th March 2016, Melbourne, Victoria

Deadline for paper submission: Friday, 22nd January 2016

You are invited to submit papers for presentation at the 7th Conference on Financial Markets and Corporate Governance to be held on Thursday, 31st March and 1st April 2016 in Melbourne, Victoria. The broad themes of the conference include: Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility, Corporate Finance, Financial Accounting, Financial Institutions and Markets, Asset Pricing, Funds Management, Market Microstructure and Behavioural Finance.

The conference is being hosted by the Department of Banking and Finance, Monash Business School, Monash University in collaboration with the Victoria University of Wellington, NZ, La Trobe University, Queensland University of Technology, the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, the Pacific Basin Finance Journal and SIRCA.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Professor Stephen Brown, Stern School of Business, New York University http://www.stern.nyu.edu/faculty/bio/stephen-brown

EDITORIAL PANEL: The 7th FMCG is proud to host an editor’s forum with a distinguished panel of international renowned researchers and editors of leading journals. The panel will be chaired by Professor Kevin Davis, Professor of Finance at the University of Melbourne, Research Director of the Australian Centre for Financial Studies and Professor of Finance at Monash University http://www.findanexpert.unimelb.edu.au/display/person13240

PANELLISTS: Our panellists include:
– Professor Stephen Brown, Stern School of Business, New York University http://www.stern.nyu.edu/faculty/bio/stephen-brown
– Professor Jonathan Batten, Monash Business School, Monash University http://www.monash.edu.au/research/people/profiles/profile.html?sid=5502244&pid=9327
– Professor Tom Smith, The University of Queensland https://www.business.uq.edu.au/staff/tom-smith
– Professor Ghon Rhee, University of Hawaii (http://shidler.hawaii.edu/directory/s-ghon-rhee/fei)

SPECIAL ISSUE OF THE PACIFIC-BASIN FINANCE JOURNAL: Papers presented at the conference may be submitted for consideration for the conference special issue of the Pacific Basin Finance Journal. The special issue of the Pacific-Basin Finance Journal will be edited by Balasingham Balachandran (La Trobe University) and Barry Williams (Monash University).

CONFERENCE AWARDS: There will be eight awards of $1,000 for the best paper in specified areas covered by the conference, including the best paper presented at the PhD Symposium.

SIRCA will sponsor a $1,000 prize for the best paper which has used SIRCA Data (this includes the full range of SIRCA data from the Corporate Governance dataset through to the ASX intraday tick data within regulatory disclosures, and the Thomson Reuters intraday tick data and news). Please note that the use of SIRCA data must be acknowledged in the paper. Further details about SIRCA’s data sources are available at http://www.sirca.org.au

Conference webpage: http://business.monash.edu/financial-markets-and-corporate-governance

PHD SYMPOSIUM: The conference will be preceded by a PhD symposium on Wednesday, 30th April 2016. The symposium will provide PhD students with opportunities to receive high quality feedback about their academic work. PhD candidates are encouraged to submit their research proposal (maximum 1000-word abstract covering title of their research, background information, hypotheses, research methodology, and expected findings and their implications) in the same subject areas as covered by the conference.

PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: An abstract of the PhD proposal in pdf format must be sent by email to FMCG2016@monash.edu.au on or before 22 January 2016. The subject line of the email should include “PhD symposium proposal 7th FMCG”. Further information may be found at the PhD symposium page.

VENUE AND ACCOMMODATION: The conference will be held at the Intercontinental Hotel The Rialto Melbourne http://www.melbourne.intercontinental.com. Melbourne is a vibrant, multicultural city well known for its culture, cosmopolitan lifestyle, quality of restaurants and sporting focus. For more details about Melbourne visit http://www.visitmelbourne.com orhttp://www.australia.com/en/places/melbourne.html

ABOUT MELBOURNE: Melbourne offers a wide variety of accommodation options, for details see http://www.visitmelbourne.com or http://www.visitvictoria.com/regions/Melbourne. Further details about conference accommodation details will be made available on the webpage (see below) as they become available.

SUBMISSIONS/REGISTRATION: For further details about submitting papers, the PhD symposium and registration, visit the conference website at http://business.monash.edu/financial-markets-and-corporate-governance or email: FMCG2016@monash.edu.au

SPONSORED BY: Monash Business School, Monash University, La Trobe Business School, La Trobe University, QUT Business School, RMIT University, SIRCA, Victoria University of Wellington and the Pacific Basin Finance Journal.

9. Call for Venture Research Proposals: Coller Institute of Venture Research Grants 2015

Coller Institute of Venture (CIV) at Tel Aviv University (http://www.collerinstituteofventure.org) seeks to further enhance the understanding of the global venture ecosystem by forging a stronger connection between academic research and the business world. The Institute fosters collaborations between scholars, investors, policymakers, venture capitalists and entrepreneurs.CIV’s research Grants aim to encourage and celebrate new academic research in the field of venture with the goal of making a significant contribution to understanding and shaping the venture ecosystem.

GRANTS: In 2015, the Institute will award up to three (3) unrestricted grants of up to $15,000 each.

PROCEDURE, ELIGIBILITY AND REQUIREMENTS:
– Each grant is limited to $15,000, contingent on the research plan & budget.
– The unrestricted grant can be used by the researcher for any reasonable expense or remuneration associated with the research. The host institution can charge overhead up to 5% of the grant (as part of the grant).
– By submitting a proposal, the author agrees to re-packaging the results (or a version of it), as part of the Coller Institute of Venture Research media distribution (the author and/or the publishers of the results retain all rights for the work and it will be published under winner’s name).

DEADLINES:
– Submissions by December 1st, 2015 (midnight GMT UK Time).
– Winners will be announced on January 1st, 2015.

RESEARCH FOCUS AND TOPICS: We welcome research on Venture, Innovation or Entrepreneurship and the interplay between them. All types of research are welcomed, including theoretical contributions, simulations, field studies, in-depth case studies, and prescriptive frameworks.

TOPICS: Some topics of interest for CIV’s 2015 Research Grants include:
– Models for investment in one of the value chains in the venture ecosystem (Public Authorities, Institutional Investors, Venture Capitalists, or Entrepreneurs).
– Surveys of GP/ LP investments or performance including analysis of themes and portfolios.
– In depth case-based research related to Venture, Innovation or Entrepreneurship. This could be a VC fund, policy ideas and implementation, a specific partnership, supported theories in developing innovation centric organizations, including both those ideas of what has worked and which have been less successful and the conditions under which these different outcomes have arisen.
– The essential roles of public authorities in the making/funding of Venture or encouraging innovation.
– The venture socio and macroeconomic ecosystem, IP and regulatory aspects in venture, etc.
– Innovative financial models, user funding, lending, corporate funding etc.
– Incubators, accelerators, and angle funding.

Additional topics for Grants may relate to:
– Venture Capital Contracting / Strategy.
– Corporate Venture Capital.
– New insights about Crowdfunding.
– Venture Capital vs. Stock Markets.
– Social and psychological effects on VC decisions.
– Deep innovation models (http://www.collerinstituteofventure.org/deep-innovation).

Feel free to suggest more topics or ask about the relevancy of your work. We want to encourage creativity in venture research.

DOCUMENT FORMAT AND SUBMISSION: The proposal (up to 2 pages on the main proposal and 2-3 pages of supporting appendices if needed) should include the research goal, method, current state of the art in your particular research area, and plan of action with timetable. The plan should be up to 12 months.

Send an email attached with the grant proposal (Word and PDF) and supplementary material to civ2015grants@collerinstituteofventure.org. The proposal should also include the following information:
– Research title, researcher name, email and institution together with other relevant contact details (Telephone, Skype, etc.).
– The research plan and related budget (as noted earlier).
– List of 3-4 relevant works/prior papers from the past.
We suggest early submission so we can give feedback as needed.

FURTHER INFORMATION: For more information please contact us at: info@collerinstituteofventure.org

10. Conference Program: Economics of Culture: Balancing Norms against Rules

November 12-13, 2015, Federal Reserve Bank of New York

http://www.newyorkfed.org/research/conference/2015/economics_of_culture.html

A conference co-sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and the Journal of Accounting and Economics

Organizers:
Tobias Adrian, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
John Core, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Wayne Guay, University of Pennsylvania
S.P. Kothari, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Hamid Mehran, Federal Reserve Bank of New York

PROGRAM:

Thursday, November 12th

8:15am Continental Breakfast

8:50am Welcoming Remarks
William C. Dudley, President, Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Session 1 Chair: S. P. Kothari

9:00am Bank CEO Materialism, Corporate Culture, and Risk
Robert M. Bushman, University of North Carolina
Robert H. Davidson, Georgetown University
Aiyesha Dey, University of Minnesota
Abbie J. Smith, University of Chicago

Discussant: James Vickery, Federal Reserve Bank of New York

10:00am Does CEO Cultural Heritage Affect Performance under Competitive Pressure?
Duc Duy Nguyen, University of St. Andrews
Jens Hagendorff, University of Edinburgh
Arman Eshraghi, University of Edinburgh

Discussant: Jillian Popadak, Duke University

11:00am Break

11:20am Corporate Culture, Financial Stability, and Bank Litigation
James E. McNulty, Florida Atlantic University
Aigbe Akhigbe, University of Akron

Discussant: Anna Kovner, Federal Reserve Bank of New York

12:30pm Lunch and Keynote
Maureen O’Hara, Cornell University

Session 2 Chair: John Core

2:00pm Does It Pay to Treat Employees Well? International Evidence on the Value of an Employee-Friendly Culture
Larry Fauver, University of Tennessee
Michael B. McDonald, Fairfield University
Alvaro Taboada, University of Tennessee

Discussant: Paige Ouimet, UNC at Chapel Hill

3:00pm Corporate Culture: Evidence from the Field
John R. Graham, Duke University
Campbell R. Harvey, Duke University
Jillian Popadak, Duke University
Shiva Rajgopal, Columbia University

Discussant: David Yermack, New York University

4:00pm Break

4:15pm Inferring Employees’ Social Media Perceptions of Goal-Setting Corporate Cultures and the Link to Firm Value
Andy Moniz, Erasmus University

Discussant: Clifton Green, Emory University

5:20pm Reception

Friday, November 13th

8:15am Continental Breakfast

Session 3 Chair: Wayne Guay

9:00am Keynote Speaker
Luigi Zingales, University of Chicago

10:00am Is Fraud Contagious? Career Networks and Fraud by Financial Advisors
Stephen Dimmock, Nanyang Technological University
William C. Gerken, University of Kentucky
Nathaniel Graham, University of Kentucky

Discussant: Simi Kedia, Rutgers University

11:00am Break

11:15am The Transmission of Corporate Culture: Evidence from Bank Acquisitions
Charles Boissel, HEC Paris
Thomas Bourveau, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Adrien Matray, Princeton University

Discussant: Christopher Williams, University of Michigan

12:20pm Lunch and Adjourn

11. Second CEIBS Finance Conference 2016

The Department of Finance and Accounting of China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) invites submissions for the Second CEIBS Finance Conference to be held in Shanghai on May 27, 2016. The conference presents an opportunity for scholars to get together and exchange new ideas. This year’s theme is “Finance, Psychology, and Investor Behavior”. We welcome submissions of behavioral finance and economics papers. The organizing committee chair includes Ming Huang, Professor of Finance at CEIBS and Cornell University, and Henrik Cronqvist, Professor of Finance at the University of Miami.

PAPER SELECTION: We aim to have six papers on the program, allowing adequate time for each paper. Papers should be well developed, but at a stage where they can still benefit from the discussion at the conference. Papers with innovative ideas, concepts, or methods are strongly preferred. Presenters can expect quality discussants, an active audience, and many informal interactions with the participants.

FINANCIAL SUPPORT: For presenters and discussants, we will reimburse travel expenses up to USD 1,500, plus hotel and meals during the conference.

PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: Please email a PDF file of the paper to financeconference@ceibs.edu no later than January 15th, 2016. We expect to finalize the program by early February, 2016 . For general questions, please contact the conference coordinator Ms. Daisy Wang at wdaisy@ceibs.edu

12. 8th Annual Florida State University SunTrust Beach Conference
April 14-16, 2016, Sandestin, FL

http://business.fsu.edu/academics/departments/finance/events/fsu-suntrust-beach-conference

Submission Deadline: November 20, 2015

We invite paper submissions in all areas of finance for the 8th Annual Florida State University SunTrust Beach Conference presented by FSU’s Department of Finance. This year’s keynote speaker will be Andrew Karolyi, Alumni Professor in Asset Management at Cornell University. All lodging expenses for presenters will be covered by the conference sponsors. The conference will be held at the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort and Spa, which is located directly on a beach consistently ranked among the top 10 beaches in the United States. The conference will open with a reception on Thursday evening, April 14.

PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: We will begin accepting submissions on November 1, 2015. The submission deadline is November 20, 2015. Please submit your paper through the conference website. Authors of selected papers will be notified no later than January 15, 2016. Please visit our website to view conference programs from prior years.

FURTHER INFORMATION: For further information about the FSU SunTrust Beach Conference, please visit the website address listed above.

13. KFUPM Islamic Banking and Finance Research Conference

March 13-15, 2016, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

The King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals’ (KFUPM) College of Industrial Management and Center of Research Excellence for Islamic Banking and Finance are pleased to announce the inaugural Islamic Banking and Finance Research Conference, to be held at the Ritz-Carleton Hotel, Riyadh, March 13-15, 2016. The conference objective is to present the very best academic research on Islamic banking and finance (IBF) before an audience of pre-eminent scholars and editors of the most prestigious academic finance journals.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Franklin Allen (Imperial College London and University of Pennsylvania)

PROGRAM COMMITTEE: Tim Adam (Humboldt); Sami Al-Suwailem (Islamic Development Bank); Asli Demirguc-Kunt (World Bank); M. Shahid Ebrahim (Durham); Ben Esty (Harvard); Michael Faulkender (Maryland); Chitru Fernando (Oklahoma); Veljko Fotak (SUNY Buffalo); Erik Gilje (Wharton); M. Kabir Hassan (University of New Orleans); Mansor H. Ibrahim (INCEIF); Andreas Jobst (IMF); Kose John (NYU); Craig Lewis (Vanderbilt); Hesham Merdad (KFUPM); Steven Ongena (Zurich); Houcem Smaoui (KFUPM); Ilya Strebulaev (Stanford); Usamah Uthaman (KFUPM), and Pradeep Yadav (Oklahoma).

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE: Mohammed Alzahrani (Dean College of Industrial Management, KFUPM), Bill Megginson (Saudi Aramco Chair in Finance, KFUPM and Price Chair in Finance, University of Oklahoma), and Abdullah Almansour (Director, Center of Research Excellence for Islamic Banking and Finance, KFUPM).

PROFESSIONAL KEYNOTE SPEAKERS: We plan to invite, and are confident of attracting, the Governor of the Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority (SAMA) to be a non-academic keynote speaker. We also plan to invite one or more world-leading bankers specializing in Islamic financial products and services to speak.

JOURNAL EDITORS’ PANEL DISCUSSION: The following editors will participate in a Journal Editors’ Panel Discussion at the end of the conference, wherein they will summarize the research that has been presented and assess which avenues of research seem most promising for publication.
– Franklin Allen (Imperial College-London and University of Pennsylvania): Editor, Review of Finance
– Mike Faulkender (University of Maryland): Associate Editor, Journal of Finance
– Jarrad Harford (University of Washington): Editor, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis
– Steven Ongena (University of Zurich): Associate Editor, Journal of Finance
– Annette Poulsen (University of Oklahoma): Editor, Journal of Corporate Finance

PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: Electronic submissions of unpublished papers can be made beginning June 1, 2015 via the conference website: http://www4.kfupm.edu.sa/cim/IBF2016. The deadline for submissions is November 15, 2015, and authors will be notified by January 15, 2016. Papers submitted solely by PhD students should be indicated accordingly. We expect the selection process to be highly selective, since only 10-12 papers will be chosen. Travel and lodging expenses of the presenting author of each accepted paper will be paid by the conference.

BEST PAPER AWARDS: The conference will award two Best Paper prizes: A Best Conference Paper Award (US$10,000) and a Best Doctoral Student Paper Award ($5,000).

CONFERENCE RATIONALE: In the practical arena of global capital markets, Islamic banking and finance (IBF) instruments, techniques, and principles have become widely integrated enough to now be considered almost mainstream. Business managers in both developed and emerging markets have developed methods for employing financing instruments that comply with IBF strictures against payment of interest and which are compatible with the musharka mandates that there be true risk and profit-sharing between “creditor” and “borrower.” Leasing structures compatible with Ijarah have been widely employed, and over three-quarters of a trillion dollars’ worth of Islamic-compatible Sukuk bonds have now been issued-over half within the past four years. Despite the maturation of Islamic banking and finance into a market with estimated turnover exceeding $2 trillion annually, top academic researchers have been slow to embrace IBF as a topic for empirical and theoretical analysis. This conference aims to overcome this academic neglect and invigorate top-tier IBF research.

TOPICS SOLICITED: We will solicit empirical or theoretical works covering all areas of Islamic Banking and Finance, including but not limited to the following:
– Risk and return of Islamic bonds vs conventional bonds
– Measuring the level and valuation impact of “leverage” in Islamic Finance shares
– Are Sukuks priced as debt, common equity, or preferred stock-or are they valued otherwise?
– Measuring the X-efficiency of Islamic banking systems
– Comparing Islamic finance Ijarah to conventional leasing structures
– The Law and Finance governance scores for Islamic Finance systems
– Comparing IBF special purpose vehicles (SPV) to conventional securitization and SPV practices
– Analyzing Sukuk issuance and investment banking practices; comparing to conventional IB practices
– Comparing Sukuks to project finance, subordinated debt, REITS, preferred stock
– Payout (dividend and share repurchase) policies of IF compliant companies
– Wealth effects for companies announcing adoption/abandonment of IF practices; issuing Sukuks
– Is government funding via Sukuk issuance cheaper than conventional bonds?
– Measuring secondary market liquidity, default rates, and callability of Sukuks
– Comparing musharaka partnerships structures to conventional limited partnerships
– Can IF insurance policies adequately cover corporate risks?
– Commercial and legal underpinnings of Islamic Finance in home and conventional markets
– Corporate determinants of the Sukuk/conventional debt issuance decision
– How are corporate bankruptcies handled in Islamic finance systems?
– Designing self-enforcing repayment clauses in Sukuks when courts cannot mandate repayment
– Is Islamic Finance commercial funding or “finance as worship”?
– Is IF compliant stock comparable to returns on socially responsible investments in conventional markets?
– Does Islamic Finance provide adequate entrepreneurial financing?
– Can conventional hedging and risk-management tools and practices be made IF compliant?
– Did Islamic equities out-perform conventional equities during and after the Global Financial Crisis?
– Are Islamic financing contracts incentive compatible?

14. 2016 AQR Insight Award

GREENWICH, Connecticut, October 15, 2015 – AQR Capital Management, LLC (“AQR”) today began accepting submissions for its fifth annual AQR Insight Award. Up to three papers will share a $100,000 prize.

OVERVIEW: The AQR Insight Award recognizes and rewards important, unpublished academic papers that provide significant insights and original, intelligent approaches to real-world investment issues.

Winners are chosen by the AQR Insight Award Committee, a panel of senior members of AQR, many of whom are leading academic finance experts from universities such as Harvard, London Business School, New York University, Northwestern and the University of Chicago. Up to five finalists will be invited to present their papers to the AQR Insight Award Committee in Greenwich, Connecticut. The $100,000 prize money may be divided among as many as three papers depending on the quality of the submissions.

AQR will accept papers on any investment-related topic as long as they deliver clear, significant insights. Papers must not be published before December 15, 2015.

PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: Deadline for entries is January 15, 2016. More information and instructions for submitting papers online may be found at http://www.aqr.com/insightaward

ABOUT AQR: AQR is a global investment management firm built at the intersection of financial theory and practical application. We strive to deliver superior, long-term results for our clients by looking past market noise to identify and isolate what matters most, and by developing ideas that stand up to rigorous testing. Our focus on practical insights and analysis has made us leaders in alternative and traditional strategies since 1998. As of September 30, 2015, AQR had approximately $135.3 billion in assets under management. (Includes assets of CNH Partners, LLC, an AQR affiliate.)

This is being provided solely for information purposes and does not constitute an offer or solicitation of an offer, or any advice or recommendation, to purchase securities or financial instruments, and may not be construed as such or serve as the basis of any investment decision.

15. Journal of Investment Consulting Special Issue – Impact Investing

The Journal of Investment Consulting, published by Investment Management Consultants Association (IMCA), keeps investment management consultants and investment advisors abreast of new research findings in investments and private wealth management.

CALL FOR PAPERS: Papers are invited for publishing consideration from academics and qualified practitioners for a special issue dedicated to Impact Investing.

TOPICS: Impact investing is a topic that spans a wide range of perspectives, with differing views about what it entails. The lexicon of impact investing is varied and includes terms such as SRI (sustainable, responsible investing-or historically, socially responsible investing), values-based investing, ESG investing (environmental, social, and governance), sustainable investing, green investing, and thematic investing. This issue aims to provide a platform for researchers and practitioners to provide new research and developments in the area. Topics of interest for this special issue include, but are not limited to, the following:
– Impact investing and goals-based wealth management
– Integrating impact investing within the portfolio management process
– Investment analysis and valuation of impact investments
– Assessment of the impact investment sector
– Performance metrics and methodology for measuring non-financial outcomes of impact investments
– Impact investing and behavioral finance
– Risk factors and impact investing

Papers should provide the development of theory and applied research as well as new information, new ideas, and new insights on the chosen topic.

REVIEW PROCESS: A distinguished editorial advisory board consisting of acknowledged authorities and leaders in the fields of investment consulting, investment management, capital markets, fiduciary practice, wealth management, and financial planning will review submissions via double-blind review. Papers will be selected for publication based on relevancy, content, and proof of thought.

RESEARCH GRANTS: The Journal’s editorial advisory board also considers proposals for research on this topic and others, and provides up to $7,500 funding for approved proposals; the deliverable is a paper submission for publishing consideration via its blind-review process. For more information, visit http://www.IMCA.org/pages/Research-Grants

FURTHER INFORMATION: For more information about the Journal of Investment Consulting and manuscript guidelines, visit http://journalofinvestmentconsulting.org

PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: For authors who want their papers considered for Issue #1, 2016, the submission deadline is February 28, 2016; however, authors are encouraged to submit work as soon as it is ready for consideration. Please submit two versions of the paper (one version with a cover page identifying authors and an anonymous version without a cover page) via e-mail in either PDF or Word format to: Debbie Nochlin (dnochlin@imca.org), Managing Editor, Journal of Investment Consulting.

16. The Chicago Financial Institutions Conference

March 28, 2016, DePaul University, Chicago, IL

The Department of Finance and the Center for Financial Services at DePaul University will hold the inaugural Chicago Financial Institutions Conference on March 28, 2016. The conference will bring together researchers from around the world to foster a dialogue on important issues in the financial services industry. Following this one-day academic conference attendees are invited to join on March 29-30 the 9th Annual Risk Management Conference with financial service professionals, which is co-sponsored with the Supervision and Regulation Department of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Together, these two conferences offer a unique opportunity to connect academic and practical perspectives.

TOPICS: We welcome submissions of high-quality research on all topics related to financial institutions. A list of possible session topics includes, but is not limited to, the theory of financial intermediation; structure of the banking sector; the banking industry and the real economy; community banking, relationship lending, and small business finance; competitive issues in banking; corporate governance in banking, risk measurement and management; systemic risk, financial stability, and shadow banking; financial crises and government responses to them; payments systems; household finance, mortgage markets, and securitization; secondary markets for bank loans; and financial regulation in theory and practice.

CONFERENCE ORGANIZERS:
Lamont Black – DePaul University
Elijah Brewer – DePaul University

ADVISORY COMMITTEE:
Allen N. Berger – University of South Carolina
Charles W. Calomiris – Columbia University
Robert DeYoung – University of Kansas
Mark J. Flannery – University of Florida and the Securities and Exchange Commission
Iftekhar Hasan – Fordham University
Joseph G. Haubrich – Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland
Randall Kroszner – University of Chicago
Greg Udell – Indiana University
Larry D. Wall – Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

PROGRAM COMMITTEE:
David Becher – Drexel University
Itzhak Ben-David – Ohio State University
Santiago Carbo-Valverde – Bangor University
Ken Cyree – University of Mississippi
Ramon DeGennaro – University of Tennessee
Olivier De Jonghe – Tilburg University
Jennifer Dlugosz – Washington University in St. Louis
Scott Frame – Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
Amanda Heitz -Tulane University in New Orleans
Dmytro Holod – Stony Brook University
Joseph Hughes – Rutgers University
Michael King – Western University
Michal Kowalik – Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
John Krainer – Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
Elena Loutskina – University of Virginia John Sedunov – Villanova University
Jason Sturgess – DePaul University

PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: The submission deadline for papers is November 30, 2015. Papers should be submitted by email to cfn@depaul.edu. Authors will be notified whether their papers have been accepted for the Conference by January 8, 2016. If you have any coauthors on your submitted paper, please make sure to supply all name and affiliation details within your submission information.

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION: Information about the conference registration can be found at http://cfic2016.eventbrite.com

FURTHER INFORMATION: For additional information about The Chicago Financial Institution Conference, questions regarding paper submission or registration, please email Alex Perry at aperry2@depaul.edu

17. Young Scholars Finance Consortium

April 21 – 23, 2016, Houston, TX

Submission Deadline: 12/14/2015 – 9:00 am (CST)

http://mays.tamu.edu/department-of-finance/finance-consortium

The Young Scholars Finance Consortium is an annual conference that provides promising Junior Faculty in Finance and advanced Ph.D. students the opportunity to present their work and receive feedback from each other as well as a select group of pre-invited highly accomplished senior scholars.

Senior scholars who have committed to attend the 2016 consortium include Allen Berger, Patrick Bolton, Sudheer Chava, Thomas Chemmanur, Amy Dittmar, Mark Flannery, Jay Ritter and David Robinson.

The program committee includes some of the above confirmed senior attendees, as well as Alon Brav, Murillo Campello, Douglas Diamond, Douglas Gale, Itay Goldstein, Chris Hennessey, Steve Kaplan, Darius Miller, Manju Puri, Adriano Rampini, Laura Starks, Vish Viswanathan, as well as the entire research-active Finance faculty at Texas A&M University.

TOPICS: The Inaugural 2016 Consortium will focus on the topic of corporate finance and financial institutions, and the topics of subsequent consortia will alternate between asset pricing and the inaugural consortium’s topic. We kindly invite all advanced Ph.D. students and untenured junior faculty, who received their first full-time faculty appointment within the last seven years, to submit papers related to corporate finance and financial institutions for the upcoming consortium (co-authors may be more senior). There is no submission fee, and both theoretical and empirical work is welcome.

To encourage Ph.D. student participation, we will guarantee a presentation slot, pay all travel expenses and waive the registration fee for the presenter of the best paper whose authors are all Ph.D. students.

CONFERENCE DETAILS: The conference will begin with a cocktail party on the evening of Thursday, April 21, followed by a full day of sessions and a dinner-time keynote address onApril 22. Events on April 23 will consist of a half day of sessions and a lunch-time keynote address. These meals are included in the $200 registration fee. The conference will take place at the Mays Business School’s facility at the City Centre complex in Houston, TX, which is located only 20 minutes from the Houston Bush International airport and has many high-end shops and restaurants within walking distance. Attendees will receive a discounted rate at the Hotel Sorella, which is across the street from the conference venue.

FURTHER INFORMATION: Please contact Adam at akolasinski@tamu.edu if you have any questions.

18. 15th World Business Research Conference

25-26 February 2016, Hotel Sunroute Plaza Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan

Deadlines: Submission: 15 January 2016 and Registration: 8 February 2016

Website: http://www.worldconferencecare.com/Email: worldpap@gmail.com

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 which is supported by Global Research Institute for Business Academics (Australia), London Academic Research and Publication, UK and American Research and Publication International, USA. All submissions are subject to blind peer review process. Doctoral students and scholars are highly encouraged to submit papers to for expert reviews.

SUBMISSION AND REVIEW GUIDELINES: Please submit full papers and/or abstracts by 15 January 2016 to worldpap@gmail.com. If your abstract is accepted, you can send full paper by 12 February for proceedings. There is an option that the participant can serve as a discussant of a paper of his/her own area of interest and certificate will be issued to such participant. Please see the submission guidelines on the website and Sample Paper for more information on how to submit your paper. You are also welcome to volunteer to participate as session chairs, reviewers and members of the program committee.

SPECIAL ISSUE OF THE JOURNAL WITHOUT ANY FEE: Outstanding papers will be considered for March 2016 issue of Global Economy and Finance Journal And World Journal of Management which are ranked by the Australian Business Deans Council (see http://www.abdc.edu.au) There is no submission or publication fee what-so-ever.

PROCEEDINGS, PUBLICATION OPPORTUNITY, BEST PAPER AWARD AND FEEDINGS: All accepted abstracts and/or full papers of the attendees will be in published in the conference proceedings (online) with ISBN via dedicated website http://www.zentworldpress.com which will be concurrently listed with the website of London Academics Research and Publication, UK and American Research and Publication International, New York, in addition to Google Scholar so that all papers have wider readership Best Paper Awards 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 to the winners as well as a GRIBA membership entitling you to discounts on future conferences. For any further enquiries please contact: Khaleda Akhter, Coordinator via worldpap@gmail.com

INTERNATIONAL PROGRAM CHAIRS:
Professor. Yasuo Hoshino, Aichi University and University of Tsukuba, Japan
Professor William Lim. York University, Canada
Professor Anisul Islam, University of Houston-Downtown, USA
Professor Pieter Nel, Unitec, New Zealand
Professor Dr. M. Lombard, University of Johannesburg, South .Africa

19. Academy of Entrepreneurial Finance in Europe: “Frontiers of Small Business and Entrepreneurial Finance in a Global Environment- 2016”

March 14-16, 2016, Ca’Foscari University, Venice, Italy

Co-Located and Held in Conjunction with the 2016 International Meeting of the Academy of Behavioral Finance & Economics.

Keynote Speakers: James Ang (Florida State) and Antony Saunders (NYU)

You are invited to submit your research work for presentation purposes at this timely conference. Submissions in any area of entrepreneurial and small business finance are encouraged. See http://www.aoef.org for suggested topics.

PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: Submitted Papers must be in English and sent in blind/anonymous pdf format along with a cover letter to Professor Guido Max Mantovani at:guido@aoef.org and gmanto@unive.it with copy to: staff@aobf.org

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: November 15, 2015 (early Submission encouraged) Status Notifications: Three (3) weeks from the date of submission.

A Best Paper Award will be given to a most innovative and forward-looking research paper as chosen by AEF-Europe’s Scientific Board and presented at the conference. A limited number of top papers presented at the conference will also be selected by the European members of the Editorial Board of The Journal of Entrepreneurial Finance, JEF, for publication in a special issue of the journal.

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION: Full Rate: Euro 395 with an “Early Bird” rate of Euro 310.00 thru 12/14/2015

To register please follow the simple instructions at: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_sxclick&hosted_button_id=DNYHSEX3FLUUL

SPECIAL SESSIONS AND PANELS/WORKSHOPS. Interested in organizing a Special Session or Panel/Workshop? Please submit a letter of interest, along with a short bio using the deadline and instructions above. See http://www.aoef.org for more information.

20. 2016 Commodity Markets Conference

3-4 June 2016, Hannover, Germany

Submission Deadline: 31 January 2016

OVERVIEW: The 2016 Commodity Market Conference in conjuction with the Journal of Commodity Markets will be held on 3-4 June 2016 at Leibniz University Hannover, Germany. The aim of the conference is to present and discuss high-quality research in all areas of economics and finance related to commodity markets.

CONFERENCE ORGANIZER: Marcel Prokopczuk, Leibniz University Hannover

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:
K. Geert Rouwenhorst, Yale University
Eduardo S. Schwartz, UCLA

TOPICS: We welcome submissions from all topics related to commodity markets, including:
– Pricing, hedging, and risk analysis of commodity derivatives and derivatives portfolios
– Portfolio allocation/optimization including commodities
– Financialization of commodity markets
– The microstructure of commodity markets
– Corporate finance and risk management related to commodity markets
– Econometric/statistical analysis of commodity markets
– Decision models (OR/MS models) applied to the commodity sector
– Real option analysis investigating commodity project investment and production decisions
– Financial market analysis (risk factor models etc.) for commodity markets
– Managerial accounting & economics for commodity related corporations
– Micro & macroeconomic analysis of commodity markets
– Global and regional trade of commodities
– The role of commodity production and consumption for developing countries

Commodity markets in this context include the entire range of commodities, i.e. energy (including electricity and renewables), metals, agricultural products and fish, and also related markets such as markets for shipping and transportation services, emission quotas and weather derivatives.

PAPER SELECTION AND SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: The deadline for paper submissions is midnight EST January 31, 2016. Papers must be in pdf format. Please submit one version without identifying author information and one full version with these information to the following address: submission@fmt.uni-hannover.de

Submitted papers will be reviewed by the scientific committee of the conference.

SPECIAL ISSUE: The Journal of Commodity Markets will publish a special issue devoted to the conference. More details on the submission process will be provided at the conference and on the conference webpage.

FURTHER INFORMATION: Further information will be provided on the conference webpage: http://www.fmt.uni-hannover.de/conference.html

If you have questions, please contact us via email: commodity-conference@fmt.uni-hannover.de

21. 4th International Symposium on Energy and Finance Issues (ISEFI-2016): “Energy Price Fluctuations in an Uncertain Global Economy”

24-25 March 2016, Paris, France

OVERVIEW: The 4th International Symposium on Energy and Finance Issues (ISEFI-2016), jointly organized by the IPAG Energy Economics Center (IPAG Business School) and the Centre of Geo-politics of Energy and Raw Materials (Paris Dauphine University), will take place on 24-25 March 2016 in Paris, France. It aims to provide academics, policymakers, and practitioners with a valuable forum for discussion and critical analysis of the major issues and challenges that interrelate energy and financial markets. The general theme of the 2016 Symposium is “Energy Price Fluctuations in an Uncertain Global Economy”.

TOPICS: The conference organizers would like to invite the submission of both theoretical and empirical papers (in PDF files) relating to all aspects of energy markets and their interactions with financial markets. We welcome submissions in the following, but not limited to, topics:
– Corporate finance analysis for energy companies
– Econometrics of energy markets
– Energy and climate models
– Energy derivatives: pricing and hedging
– Energy and financial market interactions
– Energy issues in developing and emerging markets
– Energy prices: modeling and forecasting
– Energy risks: assessment and modeling
– Financial and economic analysis of energy markets
– Financial regulation of energy and environmental markets
– Finance and investment in renewable energy
– Oil and shale gas
– Speculation and energy prices

The deadline for submission of completed papers is the 31st of January 2016.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:
– Prof. Lutz Kilian, University of Michigan, United States
– Prof. Adonis Yatchew, University of Toronto, Canada

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE: Rene Aid (FIME-University of Paris Dauphine & EDF), Derek Bunn (London Business School), Julien Chevallier (University of Paris 8), Anna Creti (University of Paris Dauphine and Ecole Polytechnique), Shawkat Hammoudeh (Drexel University), Fatih Karanfil (University of Paris West Nanterre la Defense), Matteo Manera (University of Milano-Bicocca), Duc Khuong Nguyen (IPAG Business School), Michel Robe (American University), Luca Taschini, (London School of Economics), Perry Sadorsky (York University), Benoit Sevi (Grenoble University)

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE: Marie Bessec (University of Paris Dauphine), Anna Creti (University of Paris Dauphine & Ecole Polytechnique), Khaled Guesmi (IPAG Business School), Marc Joets (IPAG Business School & University of Paris West Nanterre la Defense), Yannick Le Pen (University of Paris Dauphine), Duc Khuong Nguyen (IPAG Business School), Nadia Sghaier (IPAG Business School)

SUBMISSIONS AND IMPORTANT DATES: Authors are invited to submit their research papers (in English) in WORD/PDF files, no later than January 31, 2016 via the Symposium website: http://isefi.sciencesconf.org/user/submit

January 31, 2016: Submission deadline (full papers, PDF files)
February 15, 2016: Notification of acceptance/rejection
March 7, 2016: Registration deadline
March 24-25, 2016: Symposium event

FURTHER INFORMATION: General inquiries should be directed to Anna Creti (anna.creti@dauphine.fr) or Duc Khuong Nguyen (duc.nguyen@ipag.fr).

22. Risk Theory Society Annual Seminar

April 1 – 3, 2016, St. John’s University, New York, New York

Submissions due December 15, 2015

The Risk Theory Society is a group of economists, financial economists, and actuaries who undertake theoretical and applied research in the areas of insurance economics, financial economics related to insurance markets, actuarial science, and more generally in the economic analysis of risk and uncertainty. Membership in the society is earned by presenting a paper at the annual seminar and forfeited by missing two consecutive meetings.

The society invites interested parties to submit papers for the 2016 meeting. Each paper accepted for the meeting is given one hour and fifteen minutes for presentation and defense by the authors. The first twenty minutes of that time are reserved to be free of interruption other than for questions of clarification. After the grace period, discussion is typically vigorous.

Over the past 10 years, the number of submissions ranged from 42 to 69 with an average of 51. Ten papers were selected each year. Although we accept submission of a five-page abstract, most submissions and most accepted papers were in full draft or essentially completed form.

PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: Submissions are due on December 15, 2015. The program committee will notify authors of accepted papers by end of January 2016, or soon thereafter. Accepted papers must be completed and sent for posting on the Risk Theory Society web page by March 1, 2016. Submissions should be e-mailed as attachments in the Adobe Portable Document Format (pdf) by December 15, 2015, to:

Professor Greg Niehaus
Secretary of the Risk Theory Society
Darla Moore School of Business
University of South Carolina
E-mail: gregn@moore.sc.edu

FURTHER INFORMATION: For more information, contact Greg Niehaus or visit the Risk Theory web site at http://aria.org/rts. For details regarding local arrangements for the 2016 Seminar, please visit the web site or contact Professor Mark Browne at brownem1@stjohns.edu

23. The Eleventh NYU Stern/ New York Fed Conference on Financial Intermediation

May 6, 2016, New YorkA conference jointly sponsored by the Salomon Center of New York University’s Leonard N. Stern School of Business, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, and the Review of Financial Studies (RFS).

OVERVIEW: The goal of this conference is to enhance the interaction among researchers interested in financial intermediation. Submissions in all areas of financial intermediation will be considered (except papers already accepted for publication). In addition to the academic sessions, there will be a lunch panel on the topic “Where has the risk gone?” Banks seem to have reduced risk dedicated to a number of intermediation activities. Exactly how and in what business lines have banks reduced risk? Have other financial institutions filled these gaps? How does this risk shifting affect systemic risk?

PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: Interested authors should submit a PDF version of their paper by going to: http://nyunyfedconf.stern.nyu.edu. The deadline for submissions isJanuary 8, 2016.

Authors who would like to have their paper considered under the RFS dual-submission process must indicate this clearly by checking the appropriate box on the submission website. Details of the dual-submission process can be found below.

Authors of accepted papers will be notified in early March. The conference organizers will provide one night’s accommodation as well as financial support for travel expenses to authors whose papers are accepted for the conference.

REVIEW OF FINANCIAL STUDIES DUAL SUBMISSION OPTION: At the authors’ option, papers submitted to the conference will, in addition, be considered for publication at the RFS free of charge. The rules for the dual submission process are as follows:

1. Authors must expressly indicate interest in consideration by the Review of Financial Studies by checking the appropriate box on the submission website.

2. At the discretion of the RFS Sponsoring Editor (Philip Strahan), a small number of dual submissions will be invited to submit to the RFS. The RFS will waive the fee on such submissions, and have the submission formally reviewed. In these cases, authors will receive a copy of the RFS reviewer report(s).

3. Papers submitted for dual consideration must not be under review at another journal or the RFS, including as a dual-submission at another journal, nor can they be considered for dual submission if previously rejected by the RFS.

4. In the event that a dual submission that has been invited to submit to the RFS is subsequently rejected, its authors have the option to submit a future version of their paper to the RFS without prejudice.

5. While under consideration as a dual submission by the NYU/NY Fed Conference and the RFS, a paper may not be submitted to another journal (or the RFS) until the author has been notified of the dual submission outcome.

CONFERENCE LOCATION:
New York University
Stern School of Business
44 West 4th Street
New York NY 10012

CONFERENCE ORGANIZERS:
Anna Kovner, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Alexander Ljungqvist, New York University
Hamid Mehran, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Philipp Schnabl, New York University

2016 PROGRAM COMMITTEE:
Adriano Rampini, Duke University
Amiyatosh Purnanandam, University of Michigan
Anton Korinek, Johns Hopkins University
David Sraer, UC Berkeley
David Thesmar, HEC
Efraim Benmelech, Northwestern University
Florian Heider, ECB
George Pennacchi, University of Illinois
Greg Udell, Indiana University
Gustavo Suarez, Federal Reserve Board
James Vickery, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Justin Murfin, Yale University
Manju Puri, Duke University
Manuel Adelino, Duke University
Martin Oehmke, London School of Economics
Murillo Campello, Cornell University
Philip Bond, University of Washington
Ricardo Correa, Federal Reserve Board
Robert Marquez, UC Davis
Sam Hanson, Harvard Business School
Steven Ongena, University of Zurich

FURTHER INFORMATION: Please address any questions to salomon@stern.nyu.edu

24. 2016 Financial Intermediation Research Society (FIRS) Conference

June 1-3, 2016, Lisbon, Portugal

After ten successful conferences (Capri 2004, Shanghai 2006, Anchorage 2008, Prague 2009, Florence 2010, Sydney 2011, Minneapolis 2012, Dubrovnik 2013, Quebec City 2014, Reykjavik, 2015), the Financial Intermediation Research Society (FIRS) is pleased to announce that the next conference will be held in Lisbon, Portugal, on June 1-3, 2016. You are kindly invited to submit papers to be considered for presentation at the 2016 FIRS Conference. As in previous years, the conference will cover a broad range of topics. Both theoretical and empirical papers in all areas of finance are welcome. It is anticipated that most participants will be from universities, central banks, regulatory agencies and international financial organizations.

PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: The submission deadline is November 1, 2015, and the submission fee is $50. You may submit your paper by visiting the conference websitehttp://www.firsociety.org/firs2016.html and clicking on the heading SUBMISSIONS. Authors will be notified of the Program Committee’s decision by January 2016.

CONFERENCE DETAILS: The conference will begin around mid-day on June 1 and will continue for the full day on June 2 and June 3. The venue will be the Intercontinental, Lisbon, Portugal [http://www.intercontinental.com/lisbon] which is close to the historical downtown area. Lisbon, built on seven hills, is a lively city that offers many attractions. Throughout the city there are museums, gardens, monuments and events of local and historical culture. Just outside of Lisbon are beaches, and the historic villages of Sintra and Cascais.

Link to the conference website: http://www.firsociety.org/firs2016.html

Questions may be addressed to FIRSConference@wharton.upenn.edu

We hope that we will have the pleasure of welcoming you to Lisbon for the 2016 FIRS Conference.

Manju Puri Program Chair, FIRS 2016

25. 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 at: http://portal.idc.ac.il/en/schools/business/homepage/pages/12th-annual-conference.aspx).

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: http://submissions.confious.com/index.php?conf=175-NSKL-9b1ca342 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: rikiv@idc.ac.il

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

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

To subscribe to our mailing list, please send an email to: rikiv@idc.ac.il

PROGRAM COMMITTEE:
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)

26. The 2016 International Meeting of the Academy of Behavioral Finance & Economics in Venice, Italy; the 2016 World Consortium for Financial Risk Analysis and Application; The Adam Smith Seminar Series-2016 in Behavioral Finance & Economics-International; and the European Meeting of the Academy of Entrepreneurial Finance – 2016

CONFERENCE DATES: March 14-16, 2016, Venice, Italy

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 15, 2015

SUBMISSION URL: http://www.aobf.org/papersubmissionform.php (A Submission Fee of $45.00 is required for submitting any of your works as you see from Step 2 on the Submission page that appears when you click on above URL.)

FOR MORE INFO ON THE CALL FOR PAPERS FOR THE 2016 INTERNATIONAL MEETING OF THE ACADEMY OF BEHAVIORAL FINANCE & ECONOMICS IN VENICE, ITALY: Please click on the following URL to see details: http://aobf.org
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 15, 2015

FOR MORE INFO ON THE CALL FOR PAPERS FOR THE 2016 ACADEMY OF ENTREPRENEURIAL FINANCE IN EUROPE- FRONTIERS OF SMALL BUSINESS AND ENTREPRENEURIAL FINANCE IN A GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT: Please click on the following URL AND SCROLL DOWN to see the Call details: http://aobf.org
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 15, 2015

FOR MORE INFO ON THE WORLD CONSORTIUM FOR FINANCIAL RISK ANALYSIS AND APPLICATION: Please Contact us for info at your earliest convenience, but by NO later than November 15, 2015, via this email: Staff@aobf.org. Upon the receipt of your email, info on the Call and/or info for attendance will be sent to you for your further consideration. (We accept a limited number of papers for this Seminar.)

FOR MORE INFO ON THE ADAM SMITH SEMINAR SERIES IN BEHAVIORAL FINANCE & ECONOMICS-INTERNATIONAL: Please Contact us for info at your earliest convenience, but by NO later than November 15, 2015, via this email: Staff@aobf.org. Upon the receipt of your email, info on the Call and/or info for attendance will be sent to you for your further consideration. (We accept a limited number of papers for this Seminar. All research and/or application works that are based on Adam Smith’s “The Theory of Moral Sentiments” will receive top priority for consideration for this unique Annual Seminar.) For any questions please contact us at: Staff@aobf.org

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: http://submissions.confious.com/index.php 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: rikiv@idc.ac.il

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

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

To subscribe to our mailing list, please send an email to: rikiv@idc.ac.il

PROGRAM COMMITTEE:
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.

CO-CHAIRS:
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: http://www.ecfc-conference.com 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: http://www.ecfc-conference.com and Email: ecfconference@ed.ac.uk

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: http://www.banglaconfo.com, Email: bangpap@gmail.com

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 address:bangpap@gmail.com 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, http://www.wbiworldconpro.com 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 bangpap@gmail.com. For full information about this international conference, Please visit our website:http://www.banglaconfo.com

Professor Dr. Mohammad Hoque, Conference Chair

4. UNCC-IRF Conference on Model Risk

March 18, 2016, Charlotte, North Carolina

Organizers:
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 (http://belkcollege.uncc.edu/about-college/departments/finance) and the International Review of Finance (http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/(ISSN)1468-2443) 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 (http://belkcollege.uncc.edu/about-college/departments/finance) and the International Review of Finance (http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/(ISSN)1468-2443) 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 irf-2016@uncc.edu.The 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: http://belkcollege.uncc.edu/about-college/departments/finance/links-resources

5. 2016 SFS Finance Cavalcade

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

http://sfs.org/financecavalcade

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 http://sfs.org/financecavalcade/2016-sfs-finance-cavalcade 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: http://www.efmaefm.org

Heinz Zimmermann & Matthias Huss
Program Co-Chairs 2016 Meeting
University of Basel
Center for Economic Science (WWZ) – Department of Finance
Basel, 4051 Switzerland
Email: efma2016-wwz@unibas.ch
URL: http://www.efmaefm.org

7. 2015 DePaul University Conference in Corporate Social Responsibility

November 17, 2015, Chicago, IL

The Center for Financial Services (http://go.depaul.edu/cfs) 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 cfs@depaul.edu

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: cfs@depaul.edu

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 (http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/mf). 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 matteo.arena@mu.edu or to Stephen Ferris at ferriss@missouri.edu

9. ASU Sonoran Winter Conference 2016

February 11-13, 2016, JW Marriott Camelback Inn Scottsdale Resort & Spa, Scottsdale, Arizona (http://www.CamelbackInn.com)

The ASU W. P. Carey School of Business Department of Finance (http://blogs.wpcarey.asu.edu/financeconference) 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 http://blogs.wpcarey.asu.edu/financeconference 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 Boardhttp://wpcarey.asu.edu/finance-degrees/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.

PROGRAM COMMITTEE:
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

ORGANIZERS:
Oliver Boguth (Oliver.Boguth@asu.edu)
Laura Lindsey (Laura.Lindsey@asu.edu)
Luke Stein (Luke.Stein@asu.edu)
Yuri Tserlukevich (Yuri.Tserlukevich@asu.edu)

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: http://www.uky.edu/financeconference

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 mdbake03@uky.edu

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: http://www.ewfs.org/paper-submission

BEST PAPER AWARD: Sudipto Bhattacharya Memorial Prize, 2000 CHF

WORKSHOP VENUE: Hotel: Sunstar Alpine Hotel Davos, Davos Platz, Switzerland
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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 http://www.sbs.ox.ac.uk/school/events-0/adam-smith-workshops-2016

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:http://www.sbs.ox.ac.uk/fame-adam-smith-workshops-2016 – 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: http://www.sbs.ox.ac.uk/faculty-research/finance/upcoming-conferences/past-conferences

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.

SOUTHWESTERN FINANCE ASSOCIATION 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: http://editorialexpress.com/conference/SWFA2016/

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: http://www.southwesternfinance.org

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 http://ordering.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/membership.asp?ref=1475-6803&doi=10.0111/(ISSN)1475-6803A 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:  SWFAProgramChair2016@MissouriState.edu Susan J. Crain, PhDProfessorFinance and General Business DepartmentCollege of BusinessMissouri State UniversitySpringfield, MO 65897, USASecondary Email:   SusanCrain@MissouriState.edu