Western Finance Association, June 17-20, 2015

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Dear Members and Friends of the Western Finance Association!

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

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

Best Paper Awards: (subject to change)

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

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

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

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

Student Awards:

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

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

I hope to see you in Seattle.

Laura Starks
University of Texas at Austin
2015 Program Chair

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