25 Jul 2019 – 26 Jul 2019, ISB Campus, Hyderabad, India

The Centre for Analytical Finance (CAF) at the Indian School of Business (ISB), Hyderabad, India, invites submissions for its flagship Summer Research Conference in Finance. The conference will be held at ISB Hyderabad on July 25 and 26, 2019. As before, the conference will focus on “Advances in Corporate Finance.”

This is our sixteenth summer research conference. Over time, the conference has become very competitive, with paper submissions from twenty odd countries and the acceptance rate nearing one in ten. The post-conference publication rate of the conference papers in top-tier journals is one of the highest of all competitive finance conferences.

The keynote speaker will be Professor Amit Seru, the Steven and Roberta Denning Professor of Finance and a Senior Fellow at Hoover Institution and Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research.

We invite papers in corporate finance including papers at the interface of corporate finance and other areas in finance including asset pricing, behavioral finance, financial intermediation, household finance, and microstructure. Both theoretical and empirical papers are welcome. Fresh papers or papers with new ideas, concepts, or methods are particularly welcome.

PAPER SELECTION: We aim to have about a dozen papers in the program. Presenters can expect quality discussants, an active audience, and many informal interactions with participants. Past programs have been competitive. Previous CAF programs are at http://www.isb.edu/CAF

– Sumit Agarwal – Conference Chair, and Low Tuck Kwong Distinguished Professor of Finance at the Business School and a Professor of Economics and Real Estate at the National University of Singapore
– Bhagwan Chowdhry – Senior Fellow at the Centre for Analytical Finance (CAF), ISB and Professor of Finance, UCLA Anderson
– Omesh Kini – Interim Finance Area Leader, ISB and Distinguished University Professor, Georgia State University

PROGRAM COMMITTEE: Submissions will be reviewed double blind by the program committee, which includes Vikas Agarwal, Shashwat Alok, Archishman Chakraborty, Sudheer Chava, Souphala Chomsisengphat, N.K. Chidambaran, Bhagwan Chowdhry, Amil Dasgupta, Prachi Deuskar, Radhakrishnan Gopalan, Allaudeen Hameed, Thomas Hellmann, Gerard Hoberg, Rajkamal Iyer, Apoorva Javadekar, Jayant Kale, Omesh Kini, Nitin Kumar, Vojislav Maksimovic, Ron Masulis, Ernst Maug, Prachi Mishra, Abhiroop Mukherjee, Vikram Nanda, Lalitha Naveen, Steve Ongena, Manju Puri, Amiyatosh Purnanandam, Uday Rajan, Tarun Ramadorai, Raghu Rau, David Reeb, Chip Ryan, Rik Sen, Anil Shivdasani, Anand Srinivasan, Prasanna Tantri, Anjan Thakor, Rambhadran Thirumalai, Vikrant Vig, and David Yermack.

FUNDING: For presenters and discussants, we will provide a travel grant and cover local transfers, conference stay, and meals. We warmly welcome other conference participants. We will take care of your local hospitalities at ISB but hope that you can pay for your travel from your research budget or from sources such as CIBER.

SUBMITTING PAPERS: Please visit http://www.isb.edu/summer-research-conference-2019, go to the paper submission page, and upload the paper. Please also indicate whether you are willing to serve as a discussant.

The paper submission deadline is April 10, 2019. We aim to finalize the program by May 20, 2019.

NSE BEST PAPER AWARD: The National Stock Exchange sponsors a best paper award, which consists of a cash prize of USD 5,000 and a certificate of merit. The award is given based on audience polls and a best paper review committee.

ABOUT CAF and ISB: CAF (Center for Analytical Finance) is a research center in ISB dedicated to research in all areas of finance. CAF houses researchers and datasets and its researchers are drawn from the top institutions around the world. Please visit http://www.isb.edu/centre-for-analytical-finance for additional information on CAF.

Indian School of Business (ISB) Hyderabad, http://www.isb.edu, is a self-contained 260-acre campus easily accessed from Hyderabad airport. The campus architecture embraces boulders and rock formations typical of Hyderabad and combines them with landscaping, greenery, and buildings with state of art infrastructure.

ABOUT HYDERABAD: The city of Hyderabad is located in Telangana, India, at an elevation of 1,755 feet. It is relatively pleasant in July with average temperatures around 75 degrees Fahrenheit. Hyderabad is well connected to all cities in India by air and rail. Hyderabad’s newly built international airport has won awards for design and functionality. The airport is connected to the city with a brand new 8-lane road that runs virtually all the way to the ISB campus.

FURTHER INFORMATION: Questions about the conference can be addressed to financeconference19@isb.edu.To view the program schedule and the papers presented at the previous conferences, please visit http://www.isb.edu/CAF

The paper submission deadline is April 10, 2019. We aim to finalize the program by May 20, 2019.