CALL FOR PAPERS


     The Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia
     and Review of Financial Studies are pleased to announce the


        10TH ANNUAL DARDEN INTERNATIONAL FINANCE CONFERENCE


                  INTERNATIONAL CAPITAL ALLOCATION


                   Presented in partnership with:
             International Monetary Fund and World Bank


                   The Darden School of Business
                     Charlottesville, Virginia


                     March 31 and April 1, 2011



     PROGRAM ORGANIZERS:


     Stijn Claessens (IMF), Campbell Harvey (Duke), Rene Stulz
     (Ohio State), Frank Warnock (Darden)


     RFS Editorial Sponsor: Geert Bekaert (Columbia Business School)



     PROGRAM COMMITTEE:


     - Yiorgos Allayannis (Darden)
     - Sandro Andrade (Miami), Shawn Cole (HBS)
     - Asli Demirguc-Kunt (World Bank)
     - Mihir Desai (HBS)
     - Jessica Donohue (State Street)
     - Alexander Dyck (Toronto)
     - Vihang Errunza (McGill)
     - Richard Evans (Darden)
     - Todd Gormley (Wharton)
     - John Griffin (Texas)
     - Harald Hau (INSEAD)
     - Andrew Karolyi (Cornell)
     - Luc Laeven (IMF)
     - Christian Leuz (Chicago)
     - Ross Levine (Brown)
     - Wei Li (Darden)
     - Karl Lins (Utah)
     - Marc Lipson (Darden)
     - Christian Lundblad (North Carolina)
     - Tarun Ramadorai (Oxford)
     - Peter Rodriguez (Darden)
     - Michael Schill (Darden)
     - Sergio Schmukler (World Bank)
     - Rodney Sullivan (CFA Institute)
     - Adrien Verdelhan (MIT)



     CONFERENCE PURPOSE:


     This 10th annual Darden International Finance Conference
     seeks to address issues related to international capital
     flows and international portfolio allocation. As in past
     years, we aim to bring together a mix of academics and
     practitioners.



     TOPICS:


     We will entertain a wide range of topics for this
     conference, but will seek clusters of work that complement
     one another. Possible sessions could include, but are not
     limited to, the following:


     - International capital flows
     - International portfolio allocation
     - International portfolio diversification
     - Global flight to quality
     - Liquidity and capital flows
     - Investing in emerging economies
     - Capital market integration
     - FDI
     - Sovereign debt and its impact on investment



     SUBMISSION AND SELECTION PROCESS:


     The submission deadline is November 1, 2010. The conference
     will consider only completed papers. The conference
     website:


          http://conference.darden.virginia.edu/ifc/


     will be set up to accept electronic paper submissions,
     through the "Online Paper Submission" link. Please fill the
     submission form online, paste the abstract of your paper in
     the appropriate text box, and upload your paper in PDF
     format. The program committee will review these materials
     and assemble sessions addressing similar substantive issues.



     DEADLINES:


     Relevant dates for the submission process are as follows:


     - Now through November 1, 2010: Submission of papers


     - January 1, 2011: Notification by program committee of
       accepted papers


     Prior to the conference the full text of all accepted
     abstracts and papers will be available on the web:


          http://conference.darden.virginia.edu/ifc/



     CONFERENCE DUAL SUBMISSION OPTION:


     - Submissions to the conference can also be submitted to
       the RFS under its dual review system. The submission
       deadline is November 1, 2010. Indicate on the conference
       website if you wish to have your paper considered under
       the dual review system with the RFS.
     - You must indicate on the conference submission website
       whether you are interested in consideration by the RFS
       under the dual review program. There is no charge for
       submissions under this program.
     - Dual submissions will be reviewed by the conference
       program committee and will be made available for
       consideration by the RFS.
     - Papers submitted for dual consideration must not be under
       review at another journal or the RFS, nor can they be
       considered for dual submission if previously rejected by
       the RFS.
     - At the discretion of the RFS, dual submissions will be
       sent out for a formal referee report. If such a report is
       sought, then the paper's author will receive a copy of
       the RFS reviewer's report.
     - Papers rejected at any stage of the dual review process
       are not considered to have been "rejected" at the RFS.
       This also applies to articles sent out for formal review.
       Thus authors are permitted to submit a future version of
       their paper (unchanged if they wish) to the RFS without
       prejudice.
     - While under consideration by the conference and the RFS,
       a paper may not be submitted to another journal (or the
       RFS) until the author has been notified.



     EXPENSES:


     The conference will pay for reasonable (economy) travel
     expenses and will provide accommodations for paper
     presenters and discussants. For more details on travel
     reimbursement contact the administrative liaison
     identified below.



     LOCATION:


     The event will be held at:


     POSTAL:        The Darden School of Business
                    100 Darden Boulevard
                    Charlottesville, Virginia



     ADMINISTRATIVE LIAISON:


     CONTACT:       Elizabeth Hupert
                    The Darden School of Business
                    P.O. Box 7186
                    Charlottesville, Virginia, 22906
     Tel:           434-924-4835
     Fax:           434-982-2833
     Email:         huperte@darden.virginia.edu




Posted 8/20/10