Call for Papers
First Annual Jacobs Levy Center Conference

March 22, 2013, The Jacobs Levy Equity Management Center for Quantitative Financial Research, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

CONFERENCE OVERVIEW: The Jacobs Levy Equity Management Center for Quantitative Financial Research invites academics to present their current research on topics related to empirical asset pricing, investment management, and quantitative finance. The conference participants will include academicians and practitioners with expertise in this area. The format of the conference will include the presentation of four papers with two discussants for each paper. There will be a lunchtime address given by the winner of the inaugural Wharton-Jacobs Levy Prize. (Information on the prize can be found at http://www.whartonjacobslevyprize.com) Attendance is by invitation only.

Participants at recent Wharton finance conferences have included John Campbell, Eugene Fama, Wayne Ferson, Kenneth French, David Hseih, Pete Kyle, Andrew Lo, Chester Spatt, and Laura Starks. Industry participants have included John Ameriks, Cliff Asness, John Bogle, Mark Kritzman, Gus Sauter, and Mark Zandi.

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE: The organizing committee consists of Donald B. Keim and Jessica A. Wachter from the Finance Department of the Wharton School in consultation with the Advisory Board of the Jacobs Levy Center.

CONFERENCE LOCATION: The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

PROVISIONS FOR THE PARTICIPANTS: The Jacobs Levy Center will provide for travel expenses and hotel accommodations for academicians who are presenting or discussing papers.

PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: Those interested in presenting a paper are invited to send an electronic copy of their paper, in PDF format, to the conference administrator by Friday, December 14, 2012. Contact Elaine M. Thomas, Conference Administrator, emthomas@wharton.upenn.edu , Tel: 215-898-1715, Fax: 215-573-8084



Posted 11/12/12