The Rodney L. White Center for Financial Research Conference on Financial Decisions and Asset Markets
Call For Papers

March 17, 2017, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

CONFERENCE OVERVIEW: The Rodney L. White Center for Financial Research invites academics to present their current research on topics related to empirical asset pricing, investment management, and household portfolio choice. The conference participants will include academicians and practitioners with expertise in this area. The majority of the papers will include empirical work. The conference format will include the presentation of four papers with two discussants for each paper. Attendance is by invitation only. Presenters at recent R. L. White conferences have included John Campbell, Eugene Fama, Kenneth French, David Hsieh, Pete Kyle, Andrew Lo, Gregor Matvos, Chester Spatt, Laura Starks, and Lu Zhang. Industry participants have included John Ameriks, Cliff Asness, John Bogle, Charley Ellis, Bob Litterman, Gus Sauter, Stephen Utkus, and Mark Zandi.

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE: The organizing committee consists of Jules van Binsbergen and Nikolai Roussanov from the Finance Department of the Wharton School.

The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The R. L. White Center will provide for travel expenses and hotel accommodations for academics and practitioners who are presenting or discussing papers.

PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: Those interested in presenting a paper are invited to upload a copy of their paper, in PDF format, by clicking on the following link: The deadline for submissions is December 5, 2016. Contact: Elaine M. Thomas, Conference Administrator, Email:, Tel: 215-898-7616, Fax: 215-573-8084.

Posted: 3 Nov 2016