6th World Symposium on Investment Research – Call for Papers

Conference dates

07 May 2023 - 08 May 2023


Boston, USA


The Sixth Annual World Symposium on Investment Research will take place in Boston, USA on May 7-8, 2023.

The authors are invited to submit unpublished papers on any topic related to investments that are not under journal revision (R&R) or scheduled for the AFA-2023, and have not appeared at earlier AFA or WFA programs. Possible topics include: Arbitrage in Asset Markets, Corporate Decisions and Asset Returns, Firm Governance and Valuation, Global Investment Issues, Hedge Funds and Other Alternative Investments, High-Frequency Trading, Investor Behavior and Performance, Liquidity and Security Returns, Mutual Funds and Pension Funds, Portfolio Rebalancing Strategies, Real Economy and Asset Prices, Return Predictability.

COMMITTEE: Organizers – Amit Goyal (SFI, Lausanne), Sergei Sarkissian (McGill). Reviewers – Patrick Augustin (McGill), Doron Avramov (Hebrew), Turan Bali (Georgetown), Laurent Barras (Luxembourg), Jonathan Brogaard (Utah), Winston Dou (Pennsylvania), Miguel Ferreira (Nova-Lisbon), Simon Gervais (Duke), Anisha Ghosh (McGill), Stefano Giglio (Yale), Michel Habib (SFI, Zurich), Wei Jiang (Emory), Marcin Kacperczyk (Imperial), Lars-Alexander Kuehn (Carnegie Mellon), Christian Lundblad (North Carolina), Paolo Pasquariello (Michigan), Michael Schill (Virginia), David Schumacher (McGill), Mikhail Simutin (Toronto), Raman Uppal (EDHEC), Adrien Verdelhan (MIT), Sunil Wahal (ASU), Lu Zhang (OSU), Guofu Zhou (Wash.-St. Louis), Irina Zviadadze (HEC-Paris)

PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: The submission is open from October 20 to November 20, 2022. At the time of submission, each author also has an option to register for a possible discussant slot in case his/her paper is not selected for the symposium. Other submission details are available at http://wsir.org.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: The submitted papers will be reviewed and ranked by the symposium committee members and about ten papers will be selected. The authors will be notified of the selection outcome by January 31, 2023. The symposium venue is Boston Park Plaza. The online registration will be open at http://wsir.org from February 20 to April 20, 2023. Symposium participants are responsible for their own travel arrangements. Each discussant receives a small honorarium. Any questions about the symposium should be sent to info@wsir.org.