Fifth Edinburgh Corporate Finance Conference

Conference dates

31 May 2023 - 01 Jun 2023




Call For Papers
Fifth Edinburgh Corporate Finance Conference

Edinburgh, May 31-June 1, 2023

The Accounting and Finance group at the University of Edinburgh Business School is delighted to host the Fifth Edinburgh Corporate Finance Conference 2023 with the support of AFFECT (Academic Female Finance Committee of the American Finance Association). The conference will be at the highest quality level with 9 papers in 3 plenary sessions with discussants (30+10+5min) and 10 papers in 2 speedy presentation sessions without discussants (10+5min) over a day and one-half. The conference will be held at the Business School building in central Edinburgh on May 31-June 1, 2023.

Keynote Speaker: Reena Aggarwal
(Robert E. McDonough Professor of Finance, Georgetown University)

PAPER SELECTION PROCESS: For this conference, we are soliciting papers, both theoretical and empirical, in the area of corporate finance. We especially encourage submissions authored by underrepresented groups in academic finance (women, people of colour, people of diverse gender identities and sexual orientation, etc). For the latest statistics on representation, please refer to Figure 3 (p. 9) in the AFA Professional Climate Report ( (Please note that these are the only statistics available at this time and they may not be reflective of underrepresentation in other geographical regions or for other subgroups, therefore we offer them only as illustrative and not a definitive set of guidelines.)

Leonidas Barbopoulos and Maria Boutchkova (University of Edinburgh)

PROGRAM COMMITTEE: Tim Adam, Humboldt; Heitor Almeida, Illinois; Brad Barber, UC Davis; Morten Bennedsen, INSEAD; Mike Burkart, LSE; Murillo Campello , Cornell; Anusha Chari, North Carolina; Rüdiger Fahlenbrach, EPFL and Swiss Finance Institute; Ron Giammarino, British Columbia; Mariassunta Giannetti, Stockholm School of Economics; Kristine Hankins, Kentucky; Sabrina Howell, NYU; Wei Jiang, Emory; Simi Kedia, Rutgers; Matti Keloharju, Aalto University; Elisabeth Kempf, Harvard; Cami Kuhnen, North Carolina; Bart Lambrecht, Cambridge; Borjia Larrain, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile; Michelle Lowry, Drexel; Maria-Teresa Marchica, Manchester; Erwan Morellec, Swiss Finance Institute ; Louis Nguyen, Durham; Giovanna Nicodano, Torino; Marina Niessner, Wharton; Boris Nikolov, Lausanne; Gordon Phillips, Dartmouth; Raghavendra Rau, Cambridge; Henri Servaes , London Business School; Laura Starks , Texas; Karin Thorburn, Norwegian School of Economics; Patrick Verwijmeren, Erasmus; Paolo Volpin, Drexel; Daniel Wolfenzon, Columbia; Constantine Yannelis, Chicago; David Yermack, NYU.

PAPER SUBMISSIONS: Electronic submissions of unpublished papers following the instructions at the conference website: until midnight GMT January 8, 2023. Authors will be notified by mid-March, 2023.

Edinburgh is the perfect venue for an international conference and participants may want to extend their stay to explore the atmospheric streets of the Old Town and the elegant Georgian architecture of the New Town; to visit famous historic sites such as Edinburgh Castle or the Palace of Holyroodhouse; to browse in wonderful museums, art galleries and shops; and to relax in some of the city’s excellent restaurants, bars and cafés.

The Scottish Highlands are a short drive away and offer beautiful and inspiring views of ancient landscapes with a fascinating history. Witness the amazing wildlife and take part in some thrilling outdoor pursuits. Explore the many mountains and glens, the stunning islands and stretches of coastline and follow the country's only Malt Whisky Trail.

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