OFR Rising Scholars Conference

Conference date

05 May 2023


Washington DC


The Office of Financial Research (OFR) and the Review of Corporate Finance Studies (RCFS) invite high-quality theoretical and empirical paper submissions from young scholars on the future of financial stability in the context of new challenges arising from developments in fintech and shadow banking, as well as its implications for financial inclusion.

Consistent with the Conference’s objectives centred on rising scholars, all authors of submitted papers must have received their recent Ph.D. within the last 6 years.

Additional Information

Possible issues of interest include (but are not limited to):
• connections between banks and shadow banks
• propagation of contagion from shadow banks to the banking system during stressful market conditions,
• risk-taking in the shadow banking and fintech sectors,
• emergence of Big Tech in finance, increased market concentration and financial stability implications,
• fintech, financial inclusion and financial stability,
• role of regulation and transparency,
• financial stability and implications for financial inclusion.

The conference aims to bring together rising scholars from finance and economics to discuss these issues from various points of view. Each paper will be assigned to a discussant. The symposium begins with a dinner on Thursday evening, May 4.

Travel expenses (economy class) will be refunded. Accommodation will be paid for up to two nights.

PAPER SUBMISSION: Authors are invited to electronically submit papers in PDF format (including abstract, authors’ affiliations and contact information) to OFRRisingScholars@ofr.treasury.gov by Sunday February 12, 2023. Please indicate whether you choose to have your paper considered for the dual submission option at the Review of Corporate Finance Studies.

DUAL SUBMISSION OPTION: In the submission, authors should indicate if they wish their paper to be considered (at no extra fee) for publication by the Review of Corporate Finance Studies under the Dual Submission Program. This is a “no-fault” submission option: if the RCFS reviews the paper and rejects it, the authors may submit it to any SFS journal at a later date as if it was never submitted. See http://sfs.org/dualsubmissionpolicy/ for details.

CONFRENCE SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE: Gara Afonso (FRBNY), Agostino Capponi (Columbia), Matt Darst (FRB), Eduardo Davila (Yale), Wenxin Du (Chicago Booth and FRBNY), Thomas Eisenbach (FRBNY), Andrew Ellul (Indiana), Isil Erel (Ohio State), Maryam Farboodi (MIT Sloan), Mark Flannery (UF), Paul Glasserman (Columbia), Bernard Herskovic (UCLA), Victoria Ivashina (Harvard Business School), Dasol Kim (OFR), Cami Kuhnen (UNC), Robert Marquez (UC Davis), Mark Paddrik (OFR), Cecilia Parlatore (NYU Stern), Loriana Pelizzon (SAFE Goethe University), Gregory Phelan (OFR), Ishita Sen (Harvard Business School), Emil Siriwardane (Harvard), Chester Spatt (Carnegie Mellon), Nagpurnanand Prabhala (Johns Hopkins), Uday Rajan (Michigan), David Rappoport (FRB), Clara Vega (FRB), Sumudu Watugala (Indiana), Alex Zhou (FRB).