2020 Summer Research Conference in Finance, Center for Analytical Finance, Indian School of Business

Conference dates

13 Aug 2020 - 14 Aug 2020


ISB Campus, Hyderabad, India


Call For Papers

2020 Summer Research Conference, Center for Analytical Finance, Indian School of Business

The Centre for Analytical Finance (CAF) at the Indian School of Business (ISB), Hyderabad, India, invites submissions for its flagship Summer Research Conference in Finance. The conference will be held at ISB Hyderabad on August 13 and 14, 2020.

This is our seventeenth summer research conference. Over time, the conference has become very competitive, with paper submissions from twenty odd countries and the acceptance rate nearing one in ten. The post-conference publication rate of the conference papers in top-tier journals is one of the highest of all competitive finance conferences.

The keynote speaker will be Professor Philip Bond, Edward E. Carlson Distinguished Professor in Business Administration, and a Professor of Finance and Business Economics at the Foster School of Business, University of Washington.

We invite papers from all areas of Finance. Both theoretical and empirical papers are welcome. Fresh papers or papers with new ideas, concepts, or methods are particularly welcome.

We aim to have about a dozen papers in the program. Presenters can expect quality discussants, an active audience, and many informal interactions with participants. Past programs have been competitive. Participants have a very international profile, drawn from both the U.S. and outside. Previous CAF programs are at http://www.isb.edu/CAF

Sumit Agarwal – Conference Co-Chair, Low Tuck Kwong Distinguished Professor of Finance at the Business School and a Professor of Economics and Real Estate, National University of Singapore

Amit Goyal - Conference Co-Chair, Faculty of Business and Economics, University of Lausanne and Swiss Finance Institute

Prasanna Tantri - Conference Co-Chair, Faculty of Finance, Executive Director at the Centre for Analytical Finance, Indian School of Business

Submissions will be reviewed double blind by the program committee, which includes Sumit Agarwal, Vikas Agarwal, Shashwat Alok, Sudheer Chava, N.K. Chidambaran, Tarun Chordia, Bhagwan Chowdhry, Amil Dasgupta, Prachi Deuskar, Radhakrishnan Gopalan, Amit Goyal, Allaudeen Hameed, Thomas Hellmann, Gerard Hoberg, Rajkamal Iyer, Ravi Jagannathan, Apoorva Javadekar, Jayant Kale, Omesh Kini, Nitin Kumar, Vojislav Maksimovic, Ron Masulis, Prachi Mishra, Abhiroop Mukherjee, Vikram Nanda, Lalitha Naveen, Steve Ongena, Amiyatosh Purnanandam, Uday Rajan, Raghu Rau, Chip Ryan, Rik Sen, Amit Seru, Anil Shivdasani, Anand Srinivasan, Prasanna Tantri, Anjan Thakor, Ramabhadran Thirumalai, Vikrant Vig, Sunil Wahal and David Yermack.

For presenters and discussants, we will provide a travel grant and cover local transfers, conference stay, and meals. We warmly welcome other conference participants. We will cover local stay at ISB but hope that you can pay for travel to and from Hyderabad from your research budget or from sources such as CIBER.

Please visit https://www.isb.edu/summer-research-conference-2020, go to the paper submission page, and upload the paper. Please also indicate whether you are willing to serve as a discussant.

The submission deadline is April 10, 2020. We aim to finalize the programme by May 20, 2020.

The National Stock Exchange sponsors a best paper award, which consists of a cash prize of USD 5,000 and a certificate of merit. The award is given based on audience polls and a best paper review committee.

CAF (Center for Analytical Finance) is a research center in ISB dedicated to research in all areas of finance. CAF houses researchers and datasets and its researchers are drawn from the top institutions around the world. Please visit http://www.isb.edu/centre-for-analytical-finance for additional information on CAF.

Indian School of Business (ISB) Hyderabad, http://www.isb.edu, is a self-contained 260-acre campus easily accessed from Hyderabad airport. The campus architecture embraces boulders and rock formations typical of Hyderabad and combines them with landscaping, greenery, and buildings with state of art infrastructure.

The city of Hyderabad is located in Telangana, India, at an elevation of 1,755 feet. It is relatively pleasant in August with average temperatures around 75 degrees Fahrenheit. Hyderabad is well connected to all cities in India by air and rail. Hyderabad's newly built international airport has won awards for design and functionality. The airport is connected to the city with a brand new 8-lane road that runs virtually all the way to the ISB campus.

Questions about the conference can be addressed to financeconference20@isb.edu .To view the program schedule and the papers presented at the previous conferences, please visit http://www.isb.edu/CAF