Call for Papers: 12th Annual Private Equity Research Symposium

Conference dates

05 Nov 2020 - 06 Nov 2020


Chapel Hill, NC


12th Annual Private Equity Research Symposium
Hosted by the Private Equity Research Consortium (PERC), and the Institute for Private Capital (IPC)

Conference Date: November 5-6, 2020
Location: Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
Submission Deadline: May 15, 2020

We invite submission of theoretical and empirical papers in the broad field of private equity, including, but not limited to research on buyouts, distressed securities, mezzanine financing, special situations, private credit, venture capital, real estate, and real assets. The conference is hosted by the Private Equity Research Consortium and the Institute for Private Capital (IPC) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Kenan-Flagler Business School.

Papers at all stages of completion (including work-in-progress) are invited and should be submitted any time before the deadline of May 15, 2020. Please include your full name, title, name and address of affiliated institution/university/company, and a confirmed conference presenter. Submissions should be sent via email to with “PERC Submission” in the subject line.

Presenters with full-time academic appointments will receive complimentary conference registration, accommodations in Chapel Hill, and will be reimbursed for reasonable economy-class advance purchase airfare. The conference review committee consists of faculty members of the PERC advisory board:

Prof. Gregory W. Brown, Kenan-Flagler Business School, UNC at Chapel Hill
Prof. Robert Harris, Darden Graduate School of Business, University of Virginia
Prof. Tim Jenkinson, Saïd Business School, Oxford University
Prof. Steven N. Kaplan, Booth School of Business, University of Chicago
Prof. David Robinson, Fuqua School of Business, Duke University

ABOUT PERC AND DATA ACCESS: Private Equity Research Consortium (PERC) is a group of scholars and industry professionals that conducts and promotes research on private equity. The core mission is to develop better understanding of how private capital investments affect both financial results and broader economic outcomes. PERC has an exclusive arrangement with Burgiss to provide access to data for academic research. The Burgiss dataset includes over 9,000 funds with more than $7 trillion in assets. Data are sourced directly from limited partners and contains full performance histories of cash flows at the fund level. PERC periodically accepts applications from academic researchers for access to Burgiss data. The next deadline for proposal review is July 31, 2020 with a response date of August 30, 2020. Please see for additional details.