2021 Summer Research Conference, Center for Analytical Finance, Indian School of Business

Conference dates

27 Aug 2021 - 29 Aug 2021


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 is scheduled from August 27, 2021 to August 29, 2021. As before, the conference will focus on "Advances in Corporate Finance."

This is our eighteenth 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 Itay Goldstein, Joel S. Ehrenkranz Family Professor, Professor of Finance, Professor of Economics at Wharton Business School, University of Pennsylvania and the Executive Editor, Review of Financial Studies.

We invite papers in corporate finance including papers at the interface of corporate finance and other areas in finance including asset pricing, behavioral finance, financial intermediation, household finance, and microstructure. 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.

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 Vikas Agarwal, Shashwat Alok, Sudheer Chava, N.K.Chidambaran, Souphala Chomsisengphet, Tarun Chordia, Bhagwan Chowdhry, Amil Dasgupta, Prachi Deuskar, Radhakrishnan Gopalan, Allaudeen Hameed, Thomas Hellmann, Gerard Hoberg, Rajkamal Iyer, Ravi Jagannathan, Apoorva Javadekar, Omesh Kini, Nitin Kumar, Vojislav Maksimovic, Ron Masulis, Ernst Maug, Abhiroop Mukherjee, Vikram Nanda, Lalitha Naveen, Steve Ongena, Amiyatosh Purnanandam, Uday Rajan, Raghu Rau, David Reeb, Chip Ryan, Rik Sen, Anand Srinivasan, Anjan Thakor, Ramabhadran Thirumalai, Vikrant Vig, Sunil Wahal, David Yermack.

Please visit Summer Research Conference 2021 (isb.edu) go to the paper submission page, and upload the paper.
The submission deadline is May 15, 2021.

Conference Webpage: https://www.isb.edu/en/src-2021.html

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 at Indian School of Business 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 Centre for Analytical Finance (isb.edu) for additional information on CAF.

Questions about the conference can be addressed to financeconference21@isb.edu