Call for Papers
The Twenty-Third Annual Utah Winter Finance Conference

February 7-9, 2013, Cliff Lodge, Snowbird, Utah

Submission Deadline: August 31, 2012

The Twenty-third Annual Utah Winter Finance Conference will be held February 7-9, 2013. The opening reception begins Wednesday evening, February 6th. The 2013 UWFC will be held at the Cliff Lodge at Snowbird.

You are invited to submit papers on any topic in financial economics for the 2013 UWFC. Papers will be reviewed for selection by the review committee in a double-blind referee process. Only ten papers are selected for the UWFC each year. The deadline for submission is: August 31, 2012

PARTNERSHIP UWFC, RAPS and RCFS: The Utah Winter Finance Conference and the Review of Asset Pricing Studies and the Review of Corporate Finance Studies announce a combined submission process. At your choice, your paper submitted to the UWFC also will be considered for publication by the RAPS or the RCFS without additional submission fee. This is a "no-fault" submission option, which means that if one of the SFS journals decides to review your paper and rejects it, you may submit to any SFS journal at a later date as if the paper was never submitted. Please see our website for the rules for submitting your paper to the RAPS or RCFS.

ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION: Paper must be submitted by August 31, 2012. There is a submission fee of $35. Please submit your paper on the website at:

Authors will be notified of paper selection by early November 2012.

CONFERENCE WEBCASTING: We will webcast live the presentations and discussions of the 2013 UWFC (and store the videos on our website for future viewing) as was done in past years. Following the 2012 UWFC, our website experienced a total of 33,648 visits by 5,125 unique visitors from 94 different countries (top 10 countries: US, China, Japan, France, UK, Germany, Ukraine, India, Russia, and Canada).

BEST PAPER AWARD: There is a $1,000 best paper award. The best paper is selected by a vote of the participants at the end of the last session.

SHMUEL KANDEL AWARD FOR AN OUTSTANDING DOCTORAL STUDENT IN FINANCIAL ECONOMICS: The Utah Winter Finance Conference offers a $2,500 award to an outstanding PhD student in financial economics honoring the memory of Shmuel Kandel. The student will attend the UWFC and must also participate in the Student Utah Winter Finance Conference (SUWFC) held the Friday following the UWFC at the University of Utah (the student is invited to remain in Utah between "conferences" or may travel in the intermediate period).

Interested students should submit a completed paper (the paper will not be considered for the UWFC program, but the paper can be submitted to the conference separately) and two letters of recommendation from their committee members. The submission will be done directly on our web site:

The submission deadline is August 31, 2012 and the winner will be announced by earl November.

FURTHER INFORMATION: For further information about the UWFC, including interest in attending as an audience participant, please visit the website address listed above.

Posted 7/29/12