Call for Papers
Mid-Atlantic Research Conference in Finance Program (MARC)

One Day Conference, March 22, 2013. Villanova, PA

This year marks the Eighth Annual Mid-Atlantic Research Conference in Finance (MARC). The Villanova School of Business invites finance researchers to submit their research for possible inclusion in this increasingly popular MARC event. We are looking to continue our tradition of sharing high quality research papers in all areas of finance through a 1-day conference which will also include Professor Rene Stulz as our distinguished keynote luncheon speaker.

OVERVIEW: In previous conferences, we have benefited from presentations by keynote speakers such as Professors Viral Acharya, Franklin Allen, David Denis, Mark Flannery, "Pete" Kyle, Michael Lemmon, and Anjan Thakor. Numerous papers presented at prior conferences have also been published in the Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Banking & Finance, and other high quality finance journals.

There will be several sessions during the day, with each session including 2-3 papers that are selected, after peer review, for inclusion in the conference. There will also be an Outstanding Paper Award. If accepted, authors will present their research at the conference which is scheduled for Friday, March 22, 2013. This is a selective and competitive process but we look for broad participation among the many excellent academic institutions in the Mid-Atlantic region and around the world. All topics in finance will be considered.

We encourage you to submit a paper as well as actively participate in this conference via serving as a presenter, session organizer, paper reviewer, session chairperson, and/or discussant.

PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: Electronic submissions should be uploaded at the following web link: . You can also contact Professor Michael Pagano at: if you have any questions about the submission process.

The deadline for submission is December 17, 2012. Authors will be notified on or before February 3, 2013, and authors of accepted papers will be expected to present their papers during the conference on March 22, 2013.

REGISTRATION/FURTHER INFORMATION: If you have questions about the conference or need further information, please contact Mike Pagano at the above email address. You can also register for the MARC event at the following online registration link:

Posted 9/9/12