Summer Research Conference 2015

Call for Papers
Centre for Analytical Finance, ISB, Hyderabad, India
Summer Research Conference 2015 in Finance
The Centre for Analytical Finance at the Indian School of Business (ISB), Hyderabad, India, invites submissions for its annual flagship Summer Research Conference in Finance. The conference will be held on July 31, 2015 and August 1, 2015.
As before, the conference will focus on “Advances in Corporate Finance.”  We invite papers in corporate finance and papers that interface corporate finance with 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 will be preferred.
Paper Selection
We aim to have about a dozen papers in this year’s programme. Presenters can expect quality discussants, active audience, and many informal interactions with participants. Past programmes have been competitive and participants have a very international profile, drawn from both the U.S. and outside. Previous CAF programs are at
Submissions will be reviewed double blind by the programme committee, and resident ISB faculty.
For presenters and discussants, we will provide a limited travel grant and cover local transfers, conference stay, and meals. We warmly welcome other conference participants. We will pay for all your local hospitalities at ISB but hope that you can pay for travel to and from Hyderabad from your research budget or from sources such as CIBER.
Submission information
The submission deadline is March 16, 2015. We expect to finalize the programme by April 15, 2015.  To submit a paper, please visit , go to the paper submission page, upload the paper.
About CAF, ISB, and Hyderabad
CAF (Center for Analytical Finance) is a research center in ISB dedicated to research in all areas of finance. CAF houses researchers and data sets and its researchers are drawn from the top institutions around the world. Please visit  for additional information on CAF.
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