Summer Research Conference 2016

Call For Papers
Centre for Analytical Finance, ISB, Hyderabad, India
Summer Research Conference 2016 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 at ISB Hyderabad between July 28 and 29, 2016. As before, the conference will focus on "Advances in Corporate Finance."  

The keynote speaker will be Professor Bhagwan Chowdhry, Professor of Finance at UCLA Anderson School of Management. In addition, Nobel Laureate Professor Lars Hansen will be a distinguished visitor at the conference. 

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. 
We aim to have about a dozen papers in this year's program. Presenters can expect quality discussants, an 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 programmes are at
Submissions will be reviewed double blind by the program committee, which includes resident ISB faculty and Anil Shivdasani, Anjan Thakor, Clemens Sialm, David Yermack, Ernst Maug, Gerard Hoberg, Jayant Kale, Jennifer Huang, N. K. Chidambaran, Manju Puri, Per Stromberg, Radha Gopalan, Raghu Rau, Rajesh Aggarwal, Rajkamal Iyer, Reena Aggarwal, Renee Adams, Ron Masulis, Shawn Cole, Stijn Claessens, Sudipto Dasgupta, Tarun Ramadorai, Thomas Hellmann, Uday Rajan, Vikrant Vig, Vikram Nanda and Vojislav Maksimovic. 
For presenters and discussants, we will provide a 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. 
Please visit, go to the paper submission page, and upload the paper. Please also indicate whether you are willing to serve as a discussant. 
The submission deadline is March 20, 2016. We aim to finalize the program by April 15, 2016.
The National Stock Exchange sponsors the best paper award, which consists of cash prize of USD 5,000 and a certificate of merit. The best paper award committee is headed by the keynote speaker. The opinion expressed by audience through an audience poll will be considered by the committee.   
CAF (Center for Analytical Finance) is a research centre 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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The city of Hyderabad is located in Telangana, India, at an elevation of 1,755 feet. It is relatively pleasant in August with average temperatures around 75F. Hyderabad is well connected to all cities in India by air and rail. Hyderabad's newly built international airport has won awards for design and functionality. The airport is connected to the city with a brand new 8-lane road that runs virtually all the way to the ISB campus.

Questions about the conference can be addressed to: To view the program schedule and the papers presented at the previous conferences, please visit the CAF website at