Summer Research Conference 2021 in Finance

Call for Papers
Centre for Analytical Finance, Indian School of Business, Hyderabad Campus
Summer Research Conference 2021 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 is scheduled from August 27, 2021 to August 29, 2021. As before, the conference will focus on "Advances in Corporate Finance."

We invite papers from all areas of Finance. 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 program. Presenters can expect quality discussants, an active audience, and many informal interactions with participants. 
Organizing Committee
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

Programme Committee
To be updated

Submitting Papers

Please visit, go to the paper submission page, and upload the paper. The submission deadline is May 15, 2021.
NSE Best Paper Award
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.
About CAF and ISB
CAF (Center for Analytical Finance) is a research centre in ISB dedicated to research in all areas of finance. CAF houses high quality data sets and world class researchers drawn from the top finance institutions.

Please visit for additional information on CAF.


Summer Research Conference 2021 – Program Schedule

Programme Committee



Vikas Agarwal

Georgia State University

Shashwat Alok

Indian School of Business

Sudheer Chava

Georgia Institute of Technology

Souphala Chomsisengphet

Office of the Comptroller of the Currency


Fordham University

Tarun Chordia

Emory University

Bhagwan Chowdhry

Indian School of Business

Amil Dasgupta

London School of Economics

Prachi Deuskar

Indian School of Business

Radhakrishnan Gopalan

Washington University in St. Louis

Allaudeen Hameed 

National University of Singapore

Thomas Hellmann

University of Oxford

Gerard Hoberg

University of Southern California

Rajkamal Iyer

Imperial College, London

Ravi Jagannathan

Northwestern University

Apoorva Javadekar

Indian School of Business

Omesh Kini

Georgia State University

Nitin Kumar

Indian School of Business

Vojislav Maksimovic

University of Maryland

Ron Masulis

University of New South Wales

Ernst Maug

University of Mannheim

Abhiroop Mukherjee  

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Vikram Nanda

University of Texas at Dallas

Steve Ongena

University of Zurich

Amiyatosh Purnanandam

University of Michigan

Uday Rajan

University of Michigan

Raghu Rau

University of Cambridge

David Reeb

National University of Singapore

Chip Ryan

Georgia State University

Rik Sen

University of New South Wales

Anand Srinivasan

National University of Singapore

Prasanna Tantri

Indian School of Business

Anjan Thakor

Washington University in St.Louis

Rambhadran Thirumalai

Indian School of Business

Vikrant Vig

London Business School

Sunil Wahal

Arizona State University

David Yermack

New York University 

Amit Goyal

University of Lausanne

Sumit Agarwal

National University of Singapore

Keynote Speaker 2021

Itay Goldstein
Joel S.Ehrenkranz Family Professor
Professor of Finance, Professor of Economics at Wharton Business School
University of Pennsylvania
Executive Editor, Review of Financial Studies.

Itay Goldstein is the Joel S. Ehrenkranz Family Professor and a Professor of Finance at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He has been on the faculty of the Wharton School since 2004. He serves as the coordinator of the Ph.D. program in Finance and holds a secondary appointment as a Professor of Economics. Professor Goldstein earned his Ph.D. in Economics in 2001 from Tel Aviv University.

He is an expert in the areas of corporate finance, financial institutions, and financial markets, focusing on financial fragility and crises and on the feedback effects between firms and financial markets. His research has been published in top academic journals, including the American Economic Review, the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Financial Economics, the Review of Economic Studies, and the Review of Financial Studies. His research has also been featured in the popular press in the Economist, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Bloomberg, Forbes, National Public Radio, and others.

Professor Goldstein is the Executive Editor of the Review of Financial Studies since 2018. Before that, he served there as an editor for five years. He also served as an editor of the Finance Department in Management Science and an editor of the Journal of Financial Intermediation. Professor Goldstein is a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. He served as an academic advisor in various policy institutions, including the Federal Reserve Banks of New York, Philadelphia, and Richmond, the Bank of Canada, the Bank for International Settlements, and the Committee for Capital Markets Regulation. He was the co-founder and the first president of the Finance Theory Group and served as a director of the American Finance Association, the Western Finance Association, and the Financial Intermediation Research Society. He is a frequent speaker in academic and policy forums around the world and acted as keynote speaker in leading academic conferences. He has taught various undergraduate, M.B.A., Ph.D., and executive education courses in finance and economics. Prior to joining Wharton, Professor Goldstein has served on the faculty of Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. He had also worked in the research department of the bank of Israel.