Summer Research Conference 2024

Call for Papers
Centre for Analytical Finance, Indian School of Business, Hyderabad Campus

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 July 24, 2024 to July 26, 2024. Just like before, the conference will focus on "Recent Advances in 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 tentatively aim to have eight papers in this year's programme. Presenters can expect quality discussants, an active audience, and informal interactions with participants. 

Keynote Speaker

Tarun Ramadorai

Tarun Ramadorai

Professor of Financial Economics
Editor, Review of Financial Studies
Director, European Finance Association

Organising 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 at the National University of Singapore, Managing Director at the Sustainable and Green Finance Institute

Shashwat Alok - Conference Co-Chair, Faculty of Finance, Research Director, Digital Identity Research Initiative (DIRI), Indian School of Business

Bhagwan Chowdhry – Conference Co-Chair, Faculty of Finance, Executive Director, Digital Identity Research Initiative (DIRI), and Faculty Director, 
I-Venture,Indian School of Business

Amit Goyal - Conference Co-Chair, Faculty of Business and Economics, Swiss Finance Institute, University of Lausanne

Prasanna Tantri - Conference Co-Chair, Faculty of Finance and Executive Director at the Centre for Analytical Finance, Indian School of Business, Independent Director, Power Finance Corporation Limited


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 hope that you can take care of the accommodation and pay for travel to and from Hyderabad from your research budget or from sources such as CIBER.

Submitting Papers

Please visit Summer Research Conference 2024 (isb.edu).  Go to the paper submission page and upload the paper. 

The submission deadline is April 20, 2024.
Best Paper Award
CAF confers 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.

Keynote Speaker

Tarun Ramadorai is Professor of Financial Economics at Imperial College London. He has a broad range of research interests, spanning household finance, financial economics, behavioral economics, real estate, and international finance. He has published on these topics in a number of scholarly journals in finance and economics including the American Economic Review, the Review of Economic Studies, the Journal of Economic Literature, the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Financial Economics, and the Review of Financial Studies. He has received several awards for his research, including the Brattle prize for best paper in the Journal of Finance. 

Tarun currently serves as Editor of the Review of Financial Studies. He has previously served as an Associate Editor of the Review of Financial Studies and Management Science, and as a council member of the Society of Financial Studies. He is currently a Director of the European Finance Association, a Research Fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), a Senior Academic Fellow of the Asian Bureau of Finance and Economics Research (ABFER), and a Nonresident Senior Fellow at the National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER). 

He has served in a range of policy and practice roles in addition to his academic work, including Chairman of the Inter-Regulatory Committee on Household Finance constituted by the Reserve Bank of India, Visiting Scholar at the Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister of India, Economic Adviser to the European Securities and Markets Authority, and Allocation Advisory Board Member for the Norwegian Sovereign Wealth Fund (NBIM). He currently serves as co-chair of the Fintech workstream of the India-UK Financial Partnership. 

Tarun has a BA in Mathematics and Economics from Williams College, an MPhil in Economics from the University of Cambridge, and a PhD in Business Economics from Harvard University. Prior to his role at Imperial, Tarun spent over a decade at the University of Oxford. 


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Programme Committee

Faculty Name


Vikas Agarwal

Georgia State University

Anup Agrawal 

University of Alabama

Shashwat Alok

Indian School of Business

Meghana Ayyagari

George Washington University 

Turan Bali 

Georgetown University

Ashok Banerjee 

IIM Udaipur

Archishman Chakraborty

Yeshiva University

Indraneel Chakraborty

University of Miami

Sudheer Chava

Georgia Institute of Technology


Fordham University

Jaewon Choi

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Tarun Chordia

Emory University

Amil Dasgupta

London School of Economics

Prachi Deuskar

Indian School of Business

Stephen Dimmock

National University of Singapore

Naveen Gondhi


Allaudeen Hameed 

National University of Singapore

Thomas Hellmann

University of Oxford

Gerard Hoberg

University of Southern California

Kewei Hou

Ohio State University

Rajkamal Iyer

Imperial College London

Ravi Jagannathan

Northwestern University

Apoorva Javadekar

University of Maryland

Ankit Kalda

Indiana University

Omesh Kini

Georgia State University

Nirupama Kulkarni


Nitin Kumar

Indian School of Business

Ronald Masulis

University of New South Wales

Ernst Maug

University of Mannheim

Prachi Mishra


Abhiroop Mukherjee  

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Lakshmi Naaraayanan

London Business School

Vikram Nanda

University of Texas at Dallas

Lalitha Naveen

Temple University

Steven Ongena

University of Zurich

Yihui Pan 

University of Utah

Seth Pruitt

Arizona State University

Amiyatosh Purnanandam

University of Michigan

Uday Rajan

University of Michigan

Raghavendra Rau

University of Cambridge

Harley E Ryan

Georgia State University

Arkodipto Sarkar

National University of Singapore

Rik Sen

University of New South Wales

Manpreet Singh

Georgia Institute of Technology

Janis Skrastins

Washington University in St.Louis

Changcheng Song

Singapore management university 

Denis Sosyura

Arizona State University

Anand Srinivasan

National University of Singapore

Anjan Thakor

Washington University in St.Louis

Ramabhadran Thirumalai

Indian School of Business

Vikrant Vig

Northwestern University

Siddharth Vij

University of Georgia

Sunil Wahal

Arizona State University

David Yermack

New York University 

About CAF and ISB

Center for Analytical Finance (CAF) 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.

Indian School of Business (ISB) is a self-contained 260-acre campus with character. The campus architecture embraces boulders and rock formations typical of Hyderabad, and merges them with trees, landscaping, greenery, and graceful buildings with state of art infrastructure.

About Hyderabad

The city of Hyderabad is in Telangana, India, at an elevation of 1,755 feet. It is relatively pleasant in July with average temperatures around 75F.

Hyderabad is well connected to all cities in India by air and rail. Hyderabad's 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.


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