Summer Research Conference 2011

July 27-30, 2011 | 6:30 PM - 6:30 PM | Wednesday
By Invitation

The Centre for Analytical Finance (CAF) at the Indian School of Business (ISB), Hyderabad, India, will hold its annual flagship Summer Research Conference in Finance during July 28 - 31, 2011. The conference will begin with a reception for the participants on Thursday, July 28, evening, followed by paper presentations on July 29 – 31.

The theme of the conference is Recent Advances in Corporate Finance. Besides ISB faculty, the conference program committee in the past has included Viral Acharya, Rajesh Aggarwal, Franklin Allen, Arnoud Boot, Glenn Boyle, Bhagwan Chowdhry, Stijn Claessens, Francesca Cornelli, Sudipto Dasgupta, Asli Demirguc-Kunt, Joseph Fan, Mariassunta Giannetti, Charles Hadlock, Thomas Hellmann, Kose John, Han Kim, Kai Li, Vojislav Maksimovic, Tom Noe, Terry Odean, NR Prabhala, Manju Puri, Subrata Sarkar, Raghu Sundaram and Anjan Thakor.

Papers in all areas of corporate finance are welcome, including corporate financing and corporate growth, corporate investment decisions, real options, corporate finance and product markets, control rights and corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, institutional and legal framework, behavioral implications, and corporate financing in emerging markets. We are planning a special session on corporate financing and growth, so papers in this area are especially welcome. Theoretical as well as empirical papers will be considered. Papers with a focus on new ideas and concepts, or cutting-edge tools and techniques of analysis, will be preferred. The conference program committee will anonymously evaluate and rank the submitted papers. For each session, the selected papers will be matched by topic.

Submission Information

Submission deadline: March 20, 2011
Submission procedure: visit the conference site, go to Paper Submission page, and upload paper.
Submission format: first (cover) page with names and affiliations of all authors, second page with abstract, followed by full text of paper. PDF or MS-Word version only.
Communication of decision: last week of April, 2011

There will be a USD 5,000 award generously funded by Citigroup Foundation for the best paper presented at the conference. Additionally, if a paper is accepted in the program, we will provide limited travel support for the presenter to attend the conference. We hope that the other participants will be able to pay for their transportation to and from Hyderabad from their own research and travel budget. For participants at a U.S. school with CIBER, there may be CIBER funds available for travel. For all participants, we will take care of all local hospitalities.

Other information
Questions about the conference can be addressed to We organize two research conferences each year: one in the spring (jointly with China Center for Financial Research in Beijing, Financial Institutions Center at Wharton School, and Swedish Institute for Financial Research) and the other in the summer. While the first conference rotates between Beijing, Hyderabad, Philadelphia, and Stockholm, the summer conference is held on the ISB campus in Hyderabad. Finance scholars from around the world participate in our research conferences. To view the program schedule and the papers presented at the previous conferences, please visit the CAF website at

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