Summer Research Conference 2014

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, 2014 and August 1, 2014. The keynote speaker is Professor Laura Starks, Charles E. and Sara M. Seay Regents Chair and Director of AIM Investment Center, University of Texas, Austin. 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, which includes resident ISB faculty and Adlai Fisher, Anand Srinivasan, Anil Shivdasani, Anjan Thakor, Augustin Landier, Bhagwan Chowdhry, Clemens Sialm, David Reeb, David Yermack, Ernst Maug, Gerard Hoberg, Jayant Kale, Jennifer Huang, Lalitha Naveen, Manju Puri,N. K. Chidambaran, Per Stromberg, Radha Gopalan, Raghu Rau, Rajkamal Iyer, Rajesh Aggarwal, Reena Aggarwal, Renee Adams, Ron Masulis, Shawn Cole,Stijn Claessens, Sudipto Dasgupta, Tarun Ramadorai, Thomas Hellmann, Todd Gormley, 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.

Submission information

The submission deadline is March 24, 2014. We expect to finalize the programme by April 10, 2014. 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 datasets and its researchers are drawn from the top institutions around the world. Please visit for additional information on CAF.

Indian School of Business (ISB’s) Hyderabad,, 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.

The city of Hyderabad is located at an elevation of 1,755 feet and is thus relatively pleasant in August. The average temperature is 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.

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