The Centre for Analytical Finance (CAF) at the Indian School of Business (ISB), Hyderabad, India, organized its tenth annual flagship Summer Research Conference in Finance from July 25 - 28, 2013. The conference began with a reception for the participants on Thursday, July 25, evening, followed by paper presentations on July 26-28. Eduardo Schwartz, California Chair in Real Estate and Land Economics, UCLA Anderson School of Management, and CAF Academic Fellow 2013, delivered a keynote speech at the conference.
The theme of the conference was Recent Advances in Corporate Finance. This was our tenth summer research conference. Over time, the conference has become very competitive, with paper submissions from twenty odd countries and the acceptance rate nearing one in ten. The post-conference publication rate of the conference papers in top-tier journals is one of the highest of all competitive finance conferences.
Papers in all areas of corporate finance were 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 corporate finance, and corporate financing in emerging markets. We were also planning a special session on corporate financing and growth in emerging markets, so papers in this area were especially welcome. Theoretical as well as empirical papers were considered. Papers with a focus on new ideas and concepts, or cutting-edge tools and techniques of analysis, were preferred. The conference program committee anonymously evaluated and ranked the submitted papers. For each session, the selected papers were matched by topic.
There was be a USD 5,000 award generously funded by National Stock Exchange of India for the best paper presented at the conference. Additionally, if a paper was accepted in the program, we also provide limited travel support for the presenters to attend the conference. The other participants were to pay for their transportation to and from Hyderabad from their own research and travel budget. For all presenters & discussants, we took care of their local hospitalities.
Questions about the conference can be addressed to FinanceConference13@isb.edu To view the program schedule and the papers presented at the previous conferences, please visit the CAF website at www.isb.edu/CAF
For more information about the city of Hyderabad, please visit http://www.hyderabad.co.uk/