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Eleventh Annual Mid-Atlantic Research Conference in Finance (MARC)

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March 11, 2016


Pennsylvania, USA [Map it]


This year marks the Eleventh Annual Mid-Atlantic Research Conference in Finance (MARC). The Villanova School of Business invites finance researchers to submit their research for possible inclusion in this increasingly popular MARC event. We are looking to continue our tradition of sharing high quality research papers in all areas of finance through a 1-day conference which will also include a distinguished keynote luncheon speaker.

In previous conferences, we have benefited from presentations by keynote speakers such as Professors Viral Acharya, Franklin Allen, David Denis, Mark Flannery, Andrew Karolyi, “Pete” Kyle, Michael Lemmon, Rene Stulz, Anjan Thakor, and Ingrid Werner. The 2016 keynote speaker will Prof. Robert Stambaugh of U. of Pennsylvania.

Numerous papers presented at prior conferences have also been published in the Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Banking & Finance, and other high quality finance journals.

There will be several sessions during the day, with each session including 2-3 papers that are selected, after peer review, for inclusion in the conference. There will also be an Outstanding Paper Award. If accepted, authors will present their research at the conference which is scheduled for Friday, March 11, 2016. This is a selective and competitive process but we look for broad participation among the many excellent academic institutions in the Mid-Atlantic region and around the world. All topics in finance will be considered. Possible session topics could include (but are not limited to): Corporate Finance Investments Market Microstructure Derivatives International Finance Financial Institutions Corporate Governance Socially Responsible Investing Paper Submission Process: This year the submission process will be handled by SSRN.com. To submit a paper, you will need to have a SSRN account (or create a new one for free at SSRN.com) and enter your password for this account when prompted.

You can also contact Professor Michael Pagano at: michael.pagano@villanova.edu if you have any questions about the submission process. The deadline for submission is December 15, 2015. Authors will be notified on or before February 1, 2016, and authors of accepted papers will be expected to present their papers during the conference on March 11, 2016. If you have questions about the conference or need further information, please contact Mike Pagano at the above email address. REGISTRATION WILL OPEN ON DECEMBER 15, 2015