Summer Research Conference 2017

Call For Papers
Centre for Analytical Finance, ISB, Hyderabad Campus, India
Summer Research Conference 2017 in Finance

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 at ISB Hyderabad campus between July 28 and 29, 2017. As before, the conference will focus on "Advances in Corporate Finance".
The keynote speaker will be Professor Viral V Acharya, Deputy Governor, Reserve Bank of India, and C.V.Starr Professor of Economics at Stern School of Business, New York University.
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 program. Presenters can expect quality discussants, an 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 programmes are at

Program Committee

Submissions will be reviewed double-blind by the program committee, which includes resident ISB faculty and Adlai Fisher, Amit Bubna, Amiyatosh Purnanandam, Anand Srinivasan, Anil Shivdasani, Anjan Thakor, Bhagwan Chowdhry, Chip Ryan, Clemens Sialm, David Yermack, Ernst Maug, Francesco D'acunto, Gerard Hoberg, Jayant Kale, Lalitha Naveen, Manju Puri, N.K.Chidambaran, Prachi Mishra, Radhakrishnan Gopalan, Raghu Rau, Rajesh Aggarwal, Rajkamal Iyer, Reena Aggarwal, Ron Masulis, Shawn Cole, Simi Kedia,  Steven Ongena, Sudipto Dasgupta, Tarun Ramadorai, Thomas Hellmann, Todd Gormley, Uday Rajan, Vikas Agarwal, Vikram Nanda and Vikrant Vig.


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.

Submitting Papers

Please visit, go to the paper submission page, and upload the paper. Please also indicate whether you are willing to serve as a discussant.

The submission deadline is April 5, 2017. We aim to finalize the program by April 30, 2017.

NSE Best Paper Award

The National Stock Exchange sponsors the best paper award, which consists of a 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 the audience through an audience poll will be considered by the committee.

About CAF and ISB

CAF (Center for Analytical Finance) 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. Please visit for additional information on CAF.
Indian School of Business (ISB) 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.

About Hyderabad

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

Further Information

Questions about the conference can be addressed to: To view the program schedule and the papers presented at the previous conferences, please visit the CAF website at