Summer Research Conference 2019

Call For Papers
Centre for Analytical Finance, Indian School of Business, Hyderabad Campus
Summer Research Conference 2019 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 25 and 26, 2019. 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 program. Presenters can expect quality discussants, an active audience, and many informal interactions with participants. Previous CAF programmes are at
Organizing Committee
Sumit Agarwal – Conference Chair, and Low Tuck Kwong Distinguished Professor of Finance at the Business School and a Professor of Economics and Real Estate at the National University of Singapore.
Bhagwan Chowdhry – Senior Fellow at the Centre for Analytical Finance (CAF), ISB and Professor of Finance, UCLA Anderson
Omesh Kini – Interim Finance Area Leader, ISB and Distinguished University Professor, Georgia State University
Programme Committee
Submissions will be reviewed double blind by the program committee, which includes Vikas Agarwal, Shashwat Alok, Archishman Chakraborty, Sudheer Chava, Souphala Chomsisengphat, N.K. Chidambaran, Bhagwan Chowdhry, Amil Dasgupta, Prachi Deuskar, Radhakrishnan Gopalan,  Allaudeen Hameed, Thomas Hellmann,  Gerard Hoberg,  Rajkamal Iyer, Ravi Jagannathan, Apoorva Javadekar, Jayant Kale, Omesh Kini, Nitin Kumar, Vojislav Maksimovic, Ron Masulis, Ernst Maug, Prachi Mishra, Abhiroop Mukherjee,  Vikram Nanda, Lalitha Naveen,  Steve Ongena, Manju Puri, Amiyatosh Purnanandam,   Uday Rajan,  Tarun Ramadorai, Raghu Rau, David Reeb, Chip Ryan, Rik Sen, Anil Shivdasani, Anand Srinivasan, Prasanna Tantri, Anjan Thakor, Rambhadran Thirumalai, Vikrant Vig, and  David Yermack.
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 take care of your local hospitalities at ISB but hope that you can pay for your travel 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 10, 2019. We aim to finalize the programme by May 20, 2019. 
NSE Best Paper Award
The National Stock Exchange sponsors the best paper award, which consists of 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 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 high quality data sets and world class researchers drawn from the top finance institutions. 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