2020 Call for Papers

NORTHERN FINANCE ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE 2020

ONLINE, SEPTEMBER 25-27, 2019

The Northern Finance Association is pleased to invite submissions for its 32nd Annual Conference, to be held on September 25-27, 2020, online. Papers on any topic related to finance will be considered, as long as they have not already been accepted for publication in a journal. Each author is restricted to one submission. In case of multiple co-authored papers, each paper will have to have a different presenter at the conference.

Papers should be submitted electronically at https://portal.northernfinanceassociation.org/

The deadline for paper submissions has been extended to April 12, 2020, at 23:59 hrs Pacific Standard Time. The reason is that many universities have switched to online teaching during the COVID-19 pandemic and this has required significant time commitment from faculty.

Papers will be reviewed anonymously by up to four members of the Program Committee, and authors will be notified about the outcome of the review process by mid-May 2020. We are working to maximize participation opportunities in the conference, so presenting authors of accepted papers will generally not be asked to discuss papers. Instead, discussants and session chairs will be selected from our list of NFA contacts, which includes 5-year NFA members, Program Committee members, co-authors of accepted papers, and past presenters.

Conference registration will open by the end of June 2020. Conference registration details will be available at https://northernfinanceassociation.org/conference/.

 

Keynote Speaker

Anat R. Admati

The George G.C. Parker Professor of Finance and Economics

Stanford University, Graduate School of Business

 

Sessions for Ph.D. students

Papers authored exclusively by students are considered for the Ph.D. Sessions if they aren’t selected for the regular program. Please identify as student during the submission process only if you are not on the 2020 job market. The Ph.D. Sessions will be held on Friday, September 25 in the afternoon

 

Ph.D. Students Session Chairs

 Andrew Karolyi

Harold Bierman, Jr. Distinguished Professor of Management

SC Johnson College of Business, Cornell University

Stephan Siegel

Michael G. Foster Endowed Professor

Long Endowed Professor

Michael G. Foster School of Business, University of Washington

 

Special Session for Assistant Professors

The conference will include a special session for assistant professors on Friday, September 25 in the afternoon.

Assistant Professors Session Chair

Christine A. Parlour

Sylvan C. Coleman Chair of Finance and Accounting

Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley

 

Panel on Sustainable Finance

The conference will include a special panel on Sustainable Finance Friday, September 25 in the afternoon.

 

Women in Finance Networking Breakfast

The conference will include a special breakfast on diversity and inclusion in finance on Saturday, September 26.

 

2019 Sponsors (2020 sponsors to be confirmed)

Royal Bank of Canada

Bank of Canada/Banque du Canada

Eventus

Rotman FinHub

Phillips, Hager & North

Canadian Securities Institute Research Foundation

Canadian Derivatives Institute/Institut canadien des dérivés

CFA Society Toronto

Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP)

Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC)

NEO

Smith School of Business, Queens University

Stata

The Marquee Group

Canadian Investment Review

UBC Sauder School of Business

 

2019 Best Paper Awards (2020 best paper awards to be confirmed)

Derivatives, Sponsored by Canadian Derivatives Institute/Institut canadien des dérivés

FinTech, Sponsored by Ivey Scotiabank Digital Banking Lab

Firm Growth and Innovation, Sponsored by Lazaridis Institute

Market Microstructure, Sponsored by Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC)

Risk Management, Sponsored by Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP)

PhD Paper, Sponsored by Bank of Canada/Banque du Canada

Sustainable Finance, Smith School of Business, Queens University

 

2019 Exhibitors (2020 exhibitors to be confirmed)

CFA Society Toronto

Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP)

Rotman interactive trader / Rotman portfolio manager

Stock | Trak Global Portfolio Simulations

 

We hope to see you in Banff in September for a stimulating conference.

 

Yrjo Koskinen and Alfred Lehar

NFA 2020 Program Co-Chairs

University of Calgary, Haskayne School of Business

chair@northernfinanceassociation.org