2018 MFA Annual Meeting
March 1-3
Hilton Palacio del Rio
200 South Alamo Street
San Antonio, Texas 78205

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Program Chair: S. Abraham (Avri) Ravid, Yeshiva University
The 67th annual meeting of the MFA will be held in early March, 2018 at the Hilton Palacio Del Rio Hotel in San Antonio, TX. Members and friends of the MFA are invited to submit papers for consideration for inclusion in the program. Papers on any topics in finance will be considered.

Submission Deadline: October 2, 2017
To Submit a Paper
By submitting a paper participants recognize that they also agree to act as a discussant and/or session chair if their paper is accepted for the meeting program. Submitted papers will be reviewed anonymously and authors will be notified of the acceptance decision by mid November, 2017. Submitted papers must be in blinded pdf format where author identity is not revealed.

Paper Submission Process
Step 1: Follow this link to the conference website and create a new Submission ID by selecting Make Submission in the Authors area. Fill out the required information and remember the password you choose.

Step 2: Follow the instructions to complete the $35 submission fee. The fee is charged per paper submitted and must be paid before uploading a paper. Upon receiving confirmation of payment you will be assigned your Submission ID number. Save this number as you will need it to complete the submission and upload a paper.

Step 3: Return to the conference website where you may now use the Edit Submission link to provide more detailed information and Upload Paper in the Authors area to complete the submission process. You must edit the submission and upload your paper by October 2, 2017 for consideration in the MFA 2018 meeting program. If you would like your paper to be considered for the QJF special issue, please indicate your interest when submitting your paper.

Submission Fee--Online payment of a submission fee of US$35 is required before a paper can be uploaded. An ID number is generated when the payment is processed. The ID number will be requested for input to complete the submission process and is your username for subsequent author log-in on the conference webpage.

QJF Special Issue--The MFA is pleased to announce that the Quarterly Journal of Finance will publish a special issue associated with the conference. Authors who indicated interest when submitting their paper for the conference will be considered for the special issue. Visit the QJF webpage for more details about the QJF.

Graduate Student Travel Grants-- Up to ten graduate student travel grants of $500 will be available for the 2018 meeting. Submitting authors who indicate graduate student status during the paper submission process will be considered for the limited number of grants. The travel grant decision will be made by December 15, 2017 with notification to follow. Completed conference registration by that date is a condition of eligibility.

Track Chairs
Wolfgang Bessler - University of Giessen
Matt Billett–Indiana University
Christa Bouwman–Texas A&M University
Archishman Chakraborty–Yeshiva University
Michael Faulkender–University of Maryland
Jon Garfinkel–University of Iowa
Kristine Hankins–University of Kentucky
Jeff Harris–American University
Jean Helwege–University of California, Riverside
Kose John–Temple University, New York University
Ambrus Kecskés–York University
Doron Kliger–Haifa University
Laura Lindsey–Arizona State University
Hong Liu–Washington University
Frederik Lundtofte–Lund University
Vojislav (Max) Maksimovic–University of Maryland
David Mauer– UNC-Charlotte
Frank Milne–Queens University
Tom Nohel–Loyola University Chicago
Gordon Phillips–Dartmouth College
Charles Trzcinka-Indiana University
Mark Walker–North Carolina State University
Daniel Wolfenzon–Columbia University
Ayako Yasuda–University of California, Davis
Mao Ye-University of Illinois
Conference Topics (Tracks)
  • Banking
  • Behavioral Finance
  • Capital Structure
  • IPO and Payout Policy
  • Corporate Governance and Compensation
  • Corporate Restructuring
  • Corporate Risk Management
  • Fixed Income / Term Structure
  • Theory of Corporate Finance and Contracting
  • Innovation and R&D
  • International Corporate Finance
  • International Investments
  • Asset Pricing
  • Theory of Asset Pricing
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Market Microstructure
  • Mutual Funds and Hedge Funds
  • Financing Policies, Product Mkts, & Competition
  • Venture Capital