Tenth Annual Mid-Atlantic Research Conference in Finance Program

Mid-Atlantic Research Conference in Finance Program

This year marks the Tenth 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, “Pete” Kyle, Michael Lemmon, Rene Stulz, Anjan Thakor, and Ingrid Werner. This year’s keynote speaker will be Andrew Karolyi of Cornell U.  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 13, 2015.  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:

Click here to upload electronic submissions. 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, 2014.  Authors will be notified on or before February 2, 2015, and authors of accepted papers will be expected to present their papers during the conference on March 13, 2015. If you have questions about the conference or need further information, please contact Mike Pagano at the above email address.


To register for the MARC event, click here.

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Supporting Sponsors

  • TD Ameritrade U.
  • S&P Capital IQ


The MARC Conference is organized by Michael Pagano

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