This year marks the Ninth Annual Mid-Atlantic Research Conference in Finance (MARC). The Villanova School of Business invites finance researchers to submit their research for possible inclusion in the upcoming MARC event. We are looking to continue our tradition of sharing high quality research papers in all areas of finance through a one-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 and Anjan Thakor. In addition, papers presented at prior conferences have 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. If accepted, authors will present their research at the conference which is scheduled for Friday, March 21, 2014. This is a selective and competitive process but we look for broad participation among the many excellent academic institutions in the U.S. and around the world. Possible session topics could include (but are not limited to):
- Corporate Finance
- Market Microstructure
- International Finance
- Financial Institutions
- Corporate Governance
- Socially Responsible Investing
Paper Submission Process:
The deadline for submission is December 16, 2013. Authors will be notified on or before February 3, 2014, and authors of accepted papers will be expected to present their papers during the conference on March 21, 2014. 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.