Fifteenth Annual VSB Mid-Atlantic Research Conference in Finance Program

Mid-Atlantic Research Conference in Finance Program

The Villanova School of Business invites finance researchers to attend the Fifteenth Annual Mid-Atlantic Research Conference in Finance (MARC). The meeting will be held on Friday, March 20, 2020, at Bartley Hall, Villanova University, from 8:15 a.m. until 5 p.m.  We will be sharing high quality research papers in all areas of finance through a 1-day conference which will include Prof. Itay Goldstein of the Univ. of Pennsylvania as our keynote luncheon speaker. Additionally, we will be joined by two distinguished speakers will be Isil Erel (Ohio State) and Tarun Chordia (Emory).

In previous conferences, we have benefited from presentations by keynote speakers such as Professors Viral Acharya, Franklin Allen, David Denis, Darrell Duffie, Mark Flannery, Andrew Karolyi, “Pete” Kyle, Michael Lemmon, Robert Stambaugh, Laura Starks , Phil Strahan, Rene Stulz, Anjan Thakor, and Ingrid Werner.

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 on March 20, 2020.  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.

This year, we will also be co-hosting a second day of conference programming with the Let’s Democratize Quant Conference, which will be held the day prior to the MARC conference on March 19, 2020 and will be more practitioner-oriented, while still maintaining a high degree of depth and an intimate atmosphere that facilitates networking and discussion among practitioners and academic researchers. Please see this site:

https://alphaarchitect.com/democratizequant/ to learn more about this additional 1-day event.

 

Paper Submission Process

Electronic submissions, along with a $50 submission fee, should be uploaded via the below link. This year the submission process will be handled by ConfTool.

The deadline for submission is December 15, 2019.  Authors will be notified on or before February 1, 2020, and authors of accepted papers will be expected to present their papers during the conference on March 20, 2020.  Please contact Professors Michael Pagano or John Sedunov at MARC@villanova.edu with any questions about the conference or for further information. Registration for the MARC event will open after December 15, 2019.

Organizers

The MARC Conference is organized by Michael Pagano and John Sedunov

Finance Seminar Series

Click Here to view information on the Finance Seminar Series at Villanova.

Co-Sponsors

S&P Capital IQ
Wharton

We also appreciate the generous support of
Daniel Cashion, '92 CLAS