Members and friends of the Midwest Finance Association are invited to submit papers to be considered for presentation at our 61st Annual Meetings in New Orleans. Papers on any topic related to finance will be considered. You are also invited to volunteer to participate as discussants, session chairs, and members of the program committee. The program will include traditional research paper and written case presentations as well as roundtables, panel discussions, and invited presentations. The 2012 program site will start accepting submissions on May 15, 2011. Highlights of the program include:
- Opening Keynote Address by Wayne Ferson, the Ivadelle and Theodore Johnson Chair of Banking and Finance, at University of Southern California, Wednesday February 22nd, 5:00-6:00 p.m.
- Keynote Address by Anat Admati, George G.C. Parker Professor of Finance and Economics, at Stanford University, Thursday February 23rd, 12:00-1:00 p.m.
- Keynote Address by René Stulz, the Everett D. Reese Chair of Banking and Monetary Economics at the Ohio State University, Thursday February 23rd, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
- Keynote Address by Franklin Allen, Nippon Life Professor of Finance and Economics at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, Friday February 24th, 12:00-1:00 p.m.
Submission and Review of Papers
The submission deadline for papers, cases, special sessions, and program committee applications is September 16, 2011. Papers for the Meeting will be reviewed anonymously by members of the Program Committee and authors will be notified of the Program Committee’s decision by December 1, 2011. Each presenter agrees to serve as a discussant of a paper of his/her own area of interest, if needed. Further information regarding: (1) electronic submission; (2) volunteer work as discussants, session chairs, and members of the program committee; (3) registration; (4) accommodations; (5) special sessions; (6) awards; and (7) meeting details will be made available during the summer, at the official website of the 2012 Meeting.
This website will be linked to the MFA’s website: http://www.midwestfinance.org
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