11th Miami Behavioral Finance Conference

Conference dates

09 Dec 2021 - 10 Dec 2021


Coral Gables, Florida


Call For Papers
11th Miami Behavioral Finance Conference

December 9-10, 2021
University of Miami
Miami Herbert Business School
Coral Gables, FL 33124, USA


The University of Miami Patti and Allan Herbert Business School is organizing its eleventh Behavioral Finance Conference. The conference will be held at the University of Miami campus in Coral Gables, Florida or online, depending on the pandemic situation. If the conference is on our campus, we plan to ensure that authors who are affected by international travel restrictions can present remotely. Otherwise, we expect presenting authors and discussants to be present for the conference. We will confirm the format in the fall.

The conference is sponsored by the Department of Finance at the University of Miami.

The keynote speaker will be Stefan Nagel from the University of Chicago.
The organizing committee is also glad to announce that the Review of Financial Studies (RFS) will sponsor the conference. This allows authors who submit papers to opt for the DUAL SUBMISSION option. The Sponsoring Editor is Lauren Cohen. See below for more details.

Papers from all areas of behavioral finance and economics will be considered. Researchers from other related disciplines, such as experimental finance and neuro-finance, are encouraged to submit a paper. We also encourage submissions from junior researchers and doctoral students.

Additional information about the conference can be found at https://herbert.miami.edu/umbfc. Papers can be submitted through the conference website.

George Korniotis, U Miami (Chair)
Sandro Andrade, U Miami
Malcolm Baker, Harvard
Turan Bali, Georgetown
Brad Barber, UC Davis
Nick Barberis, Yale
Gennaro Bernile, U Miami
Peter Bossaerts, Melbourne
Markus Brunnermeier, Princeton
Tim Burch, U Miami
Indraneel Chakraborty, U Miami
Vidhi Chhaochharia, U Miami
James Choi, Yale
Lauren Cohen, Harvard
Henrik Cronqvist, U Miami
Stefanos Delikouras, U Miami
Simon Gervais, Duke
William Goetzmann, Yale
John Graham, Duke
John Griffin, UT-Austin
Bing Han, U Toronto
Cam Harvey, Duke and U Miami
Andrea Heuson, U Miami
David Hirshleifer, UC Irvine
Harrison Hong, Columbia
Wei Jiang, Columbia
Matti Keloharju, Aalto U
Camelia Kuhnen, UNC
Alok Kumar, U Miami
Charles Lee, Stanford
Juhani Linnainmaa, Dartmouth
Chris Malloy, Harvard
Toby Moskowitz, Yale
Terrance Odean, UC-Berkeley
Tarun Ramadorai, Imperial College
Ville Rantala, U Miami
Jay Ritter, Florida
Paul Schultz, Notre Dame
Kelly Shue, Yale
Tyler Shumway, BYU
Laura Veldkamp, Columbia
Annette Vissing-Jorgensen, UC-Berkley
Jessica Wachter, Wharton
Scott Weisbenner, Illinois
Jeff Wurgler, NYU
Wei Xiong, Princeton
Fernando Zapatero, Boston U

PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: Papers can be submitted through the conference website (https://herbert.miami.edu/umbfc).

Papers that are in an early stage (but completed) will be considered. Please do not submit a paper that has been accepted or close to being accepted for publication in a journal.

Submission Deadline: August 15, 2021. Authors of selected papers will be notified by the end of September 2021.

RFS PARTNERSHIP: The Miami Behavioral Finance Conference and the Review of Financial Studies announce a combined submission process. At your option, your paper submitted to the Miami Behavioral Conference will in addition be considered for publication by the RFS free of charge. The rules for this dual submission process are as follows:
1. You must expressly indicate you are interested in consideration by the RFS.
2. At the discretion of the RFS Sponsoring Editor, a small number of dual submissions will be invited to submit to the RFS. The RFS will waive the fee on such submissions and have the submission formally reviewed. In this case, the paper’s author will receive a copy of the RFS reviewer's report.
3. Papers submitted for dual consideration must not be under review at another journal or the RFS, nor can they be considered for dual submission if previously rejected by the RFS.
4. In the event that a dual submission that has been invited to submit to the RFS is subsequently rejected, its authors have the option to submit a future version of their paper to the RFS without prejudice.
While under consideration as a dual submission by the Miami Behavioral Conference and the RFS, a paper may not be submitted to another journal (or the RFS) until the author has been notified of the dual submission outcome.

For more details please see the SFS website at http://sfs.org/dualsubmissionpolicy/.

CONFERENCE FORMAT: The conference will take place on December 9 and 10. If the pandemic situation does not allow us to have an in-person conference, we will organize it online. We will have 6-7 papers on day 1 (December 9) of the conference and 4-5 papers on day 2 (December 10). We will allocate 45 minutes for each paper so that the presenter has 20-25 minutes followed by a 15-20 minute discussion and questions from the audience. If the pandemic situation allows us to host an in-person conference in Miami, we plan to have a conference dinner at the end of the first day. The conference will conclude on December 10 in the afternoon.

ACCEPTANCE RATE: We typically receive about 200 submissions and accept 10 to 12 papers for the conference.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Please let us know if you need financial assistance since we have a limited budget to cover travel expenses for presenters and discussants. Note that the registration fee is waived for presenters and discussants.

If you are interested in participating, please register for the conference before December 3rd, 2021.

For additional information about the conference, please email umbfc@miami.edu. You can also contact the conference organizer, George Korniotis, at gkorniotis@miami.edu or the graduate student fellows, Claudio Rizzi crizzi@miami.edu and Melina Vosse mmurren@bus.miami.edu.