Finance Down Under 2022 - Call for Papers

Conference dates

03 Mar 2022 - 05 Mar 2022


Melbourne, Australia


The Department of Finance in the Faculty of Business and Economics at the University of Melbourne is pleased to continue its annual conference series: Finance Down Under: Building on the Best from the Cellars of Finance, which will take place in Melbourne, Australia, on March 3-5, 2022.

We will monitor the COVID-19 pandemic situation and the Australian Government’s policy to ensure health and safety of all participants and we will adjust the format accordingly, if necessary. Contingency plans, including online participation options, will be communicated in a timely manner.

We invite submissions that embody the best in current empirical and theoretical research. We welcome papers in asset pricing, corporate finance and all other areas of finance. The conference selection committee includes eminent scholars in every facet of finance. With the help of the selection committee, we strive to provide a conference program that is internationally renowned for excellent presentations, discussions, and keynote speeches. The academic sessions on the first day will be comprised of papers from all areas. In addition to these general sessions, a unique feature of the program is that, on the second day, we will have a special session where we honour 'vintage' research in finance that has inspired recent advances and withstood the test of time.
In addition to the academic sessions, in-person participants are invited to a half-day tour of the local wine country as well as a conference wine reception following the Saturday morning session.

The deadline for paper submissions is midnight US EST on October 3, 2021. Papers should be submitted electronically at A submission fee of US$40 will be required for each submission. Complete instructions for submission and other information can be found at
Papers will be reviewed by members of the conference selection committee, and authors of selected papers will be notified by late November, 2021. For further questions, please contact our conference administrative coordinator at

- Best Paper Award, with a prize of A$4,000.
- CFAM-ARX Award. Jointly sponsored by the CFA Society of Melbourne (CFAM) and the CFA Institute’s Asia-Pacific Research Exchange (ARX), this award will be presented, with a prize of A$1,500, to a paper that has relevance to the Asia-Pacific region and/or to the asset management industry at large. To be considered for this award, authors need to select the option when submitting their papers.

If this will be an in-person event, partial financial support for travel expenses will be provided to the presenting author of each paper accepted for the program.

We hope that you can join us in 2022 in delightful late-summer Melbourne.

Federico Nardari (Chair), Maurice McCourt, Garry Twite and Qi Zeng
Department of Finance
Faculty of Business & Economics
The University of Melbourne Victoria 3010 AUSTRALIA