The 17th Annual Meeting of the Financial Research Association

Conference dates

11 Dec 2021 - 12 Dec 2021


Las Vegas, Nevada


In Person this December

Call for Papers

December 11 and 12, 2021, Encore at Wynn, Las Vegas, Nevada

Submission Deadline: August 31, 2021

Dual Submission Opportunity: The Review of Asset Pricing Studies and The Review of Corporate Finance Studies

The program committee of the Financial Research Association seeks new finance papers of general interest to the profession for the 17th annual meeting of the Association. We are specifically looking for papers that have not been submitted to a journal and have been neither presented nor scheduled to be presented at the Western Finance Association meeting or the ASSA meeting. The selection process is competitive. The most recent event’s acceptance rate was less than 5%. All papers will be presented by a discussant, after which the authors will have an opportunity to respond. The meeting provides an excellent forum for authors to obtain detailed feedback from an accomplished and active group of finance scholars.

BEST PAPER AWARD: The Financial Research Association will present the BlackRock Best Paper Award, as selected by the conference attendees, regardless of research area. Authors of the winning paper will share a prize of $5,000. We will present a Best Discussant Award, which will be accompanied by a prize of $5,000.

MICHAEL J. BARCLAY AWARD: The Association will present the Michael J. Barclay Award to the young scholar who submits the best solo-authored paper. Young scholars include current PhD students and assistant professors who have held their PhD for less than three years.

PH.D. STUDENT TRAVEL GRANTS: The Association will provide up to three travel grants of $1,000 each for attending Ph.D. students. Submissions will be eligible if all authors are Ph.D. students.

DUAL SUBMISSION OPTION: Papers submitted to the FRA can opt to participate in the Dual Submission Program with The Review of Asset Pricing Studies and The Review of Corporate Finance Studies at no additional charge. See the SFS website at for complete details concerning the Dual Submission Program.

PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: Papers may be submitted at There is no limit to the number of papers that one author may submit. Submitting authors will be notified of paper selection in October. Once the program is set, the program committee will invite a limited number of participants to register for the meetings.

SPONSORS: The Financial Research Association is proud to have the support of the following sponsors:

Alberta School of Business, University of Alberta
Carroll School of Management, Boston College
Eli Broad College of Business, Michigan State University
Gatton College of Business and Economics, University of Kentucky
Jones Graduate School of Business, Rice University
McCombs School of Business, University of Texas at Austin
The Society for Financial Studies
Washington University in Saint Louis – Olin Business School
W.P. Carey School of Business, Arizona State University

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