8th UMBFC

Overview

The School of Business Administration at the University of Miami is organizing its 8th Behavioral Finance Conference.  The conference will be held at the University of Miami campus in Coral Gables, Florida. The conference is sponsored by the Department of Finance at the University of Miami.  Malcolm Baker from Harvard University will be the keynote speaker.

Dr. George Korniotis and Richard Roll
Dr. George Korniotis (Organizer) and Richard Roll (Keynote Speaker)
2016 UM Behavioral Finance Conference

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. In addition to the regular paper presentations, the conference will include  2 - 4 short doctoral student presentations. All authors for these “doctoral” papers must be current doctoral students.

The program for last year’s conference is available at here.

2016 UM Behavioral Finance Conference
2016 UM Behavioral Finance Conference

Paper Submission Procedure

To submit a paper, please visit http://umbfc.bus.miami.edu/paper-submission.pay.html.

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

Submission Deadline: August 1, 2017. Authors of selected papers will be notified by mid-October, 2017.

Conference Format

We will have 6-7 papers on day 1 (December 16) of the conference and 4-5 papers on day 2 (December 17).  Each presenter will have 20-25 minutes to present the paper, followed by a 15-20 minute discussion.  We are planning to organize a few social events at the end of day 1 followed by a conference dinner. The conference will conclude on December 17 in the afternoon.

Acceptance Rate

We typically receive about 200 submissions and accept 10 to 12 papers for the conference.  Our plan is to accept 10 to 12 papers for the 2017 conference. 

Additional Information

We have negotiated reduced rates at a hotel in Coral Gables and we encourage staying at the conference hotel since we will arrange transportation to the University of Miami from the conference hotel. 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 on August 1, 2017.

For additional information about the conference, please email umbfc@miami.edu.

Date

December 16-17, 2017

Paper Submission

Submission deadline is August 1. Authors of selected papers will be notified by mid-October.  

Registration

Coming soon. Registration deadline is November 15, 2017. 

Contact

George Korniotis
Associate Professor of Finance
School of Business Administration
University of Miami
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William J. Bazley
Behavioral Finance Conference Fellow
School of Business Administration
University of Miami
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Michelle Mederos
Office Manager
Department of Finance
School of Business Administration
University of Miami