Corporate Finance and Asset Pricing Conference 2019

Wednesday 11 - Thursday 12 September 2019 Media City, Greater Manchester

We are pleased to invite you to the British Accounting and Finance Association’s Corporate Finance and Asset Pricing Conference, which will be held in Media City, Greater Manchester, during 11-12 September 2019.

We invite the submission of original papers focusing on research questions with consequences for corporate finance and capital markets, and especially on those topics falling within the intersection of corporate finance and asset pricing. 

The Conference is to be hosted by the British Accounting and Finance Association (BAFA), Corporate Finance and Asset Pricing Special Interest Group (CF&APSIG). We are grateful to the ICAEW’s charitable trusts, the Centre for the Analysis of Investment Risk (CAIR) at the University of Manchester, and Salford University for their financial support.


Keynote Speaker Sessions

Professor Nathan Joseph (Aston University, British Accounting Review, Joint-Editor)
Professor Andrea Gamba (Warwick University, Journal of Corporate Finance, Associate Editor)

Parallel Sessions

There will be themed parallel sessions, at which conference delegates will be able to present their ongoing work, exchange ideas with their peers, and gain feedback from experts and senior academics.

Publication Panellist Session

The session aims to provide insights into publishing academic research in top-ranked Accounting and Finance journals as well as disseminating your research to enhance finance and accounting practice. One of the important aims of academic research is to enhance knowledge but ideally such knowledge would only be useful if it helps to improve the way social and economic activities are undertaken. The view is in line with the emphasis taken by REF: “Publishing your research work with impact.” It is not too difficult to see how both Accounting and Finance jointly influence Accounting and Finance practice. For example, research work on agency theory has influenced the development of practical approaches to monitoring the activities of executive boards of directors in the form of codes on Corporate Governance for almost thirty years. These codes have in turn increased financial reporting transparency by influencing both the quality and volume of information in Financial Reports. In brief, this parallel 2 session will have discussants comprising journal editors, leading Accounting and Finance professors, and a representative from ICAEW. Their discussion will provide useful insights into the perils and problems of disseminating your research to different audiences. The panellists will facilitate the exchange of ideas on how to enrich the quality of your research and to make it accessible to users.

PhD Bursaries

We particularly encourage submissions from doctoral researchers. To this end, we will provide 15 bursaries of up to £100 each to PhD students as a contribution towards their travel. In addition, we will waive the registration fee for PhD students who are successful in obtaining one of our bursaries. PhD students wishing to apply for a travel bursary should indicate this in their email. Once your paper has been accepted for presentation at the conference, please provide a letter from their supervisor verifying your PhD status and confirming that institutional support covering residual travel and accommodation costs will also be available where required. Selection will be based on the quality of submitted papers, which will be assessed by the Conference Committee.

Conference Committee
Douglas Cumming (Florida Atlantic University), Marc Goergen (IE Business School, Spain), Arif Khurshed (Manchester, UK); Jia Liu (Salford, UK), Khelifa Mazouz (Cardiff, UK), Andrew Stark (Manchester, UK)

Paper Submissions 

We invite papers covering all areas of corporate finance and asset pricing-related studies. Authors are encouraged to submit both full papers and works-in-progress; in the case of the latter, however, submissions should be completed drafts that include principal results.

Key Dates

  • Deadline for paper submission EXTENDED: Midnight (GMT) 31 August 2019.
    Authors, however, are strongly encouraged to submit their work as soon as it is ready, as we review submissions as papers are received, returning our decisions expeditiously on a continuous basis.

    Authors should email their full papers to:

  • Notification of acceptance will be by: 3 September 2019.
  • Online registration opened on 15 June 2019 on the BAFA website.

Papers will be selected via a double-blind review process undertaken by the programme committee.


Opens: 15 June 2019
Ends: 13 September 2019

Full:  £80
Students: £60

The fees cover conference registration, catering for two days, and the conference dinner on the evening of 11 September.

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