SFS Cavalcade North America 2018

Yale University
New Haven, Connecticut
May 21-24, 2018




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Conference Chairs

Chair: Amir Yaron (University of Pennsylvania)
Vice Chair: Antoinette Schoar (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Associate Chair: Monika Piazzesi (Stanford University)
SFS Advisory Chair: Josef Zechner (Vienna University of Economics and Business)

Host’s Faculty Sponsor: Matthew Spiegel
Event Organization by Jaclyn Einstein (SFS), Leigh Ann Clark (Yale University)

For questions, contact cavalcadenorthamerica@sfs.org.

Keynote Speaker

Heitor Almeida (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign): Is It Time To Get Rid of Earnings‐per‐Share (EPS)?


2018 SFS Cavalcade North America Registrants

Early registration was $100 for members and $140 for nonmembers. Beginning April 8, the registration rate increased to $125 for members and $165 for nonmembers. The registration fee was waived for doctoral students (from any university) and Yale University faculty members. Please note that fees are nonrefundable.

Conference Location and Hotel

All meetings and sessions will be held at Yale School of Management located at 165 Whitney Avenue, New Haven, CT


Omni New Haven Hotel
155 Temple Street
New Haven, CT
Rooms need to be booked before April 20, 2018
Due to graduation, hotel rooms are not available before May 21st.

New Haven Hotel
229 George Street
New Haven, CT 06510
May 21st – May 24th hotel dates


Decisions were sent February 12, 2018. If you selected Dual Submission, an additional decision email was sent from RAPS or RCFS. 


The submission period is now closed. The submission fee was $50. The deadline for submissions was December 7, 2017. Please ensure you begin your submission with enough time to complete it before the deadline. You may elect dual submission to either the Review of Corporate Finance Studies or the Review of Asset Pricing Studies; see details below. The submitted paper must not have been accepted (or conditionally accepted) at a journal or have been presented (or be scheduled to be presented) at the WFA/AFA. For papers in which ALL co-authors are doctoral students, the submission fee will be waived. Authors of accepted papers must be able to attend their session regardless of which day the session is scheduled; if an author cannot make it to the scheduled time, the conference reserves the right to pull the paper.

We are using ConfTool as our submission system. ConfTool requires you to pay your submission fee(s) before submitting your paper(s). If you are planning to submit more than one paper, you can pay all your fees at once and then submit your papers. You will receive a confirmation after each paper submission. If you do not receive a confirmation email, your paper submission is not complete.

ConfTool allows you to pay using credit card, your PayPal account, or Stripe. Please note that you are NOT required to have a PayPal account in order to pay. PayPal processes the credit cards and will ask you to log in to your PayPal account, but you can simply scroll down to see the “Pay with Debit or Credit Card” option instead of creating a PayPal account.

Doctoral Student Waiver: Do not pay the fee! When you sign in to ConfTool, go to Your Submissions and then click Student Paper Submission or Student Paper Dual Submission. This will allow you to submit without paying. Reminder: You may only use this option if all authors of the paper are doctoral students.

If you have questions, you may contact cavalcadenorthamerica@sfs.org.

Conference Dual Submission Option

You may elect dual submission to either the Review of Corporate Finance Studies or the Review of Asset Pricing Studies. If you wish to be considered for dual submission, please ensure you select the appropriate category while submitting. If the journal you select decides not to send your paper out for review, the editor may refer your paper to the other journal, if appropriate, or to the Review of Financial Studies, for possible review. Thus, by selecting the dual submission option, you have implicitly agreed to be reviewed by any of the three SFS journals. Please see our Dual Submission Policy.

About the Cavalcade

The SFS Cavalcade is a 3.0 day conference covering all areas of finance. The format is 55 minutes per paper with eight-to-eleven parallel sessions. Our goal is to provide a setting that produces the kind of in-depth participation of a smaller conference while accommodating the variety of papers of a larger one. The host school’s faculty and Ph.D. students receive complimentary registration to the conference and all events. The SFS Finance Cavalcade conference is a joint project of the Review of Financial Studies, the Review of Corporate Finance Studies, and the Review of Asset Pricing Studies.


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