SFS Cavalcade North America 2020
Kelley School of Business at Indiana University (Virtual Conference)
May 25-28, 2020
Zoom Session Ground Rules
Instructions for Research Paper Sessions
Updated 5/25: Please note that your email needs to verified before the access information can be sent, so there will be a delay between registration and receiving the access information. Make sure to register using your academic email address.
Updated 5/22: If you registered for the virtual conference, you will receive access information via email by May 25.
Updated 5/5: Registration for the virtual conference is open. Registration is free. Please make sure to register using your academic email address.
Updated 4/21: We are excited to announce that the Cavalcade will take place on Zoom. The original session dates and times are still valid. The Kelley School of Business at Indiana University has offered to be our virtual host. The KSB has extensive experience with Zoom meetings because of its large online MBA program and will provide important tech support. We are very much looking forward to your papers and discussions.
Updated 3/21: Regarding the COVID-19 Outbreak: Given the ongoing uncertainty regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, regrettably we have decided the SFS Cavalcade North America will not be held in person at UNC. We have automatically refunded conference registration fees. Please cancel any hotel reservations you have made at the Rizzo Center.
Chair: Monika Piazzesi (Stanford University)
Vice Chair: Ulrike Malmendier (UC Berkeley)
Associate Chair: Andrea Eisfeldt (UCLA)
SFS Advisory Chair: Josef Zechner (Vienna University of Economics and Business)
Host’s Faculty Sponsors: Craig Holden
Event Organization by Jaclyn Einstein (SFS)
Tues May 26, 3:45pm EDT RAPS Keynote by Campbell Harvey (Duke), “Tortured Data” Slides | Video
Wed May 27, 12pm EDT Cavalcade Keynote by Antoinette Schoar (MIT), “Consumer Financial Protection as Whack-a-mole” Video
Wed May 27, 3:45pm EDT RCFS Keynote: Thomas Philippon (NYU), “Efficient Programs to Support Businesses during Crises” Slides | Video
Thurs May 28, 12pm EDT Keynote by Amir Yaron (Bank of Israel, University of Pennsylvania) Video
-The submission period ended December 9.
-You do not need to remove author names from the uploaded paper.
-The submitted paper must not be accepted (or conditionally accepted) at a journal.
-Papers that have been presented (or are scheduled to be presented) at the WFA, AFA, and/or SFS Cavalcade Asia-Pacific are allowed.
-Authors of accepted papers are required to attend their session regardless of which day the session is scheduled; if an author can not make it to the scheduled time, the conference reserves the right to pull the paper.
-The submission fee was $50.
-For papers in which ALL co-authors are doctoral students, the submission fee is waived. Make sure you select the student category to avoid paying the fee.
-There are no refunds.
You have the option to elect dual submission to either the Review of Corporate Finance Studies or the Review of Asset Pricing Studies. 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
-Conference decisions were sent February 18.
-We received 1231 submissions and accepted 11%.
-Dual submission decisions were sent from RAPS and RCFS in March.
-As noted when you submitted your paper, our policy is that authors of accepted papers are required to attend their session regardless of which day the session is scheduled; if an author can not make it to the scheduled time, the conference reserves the right to pull the paper.
If you would like to provide an updated version of your paper, please log in to ConfTool
, click on your submission, and click Final Upload to upload an updated version of your paper.
If you update your paper, please let your session chair and discussant know.
-Registration for the virtual conference is free. Please make sure to register using your academic email address.
-We have automatically refunded conference registration fees for anyone who registered for the in-person conference.
The SFS Cavalcade
is a three day conference covering all areas of finance. The format is 55 minutes per paper with nine-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 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.