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RCFS/RAPS Conference

Feb 14-16, 2020
Atlantis, Nassau, The Bahamas


The Society for Financial Studies hosted the third annual Review of Corporate Finance Studies/Review of Asset Pricing Studies (RCFS/RAPS) Winter Conference at Nassau in the Bahamas from February 14 to 16, 2020. It was a high-quality conference with a limited number of papers and parallel sessions for corporate finance and asset pricing. Our aim is to bring together a select group of top-quality researchers to present and discuss cutting-edge papers in corporate finance and asset pricing.

For more details about the conference, see the Call for Papers.

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The submission period ended November 18, 2019. The submission fee was $50. Manuscripts were not required to be anonymous.


Conference decisions have been sent. The RAPS and RCFS dual submission decisions have been sent.


-The conference began with a reception on Friday, February 14, in the evening, and ended with lunch on Sunday, February 16.

-Participants were expected to attend all sessions.

-The registration fee for the conference was $250. There was a conference dinner on Saturday (February 15). The registration fee was reduced by $75 if the participant decided not to attend the conference dinner. There was an additional charge of $50 for significant others.

-There were three registration options:

-General registration $250: Included access to all conference events, including the Saturday night conference dinner.

-General Registration Plus Guest $300: Included access to all conference events and a “plus one” for the Saturday night conference dinner.

-Registration without dinner $175: Included access to all conference events EXCEPT Saturday night dinner.

-There were limited spaces available for attendees who were not presenting papers.

-Fees are nonrefundable.

Dual Submission

The RCFS/RAPS Winter Conference featured a dual submission option to RCFS or RAPS. ConfTool required submitters to indicate whether they wanted to be considered for dual submission. Note: If you select dual submission, your paper will be considered by whichever journal you select. In some cases, the editors may suggest your paper to the other journal if they feel it may be a good fit. Please read our dual submission policy.

New & Interesting Facts Session

RCFS had a “New and Interesting Facts” session at the conference, with papers that contained one main finding or highlight a stylized fact of interest. We encourage authors to submit such papers to the conference. If you would like your paper to be considered for this session, please ensure you select the New & Interesting Facts option. Note: this option is only available to the RCFS sessions.