SFS Cavalcade North America 2023

University of Texas at Austin
May 22-25, 2023



Register by April 7 to pay the reduced early registration fee!


Conference Chairs

Chair: Victoria Ivashina (Harvard Business School)
Vice Chair: Jules van Binsbergen (The Wharton School)
Associate Chair: Laura Veldkamp (Columbia Business School)
Host’s Faculty Sponsor: Laura Starks
Event Organization by Jaclyn Einstein (SFS), Belinda Clark (University of Texas at Austin)

Keynote Speakers

Tuesday May 23 3:30pm RAPS & RCFS Keynote by Deborah Lucas (MIT Sloan) 
Wednesday May 24 12pm Cavalcade Keynote by Victoria Ivashina (Harvard Business School)

Tweet with us! #SFSCavalcade


Best Paper in Asset Pricing
Best Paper in Corporate Finance
Arthur Warga Award for Best Paper in Fixed Income

The submission period has ended.

-Call for Papers

-The submission period is November 8-December 12, 2022.

-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.

-ConfTool does not save accounts from previous conferences so you will need to make a new account even if you have made an account for another Cavalcade.

-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.

-There are no refunds.
-The submission fee is $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.

-ConfTool requires you to pay the fee before you can submit your paper. If you are submitting multiple papers, ConfTool will ask you to pay all the fees at once, then upload each paper individually. Payments can be made via PayPal or credit card (Visa, Mastercard). To pay with credit card, simply click past the prompt to log into PayPal.

-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.
-We received 1518 submissions. The acceptance rate was 8.9%.

-Decisions were sent February 8, 2023. If you did not receive your decision email, log in to ConfTool to see results or contact us.

-If you selected dual submission, you will receive a separate decision email from the journal in March. [Updated March 20: RAPS dual decisions have been sent. RCFS decisions are pending.]
Register Here

Registration Deadline May 12
All participants must register, including session chairs, discussants, presenters, and attending co-authors.

Registration fees may be paid via credit card (Visa, Mastercard) or PayPal. If you are paying with a credit card, you do not need to create a PayPal account; simply click past the PayPal Sign In to pay with your card.

Early Registration (through April 7)
SFS Members: $150
Nonmembers: $190

Regular Registration (beginning April 8)
SFS Members: $175
Nonmembers: $215

PhD Student (from any organization): Free
UT Austin Faculty: Free

There are no refunds.
AT&T Hotel and Conference Center
1900 University Ave., Austin, TX 78705
SFS Room Block (while rooms remain): $194
Reserve your room
Deadline to Book: April 22, 2023
Note: The hotel lists the dates as "May 22, 2023-May 24, 2023," but the block contains rooms from Sunday night 5/21 through Thursday night 5/25, while availability remains.
You may provide an updated PDF of your paper, update your presenting author, and update other details by logging into ConfTool.
The Cavalcade format is 45 minutes per paper, with 20 minutes for authors, up to 15 minutes for discussants, and 10 minutes for audience and author participation. Session Chairs may adjust this format if needed; please refer to your Session Chair.
The SFS Cavalcade is a 3-day conference covering all areas of finance. The format is 45 minutes per paper with 9 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 PhD students receive complimentary registration to the conference. The SFS Cavalcade 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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