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2014 SFS Finance Cavalcade

Georgetown University – Washington, DC
May 18-21, 2014

Hosted by the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University

2014 SFS Finance Cavalcade Program
2014 SFS Finance Cavalcade Program Committee
2014 SFS Finance Cavalcade Photos
2014 SFS Finance Cavalcade Registrants

Conference Chairs

Chair: Toni Whited (University of Rochester)
Vice Chair: Andrew Karolyi (Cornell University)
Associate Chair: Wei Jiang (Columbia University)
SFS Advisory Chair: Matthew Spiegel (Yale University)

Host’s Faculty Sponsor: Reena Aggarwal
Event Organization by Jaclyn Einstein (SFS), Dana Stefanczyk (Georgetown University)

Keynote Speakers

FeiFei Li (Research Affiliates)
Toni Whited (University of Rochester)


The 2014 Cavalcade received 653 submissions, which was a 42% increase over the number of submissions last year. The acceptance rate was 11.5%. Decision emails were sent January 29. If you selected Dual Submission, you will receive a separate email from RAPS or RCFS. Submissions were accepted through December 15. The submission fee was $50. For papers in which ALL co-authors were doctoral students, the submission fee was waived.


$125 for SFS members and $165 for nonmembers; early registration (by April 1) $100 for SFS members and $140 for nonmembers. Paying the nonmember fee gave the registrant a 1-year membership to the SFS. The registration fee was waived for doctoral students and Georgetown faculty.

New in 2014

The 2014 SFS Finance Cavalcade featured a new award, The Arthur Warga Award, for the best paper in fixed income. This prize is equal to 4% of the endowment.

Research Affiliates sponsored the 2014 Michael J. Brennan Best Paper Award and the 2014 Rising Researcher Prize.

The first SFS Finance Cavalcade Award for the Best Paper in Asset Pricing was presented.

Conference Dual Submission Option

You may elect dual submission to either the Review of Corporate Finance Studies or the Review of Asset Pricing Studies. To select dual submission, select Dual RAPS or Dual RCFS under “Category of Submission” in Step 2. 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.