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SFS Cavalcade North America 2018

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





Hosted by the International Center for Finance at the Yale School of Management

2018 SFS Cavalcade Program Committee

The SFS Cavalcade is a three 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.

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)

Keynote Speaker

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


The 2017 Cavalcade received 1142 submissions. The acceptance rate was 11.8%. The deadline for submissions was December 7, 2017. The submission fee was $50. 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 was 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.


$125 for SFS members and $165 for nonmembers; early registration (by April 8) $100 for SFS members and $140 for nonmembers. Doctoral students (from any university) and Yale University faculty members received complimentary registration.

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.