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SFS Cavalcade North America 2024

Georgia State University
May 19-22, 2024


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Conference Chairs

Chair: Jules van Binsbergen (The Wharton School)
Vice Chair: Laura Veldkamp (Columbia Business School)
Associate Chair: Joshua D. Rauh (Stanford Graduate School of Business)
Host’s Faculty Sponsor: Hadiye Aslan
Event Organization by Organized Khaos Events

Keynote Speakers

Cavalcade Keynote: Jules van Binsbergen (The Wharton School)
RAPS & RCFS Keynote: Viral Acharya (NYU Stern)

New in 2024: PhD Student Grants

Update (2/19/24): Recipients of PhD Grants have been selected and notified.

-We especially encourage PhD students to submit to the conference. The SFS will provide up to 8 travel grants to PhD student authors. To qualify, all authors of a paper must be PhD students at the time of the conference. A grant of up to $1000 will be awarded to the presenting author of each paper who travels from North America, or up to $2000 from overseas.

-To be selected for a grant, you must submit your paper as a Student Submission. Do not select this option if you have coauthors who are not PhD students. Postdocs do not qualify for the PhD Student grants.


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


-We received 1619 submissions. The acceptance rate was 8.9%.

-Conference decisions were sent on February 6, 2024.

-Dual submission decisions from the journals will be sent in March 2024.


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-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.

-PhD Students and GSU faculty receive registration fee waivers.

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

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

-Registration is nonrefundable.

Authors of Accepted Papers

Please log in ConfTool to make updates to your paper. It must be the submitting author logging in to make the updates. The submitting author may upload a new PDF of the paper, update the title and author information, and indicate the presenting author, by clicking Your Submissions –> Final Upload.


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.

Main Venue

GSU Buckhead Center

3348 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30326

Reception Venue

Grand Hyatt Buckhead

3300 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30305


Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead ($209)

3300 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30305

Reservation Link, Group Code – G-GSU2

Deadline to Book: April 18, 2024

Hilton Garden Inn Atlanta – Buckhead ($149)

3342 Peachtree Road, NE, Atlanta, GA 30326

Reservation Link, Group Code – CC24

Deadline to Book: April 28, 2024


The GSU Buckhead campus is within walking distance from both hotels.  Atlanta’s MARTA transit system runs to and from Hartsfield-Jackson Airport. Fares are $2.50 each way. From the airport, riders should board Northbound trains (Red Line / North Springs). Exit at the Buckhead Station onto Peachtree Road S. The Buckhead Station is two blocks from both the Grand Hyatt Buckhead and Hilton Garden Inn Buckhead.

Submitting Your Paper

-Submissions are closed. Call for Papers.

-Submission Period: November 8 – December 11, 2023. The system will close at 11:59pm EST on December 11; make sure to begin your submission with time to complete it before the deadline.

-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.

-You do not need to remove author names from the uploaded paper.

-Each paper may only be submitted once. You may not submit the same paper as both a regular submission and a student submission.

Submission Fees

-The submission fee is $75. There are no refunds.

-PhD Student Waiver: For papers in which ALL co-authors are doctoral students, the submission fee is waived. Do not select this option if authors on the paper are not PhD students. To receive the waiver, you must select the Student Submission category. Postdocs do not qualify for the PhD Student waiver.

-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 a previous Cavalcade.

-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 may be made via PayPal or credit card (Visa, Mastercard). You do not need a PayPal account; to pay with credit card, simply click past the PayPal log-in prompt.

Dual Submission Option with RAPS and RCFS

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.

About the Cavalcade

The SFS Cavalcade is an annual 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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