You are cordially invited to submit your research papers (English only and in PDF files) for presentation consideration at the third edition of the Paris Financial Management Conference (PFMC-2015) that will take place on 14-15 December 2015 at the breathtaking and enchanting “Saint-Germain-des-Prés” district of Paris.

This two-day conference, hosted by the IPAG Business School (France), aims to bring together academics, practitioners and policymakers sharing interests in financial management, financial markets, corporate governance, etc. It also provides a forum for presenting new research results as well as discussing current and challenging issues in financial management and related topics.

Conference Program



Prof. Murillo Campello, Cornell University, United States


Professor Campello is an internationally recognized scholar of financial economics. Campello’s papers have dealt with issues such as the impact of market imperfections on companies, the limits of the firm, product markets, corporate capital structure, monetary policy transmission, financial crises, econometrics, and more. His work has been cited by prominent policy authorities such as the Federal Reserve chairman, mentioned in Congressional hearings, described in the “Economic Report of the President,” and used to advise the U.S. Supreme Court. His recent work on the financial crisis has been widely featured in the financial press (Financial Times, Reuters, The Wall Street Journal), books, and academic outlets.

Campello has published extensively in leading finance journals. He is currently the Co-Managing Editor of the Journal of Financial Intermediation, and has served as an associate editor at The Review of Financial Studies, The Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, The Journal of Financial Intermediation, The Journal of Corporate Finance, and The International Review of Finance. He received the bi-annual “Rising Star” award in 2010 and has been named “Distinguished Referee” by The Review of Financial Studies twice for his referee work on behalf of the journal. His papers were nominated twice for the distinguished Brattle Prize of the Journal of Finance, and received the Goldman Sachs Best Paper award by The Review of Finance.

Professor Campello is a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research. He earned his PhD in finance from the University of Illinois in 2000, a MS in business administration from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro in 1995, and a BS. in economics from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro in 1991.

Prof. Raghavendra Rau, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom


Raghu Rau is the Sir Evelyn de Rothschild Professor of Finance at the Cambridge Judge Business School. He is a director of the Cambridge Center for Alternative Finance, Head of the School's Finance & Accounting subject group, past president of the European Finance Association, and a member of the Cambridge Corporate Governance Network (CCGN). In addition to the University of Cambridge, Professor Rau has taught at a number of universities around the world, including the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences PO), Purdue University, the University of California at Los Angeles and most recently, the University of California at Berkeley.

Professor Rau was Principal at Barclays Global Investors, then the largest asset manager in the world, in San Francisco from 2008-2009. He is Co-Editor of Financial Management, and an Associate Editor of the Journal of Banking and Finance, the International Review of Finance and the Quarterly Journal of Finance. His research has frequently been covered by the popular press including the New York Times, the Financial Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the Economist, among others. He won the Ig Nobel Prize in Management in 2015 for his paper on early life disasters and CEO financial policy.



Prof. Jay R. Ritter, University of Florida, United States


Jay R. Ritter is the Joseph Cordell Eminent Scholar in the Department of Finance at the University of Florida. He holds a Ph.D. in economics and finance from the University of Chicago (1981), and has previously taught at Wharton, Michigan, Illinois, and the M.I.T. Sloan School. Prof. Ritter is best known for his articles concerning equity issuance, including "The Long-Run Performance of Initial Public Offerings," which won the Smith Breeden Award for the best article in the Journal of Finance during 1991, and “The Marketing of Seasoned Equity Offerings,” with Xiaohui Gao, which won the Jensen Prize for the best corporate finance article in the Journal of Financial Economics in 2010. His paper with Rongbing Huang, “Testing Theories of Capital Structure and Estimating the Speed of Adjustment,” won the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis Sharpe Award for the best article published in 2009. He has served as a Director of the American Finance Association, and is President-elect of the Financial Management Association. Prof. Ritter is an Associate Editor of numerous academic journals. He has also consulted on valuation and market manipulation cases, as well as securities issuance, and is frequently quoted in the financial press. He is a frequent visitor to Asia, Australia, and Europe.



The International Review of Financial Analysis will publish a special issue on conference theme. 


Also, in consultation with the conference organizers, and the managing and subject editors of Emerging Markets Review and Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money, authors of selected papers will be invited to submit their papers to a regular issue of these journals.

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August 31, 2015: Submission deadline
September 25, 2015 (New date): Notification of acceptance/rejection
October 31, 2015: Registration deadline
December 14-15, 2014: Conference event
February 15, 2016: Deadline for submission to the special issue


Important Dates

Submission deadline
August 31, 2015

Notification of review results
September 25, 2015 (New date)

Registration deadline
October 31, 2015

Conference event
December 14-15, 2015

Submission to the special issues
February 15, 2016


Conference Co-Chairs

Sabri BoubakerChampagne School of Management & University of Paris Est, France

Douglas Cumming, York University, Canada

Duc Khuong NguyenIPAG Business School, France 




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