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SWFA 63rd Annual Meeting 

Las Vegas, NV

February 28 - March 1, 2024

Planet Hollywood  

3667 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109







Early Registration Deadline              December 1, 2023


The Southwestern Finance Association invites you to its 63rd Annual Meeting. Academicians, practitioners, and others with an interest in finance are all invited to attend and participate in the meeting.

Conference Registration: All presenters, discussants, session chairs, and panel members must have a current SWFA membership and register for the conference by December 1, 2023 to be included on the program.


  • Please note the following:

  1. Acceptance notices have been emailed. Submitters can also check acceptance by logging in at

  2. At least one listed author (as listed in Open Conference) must register for the conference by Dec. 1, 2023 for the paper to put on the program.

  3. You must be a current, 2023 member of the SWFA to register for the conference.

  4. The program will be published online in mid-December.

Special Issue of Finance Research Letters: Submitters have the option of having their paper additionally considered for a special issue of Finance Research Letters titled “Redefining the Future”, with a focus on research questions which provide insight into near and far term problems in finance. Papers selected for the special issue must be presented at the conference as part of their peer review process. Issue Guest Editors: Laura Gonzalez, California State University, Long Beach and Ivelina Pavlova-Stout, University of Houston – Clear Lake.

Speakers and Special Sessions: Our Keynote Address will be given by Ivo Welch, Distinguished Professor of Finance, J. Fred Weston Chair in Finance, University of California, Los Angeles. Additionally, our 2024 Distinguished Scholar, Matthew Serfling, Clayton Homes Chair of Excellence in Finance, Associate Professor, University of Tennessee, will speak at our lunch business meeting. Current planned special sessions include:


  • Editorial Panel Session

  • Doctoral Job Market Paper Workshop (prepping for the 2024 job market)

  • Presentation and Discussion Workshop

  • Machine Learning in Research and Education Panel Session

  • Publicly Available Databases Workshop

Las Vegas Highlights: Las Vegas, Nevada, is a vibrant city renowned for its 24-hour casinos, extravagant hotels, and endless entertainment options. Often referred to as the "Entertainment Capital of the World," the city's main thoroughfare, the Las Vegas Strip, is lined with themed resorts, spectacular shows, and diverse dining experiences. Las Vegas also hosts various conventions and is a starting point for visits to the nearby Grand Canyon. Though it's famed for its nightlife, the city has developed into a diverse destination with family attractions and cultural offerings.

Optional E-Proceedings.  Presenters will be able to submit two-page proceedings.

Contact: Dr. Andrew Lynch, 2024 Vice-President Program Chair


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