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Submission Deadline Extended to September 24, 2023

Call for Papers

Las Vegas - 63rd Annual Meeting 

February 28 - March 1, 2024

Planet Hollywood  

3667 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109







Submission Deadline                       September 24, 2023

Decision Notices Sent via Email      November 1, 2023

Early Registration Deadline              December 1, 2023


The Southwestern Finance Association invites you to submit papers and proposals to present at its 63rd Annual Meeting. Research papers, panel discussions, and tutorials sessions covering all aspects of finance and financial education are invited for consideration for the program. Academicians, practitioners, and others with an interest in finance are invited to attend and participate in the meeting.

Awards: Continuing with the SWFA’s tradition of recognizing research excellence, monetary prizes will be awarded for outstanding papers, including categories for doctoral student papers. The association will also award up to 24 $500 travel stipends for doctoral students.

Submission: Please submit anonymous research papers and proposals at the following link:


  • Anonymous research papers should be in PDF format. Completed papers are encouraged and will receive preference over proposals.

  • Anonymous research proposals should be in PDF format. They must include a clear description of the primary issues, a review of the literature, and a description of the data and methodology. They should not exceed six pages in length.

  • Proposals for panel, tutorial, or workshop sessions are highly encouraged. They should describe the topic, expected participants, and the submitter’s prior experience with special sessions.

  • Submission fees are $35 for doctoral students and $50 for all other submissions. This fee must be paid at the time of submission.

  • Decision notices will be emailed by November 1, 2023.

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

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.



Program Committee: Please sign up to review papers at using the Keycode swfa2024. Review assignments will be made shortly following the submission deadline.


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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