Utah Winter Finance Conference

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February 4-6, 2016
The Preliminary Program Is Now Available
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The Twenty-sixth Annual Utah Winter Finance Conference will be held February 4-6, 2016. The opening 
reception begins Wednesday evening, February 3rd. The location is the beautiful Cliff Lodge at Snowbird.
You are invited to submit papers on any topic in financial economics for the 2016 UWFC. Papers will be 
reviewed for selection by the review committee in a double-blind referee process.  Only ten papers are 
selected for the UWFC each year.  
The Utah Winter Finance Conference and the Review of Asset Pricing Studies and the Review of Corporate 
Finance Studies announce a combined submission process. At your choice, your paper submitted to the 
UWFC also will be considered for publication by the RAPS or the RCFS without additional submission fee. 
This is a "no-fault" submission option, which means that if one of the SFS journals decides to review 
your paper and rejects it, you may submit to any SFS journal at a later date as if the paper was never 
submitted.  Please see our website for the rules for submitting your paper to the RAPS or RCFS.

Paper must be submitted by September 1, 2015.  There is a submission fee of $40.  Click HERE to submit 
your paper. 
Authors will be notified of paper selection in November.

We will videotape the presentations and discussions of the 2016 UWFC (and place the videos on our websitefor future viewing) as was done in past years. Following the 2015 UWFC, our website experienced over 
10,000 visits by 2,500+ unique visitors from 94 different countries (top 10 countries: US, Israel, United 
Kingdom, Brazil, Canada, Germany, China, Italy, Australia, and India).
There is a $1,000 best paper award.  The best paper is selected by a vote of the participants at the end of 
the last session.
The Utah Winter Finance Conference offers a $2,500 award to an outstanding PhD student in financial 
economics honoring the memory of Shmuel Kandel. The student will attend the UWFC and must also 
participate in the Student Utah Winter Finance Conference (SUWFC) held the Friday following the UWFC at 
the University of Utah (the student is invited to remain in Utah between “conferences” or may travel in the 
intermediate period).
Interested students should submit a completed paper (the paper will not be considered for the UWFC 
program, but the paper can be submitted to the conference separately) and two letters of recommendation
from their committee members. The submission will be done directly on our web site by clicking  HERE.
The submission deadline is September 1, 2015 and the winner will be announced by early November.

    The Utah Winter Finance Conference gratefully acknowledges the financial                                                    support of 
                    The Sam and Diane Stewart Family Foundation

We also want to thank our many reviewers for their work in making this conference successful. Here are the people who donated their time and talents to the review process for this year:

Eleana Asparouhova, Kerry Back, Brad Barber, Shmuel Baruch, Nittai Bergman, Hank Bessembinder, Ekkehart Boehmer, Peter Bossaerts, Jacob Boudoukh, Alon Brav, Jennifer Carpenter, Tarun Chordia, Jeff Coles, Michael Cooper, Francesca Cornelli, Shane Corwin, Joshua Coval, Martijn Cremers, Peter DeMarzo, Espen Eckbo, Wayne Ferson, Andrea Frazzini, Paolo Fulghieri, Vito Gala, Stefano Giglio, Xavier Giroud, Itay Goldstein, Joao Gomes, Dirk Hackbarth, Milton Harris, Zhiguo He, Burton Hollifield, Eric Hughson, Ohad Kadan, Ron Kaniel, Gautam Kaul, Ralph Koijen, Ilan Kremer, Camelia Kuhnen, Nisan Langberg, Mark Leary, Martin Lettau, Karl Lins, Dmitry Livdan, Uri Loewenstein, Evgeny Lyandres, Massimo Massa, David Matsa, Roni Michaely, Konstantin Milbradt, Yihui Pan, Christine Parlour, Lubos Pastor, Mitchell Petersen, Adriano Rampini, Artur Raviv, Luis Rayo, Michael Roberts, Jacob Sagi, Nathan Seegert, Henri Servaes, Kelly Shue, Stephen Siegel, Kenneth Singleton, Chester Spatt, Matthew Spiegel, Chris Stanton, Richard Stanton, A. Subrahmanyam, Elizabeth Tashjian, Christopher Telmer, Karin Thorburn, Laura Veldkamp, S. Viswanathan, Toni Whited, Avi Wohl, Yuhai Xuan, Amir Yaron, David Yermack, Kathy Yuan, Josef Zechner, Jaime Zender, and Feng Zhang 


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