James Schallheim    Avner Kalay
   

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THE 25th ANNUAL UTAH WINTER FINANCE CONFERENCE    
February 5-7, 2015
CLIFF LODGE, SNOWBIRD, UTAH    

We wish to thank everyone who submitted their work for the 25th Annual Utah Winter Conference. Once again we had almost 300 papers submitted and it was very difficult to select only ten(10) papers for the conference. To our knowledge this continues to be the most competitive and selective conferences.

The program has been set and you can review the selected papers by clicking on the 2015 Program link at the top of the page.

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 

 
PARTNERSHIP UWFC, RAPS and RCFS: 
        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.
 
CONFERENCE VIDEOTAPING:
        We will videotape the presentations and discussions of the 2015 UWFC (and place the videos 
on our website for future viewing) as was done in past years. Following the 2012 UWFC, our 
website experienced a total of 33,648 visits by 5,125 unique visitors from 94 different countries
(top 10 countries: US, China, Japan, France, UK, Germany, Ukraine, India, Russia, and Canada).
 BEST PAPER AWARD:
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.
SHMUEL KANDEL AWARD FOR AN OUTSTANDING DOCTORAL STUDENT IN FINANCIAL ECONOMICS:
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).
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