2020 JHU Carey Finance Conference

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2020 JHU Carey Finance Conference

May 29, 2020

The 4th Johns Hopkins Carey finance conference will be held at the Carey Business School, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore MD, on Friday, May 29, 2020.

This one-day conference will feature 8 paper presentations (with discussants and floor discussion), organized in four sessions with two papers each. The Baltimore-based hedge fund Campbell & Company and T. Rowe Price Investment Services, Inc. are co-sponsoring the event. Professor Viral V. Acharya (New York University Stern School of Business) will deliver the keynote address.


Call for papers

Papers should be well developed, but at a stage where they can still benefit from the group's discussion. Preference will be given to recent papers that have not previously presented at major conferences. We invite paper submissions in all areas of empirical and theoretical asset pricing and macro-finance with particular focus on:

  • asset pricing with frictions;
  • monetary policy and asset prices;
  • models of beliefs, sentiment, and microstructure;
  • international asset pricing.

Best paper and best discussant awards

Each paper will be assigned to a discussant. Two awards will be given, one for best paper and one for best discussion. Awards will be based on anonymous votes of all conference participants at the end of the final session and will be announced at the closing reception.


    In addition to our finance faculty and some of the sponsors’ senior executives and economists, we expect to have several participants from the Baltimore and Washington DC area universities, policy institutions, and the local financial industry. As we highly value active audience participation, all participants are expected to stay till the end of conference and vote for the awards. The conference begins with a dinner by invitation only on Thursday evening, May 28, and ends with an open reception on Friday, May 29, 2020.

    Paper submission procedure

    The deadline for submissions has now passed. 

    Poster session

    The conference will also feature a poster session for PhD students going on the job market in the fall of 2020. The poster session will be open throughout the day and participants will be encouraged to engage during breaks and the closing reception.

    Conference videotaping

    The presentations and discussions of the conference will be videotaped and the recordings placed on the conference website for future viewing. Experience with high-quality conference program streaming is that it attracts significant and sustained viewing interest from worldwide audiences.

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    Carey Business School Baltimore campus

    Johns Hopkins Carey Business School is in the Legg Mason Tower (100 International Drive, Baltimore, MD 21202), a 24-story glass high-rise in the Harbor East area of Baltimore. Harbor East is home to many upscale restaurants, hotels, and shops, and it is within easy walking distance (less than a half-mile) of the historic waterfront neighborhood of Fells Point, a major tourist attraction. Three major airports serve the Baltimore-Washington, D.C., metropolitan area. The Amtrak Baltimore Penn Station is nearby.

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