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General Information

6th Annual Winter Conference of the
Multinational Finance Society
January 12-14, 2018, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Submission Deadline: September 25, 2017

Click here for Paper Submission


Sheridan Titman - University of Texas at Austin, USA


Scott Brown (Finance) - University of Puerto Rico Main Campus, Puerto Rico
Arleen Hernandez (International Business) - University of Puerto Rico Main Campus, Puerto Rico
Panayiotis Theodossiou - Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus


University of Puerto Rico School of Business, Main Campus, Puerto Rico


A special issue of the Multinational Finance Journal on "Global Financial Crisis" will be devoted to relevant papers presented at conference and submitted for publication.


The objective of the conference is to bring together academic researchers, educators, doctoral students and practitioners from various international institutions to focus on timely financial issues and research findings pertaining to industrialized and developing countries including the recent financial and economic crisis.


Papers in all areas of finance, accounting, banking and economics dealing with developed and developing countries are welcome. Specific topics include, but are not limited to: Asset Pricing; Banking; Behavioral Finance; Buyouts; Capital Structure; CDS; Commodities; Contagion in Financial Markets; Corporate Governance; Corporate Restructuring; Cost of Bankruptcy; Credit Scoring Models; Cross Listing; Derivatives; Emerging Markets; Entrepreneurship and Finance; Executive Compensation; Financial Accounting; Financial Analysts; Financial Reporting; FX Arbitrage; International Business; Investment Banking; IPOs; M&As; Macro Finance; Market Efficiency; Market Microstructure; Payout Policy; Portfolio Management; Real Options; Regulation; Risk Measurement; Shipping Finance; Public Sector Financial Constraints in Times of Austerity; Management Traits and Decision Making; The Role of Social Media in the Dissemination of Information; The Management of Restraints in Sources of Finance.

Policy-oriented papers from researchers in government and industry are particularly welcome. Suggestions for the organization of panel sessions on topics of general interest will also be considered.

This conference is unique in that we are opening special sections in international business. We ask that papers be as closely aligned to international finance, international accounting, and international economics as possible.


Please visit our website at to submit a copy of a completed or nearly completed paper or a detailed dissertation proposal or case study (PDF format) by September 25, 2017. Upon request by the authors, papers presented at conference will be published online in a pdf format as per the guidelines.

The cover page should include the affiliation, address, phone and email of each author. Each participant agrees to serve as a discussant of a paper of his/her own area of interest, if needed.

Please include of whether you would like your paper to be considered for any of the awards mentioned below. Only completed papers qualify for any of the awards.


Best Paper Award (prize 750 USD)
(Open to all papers presented at the conference)

Best Doctoral Paper Award (prize 500 USD)
(Open to all thesis papers presented at the conference)

Ben Graham Center for Value Investing Award (prize 500 USD)
(For best paper in areas related to value investing such as asset pricing, market anomalies and behavioral finance)

The Ben Graham Center of Value Investing, one of two similar centers in the world, was established in 2006 with a mission to teach, research, apply and promote the style of investing referred to as Value Investing. The center delivers on its mission by developing courses, carrying out research on topics related to value investing and spreads the word via conferences, seminars, symposiums, stock picking competitions and so on. Consistent with its mission to promote research on value investing the Center sponsors the Ben Graham Center for Value Investing Award for the best paper in areas related to Value investing, such as Market Anomalies, Behavioral Finance and Asset Pricing Models that test the pricing or not of discovered anomalies.

Past Winners


Registrations fee by October 6, 2017 (early bird registration) is 455 USD and by November 3, 2017 is 560 USD. Registration fee thereafter is 20% extra. For doctoral students, a discount of 120 USD applies. Registered participants can attend all social functions, which include two lunches, a reception, coffee breaks and a gala dinner. Papers registered after November 3 cannot be considered for the awards.


Information regarding the conference, accommodations, feature speakers, travel arrangements, fees and other activities will be published on the MFS website as needed. Information about past conference can be found on the website as well.


1 San Geronimo Street
San Juan, Puerto Rico 00901