Call for Papers

The Centre for Financial Econometrics, Asset Markets and Macroeconomic Policy (EMP) and the Department of Accounting and Finance at Lancaster University Management School invites submissions in all areas related to institutional investors, empirical asset pricing and investments. Topics include but are not limited to:

  • Selecting Mutual Funds
  • Mutual Fund Flows
  • Market Mispricing
  • ESG and Sustainable Investments
  • The Role of ETFs in Capital Markets
  • Informed Trading
  • Hedge Fund Investments

We are honoured to have Professor Susan Christoffersen (University of Toronto), Professor Elroy Dimson (University of Cambridge) and Professor Russ Wermers (University of Maryland) as keynote speakers. We celebrate their important contributions to the areas of mutual funds, hedge funds, responsible investing and the role of financial institutions in capital markets.

The deadline for paper submissions is midnight GMT Friday, 22nd March 2019. Papers should be submitted in electronic format (pdf) via email to, with the heading “Mutual Funds Conference”. Please include your contact information and affiliation.

For more information, please contact Teresa B Aldren by email


Scientific Committee:

  • Vikas Agarwal, Georgia State University
  • George Aragon, Arizona State University
  • Pedro Barroso, University of New South Wales
  • Michael Brennan, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Stephen Brown, NYU Stern School of Business and Monash Business School
  • Susan Christoffersen, University of Toronto
  • Elroy Dimson, University of Cambridge
  • Michael Gallmeyer, University of Virginia
  • Bruce Grundy, University of Melbourne
  • Dong Lou, London School of Economics
  • Anthony Lynch, NYU Stern School of Business
  • Spencer Martin, University of Melbourne
  • Tao Shu, University of Georgia
  • Baolian Wang, University of Florida
  • Russ Wermers, University of Maryland
  • Tong Yao, University of Iowa
  • Hong Zhang, Tsinghua University
  • Shaojun Zhang, Ohio State University
  • Mingming Zhou, University of Colorado

We hope that you can join us in June 2019!