Sixth Annual Young Scholars Finance Consortium


March 31 – April 02, 2022

The Young Scholars Finance Consortium is an annual conference that provides promising junior faculty and advanced Ph.D. students in finance with the opportunity to present their research and receive feedback from each other as well as a select group of highly accomplished scholars.

Sydney Ludvigson (NYU) will deliver the Academic Keynote Address, and Andrew Ang (Blackrock) will deliver the Practitioner Keynote Address.

The program committee for the 2022 Consortium includes Robert Battalio, Max Croce, Peter Feldhutter, Jeffrey Wurgler, Jens Dick-Nielsen, Mike Gallmeyer, Lu Zhang, Jack Bao, David Chapman, Leonid Kogan, Guofu Zhou, Kumar Venkataraman, Allan Timmermann, Jennie Bai, Lauren Cohen, Adam Reed, Bing Han, Neil Pearson, Vikas Agarwal, Pierre Collin-Dufresne, Dong Lou, Berardino Palazzo, Clemens Sialm, Deborah Lucas, Ravi Jagannathan, Burton Hollifield, Russell Wermers, Turan Bali, Marcin Kacperczyk, Zhi Da, Bing Liang, as well as the entire research-active Finance faculty at Texas A&M University.

TOPICS: The topics of our annual consortium alternate between Asset Pricing/Investments and Corporate Finance/Financial Intermediation. The 2022 Consortium will focus on Asset Pricing/Investments. We also welcome submissions dealing with transversal topics such as market regulation and microstructure.

We invite advanced Ph.D. students and untenured faculty, who received their first full-time faculty appointment within the last seven years, to submit both theoretical and empirical papers to the conference (non-presenting co-authors may be more senior). The submission deadline for papers was November 18, 2021. We are no longer accepting submissions.


To encourage Ph.D. student participation, we will guarantee a presentation slot, pay all travel expenses, and waive the registration fee for the presenter of the best paper whose authors are all Ph.D. students.

CONFERENCE DETAILS: The conference will begin with a 6 pm cocktail party on Thursday, March 31, followed by a full day of sessions, keynote addresses, and dinner on April 01. Events on Saturday, April 02 will consist of a half-day of sessions and a lunch that ends around 1 pm. These meals are included in the $250 registration fee. The conference will take place at Mays Business School in College Station, TX. Participants can fly into College Station (CLL). We will also provide convenient ground transportation free of charge to and from the Houston (IAH) airport at set times on Thursday and Saturday. Attendees will stay at The George, a brand-new 4-star hotel, minutes away from our school.

Registration for the Sixth Annual Young Scholars Finance Consortium is now open. Please click here to complete your registration.

Please contact Marco Rossi at if you would like additional information.


Past Finance Consortiums