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The School of Business Administration at the University of Miami is organizing its 7th Behavioral Finance Conference.  The conference will be held at the University of Miami campus in Coral Gables, Florida. The conference is sponsored by the Department of Finance at the University of Miami, the Review of Financial Studies (RFS).  Richard Roll from UCLA Anderson will be the keynote speaker.

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Papers from all areas of behavioral finance and economics will be considered. Researchers from other related disciplines such as experimental finance and neuro-finance are encouraged to submit a paper. We also encourage submissions from junior researchers and doctoral students. In addition to the regular paper presentations, the conference will include  2 - 4 short doctoral student presentations. All authors for these “doctoral” papers must be current doctoral students.

The program for last year’s conference is available at

2015 UM Behavioral Finance Conference
2015 UM Behavioral Finance Conference

RFS Partnership

The Review of Financial StudiesThe Miami Behavioral Finance Conference and the Review of Financial Studies announce a combined submission process. At your option, your paper submitted to the Miami Behavioral Conference will in addition be considered for publication by the RFS free of charge. The rules for this dual submission process are as follows:

  1. You must expressly indicate you are interested in consideration by the RFS.
  2. At the discretion of the RFS Sponsoring Editor, a small number of dual submissions will be invited to submit to the RFS. The RFS will waive the fee on such submissions and have the submission formally reviewed. In this case, the paper’s author will receive a copy of the RFS reviewer's report.
  3. Papers submitted for dual consideration must not be under review at another journal or the RFS, nor can they be considered for dual submission if previously rejected by the RFS.
  4. In the event that a dual submission that has been invited to submit to the RFS is subsequently rejected, its authors have the option to submit a future version of their paper to the RFS without prejudice.
  5. While under consideration as a dual submission by the Miami Behavioral Conference and the RFS, a paper may not be submitted to another journal (or the RFS) until the author has been notified of the dual submission outcome.

Paper Submission Procedure

To submit a paper, please visit

Papers that are in an early stage (but completed) will be considered. Please do not submit a paper that has been accepted for publication in a journal or is close to being accepted.

Submission Deadline: August 15, 2016. Authors of selected papers will be notified by mid-October, 2016.

Conference Format

We will start off the conference with an informal reception on the evening of December 7.  We will have 6-7 papers on day 1 (December 8) of the conference and 4-5 papers on day 2 (December 9).  Each presenter will have 20-25 minutes to present the paper, followed by a 15-20 minute discussion.  We are planning to organize a few social events at the end of day 1 followed by a conference dinner.

Acceptance Rate

We typically receive about 200 submissions and accept 10 to 12 papers for the conference.  Our plan is to accept 10 to 12 papers for the 2016 conference. 

Additional Information

All reasonable travel expenses of presenters and discussants will be covered, up to a limit of $500 for participants from the US and $1000 for participants from other countries. Hotel accommodations for two nights will be provided at the historic Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables.

If you are interested in participating, please register for the conference before November 30, 2016.

For additional information about the conference, please email


December 7-9, 2016




George Korniotis
Associate Professor of Finance
School of Business Administration
University of Miami
William J. Bazley
Behavioral Finance Conference Fellow
School of Business Administration
University of Miami
Michelle Mederos
Office Manager
Department of Finance
School of Business Administration
University of Miami

Paper Submission

Closed.  Authors of selected papers will be notified by mid-October, 2016.