CFP: 2016 Journal of Law, Finance and Accounting Conference — Chicago,



Event Date: 

11/11/16 to 11/12/16

Location name: 

Northwestern Law School, Chicago, Illinois


The Journal of Law, Finance, and Accounting (JLFA)

Journal of Law, Finance, and Accounting (JLFA)
2016 Conference Announcement and Call for Papers

November 11-12, at Northwestern Law School, Chicago, Illinois

The Journal of Law, Finance, and Accounting (JLFA) is pleased to announce its fourth conference, to be held at Northwestern Law School, 375 East Chicago Avenue on, Friday November 11th and Saturday November 12th, 2016, ending by mid-afternoon on Saturday.

OVERVIEW: JLFA is an interdisciplinary journal sponsored by the NYU Stern School of Business and the NYU School of Law. It seeks to publish top-quality empirical, theoretical, and policy-oriented scholarship at the intersection of law, finance and accounting. The JLFA conference is sponsored by KPMG. Prior JLFA conferences have been held at NYU (2014), Hong Kong Polytechnic University (2015) and Harvard (2015). JLFA is an open-access publication. Papers can be downloaded without charge; see for additional information about JLFA; this link also lets you access the papers from our first issue, published in 2016.

You are invited to submit your original, unpublished papers for presentation at the conference. Accepted papers will be eligible for expedited review and consideration for publication in JLFA. In choosing papers for presentation at the conference, we will give priority to papers which the authors wish to submit to JLFA for consideration for publication. Publication is at the editors' discretion.

PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: The deadline for submission is Monday, July 11, 2016. Please submit papers through SSRN at

TOPICS: Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
1. The impact of the structure of the legal system - including legal origins, procedural rules, and the legal environment in general, on the evolution of financial contracts, financial markets, business enterprises and business groups.
2. The impact of particular legal and market institutions, including accounting, on financial markets and corporate actions, and innovation, economic growth and stability.
3. The co-evolution of the legal rules and market institutions that govern financial sector activity, that activity itself, and the nature of the broader economy and financial markets.
4. The regulation, organization, and performance of financial institutions.
5. The relationships between the structure and performance of financial institutions, and the performance of these institutions and the overall performance of financial markets and economies.
6. The interplay between legal rules, accounting regulations, corporate governance, firm performance, cost of equity and debt capital, financial market performance, and economic performance.
7. The political economy of the regulation of corporate governance, financial institutions, and financial markets.
8. Accounting, finance, and legal issues concerning ownership and property.

THE JLFA EXECUTIVE EDITORS: Viral Acharya (NYU Stern School of Business, Department of Finance) John Armour (Oxford, Law Faculty and Said School of Business, Department of Finance) Barry Adler (NYU Law School) Bernard Black (Northwestern Pritzker School of Law & Kellogg School of Management, Department of Finance) Robert Bushman (UNC Kenan-Flagler School of Business, Department of Accounting) Julian Franks (London Business School, Department of Finance) Joshua Ronen (NYU Stern School of Business, Department of Accounting)

FURTHER INFORMATION: For questions about the submission process, please contact For substantive questions about the conference, please contact Prof. Black,, or Prof. Ronen,

JLFA VOLUME 1, ISSUE 1 (2016): [to download these papers, visit]

Stephen J. Choi and Mitu Gulati, The Pricing of Non-Price Terms in Sovereign Bonds: The Case of the Greek Guarantees,

William F. Bassett, Using Insured Deposits to Refine Estimates of the Large Bank Funding Advantage,

Tiago Pinheiro and Joshua Ronen, Unintended Consequences of the Credit Card Act,

Dhammika Dharmapala and Vikramaditya Khanna, The Costs and Benefits of Mandatory Securities Regulation: Evidence from Market Reactions to the JOBS Act of 2012,

Edward Li, Charles Wasley and Jerold Zimmerman, The Disclose or Abstain Incentive to Issue Management Guidance,



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