The Department of Finance of the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University is delighted to host its seventh annual ASU Sonoran Winter Finance Conference at the JW Marriott Camelback Inn in Scottsdale, Arizona February 15th to 17th, 2018.

This conference presents an opportunity for leading scholars from all areas of finance to come together and exchange ideas. The 2018 program has been announced and is available here.

We encourage you to review the Call for Papers and to submit your work for possible inclusion in the conference. Authors also have the option to submit papers in a dual-review system with the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis.

We gratefully acknowledge the Department of Finance Advisory Board, which kindly supports and sponsors this conference, enabling us to waive registration fees and cover accommodation expenses for presenters.

Two prizes, each in the amount of $1500, will be awarded through support by sponsors: the Jacob Gold & Associates Best Paper Prize to the presenter of the winning paper and the Best Discussion Prize to the best discussant.

We also hope you will be able to join us for a group hike in the beautiful Sonoran Desert during the afternoon of Friday, February 16th.