Sixth Annual Napa Conference on Financial Markets Research

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April 3-4, 2009 Cakebread Winery Napa Valley, California

Sponsored by UC Davis Graduate School of Management and Financial Management

2009 Annual Napa Conference Program Co-Chairs:

Brad M. Barber

Professor of Finance

Director, Center for Investor Welfare and Corporate Responsibility

Graduate School of Management

UC Davis

William G. Christie

Frances Hampton Currey Professor of Finance and Professor of Law

Associate Dean for Faculty Development

Editor, Financial Management

Owen Graduate School of Management, Vanderbilt University

Call for Papers

We seek high-quality papers from scholars in the fields of finance and accounting for the Sixth Annual Napa Conference on Financial Markets Research, co-hosted by the UC Davis Graduate School of Management and Financial Management. This is a small, high-quality, invitation-only conference held in the heart of Napa Valley's wine country at the Cakebread Winery (see http://www.gsm.ucdavis.edu/lnvestofWelfare/NapaConference2008 for the 2008 program).

In addition to consuming high-quality research, conference participants consume outstanding wine and cuisine in the bucolic Napa Valley. There are hosted dinners on Friday and Saturday at superb Napa Valley restaurants and a luncheon prepared by the chef at Cakebread Winery on Saturday. Following the conference on Saturday, there is a hosted wine tasting at the Cakebread winery.

Six papers will be selected for the program. Conference organizers will pay for all presenter travel expenses (includes coach airfare, two nights in conference hotel, rental car for two days). …