July 9 – December 15, 2008
August 7–9, 2008

Financial Engineering Programme
The Indian School of Business (ISB), and the University of California, Los Angeles, Anderson School of Management, (UCLA Anderson), have partnered to launch a six week programme in financial engineering in July this year at the ISB. For more information, visit

Summer Research Conference 2008 in Finance
The Centre for Analytical Finance (CAF) at the Indian School of Business (ISB), will host the Summer Research Conference 2008 in Finance during August 7 - 10, 2008. The Conference will start with a reception for the participants on August 7, 2008. Paper presentations and discussions will take place on the following three days. The Conference will take place in the Academic Centre on the ISB campus in Hyderabad, India.

The theme of the Conference is "Recent Advances in Corporate Finance". Papers in all areas of Corporate Finance are welcome, including Corporate Financing and Agency Costs, Corporate Investment Decisions and Real Options, Corporate Finance and Product Markets, Control Rights and Corporate Governance, Mergers and Acquisitions, Institutional and Legal Framework of Financing Decisions, Behavioural Implications, and Corporate Financing in emerging markets. Theoretical as well as empirical papers will be considered. Papers with a focus on new ideas and concepts, or cutting-edge tools and techniques of analysis, will be preferred.

Apart from the ISB faculty, the conference programme committee will include a roster of top researchers in Corporate Finance based in Asia, Europe, and North America. There will be a USD 5,000 award generously funded by Citigroup for the best paper presented at the Conference. CAF organises two research conferences each year: one in the spring (April) and the other in the summer (August). The first conference is organised jointly with Wharton Financial Institutions Centre and Swedish Institute for Financial Research, and rotates between Hyderabad, Philadelphia, and Stockholm. Well-known finance scholars from around the world have participated in CAF's research conferences.

This procedure resulted in high-quality programmes for past conferences. To view the programme schedule and the papers presented at previous conferences, please visit the CAF website at

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