You are cordially invited to submit your research papers (English only and in PDF files) for presentation consideration at the 6th Paris Financial Management Conference (PFMC-2018) that will take place on 17-19 December 2018 at the breathtaking and enchanting “Saint-Germain-des-Prés” district of Paris.


This two and a half day conference, hosted by the IPAG Business School (France), aims to bring together academics, practitioners and policymakers sharing interests in financial management, financial markets, corporate governance, etc. It also provides a forum for presenting new research results as well as discussing current and challenging issues in financial management and related topics.


Keynote Speakers

Prof. Utpal Bhattacharya, Professor at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology


Utpal Bhattacharya is a Professor at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology of Finance since 2015. He also taught at most prestigious universities including University of Chicago, MIT, Columbia University and Duke University. He holds a PH.D. in Finance from Columbia University and previously graduated from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad with an M.B.A.

Professor Bhattacharya is editor of Financial Management. He was Associate Editor of the Journal of Financial Markets and the Review of Financial Studies. His publications have appeared in top-tier finance journals like the Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, The Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis and the Journal of Business, top-tier accounting journals like The Accounting Review, and top-tier economics journals like the Journal of Economic Theory, Journal of Law and Economics and the Journal of Monetary Economics.

Professor Bhattacharya's research has been featured in full-length stories more than a hundred times in various media across the world, including five times in the Economist. He wrote a satire about the legendary fraudster Madoff in the New York Times. He has been invited to present his research in more than 200 institutions in 32 countries in 5 continents. He wrote a report for and served as a member of the "Task Force to Modernize Securities Regulation in Canada" in 2006. He and his report were featured in a Canadian Broadcasting Corporation investigative story titled "Who Is Guarding Your Money" on November 23, 2008. On December 2, 2008, legislators in Ontario, Canada, discussed this report. On May 16, 2012, the Securities and Exchange Commission of the U.S. invited him to present the findings of his Journal of Finance paper that documents cross-subsidies in mutual fund families. He is now an official whistleblower.

Prof. Bhattacharya is an excellent teacher. He has been nominated for the Trustee Teaching Award by Indiana University five years in a row. He won in 2004 and 2008. In 2006, Business Week recognized him as a "prominent faculty." Prof. Bhattacharya teaches in a different country every summer. He has taught at top universities in Argentina, Brazil, China, France, Germany, Holland, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Portugal, Singapore, Slovenia, South Korea, Russia, Taiwan, Turkey and the USA (Chicago, Duke and MIT.)

His goal is to spread the gospel of honest finance to every corner of the globe.


Prof. William L. MegginsonProfessor and Price Chair in Finance at the University of Oklahoma’s Michael F. Price College of Business


Bill Megginson is Professor and Price Chair in Finance at the University of Oklahoma’s Michael F. Price College of Business. He is also the Saudi Aramco Chair Professor in Finance at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. He is now co-editor of Journal of Corporate Finance. From 2002 to 2007, he was a voting member of the Italian Ministry of Economics and Finance’s Global Advisory Committee on Privatization. During spring 2008, he was the Fulbright Tocqueville Distinguished Chair in American Studies and Visiting Professor at the Université-Paris Dauphine. He received the University of Oklahoma’s top research prize, a George Lynn Cross Research Professorship, in April 2010.

Professor Megginson's research interest has focused in recent years on the privatization of state-owned enterprises, sovereign wealth fund investments, energy finance, and investment banking principles and practices. He has published refereed articles in several top academic journals, including the Journal of Economic Literature, the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Financial Economics, the Review of Financial Studies, the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, and Foreign Policy. His co-authored study documenting significant performance improvements in recently privatized companies received one of two Smith Breeden Distinguished Paper Awards for outstanding research published in the Journal of Finance during 1994. He is author or co-author of nine textbooks.

Professor Megginson’s research has been frequently cited in academic and professional publications. His articles have been downloaded over 48,000 times from the Social Sciences Research Network, and his books and articles have been cited over 12,000 times (according to Google Scholar). His co-authored privatization survey article, published in the Journal of Economic Literature in 2001, is the eighth most widely cited finance article published since 2000, and the most widely cited article published in 2001. He is associate editor for two academic journals, and has served as a privatization consultant for the New York Stock Exchange, the OECD, the IMF, the World Federation of Exchanges, and the World Bank. He has visited 76 countries during his lifetime, and has lived in Spain, Pakistan, Switzerland, the Netherlands, France, and Saudi Arabia, in addition to the United States.

Dr. Megginson has a B.S. degree in chemistry from Mississippi College, an MBA from Louisiana State University, and a Ph.D. in finance from Florida State University. Prior to entering academia in 1986, he worked for five years as a petroleum chemist at the world's largest styrene monomer plant and at the largest independent petroleum refinery in the United States. He has been a Visiting Professor at Duke University, Vanderbilt University, the University of Zurich, the University of Amsterdam, Bocconi University, and Université-Paris Dauphine.


Associated Journals

In consultation with the Editors-in-Chief of Emerging Markets Review, International Review of Financial Analysisand Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money, authors of selected papers will be invited to submit their papers to a regular issue of these journals.


Important Dates

Submission deadline
31 July 2018

Notification of review results
5 September 2018

Registration deadline
31 October 2018

Conference event
17-18-19 December 2018

Submission to the journal issues
15 February 2019

Program Co-chairs

Sabri Boubaker, South Champagne Business School & University of Paris Est, France

Ephraim Clark, Middlesex University London, United Kingdom

Duc Khuong Nguyen, IPAG Business School, France & Indiana University, United States

Conference Venue



Upcoming conferences

PFMC2019: 16-18 December 2019

PFMC2020: 14-16 December 2020

PFMC2021: 13-15 December 2021

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