2019 Wine Country Finance Conference

29 & 30 March 2019 
Sonoma, CA

We seek high-quality papers from scholars conducting financial markets research for the Fourteenth Annual Wine Country Finance Conference (formerly known as "The Napa Conference"), co-hosted by the UC Davis Graduate School of Management and Financial Management, the journal of the Financial Management Association International (FMA). 

This is a small, high-quality, conference held in Sonoma's wine country at the Benziger Family Winery. In addition to consuming high-quality research, conference participants consume outstanding wine and cuisine.

We are delighted to offer attendees the opportunity to explore the historic city of Sonoma as the venue for the 2019 conference. "Sonoma is at the heart of the renowned Sonoma Valley winemaking region and is known for its art galleries and the colonial-era Sonoma Plaza. Surrounding this plaza are significant 19th-century adobe buildings including Mission San Francisco Solano and the Sonoma Barracks, once used by the Mexican military."

There are hosted dinners on Friday and Saturday and a luncheon at Benziger Winery on Saturday. Following the conference on Saturday, there is a hosted wine tasting at the winery.   Six papers will be selected for the program.  Presenters will be reimbursed for travel expenses (coach airfare up to $1,500 (USD), two nights in conference hotel, and rental car for two days).  

Criteria used to select papers for the program include the nature of the research problem, implications of the proposed research, the quality of the research design, and the expected contribution of the research to the literature.   

Program Co-Chairs
Brad M. Barber, University of California, Davis
Utpal Bhattacharya, Hong Kong University of Science & Technology
Joseph Chen, University of California, Davis
Bing Han, University of Toronto
Rajkamal Iyer, Imperial College London

Call for Papers and Submission Deadline

Click to view the Call for Papers.

The paper submission deadline was Monday, 19 November 2018; decisions will be communicated in January, 2019.

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About the University of California, Davis

The UC Davis Graduate School of Management is focused on preparing the next generation of inspired, results-driven and innovative leaders who are committed to making a positive impact.

Our vision as a business school on the rise is to spur new business and job creation, prepare innovative management leaders, and accelerate investment and innovation through strong partnerships with industry. Every day, our community of faculty, students, alumni and staff is making an impact at Fortune 500 firms, mid-sized companies and promising startups by helping to put new ideas into action.

About Financial Management 

Financial Management, FMA's flagship quarterly journal, significantly impacts financial research and business practice by publishing research of high quality. The Editorial Board is led by Executive Editor Utpal Bhattacharya, HKUST, and Editors Bing Han, University of Toronto and Rajkamal Iyer, Imperial College.