2024 UC Davis-FMA Napa Finance Conference 

15 & 16 March 2024

Napa Valley, CA

Co-hosted by the UC Davis Graduate School of Management and FMA’s flagship journal, Financial Management, the 2024 UC Davis-FMA Napa Finance Conference will feature high-quality papers from scholars conducting financial research.

The 2024 Conference will be held on Saturday, 16 March 2024 at Beringer Vineyards; conference dinners will be held on Friday, 15 March and  Saturday, 16 March.

Program Co-Chairs

  • Joseph Chen, Associate Professor of Finance, UC Davis
  • Shawn Thomas, Professor of Finance, University of Pittsburgh & Editor, Financial Management
  • Ayako Yasuda, Professor of Finance, UC Davis


Paper Submissions

Click here to view the Call for Papers.

The paper submission fee is $100 USD. The deadline to submit a paper was Sunday, 19 November 2023. We are no longer accepting submissions.

The editors of Financial Management (FM), the flagship journal of FMA International, will be apprised by the conference program committee of papers that the committee assesses to be of particularly high-quality.  In select cases, the editors will “lightly solicit” papers for submission to FM by offering fast-turnaround, high-quality reviews, waived initial submission fees, and enhanced marketing of papers that are eventually accepted through this submission route. Referees for “lightly-solicited” papers will be made aware that the paper was invited for submission by the editors.  While these invitations do not promise eventual publication of papers in FM, the invitations are only offered to a small number of papers each year that the respective FMA conference program committees identify as likeliest to clear the bar for publication in FM without major revisions.

Conference Sponsors

About UC 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. Its 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, the 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 Team is led by Michael Goldstein, Babson College; Kathleen Kahle, University of Arizona; and Shawn Thomas, University of Pittsburgh.