JLFA Conference and submission process


The Journal of Law, Finance, and Accounting (JLFA) is pleased to announce its seventh conference, to be held at the University of Padova (Italy) on Thursday July 5th and Friday July 6th, 2018. The conference is co-organized by the Faculty of Economics and Management (University of Bolzano) and the Department of Economics and Management (University of Padova) as part of the Accounting Summer Camp.


JLFA is an interdisciplinary journal sponsored by the NYU Stern School of Business and the NYU School of Law. It seeks to publish top-quality empirical, theoretical, and policy-oriented scholarship at the intersection of law, finance and accounting. Prior JLFA conferences were held at New York University (2014), Hong Kong Polytechnic University (2015, 2017), Harvard University (2015), Northwestern Law School (2016) and London Business School (2017).


JLFA is an open-access publication. Papers can be downloaded without charge; see www.jlfaonline.com for additional information about JLFA; this link also lets you access the papers from our first two issue, published in 2016 and 2017.


You are invited to submit your original, unpublished papers for presentation at the conference. Accepted papers will be eligible for expedited review and consideration for publication in JLFA. In choosing papers for presentation at the conference, we will give priority to papers, which the authors wish to submit to JLFA for consideration for publication. Publication is at the editors’ discretion.


Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:


  1. The impact of the structure of the legal system — including legal origins, procedural rules, and the legal environment in general, on the evolution of financial contracts, financial markets, business enterprises and business groups.
  2. The impact of particular legal and market institutions, including accounting, on financial markets and corporate actions, and innovation, economic growth and stability.
  3. The co-evolution of the legal rules and market institutions that govern financial sector activity, that activity itself, and the nature of the broader economy and financial markets.
  4. The regulation, organization, and performance of financial institutions.
  5. The relationships between the structure and performance of financial institutions, and the performance of these institutions and the overall performance of financial markets and economies.
  6. The interplay between legal rules, accounting regulations, corporate governance, firm performance, cost of equity and debt capital, financial market performance, and economic performance.
  7. The political economy of the regulation of corporate governance, financial institutions, and financial markets.
  8. Accounting, finance, and legal issues concerning ownership and property.


The JLFA Executive Editors:

Barry Adler                 | NYU School of Law

John Armour              | Oxford, Law Faculty and Said School of Business

Bernard Black             | Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, Kellogg School of Management

Mark DeFond              | University of Southern California

Julian Franks               | London Business School

Joshua Ronen             | NYU Stern School of Business

Stefano Rossi              | Bocconi University

David Yermack            | NYU Stern School of Business


For questions about the submission process, please contact Addie_Jackson@ssrn.com. For info and enquiries, please contact amedeo.pugliese@unipd.it or massimiliano.bonacchi@unibz.it.


The deadline for submission is Monday March 5th, 2018. Please submit papers through SSRN at https://hq.ssrn.com/conference=JLFA-2018.


Date of JLFA Conference: July 5-6, 2018

Venue: University of Padova, Padova (ITA)

Deadline Submission of Applications: March, 5th, 2018

Notification of Acceptance: April 30th, 2018

Registration Deadline: June 5th, 2018