Call for papers: Eighth Annual Mergers and Acquisitions Research Centre Conference

Bayes Business School, MARC and ECGI

Call for papers: Eighth Annual Mergers and Acquisitions Research Centre Conference

  • 18 June 2024
  • London, UK


Bayes Business School - Mergers and Acquisitions Research Centre (MARC) and ECGI

2024 Eighth Annual Mergers and Acquisitions Research Centre Conference


Submission deadline
19 January 2024 at 22.00 GMT (No submission fee)
Tuesday, 18 June 2024
Bayes Business School, London, UK


Scott Moeller (Bayes Business School)
Anh Tran (Bayes Business School)
Paolo Volpin (Bayes Business School, Drexel University and ECGI)



Following the success of the seventh conference in 2023, we are pleased to announce that the Eighth Mergers and Acquisitions Research Centre (MARC) Conference will be held at Bayes Business School, City, University of London on Tuesday 18 June 2024, again in cooperation with the European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI).

The conference organizers invite authors to submit original, theoretical and empirical papers covering issues related to mergers and acquisitions (M&A), including topics such as deal structure from financing to integration, activism, regulatory changes, domestic and cross border transactions and corporate social responsibility among others.

PAPER SUBMISSION: The submission deadline is 19 January 2024 at 10pm GMT (United Kingdom time). There is no submission fee. To be eligible for submission, the paper must still be at a revisable stage (i.e. neither forthcoming nor close to being accepted at a journal) by the date of the conference. Please email a pdf version of your paper to The file name must be: [presenting author’s last name]_[shortened paper title] (for example, Smith_Deal integration.pdf). Please include “MARC2024” in the subject of your email. We expect to notify authors about acceptances by 27 March 2024.

STRUCTURE: Sessions will take place between 8:30am and 5:30pm on Tuesday 18 June 2024 with a keynote speech during lunch and reception following the conference. The conference will be held in-person at Bayes Business School, and all presenters and discussants are expected to attend in-person. The conference dinner for presenters, discussants, and program committee members will be held on Monday 17 June 2024 before the conference opening.



Kenneth Ahern (University of Southern California)
Marco Becht (Université libre de Bruxelles and ECGI)
Audra Boone (Texas Christian University and ECGI)
Claudia Custodio (Imperial College and ECGI)
Éric de Bodt (Université Lille)
B. Espen Eckbo (Dartmouth College and ECGI)
Eliezer Fich (Drexel University and ECGI)
Andrey Golubov (University of Toronto and ECGI)
Jarrad Harford (University of Washington and ECGI)
Tim Jenkinson (University of Oxford and ECGI)
Dirk Jenter (London School of Economics and ECGI)
Kai Li (University of British Columbia and ECGI)
Song Ma (Yale University)
Ronald Masulis (University of New South Wales and ECGI)
Micah Officer (Loyola Marymount University and ECGI)
Robert Parrino (University of Texas at Austin)
Raghavendra Rau (University of Cambridge)
Stefano Rossi (Bocconi University and ECGI)
Henri Servaes (London Business School and ECGI)
Denis Sosyura (Arizona State University)
Sudi Sudarsanam (Cranfield University)
Karin Thorburn (Norwegian School of Economics and ECGI)



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