December 06, 2013
09.16.2013 - 10:35AM
Ratings & Awards
Third Annual Contest for Best Research on Post-Modern Portfolio Theory: Uniting the Real Economy with Portfolio & Investment Theory
Deadline for Proposals: March 31, 2014
The Investor Responsibility Research Center Institute (IRRCi) today announced its third annual competition for research that examines the interaction of the real economy with investment theory. Two papers – one academic and one practitioner – each will receive the "2014 IRRC Institute Research Award" along with a $10,000 award.
Award submissions will be accepted through March 31, 2014. A blue-ribbon panel of renowned judges with broad finance and investment experience will carefully review submissions and select two winning papers. The panel includes:
Biographies of the judges are available here.
Award submissions are accepted online here. Winners will be announced at the Columbia University Millstein Center for Global Markets and Corporate Governance Forum to be held in June 2014.
Submissions may be an original work created specifically for the IRRCi Research Award, or relevant unpublished papers, or papers that have been published after March 31, 2013. Winning papers will be published by IRRCi and the Social Science Research Network. IRRCi also will distribute the winning papers to some 6,000 individuals interested in the organization's research.
"We are pleased to again sponsor this competition," said Jon Lukomnik, IRRCi executive director. "The 2012 and 2013 award winning papers were incredibly well received and thought-provoking for investors, academics and policymakers. That's the standard we seek: new, innovative research that takes a critical look at the real economy in relation to portfolio & investment theory," Lukomnik added.
Previous award winners are:
As outlined on the IRRCi website, Modern Portfolio Theory (MPT) has dominated investment theory for a half century. This dominance has increased the focus on security selection, portfolio construction, and other financial issues rather than attention on the real economy and investing. Simultaneously, the growing importance of the private sector relative to the public sector in the real economy has increased scrutiny of private sector behavior and economic activity, leading to the rise of a 'responsible investing' movement. Yet, a significant focus of that scrutiny is normative. That is, the private sector entity 'should' act in a certain manner with minimal attention on portfolio and investment theory. Thus, the IRRC Institute Research Award encourages new research that integrates analysis of private sector behavior with investment theory.
More information regarding the award process, submission guidelines and calendar is available here. The award submission form is here, and a series of Frequently Asked Questions is here.
About The IRRC InstituteThe IRRC Institute is a not-for-profit organization headquartered in New York, NY that provides thought leadership at the intersection of corporate responsibility and the informational needs of investors. More information is available at www.irrcinstitute.org.
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