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IEX Academic Research Conference

Call for Papers

IEX is hosting an academic conference this fall to highlight breakthrough equity market structure research around a variety of topics. The conference aims to bring together market structure researchers and market participants in order to foster greater discourse and collaboration between industry and academia.

Important dates

Date: Nov. 21, 2019 (with reception the night of Nov. 20)

Submission Deadline: Sept. 22, 2019, 11:59 pm Eastern Time

Notification of Acceptance: Oct. 22, 2019

Topics of interest

We welcome submission of any original research broadly within the field of equity market structure. Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Market microstructure
  • Market design
  • Market quality
  • Order routing
  • Best execution
  • Principal/agency incentives
  • IPO pricing and book building
  • Market structure of public v. private markets
  • Optimal order execution
  • High-frequency trading
  • Performance measurement
  • Transaction costs
  • Financial regulation
  • Financial intermediation

Papers should be empirical, include an empirical application, or be theoretical but of immediate practical relevance in order to be considered. Submissions will be judged based on criteria such as quality, novelty, methodology, and relevance to practitioners.

Submission Guidelines

Please submit the following in PDF format to papers@iextrading.com.

  1. abstract (including title page, abstract and keywords)
  2. complete paper (including author names, title page, abstract and keywords)

Submissions should not be anonymized. At least one author of every accepted paper is expected to attend and give an oral presentation.


The conference will be free to all registered attendees. Registration details coming soon.

Conference Organizers

Elaine Wah (elaine.wah@iextrading.com)

Benjamin Connault (benjamin.connault@iextrading.com)

About IEX

Founded in 2012 and headquartered in New York City, IEX Group is a technology company on a mission to inspire fairness and innovation by creating technology that levels the playing field. IEX Group is most well-known for its flagship stock exchange, The Investors Exchange, which launched in 2016 and sets new standards by raising the bar for performance, fairness, and transparency. For more, please visit iextrading.com/about.