Dates: February 29th and March 1st, 2024

Day 1: PhD workshop, 12pm – 5pm

Day 2: Conference, 9am – 4pm

Location: Columbia Business School campus, New York, NY.

Submission deadline: December 1, 2023

Submissions should be sent to [email protected].

Conference website


We invite paper submissions to the Columbia Private Equity Conference which will be held in-person at Columbia Business School on Thursday February 29th and Friday March 1st, 2024. The event will feature a day for PhD student presentations with discussions by faculty. The second day will include research presentations and discussions from academic researchers.

We welcome paper submissions on private equity, venture capital, and entrepreneurial finance. Please do not submit a paper accepted for publication in a journal.  Each paper will be assigned a discussant.  Past agendas are available here. The Columbia Business School generously supports this conference.

PhD students should add “PhD Student” to their submission subject line.

The conference is made possible by the support from Columbia Business School. The organizers are Michael Ewens (Columbia), Song Ma (Yale), and Emmanuel Yimfor (Columbia). The program committee includes the co-organizers, Tania Babina (Columbia), Arthur Korteweg (USC Marshall), Richard Townsend (USCD Rady) and Ayako Yasuda (UC Davis).

The deadline for submissions is December 1, 2023.