Section on Finance

Practitioner Best Paper Award

The award is established to recognize excellent research done by a practitioner, with a strong potential for impact on finance industry practices. This means a novel implementation of a financial product, the development of a computationally efficient method that speeds up operations of financial services significantly, data driven solution techniques which addresses the industry needs, etc... The topic of the paper should be aligned with the research interests of the INFORMS Finance Section, and synergistic with the topics covered in the invited sessions at the INFORMS Finance Annual meetings. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, portfolio selection, machine learning in finance, networks and systemic risk, financial technology (e.g. Blockchain and cryptocurrency applications), market liquidity and frictions, financial econometrics, algorithmic trading and market microstructure, commodities markets, credit risk and fixed income modeling