The Investor Responsibility Research Center Institute, in its third annual research competition, is interested in finding out how the real economy interacts with portfolio and investment theory.
Winning papers from one academic and one practitioner each will receive a $10,000 award. The deadline for submissions is March 31, 2014.
Judges for this year's competition are Mark Anson, Acadia Investment Management chief investment officer; Collette Chilton, Williams College CIO; Erika Karp, Cornerstone Capital Inc. founder and CEO; Bill Miller, Legg Mason Capital Management chairman, CIO and porfolio manager; Nell Minow, GMI Ratings co-founder; James Hawley, director of the Elfenworks Center for the Study of Fiduciary Capitalism at Saint Mary's College of California; and Robert J. Jackson Jr., Columbia Law School associate professor and faculty co-director of the Ira M. Millstein Center for Global Markets and Corporate Governance Ownership.
Winners will be announced at the Millstein Governance Forum June 12-13, 2014, at Columbia University in New York.
Jon Lukomnik, IRRC Institute executive director, said the award is designed to foster innovative research. Previous winners provided thought-provoking ideas for investors, academics and policymakers, and that's the standard we seek, he said.
More information about the award, as well as a link to submit papers is available on the IRRC Institute's website at http://irrcinstitute.org.