EFA Doctoral Workshop

Alongside the EFA Annual Meeting, a one-day EFA Doctoral Workshop (EFA-DW) is organized for PhD students in their second or third year. EFA recently launched this educational workshop series on New Frontiers in Finance – featuring a different theme topic each year. The EFA-DW is held in parallel with the EFA Doctoral Tutorial (EFA-DT) on the same day the EFA Annual Meeting officially starts, preceded the evening before by a networking welcome dinner. During the EFA-DW, recent research on the selected Finance topic is summarized in lecture presentations by leading professionals, and potential directions for future research are discussed. The aim of the event is to explore lesser-known areas of Finance and provide a solid background for PhD students interested in doing research in these fields.

2018 EFA Doctoral Workshop (Warsaw)

Date: Wednesday, August 22, 2018 (welcome dinner on August 21, 2018)
Location: Sofitel Hotel, Warsaw, Poland
Theme Topic: Household Finance
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The day will commence with an overview of the Household Finance field, followed by the three chairs who will each give a “topics” lecture exploring various aspects of Household Finance research in more detail. The topics to be covered are: Unsecured Consumer Credit Markets (Stroebel); Housing and Mortgage Markets (Vavra); and Household Expectation Formation (Kuchler). This EFA-DW will examine, discuss, and summarize recent research on these topics, the data that are available, some of the relevant regulatory frameworks in Europe and the United States, as well as potential directions for future research.

Application & Guidelines

Application for the 2018 EFA Doctoral Workshop opened February 15, 2018, and closed March 15, 2018, at 13:00 CET (Central European Time). Note that applications with supporting documents could only be submitted during this one-month period. For detailed information, please consult the EFA-DW Info & Guidelines.

Interested PhD students in their second or third year were invited to submit their applications for the 2018 EFA-DW by uploading the following documents (in PDF format):

  1. A one-page Application Letter
  2. CV
  3. Letter of Recommendation from the PhD Advisor or Coordinator

Application Link: www.conftool.com/phd-efa2018 | Submission Deadline: March 15, 2018 – 13:00 CET

Decision notifications were delivered by mid-May 2018 to confirm which PhD students have been selected to participate in the EFA Doctoral Workshop on Household Finance.



Please e-mail any general inquiries regarding the 2018 EFA-DW to Prof. Johannes Stroebel (johannes.stroebel@nyu.edu).

If you encounter any difficulties with the 2018 EFA-DW submission & application process, please e-mail the EFA Doctoral Events Coordinator, Marion Hebbelynck (marion.hebbelynck@eiasm.be).

2018 EFA Annual Meeting

As part of the 2018 EFA Doctoral Workshop program, accepted students are expected to participate in the 45th EFA Annual Meeting, and will each receive a free EFA membership for the year along with a registration pass to EFA 2018 Warsaw. Moreover, on the Tuesday evening before the EFA-DW is held, there will be a complimentary welcome dinner to which student participants and faculty presenters are invited. (NOTE: The EFA Doctoral Workshop is a closed session – participants are allowed admittance to this special pre-conference event by invitation only.)

Recent Events

Below are listed recent EFA-DW locations, dates, and relevant links.

45th EFA Annual Meeting – Warsaw, Poland – August 22, 2018
EFA-DW 2018 (Warsaw): Household Finance
Chair: Johannes Stroebel (NYU Stern School of Business)
Invited Speakers: Theresa Kuchler (NYU Stern School of Business); Joe Vavra (Chicago Booth)

44th EFA Annual Meeting – Mannheim, Germany – August 23, 2017
EFA-DW 2017 (Mannheim): Insurance Markets
Chair: Ralph S.J. Koijen (NYU Stern School of Business)
Invited Speakers: Bo Becker (Stockholm School of Economics); Andrew Ellul (Indiana University)

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