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 an 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, research on the selected Finance topic is summarized in lecture presentations by leading professionals, and potential directions for future research are discussed. The aim is to explore lesser-known areas of Finance and provide a solid background for PhD students interested in pursuing research in these fields.

2019 EFA Doctoral Workshop (Carcavelos)

Date: Wednesday, August 21, 2019 (welcome dinner on August 20, 2019)
Location: Nova SBE (new campus), Carcavelos (Lisbon), Portugal
Theme Topics: ESG / CSR / SRI
Info & Guidelines: » EFA Doctoral Workshop – Info & Guidelines
FAQ: » Frequently Asked Questions about the EFA Doctoral Workshop

Program & Call

The 2019 EFA Doctoral Workshop is scheduled for Wednesday, August 21, 2019. The day will start with an overview of the three theme topics: Environmental, Social and Governance Criteria (ESG); Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR); Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) – followed by the three chairs who will each give a “topics” lecture exploring the various aspects of research in these fields in more detail. The topics to be covered are: ESG/CSR from a Corporate Finance Perspective (Prof. Starks), ESG Integration in the Investment Process (Prof. Krueger), and Climate Finance (Prof. Sautner). This EFA-DW will examine, discuss, and summarize recent research on the theme topics, the data that are available, some relevant developments, as well as potential directions for future research. The 2019 Doctoral Workshop takes place on the new Nova SBE campus in Carcavelos (near Lisbon), preceding the opening of the 46th EFA Annual Meeting.

Application & Guidelines

Application for the 2019 EFA Doctoral Workshop opens February 15, 2019, and closes March 15, 2019, at 13:00 CET (Central European Time). Note that applications with supporting documents can 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 are invited to submit their applications for the 2019 EFA-DW by uploading the following documents (in PDF format):

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

Application link: www.conftool.com/phd-efa2019 | Submission deadline: March 15, 2019 (13:00 CET)

Decision notifications will be delivered by mid-May 2019 to confirm which PhD students have been selected to participate in the 2019 EFA Doctoral Workshop on ESG / CSR / SRI.



If you have any inquiries or encounter difficulties with the 2019 EFA-DW application process, please contact the organizers via e-mail (phd-efa@european-finance.org).

2019 EFA Annual Meeting

As part of the 2019 EFA Doctoral Workshop program, accepted students are invited & expected to participate in the 46th EFA Annual Meeting, so will each receive a free EFA membership for the year and a registration pass to EFA 2019 Carcavelos. Also, on the (Tuesday) evening before the event, there is a complimentary welcome dinner (sponsored by Nasdaq) to which student participants and faculty presenters are invited. (NOTE: The EFA Doctoral Workshop is a closed session – participants are allowed admittance to this 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
2nd 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
1st 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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