European Finance Association's mission is to foster a professional society for Finance academics, practitioners, and doctoral students interested in research areas such as financial management and financial theory along with their applications. EFA serves its community of members based in Europe and elsewhere in the world as an evolving professional network for the exchange of ideas... » read more


European Finance Association members are part of a global network of more than 2,000 professionals involved in the high-level research, study, teaching, and practice of Finance.

All current members are eligible to submit a paper to the conference EFA Annual Meeting and receive a free subscription to the Review of Finance.

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Review of Finance

The Review of Finance is a peer-reviewed journal that competes for the best articles in the field of finance and aims at a wide circulation and visibility in the profession. The journal’s editorial policy is guided by two criteria: quality and innovation.


The board welcomes submissions of high-quality papers both new and established fields in financial economics. 

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Doctoral Tutorial

The EFA Doctoral Tutorial is a one-day event held prior to the EFA Annual Meeting.


This event is an intensive and competitive session designed for PhD students in Finance nearing the end of their thesis. Only the top eight submissions per year are accepted.  The best paper is awarded the Best EFA Doctoral Tutorial Paper Prize. 

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EFA 2020 Helsinki – 47th EFA Annual Meeting  

has come to an end  ...

Thank you to everyone who took part - we had more than 2,800 registered and more than 2,000 on-line who attended 81 sessions and 243 papers presented over two days in 14 parallel sessions.  There were also well attended networking events, innovative poster sessions with video presentations and about 220 attended the EFA General Assembly and Keynote Speech by Ulrike Malmendier.

We are now focussed on EFA 2021 which will be hosted by Bocconi University in Milan in August 2021.  More details and website on-line soon.

The EFA Annual Meeting is held every August and offers a yearly networking forum for EFA members to share their ideas, research, and best practices. (The paper submission deadline is usually on February 1st of the same year.)​​

» Overview of EFA Annual Meetings

EFA News

  • » RF Call for Papers
    The submission window for the Review of Finance's Special Issue on China is now open. Guest edited by Zhiguo He and co-edited by Yongxiang Wang.  Deadline December 31, 2020.
  • » RF New editors
    The Review of Finance is delighted to announce the appointment of Daniel Paravisini and Chris Parsons as Editors, to start a three-year term commencing in January 2021.
  • » New Vice-President
    Elena Carletti, Full Professor of Finance at Bocconi University, has been elected Vice-President of the European Finance Association with the prospect to become President in 2022. As Vice-President, she will also be Program Chair of the next EFA annual conference (EFA 2021), to be held at Bocconi  University in Milan in August 2021.
  • »New Vice-President
    Xavier Vives, professor of Economics and Finance, Abertis Chair of Regulation, Competition and Public Policy, and academic director of the Public-Private Research Center at IESE Business School has been elected Vice-President of the European Finance Association (EFA) with the prospect to become President in 2023. As Vice-President, he will also be Program Chair of the EFA annual conference (EFA 2022), to be held at IESE In Barcelona in August 2022.
  • » 47th EFA Annual Meeting
    EFA 2020 was a great success with more than 2,800 registered participants. Thanks to Aalto University School of Business in Helsinki for hosting our first virtual conference.
  • » 48th EFA Annual Meeting
    Milan, Italy
    August 25-28, 2021
    Bocconi University
  • » 49th EFA Annual Meeting
    Barcelona, Spain
    August 24-27, 2022
    IESE Business School, University of Navarra
  • » EFA  Doctoral Workshop
    The EFA Doctoral Workshop with David Yermack on digital currency and blockchain has been postponed to 2021.  Applications will reopen in February 2021.
  • » EFA  2020 Elections
    Elections for 3 new Directors will take place during October - November 2020.  All members will receive an invitation to vote for candidates by email. You can update your email address and contact preferences online here. 

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