Call for Papers - Review of Finance Special Issue on China

The Review of Finance is launching a Special Issue on China, guest edited by Zhiguo He (University of Chicago) and co-edited by Yongxiang Wang (University of Southern California, Shanghai Advanced Institute of Finance, and Associate Editor of the RF).  We welcome papers on all aspects of financial economics in China, including asset pricing, capital markets, financial intermediation, corporate finance, and corporate governance (for the latter, the conclusion of the above survey suggests potential research directions).  While we expect the majority of submitted papers to be empirical, we are also open to theory papers modelling issues in financial economics that are specific to China, “future of research” papers similar to the one on corporate governance, and papers involving the evaluation/certification of China data sets and giving best practice on how to manage them. (An example in a non-China context is the recent RF Spängler/IQAM Best Paper studying what are the best data sources to measure liquidity). Papers on the consequences of and responses to the coronavirus in China are also welcome, although this is only one of many topics of interest. 

More information here

EVENT Nova School of Business & Economics Finance PhD Events - October - November 2020

Nova Finance PhD Events is an initiative of Nova SBE Finance Knowledge Center and is a natural outcome of our commitment and willingness to serve the profession.  The goal of these events is to support Finance PhD Students, particularly those in Europe, throughout their doctoral studies by organizing events that will help them become better researchers and prepare themselves for the academic job market.  The first event is Finance PhD Pitch Perfect where Finance PhD Students will be able to present their raw ideas and receive feedback from assigned Coaches at an earlier stage of their research. Applications are open from October 15th 2020.  More information here or email novafinancephdevents@novasbe.pt

Call for Papers - Arizona State University Sonoran Winter Conference 2021 - February 19-21, 2021

The Department of Finance within the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University is delighted to host the tenth annual ASU Sonoran Winter Finance Conference, Feb. 19 to 20, 2021. 

More information and Program Committee here.

Call for Papers - 2021 China International Conference in Finance July 6-9, 2021

The China International Conference in Finance (CICF) provides an open platform to bring together scholars worldwide to present current research and stimulate exchanges on new developments in finance. The next conference will be held from July 6 to 9, 2021 in two combined formats: online and onsite in the city of Shanghai, in consideration of the on-going COVID19 pandemic. 

More information here.

EVENT 48th EFA Annual Meeting – 2021 EFA Doctoral Tutorial - August 24 2021

The EFA Doctoral Tutorial (EFA-DT) will be held on August 24 2021. This event is intended for Finance students nearing completion of their PhD who are about to enter the job market. The EFA-DT offers selected students a unique opportunity to present their papers and receive constructive feedback from notable faculty discussants in their fields. For more details, please refer to the EFA Doctoral Tutorial website and the EFA Annual Meeting Doctoral Events webpage. Authors of papers presented at the EFA-DT will each receive a stipend after the event to help cover registration and travel expenses. Interested PhD students should consult the EFA-DT guidelines for making submissions between: February 15, 2021 (when submission opens) and the deadline: March 15, 2021 (when submission closes) – those accepted should also refer to the EFA 2021 conference website for relevant news and updates. The prizes for the Best EFA Doctoral Tutorial Paper are presented during the EFA Annual Meeting.
NOTE: Students selected for the EFA Doctoral Tutorial are expected to register for and participate in the EFA Annual Meeting.

2021 EFA-DT Co-Chairs:


EVENT 48th EFA Annual Meeting - Milan 25-28 August 20-21, 2021

Website: not on-line yet
Submission link: not online yet
Submission deadline: February 1, 2021

Members of the European Finance Association (EFA) are invited to the 47th EFA Annual Meeting organized in collaboration with  Bocconi University, to be held on-line on August 25-28, 2021. Papers on any topic related to Finance are welcome, although papers that have already been presented at major conferences (such as the AFA or WFA) are given a lower priority – and those accepted (or conditionally accepted) for a journal are excluded. Each author is restricted to one submission only.

Papers are anonymously reviewed by multiple members of the Program Committee, and authors are notified of the Program Committee's decision in April. Authors of accepted papers are expected to attend the entire conference and be available to serve as session chairs or discussants. The EFA 2021 program will be available in June.


More details and regularly updated information about the EFA 2021 Milan conference will be available from October 2020.

Elena Carletti
EFA 2021 Program Chair and EFA Vice President Elect
Professor of Finance Bocconi University


Hong Kong Institute for Monetary and Financial Research (HKIMR) – Research Programmes

Quarterly submission deadlines: March 31; June 30; September 30; December 31

The Hong Kong Institute for Monetary and Financial Research (HKIMR) is an affiliate of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA). Our objective is to conduct high-quality research in the broad fields of economics and finance that is of strategic importance to the HKMA, Hong Kong and the Asia-Pacific region. Four times per year we invite academics to submit research proposals for visits to the Institute of up to 4 weeks. The research topics are for the applicants to decide. The proponents will have the choice to submit to any of the Institute’s Research Programmes. Proposals submitted for consideration in the Thematic Study Programme will have to address issues related to the current thematic areas of interest of the Institute. A successful candidate is likely to have a PhD in Economics or Finance, hold an academic position and should possess a track record of publications in top peer-reviewed academic journals. Full details about the Institute’s Research Programmes can be found on http://www.hkimr.org/content-id13. The Institute offers an internationally competitive remuneration package. If interested, please contact us via e-mail: hkimr@hkma.gov.hk.

ERIM PhD Research Projects in Management

Each year ERIM initiates and starts a substantial amount of new and international oriented PhD research projects. The focus is on pioneering and innovative research in the field of Research in Management. Projects are ordered by research program; there is a variety of PhD research projects that are open for applicants.

For more info, visit the website: http://www.erim.eur.nl/ERIM/Doctoral_Programme/PhD_in_Management/Current_PhD_Vacancies

Research Grants provided by INQUIRE Europe

The Institute for Quantitative Research (INQUIRE) in Europe provides financial support for academic research projects with potential applications in the field of investment management. Several grants of €10,000 are awarded each year. Payments are made directly to the researcher, unless otherwise requested. Support of a research project by Inquire Europe does not in any way preclude subsequent publication of the paper in a journal of the researcher's choice. Completed papers may be invited for presentation at the INQUIRE's spring or fall Seminars. INQUIRE will pay the researcher's reasonable expenses incurred in connection with the seminar. More info on Inquire Europe, research grants that have been provided in the past, and on the application procedure, is available on INQUIRE’s website: www.inquire-europe.org.

NETSPAR Theme Grants

Netspar is a European network for research and education in the field of pensions, aging and retirement. It is an independent network of academics and practitioners in the field, supported by Dutch universities and private and public institutions that share a keen interest in Netspar's research topics. Researchers of seven Dutch universities, international scientists as well as representatives of insurance companies, pension funds, government bodies and supervisors are affiliated with the network. Every year, Netspar allocates theme-based grants; these annual grants are given for a three-year period. As of 2008, these grants are also available for researchers that are not affiliated with one of the (Dutch) partner universities, up to a maximum of €250,000.

TOPICS: For some examples of granted theme topics, see the webpage: http://www.netspar.nl/themes/

– For further details regarding the theme grants, see the webpage: http://www.netspar.nl/research/grants/
– If you have any questions, please contact: Prof. T. Nijman, e-mail Nyman@uvt.nl.

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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.

  • » New Editors
    The Review of Finance is delighted to announce the appointment of Daniel Paravisini and Chris Parsons as Editors, to start a 3 year term in January 2021.

  • » New Associate Editors
    The Review of Finance is delighted to announce the appointment of Brian Melzer, Jacopo Ponticelli, and Rick Townsend as Associate Editors, to start a 3 year term in January 2021. 

  • » New Vice-President
    Elena Carletti, Full Professor of Finance at Bocconi University, has been elected Vice-President of  EFA and will become President in 2022. As Vice-President, she will also be Program Chair of the next EFA annual conference (EFA 2021), to be held 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  EFA and will become President in 2023. As Vice-President, he will also be Program Chair of the EFA 2022 to be held in Barcelona in August 2022.

  • » 47th 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 Annual Meeting
    Milan, Italy
    August 25-28, 2021
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  • » 49th Annual Meeting
    Barcelona, Spain
    August 24-27, 2022
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  • » 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.

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