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46th EFA Annual Meeting
August 21-24, 2019
Nova SBE (new campus), Carcavelos (Lisbon), Portugal
Website: http://efa2019.efa-meetings.org
Submission deadline: February 1, 2019

Members of the European Finance Association (EFA) are invited to the 46th EFA Annual Meeting organized in collaboration with Nova School of Economics and Business (Nova SBE), to be held in Carcavelos (Lisbon), Portugal, August 21-24, 2019. 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 2019 program will be available in June.

Only fully-subscribed EFA members for the 2019 calendar year may submit a paper to and/or register for the 46th EFA Annual Meeting. To avoid the rush prior to the submission deadline (February 1st), please renew or sign up for EFA membership as soon as possible! To renew or apply for EFA membership (which includes a complimentary paper submission to the Annual Meeting and an online member subscription to the Review of Finance as benefits), follow the link https://academic.oup.com/rof/subscribe and select the lower rates posted for EFA members (note that two subscription options are available) – then complete the OUP online payment process. Once you have successfully applied for or renewed your membership, a payment receipt is automatically delivered to your inbox – you are then considered a fully-subscribed EFA member for the calendar year (January–December) and are thus eligible to submit a paper to and/or register for the EFA Annual Meeting (which is a members-only event).

The annual EFA membership & payment process is handled by Oxford Journals | Oxford University Press (OUP) on behalf of the European Finance Association (EFA). Current EFA member subscribers receive the online (by default) or print version (for an extra fee, including online access) of Review of Finance (RF), EFA's own journal. Inquiries on EFA membership or payment status may be directed to OUP at the e-mail address EFAmembership@oup.com – all other subscription-related inquiries should be e-mailed to OUP Customer Services at jnls.cust.serv@oup.com. To read the latest RF issue online, visit the OUP website at the link https://academic.oup.com/rof/issue. For information on journal contributions and related inquiries, consult the Review of Finance Editorial Office website at the link http://revfin.org/ or send an e-mail to revoffinance@gmail.com.

A one-day EFA Doctoral Tutorial (EFA-DT) will be held on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 – preceded the evening before by a welcome dinner for participants. This well-established yearly EFA doctoral event is intended for Finance students nearing completion of their PhD who are about to enter the job market. The EFA-DT provides selected students with 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, 2019 (when submission opens) and the deadline: March 15, 2019 (when submission closes) – those accepted should also refer to the EFA 2019 Carcavelos (Lisbon) conference website for relevant news and updates. The main sponsor of the EFA Doctoral Tutorial is Nasdaq Educational Foundation (Nasdaq) along with Chicago Quantitative Alliance (CQA). The prizes for the Best EFA Doctoral Tutorial Paper (an award jointly supported by Nasdaq and CQA) are presented during the EFA Annual Meeting. In addition to receiving a money prize (contributed by Nasdaq), the EFA-DT award winner is also invited & expected to present the winning paper at the CQA Fall Conference held in early to mid-September (all expenses paid).
NOTE: Students selected for the EFA Doctoral Tutorial are expected to register for and participate in the EFA Annual Meeting.
ATTENTION: Accepted students must fully disclose whether their September schedule allows for travel to Chicago to participate in the CQA Fall Conference if they win the EFA-DT best paper prize, and give advance notice if they may be unable to fulfill this potential prize commitment (which in no way diminishes their chances of winning the best paper prize yet enables the DT organizers to make alternate arrangements).

A one-day EFA Doctoral Workshop (EFA-DW) will be organized on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 – preceded the evening before by a welcome dinner for participants. EFA recently launched its successful educational workshop series on "New Frontiers in Finance" intended for PhD students in their second or third year. The topic changes from year to year – in 2019 it is: ESG / CSR / SRI. 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. 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. For more details, please refer to the EFA Doctoral Workshop website and the EFA Annual Meeting Doctoral Events webpage. Accepted applicants for the 2019 EFA-DW will each receive a complimentary EFA membership as well as a registration pass to the EFA Annual Meeting. Interested PhD students are advised to consult the EFA-DW application guidelines (deadline: March 15, 2019) – and those accepted should also refer to the EFA 2019 Carcavelos (Lisbon) conference website for relevant news and updates.
NOTE: Students accepted for the EFA Doctoral Workshop are expected to register for and participate in the EFA Annual Meeting.

More details and regularly updated information about the EFA 2019 Carcavelos (Lisbon) conference are available at the link http://efa2019.efa-meetings.org.

Miguel Ferreira
EFA 2019 Program Chair
Nova School of Business and Economics

We look forward to hosting you at EFA 2019 in Carcavelos (Lisbon)!

6th IB & Finance Paper Development Workshop
“Advancing Interdisciplinary Perspectives in IB & Finance Research”
August 30, 2019

WU Vienna, Austria
Submission deadline for extended abstracts or full papers: July 1, 2019

We invite researchers to join their efforts and creativity in developing papers at the intersection of International Business and Finance. The workshop is co-organized by WU Vienna & King’s Business School (King’s College London). It is designed to connect young scholars to like-minded peers, and to offer hands-on guidance from senior faculty from the fields.

In the coming year, the workshop will be co-organized and hosted by King’s College London. It is financially supported by the Society for the Advancement of Management Studies (Journal of Management Studies). Travel stipends for junior scholars without home institution funding are awarded on a competitive basis. The senior faculty panel includes Prof. Söhnke Bartram (Warwick Business School), Prof. Igor Filatotchev (King’s College London), Prof. Jakob Müllner (WU Vienna), Prof. Otto Randl (WU Vienna) and Prof. Christian Wagner (WU Vienna).

We encourage contributions from International Business, Strategy, Accounting and Management with Finance perspectives and Finance papers with explicit international focus. Please refer to the Call for Papers for further information.

Associate Prof. Dr. Jakob Müllner, PD
E-mail: jakob.muellner@wu.ac.at or thomas.lindner@wu.ac.at


"Intangible Assets and Factor Investing"
Submission deadline: September 30, 2019

The EDHEC Scientific Beta Research chair is inviting research applications in the area of "Intangible Assets and Factor Investing". These research grants will support academic research on factor investing that is practically relevant and provides a substantial contribution to the academic literature. Funding is available for two projects, and each grant will be for 10,000 euros with an additional bonus of 10,000 euros awarded upon publication in a top-tier academic journal (a list of relevant journals, which includes FT-listed accounting and finance journals, will be provided to the selected researchers). Payment will be made directly to the researcher, unless otherwise requested, and this research support does not in any way preclude subsequent publication of the paper in a journal of the researcher's choice (only an acknowledgement of the research funding is required).

Research projects should address how considering intangible capital affects widely-documented asset pricing factors, such as value, investment and profitability. Such factors draw on accounting information, which often ignores intangible capital or treats intangibles inconsistently. While a growing literature considers the effects of intangibles, it remains unclear how intangible capital should be incorporated in empirical asset pricing. The following list contains examples of relevant questions:

Proposals should contain a detailed outline of the research to be conducted and an explanation of its contribution. Specifically, a single PDF should be submitted that contains the following:

A related paper, if available, may be enclosed in a separate file.

Researchers should submit their proposals and their vita to severine.cibelly@scientificbeta.com.

Proposals will be selected by a selection committee composed of:

The deadline for submission of proposals is September 30th 2019.
Decisions on proposals will be made before 30th November 2019.
All decisions are final.

Authors whose proposals are selected will be expected to deliver a working paper and present the research at the annual conference of the EDHEC Scientific Beta Research chair. EDHEC will pay reasonable expenses incurred for coming to the conference.

Think Forward Initiative (TFI)
Submission deadline: October 6, 2019

The Think Forward Initiative (TFI) has launched a new call for research proposals. We will be awarding funding to original research projects that provide relevant impact-driven insights in the domains of people’s (financial) decision-making, financial health, and financial well-being.

The TFI is looking for applications for our two research tracks. The short-term research track provides funding up to €10,000 per project that can be completed within six months. The long-term research track offers funding up to €100,000 per project that can be completed within two years. Proposals can be submitted to one of the six priority themes but proposals that address other relevant topics are welcome as a wildcard submission.

Please find all details about this call here. Submissions are due by October 6, 2019.

Have questions about your submission?

TFI have set up some telephone conference sessions to answer any questions you may have about your submission. Register below to take part:

Alternatively, you may get in touch with the TFI by sending your questions via e-mail to maria.ferreira.sequeda@ing.com.

The Think Forward Initiative (TFI) is a multidisciplinary and open initiative that promotes research and practical solutions with the ambitious goal of empowering more than 100 million people to make better financial decisions. The TFI is supported by a purpose-driven partnership between ING, the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), Deloitte, Amazon Web Services, and Dell Technologies.

New members to be appointed to the ESRB-ASC
Application deadline: May 23, 2018
Application link: ascapplications@esrb.europa.eu

This is a Call for Expressions of Interest for new members to be appointed to the Advisory Scientific Committee (ASC) of the European Systemic Risk Board (ESRB) – to be distributed among the membership of the European Finance Association (EFA) and other interested parties. The ESRB is responsible for the macro-prudential overview of the financial system within the European Union (EU); it is chaired by the ECB President, Mario Draghi (www.esrb.europa.eu). The ASC is composed of 15 experts from the academic field (not necessarily European) who are given a four-year mandate (the current list of members is available at http://www.esrb.europa.eu/about/orga/asc/html/index.en.html). The mandates of many ASC members will soon come to an end, so the ESRB Secretariat has issued a Call for Expressions of Interest (as published in the Official Journal of the European Union, Volume 61, 2 May 2018) to solicit new ASC members from the academic community. ESRB would be grateful if this call could be further distributed within your professional communities – the application procedure is outlined below, with criteria and further details communicated within the text of the call.


CONTACT: Antonio Sánchez Serrano | Principal Macro-prudential Policy Expert | ESRB Secretariat | European Central Bank | +49 69 1344 4446 | antonio.sanchez@ecb.europa.eu

ESRB-ASC Research Prize in Finance
Submission deadline: March 31, 2018

The Advisory Scientific Committee (ASC) of the European Systemic Risk Board (ESRB) annually awards a research prize for young researchers in finance called the “Ieke van den Burg Prize for Research on Systemic Risk”. Ms. van den Burg was dedicated to the notion that finance should serve society, and this prize is administered in that spirit. The ESRB-ASC Prize includes a money award of €5,000.

AGE & CONTENT CRITERIA: Applicants must be under 35 years old on December 31, 2017. Both single-authored and co-authored papers may be submitted for consideration, but all authors of a given paper must comply with the under-35 age requirement.

SUBMISSION: Applicants must submit a completed paper on a topic related to the ESRB’s mission of preventing and mitigating systemic risks to financial stability. In particular, applications are invited from authors of papers covering at least one of the following topics:


BEST PAPER PRIZE: The ASC will select the winning paper, based on its judgement of the paper that represents an outstanding contribution to a topic of interest and relevance to the ESRB. The author(s) of the winning paper will be expected to present their research at an ESRB conference. The prize amounts to €5,000, and is intended to support the research activities of the recipient(s). This total cash award is the same for single and co-authored papers. If more than one winning paper is selected, the total cash award will be distributed equally between each paper.

MORE INFORMATION: Details of the 2018 ESRB-ASC Prize and eligibility criteria can be found in the Call for Papers. Previous winners are listed on the ESRB-ASC Website.

WEBSITE: https://www.esrb.europa.eu/about/orga/asc/ieke/html/index.en.html

CONTACT: ESRB-ASC_Prize@ecb.europa.eu

Hong Kong Institute for Monetary Research (HKIMR) – Research Fellowship Programmes
The Hong Kong Institute for Monetary 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. We invite academics to submit research proposals for visits to the Institute 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 Fellowship Programmes. Proposals submitted for consideration in the Thematic Study Fellowship 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 Institute’s Research Fellowship Programmes can be found on http://www.hkimr.org/content-id13. The Institute offers an internationally competitive remuneration package. If interested, please contact 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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