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CALLS FOR PAPERS & FINANCE EVENTS
47th EFA Annual Meeting
August 19-22, 2020
Helsinki Congress Centre Paasitorni, Helsinki, Finland
Submission link: http://www.conftool.com/efa2020
Submission deadline: February 1, 2020
Members of the European Finance Association (EFA) are invited to the 47th EFA Annual Meeting organized in collaboration with Aalto University School of Business, to be held at Helsinki Congress Centre Paasitorni, in Helsinki, Finland, August 19-22, 2020. 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.
SUBMISSION & REVIEW PROCESS
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 2020 program will be available in June.
Only fully-subscribed EFA members for the 2020 calendar year may submit a paper to and/or register for the 47th 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 rate posted for EFA members – 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).
REVIEW OF FINANCE – EFA'S OWN JOURNAL
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 members receive a personal online subscription to 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com.
A one-day EFA Doctoral Tutorial (EFA-DT) will be held on Wednesday, August 19, 2020 – 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, 2020 (when submission opens) and the deadline: March 15, 2020 (when submission closes) – those accepted should also refer to the EFA 2020 Helsinki 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 19 2020 – 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 was: ESG / CSR / SRI. (This year's theme / topic(s) will be announced soon.) The 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 2020 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, 2020) – and those accepted should also refer to the EFA 2020 Helsinki 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 2020 Helsinki conference are available at the link http://efa2020.efa-meetings.org.
EFA 2020 Program Chair
Aalto Distinguished Professor
Eero Kasanen Professor of Finance
Aalto University School of Business
We look forward to receiving your submissions & hosting you at EFA 2020 in Helsinki!
CALL FOR PAPERS
2020 China International Conference in Finance (CICF)
July 7-10, 2020
Submission deadline: February 10, 2020
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. Over the years, CICF has grown to be one of the leading conferences in financial research in the world. The next conference will be held from July 7 to 10, 2020 in the city of Shanghai.
Papers in all areas of finance are welcome. The conference follows the format of major international conferences. In addition, we would like to encourage authors to submit to the special sessions on China Focus.
Kenneth J. Singleton, Stanford University
Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Shanghai Advanced Institute of Finance (SAIF), Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Jiang Wang, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
PROGRAM COMMITTEE CHAIR
Zhiguo He, University of Chicago
PROGRAM COMMITTEE CO-CHAIR
Kewei Hou, The Ohio State University
BEST PAPER AWARDS
- Yihong Xia Best Paper Awards (2; $1,000 USD each) for promising young scholars, sponsored by Friends of Yihong Xia
- CICF Best Paper Awards (3; $1,000 USD each), sponsored by the conference
- XiYue Best Paper Awards (2; $1,000 USD each), sponsored by XY Investments LLC
Authors are invited to submit completed papers. Papers will be selected by the Program Committee consisting of a panel of international scholars. Please submit your papers in electronic format (PDF files only) to: http://www.cicfconf.org/submission.php
Paper submission deadline: February 10, 2020.
The submitting authors will be notified of the Program Committee's decision by April 15, 2020.
CALL FOR PAPERS
9th ASU Sonoran Winter Conference 2020
February 13-15, 2020
Host: W. P. Carey School of Business, Arizona State University (ASU),
Venue: JW Marriott Camelback Inn, Scottsdale, Arizona (www.camelbackinn.com)
Submission deadline: November 19, 2019
The ASU W. P. Carey School of Business Department of Finance is delighted to host the 9th annual ASU Sonoran Winter Finance Conference February 13-15, 2020 at JW Marriott Camelback Inn in Scottsdale, Arizona. Completed papers in an early stage from all areas of finance and financial economics will be considered. Please do not submit a paper that has been accepted for publication in a journal, presented at a major conference, or co-authored with a current ASU faculty member. To submit a paper, please complete the online form at http://blogs.wpcarey.asu.edu/financeconference/ no later than Tuesday, November 19, 2019. Authors of selected papers will be notified by late December 2019.
The Jacob Gold & Associates Prize in the amount of $1,500 will be awarded to the presenter of the winning paper. Accommodation expenses for presenters will be paid by the organizers through sponsorship from our partner, our Finance Advisory Board http://wpcarey.asu.edu/finance-degrees/finance-advisory-board. Please see the Call for Papers for more details, including the members of the Program Committee.
- Ilona Babenko (Ilona.Babenko@asu.edu)
- Oliver Boguth (Oliver.Boguth@asu.edu)
- Laura Lindsey (Laura.Lindsey@asu.edu)
- Yuri Tserlukevich (Yuri.Tserlukevich@asu.edu)
The Summer Institute of Finance (SIF) will host its eleventh annual conference July 12-13, 2020 in the ancient city of Xi’an, China. The SIF Conference is organized by the Shanghai Advanced Institute of Finance (SAIF) at Shanghai Jiao Tong University. The conference typically hosts about 60 participants to discuss cutting-edge topics in current financial research. While all quality submissions are welcome, there will be a special session on Chinese financial markets and institutions. Early drafts with innovative ideas are also encouraged.
The submission website (http://www.cafr-sif.com) is open until February 28, 2020. Afterwards, all submissions will be reviewed by a program committee of renowned international scholars, chaired by Professor Xiaoyun Yu of Indiana University. Authors of the accepted papers will be notified by April 24, 2020.
CALL FOR PAPERS
1st Edinburgh Conference on the Economics of Financial Technology (EFT)
June 17-19, 2020
University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
Submission deadline: January 13, 2020
Against the backdrop of regulatory developments, innovations in technology have significantly reshaped the finance landscape across the world, upending long-established orders of asset transformation. The economic processes in the finance sector are inextricably linked to the wellbeing of everyone in a modern economy. Therefore, our ongoing understanding of the evolution of the sector is non-negotiable. Academics, finance experts, and policymakers have a responsibility to lead this drive.
The Edinburgh Futures Institute and the University of Edinburgh Business School are organising the First Edinburgh Conference on the Economics of Financial Technology (EFT) in order to stimulate debate and research on financial innovation and the digital economy and how they impact welfare. The conference aims to bring together academics, policymakers, and finance professionals to share new insights and discuss the economic issues related to the application of technology to the practice of finance in a rapidly evolving regulatory landscape. The three-day conference will include three keynote lectures, two policy-oriented panel discussions on how academic research can help accelerate innovation in the finance sector for societal benefit, and presentations of research papers.
For full details on this inaugural event, please see the EFT Leaflet – as well as the Call for Papers, Programme, Organising Committee & Scientific Committee pages available on the EFT conference website.
– Bruno Biais (HEC Paris)
– Sanjiv Das (Santa Clara University)
We invite the submission of extended abstracts (approximately 5 pages) but also welcome full papers. Your paper should be submitted electronically (PDF only) by no later than 13 January 2020.
RESEARCH INITIATIVES & OTHER FINANCE-RELATED ANNOUNCEMENTS
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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:
- Thursday 22 August, 4 pm – 5 pm (CEST) Register here
- Wednesday 28 August, 10 am – 11 am (CEST) Register here
- Tuesday 3 September, 1 pm – 2 pm (CEST) Register here
Alternatively, you may get in touch with the TFI by sending your questions via e-mail to email@example.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.
CALL FOR RESEARCH PROPOSALS
"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:
- How can the rational explanation for factor premia be extended to intangible capital? For example, it has been argued that the value premium is related to costly reversibility of assets in place. How can we capture the cost of reversibility for intangible capital?
- What is the empirical performance of asset pricing models when applied to intangible capital? How can we deal with measurement problems for intangible capital in this context?
- How can we avoid inconsistencies in the treatment of intangibles when measuring firm characteristics? Does avoiding inconsistencies improve the performance of asset pricing models or the explanation of factor premia?
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 cover page with title, names of authors, addresses and affiliation;
- an abstract of up to two-hundred words;
- a clear statement of the research objectives;
- a literature review that places the proposed work in the context of existing work;
- a detailed description of the research method and expected results;
- a proposed timetable for completing the paper;
- a copy of (each) researcher's resume.
A related paper, if available, may be enclosed in a separate file.
Researchers should submit their proposals and their vita to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Proposals will be selected by a selection committee composed of:
- Noël Amenc, Professor of Finance, EDHEC Business School; and CEO, Scientific Beta
- Felix Goltz, Research Director, Scientific Beta
- Abraham Lioui, Professor of Finance, EDHEC Business School
- Raman Uppal, Professor of Finance, EDHEC Business School
The deadline for submission of proposals is September 30, 2019.
Decisions on proposals will be made by November 30, 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.
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.
ELIGIBILITY: Applicants must be under 35 years old on December 31st of the previous year the prize is awarded. 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:
- the role of macro-prudential policy
- regulatory issues in banking and finance;
- financial instability and performance of the real economy;
- genesis of financial crises and identification of systemic risk;
- consumer protection in financial markets.
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: March 31st, midnight CET
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.
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.
EFA Annual Meetings
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Goethe University Frankfurt –
House of Finance
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August 17-20, 2011
Stockholm School of Economics & Swedish Institute for Financial Research
- » 39th EFA Annual Meeting
August 15-18, 2012
Copenhagen Business School
- » 40th EFA Annual Meeting
Cambridge, England, UK
August 28-31, 2013
University of Cambridge –
Judge Business School
- » 41st EFA Annual Meeting
August 27-30, 2014
University of Lugano –
Swiss Finance Institute
- » 42nd EFA Annual Meeting
August 19-22, 2015
Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU Vienna)
- » 43rd EFA Annual Meeting
August 17-20, 2016
BI Norwegian Business School
- » 44th EFA Annual Meeting
August 23-26, 2017
University of Mannheim
- » 45th EFA Annual Meeting
August 22-25, 2018
Warsaw School of Economics & Imperial College London
- » 46th EFA Annual Meeting
Carcavelos (Lisbon), Portugal
August 21-24, 2019
Nova School of Business and Economics (new campus)
- » 47th EFA Annual Meeting
August 19-22, 2020
Aalto University School of Business
- » 48th EFA Annual Meeting
August 25-28, 2021
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August 24-27, 2022
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