EFA General Assembly

Exceptionally in 2023, we have scheduled 2 General Assembly meetings to take place in Amsterdam, Netherlands, at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. This is because the General Assembly is asked to vote on amendments of the EFA statutes. Personal invitations are sent all members by email.  To be eligible to vote at the GA, you must be a current member for the 2023 calendar year. 

The first Extraordinary General Assembly meeting will take place on Friday August 18, 2023, at 15.30 in the Aula while the second General Assembly is scheduled for Friday August 18, 2023 at 15.45  in the Aula.  The latter will be followed by the annual Awards Ceremony and keynote address by Antoinette Schoar, Stewart C. Myers-Horn Family Professor of Finance, MIT Sloan School of Management and Executive Editor of the Journal of Finance.

Venue: Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (main building), De Boelelaan 1105, 1081 HV Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Room name: Aula

Extraordinary General Assembly Friday August 18, at 15.30  

  1. Approval of modifications to EFA Statutes

A link to the revised statutes has been sent to all members. The modifications have been reviewed and approved unanimously by the Executive Committee.  The reason for the Extraordinary General Assembly is to approve the following changes in the EFA Statutes:

If you are unable to attend in person, you may communicate your approval via an online ballot.  Please contact the Executive Secretary to receive an invitation to cast your vote.

General Assembly Friday August 18, at 15.45

  1. President’s Report
  2. Approval of the 2022 GA Minutes (Barcelona)
  3. 2022 Accounts
  4. Nominations & Elections
  5. Future EFA Annual Meetings
  6. EFA’s Journal – Review of Finance
  7. Q&A


In 2022, the General Assembly was held on Friday August 27, 2022 at 4.00pm in person at IESE Business School in Barcelona.  All members were invited to attend and the quorum was met.  Personal invitations were sent to all members by email.  The EFA 2022 General Assembly (GA) was chaired by EFA President, Elena Carletti.  The General Asembly was followed by the Prize Ceremony and key note speech by Laura Veldkamp, Professor of Finance at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business and a former editor of the Journal of Economic Theory.

The 2021 General Assembly was held on-line on Wednesday 25 August 6.00-8.00pm.  The EFA 2021 conference followed a virtual format from Wednesday, August 25 to Friday, August 27. The program included sessions featuring 180 papers, a keynote address by Itay Goldstein  – Joel S. Ehrenkranz Family Professor and a Professor of Finance at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania – and networking events. The EFA General Assembly took place before the keynote speech together with the Prize distribution Ceremony.  

At each EFA Annual Meeting, a General Assembly (GA) is held to officially communicate and ratify the financial accounts of the previous calendar year, the nominations and resignations of Officers and Directors from the Executive Committee and any new isssues / decisions brought forward by the EFA Executive Committee. One month prior to the GA, current EFA members and conference participants receive an invitation (and agenda) to attend the EFA GA – which is a brief business meeting chaired by the EFA President (often preceded or followed by the Best Paper Prizes and the Keynote Speaker for that year's EFA Annual Meeting).

The GA meeting serves as a forum for the EFA President to communicate any recent developments and especially Executive Committee decisions requiring the formal approval of the EFA membership – as well as for EFA members to air any questions they may have, voice their opinions on EFA and its activities, and actively participate in determining the future of their Association. Every EFA member present at the GA has one vote. Votes by proxy are possible (for current EFA members only) but must be submitted to the EFA Secretariat in writing prior to the GA. Formal approval of the annual accounts and those Executive Committee decisions requiring the support of the EFA membership (e.g., changes to the statutes, membership fees, etc.) are officially carried (or not) by a simple majority of votes at the GA. (Please consult the EFA Statutes for more details.)

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