EFA General Assembly is on Friday August 27, 2022 at 4:00pm in IESE in Barcelona.

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Members of the European Finance Association (EFA) are part of a global network of more than 2,500 professionals involved in the high-level research, study, teaching and practice of Finance.

Members may submit a paper to the conference EFA Annual Meeting and receive free online access  to the Review of Finance.  The General Assembly is held during the Annual Meeting.

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Review of Finance

The Review of Finance (RF) 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.


Check-out The Review of Finance website for more information. http://revfin.org/ 



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Doctoral Events

EFA holds two EFA Doctoral Eventprior to the EFA Annual Meeting for PhD students in Finance: a tutorial and a workshop.  Submission and applications are invited between February 15 and March 15.


The Tutorial is an intensive and competitive session and only the top eight submissions per year are accepted.  The Workshop on a is held in parallel - 2022 theme is Fintech and Cryptocurrency.

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Register for EFA 2022 49th Annual Meeting Barcelona

Registration closes Sunday July 31st, 2022

EFA 2022 is organized by IESE Business School in Barcelona and will be held in person on August 24–27, 2022.  We will post any changes to the conference format at: efa2022.efa-meetings.org.  Notifications have been sent out to accepted authors. Registration is now open.

Conference keynote speaker

Laura Veldkamp, Cooperman Professor of Finance and Economics, Columbia Business School will speak on "Valuing Data and Data-Intensive Firms". Laura Veldkamp is a Professor of Finance at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business and a former editor of the Journal of Economic Theory. Professor Veldkamp earned a B.A in applied mathematics and economics from Northwestern University, and a Ph.D. in economic analysis and policy from Stanford Graduate School of Business. Prior to joining Columbia, she taught at NYU for 15 years. She is a faculty research fellow for the National Bureau of Economic Research and the Centre for Economic and Policy Research, and a frequent consultant for the New York and Minneapolis Federal Reserve Banks. She is also the author of the textbook, Information Choice in Macroeconomics and Finance (Princeton University Press).  Professor Veldkamp’s research focuses on how individuals, investors and firms get their information, how that information affects the decisions they make, and how those decisions affect the macroeconomy and asset prices. Her recent work examines the data economy and the value of data as an asset.

Special sessions and Partners

EFA 2021 will offer five special sessions organized with institutional partners:

The papers for these special sessions are chosen from the pool of papers submitted to the conference and undergo the same reviewing process. More information on the special sessions is available here.

Doctoral events

The EFA Annual Meeting hosts two one-day events for doctoral students in finance on Wednesday August 24, 2022.  Eight PhD students have been selected to participate in the Doctoral Tutorial.  The Doctoral Workshop will be on FinTech, blockchain and cryptocurrency.

EFA Travel Grant

We are delighted to announce that EFA will award travel grants to selected PhD Students attending the EFA Annual Meeting in 2022. The purpose of this grant is to support PhD Students by enhancing their opportunities to advance their research and their career. These grants will be granted annually for the next five years (2022–2026).  Applications closed on June 22, 2022.

EFA General Assembly 

The General Assembly of the European Finance Association will be held on Friday August 27, 2022 at 4:00pm in the Aula Magna at IESE in Barcelona.  All members are invited to attend.  More information here.

The EFA 2022 General Assembly (GA) will be chaired by EFA President, Elena Carletti. To be eligible to vote at the GA, you must be a current member for the 2022 calendar year.  The General Asembly will be followed by the Prize Ceremony.

Prize Ceremony

  • EFA Best Conference Paper Prize
  • EFA Best Paper Prize in Responsible Finance
  • Engelbert Dockner Memorial Prize for the Best Paper by Young Researchers
  • Pagano and Zechner Award
  • IQAM Prize
  • Review of Finance Distinguished Referee Awards
  • EFA Doctoral Tutorial Best Paper Prize

Networking program

We organize a wide range of networking activities to support academic dialogue in a stimulating and relaxing environment in order to broaden networking opportunities.  The official opening of the 49th EFA Annual Meeting will take place on Wednesday, August 24, (19:00-20:30) at IESE Business School’ North Campus. This Welcome Reception provides an excellent opportunity to network, meet old friends and colleagues, as well as to meet new people as the program begins. Snacks will be served during the event.  Participants are also welcome to bring their partners or guests to this event.  Conference attendees may register for the Annual Meeting before attending the Welcome Reception in order to receive their participant badge and other conference materials.  Participants are also welcome to join the Get-Together event, on Thursday, August 25, (19:30-21:00) an informal gathering to enjoy a networking evening in the beautiful premises of Palau de Pedralbes. The Palau de Pedralbes is an antique royal palace located in the Les Corts district in Barcelona. This Palace was refurbished by the famous architect, Antonio Gaudí, who also participated in the design of the extensive gardens that surround the Palace.  Participants are invited to join the highlight of the social program the Conference Dinner on Friday, August 26, (19:30 – 23:30).  The Conference Dinner will take place at the W Hotel Barcelona, which offers a wonderful view of the Mediterranean and it is located in the famous Barceloneta area. Appetizers and light drinks will be offered in the Sun Deck Terrace, followed by the dinner that will take place in the Great Room.

We look forward to seeing you at #EFA2022 with IESE in Barcelona in August 2022.

Xavier Vives

EFA 2022 Program Chair, IESE Business School

Local Scientific Committee

Miguel Antón, IESE Business School
Vladimir Asriyan, Centre de Recerca en Economia Internacional
Mercedes Ayuso, Universitat de Barcelona
José Azar, Universidad de Navarra
Albert Banal-Estañol, Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Anna Bayona, ESADE
Vicente Bermejo, ESADE
Christian T Brownlees, Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Jordi Caballé, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Ariadna Dumitrescu, ESADE
Christian Eufinger, IESE Business School
Xavier Freixas, Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Javier Gil-Bazo, Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Mireia Giné, IESE Business School
Javier Gomez Biscarri, Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Montserrat Guillen, Universitat de Barcelona
Filippo Ippolito, Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Carolina Manzano, Universitat Rovira i Virgili
Gaizka Ormazabal, IESE Business School
Valentina Raponi, IESE Business School
Stefano Sacchetto, IESE Business School
Florina Silaghi, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Victoria Vanasco, Centre de Recerca en Economia Internacional
Carles Vergara, IESE Business School
Carolina Villegas, ESADE


Track Chairs

Sumit Agarwal, National University of Singapore
Thorsten Beck, Bayes Business School
Bo Becker, Stockholm School of Economics
Juliane Begenau, Stanford University
Tobias Berg, Frankfurt School of Finance & Management
Bruno Biais, Toulouse School of Economics
Patrick Bolton, Columbia Business School
Anna Cieslak, Duke University
Riccardo Colacito, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Cláudia Custódio, Imperial College London
Hans Degryse, KU Leuven
Isil Erel, The Ohio State University
Lily Fang, INSEAD
Peter Feldhütter, Copenhagen Business School
Thierry Foucault, HEC Paris
Paolo Fulghieri, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Mariassunta Giannetti, Stockholm School of Economics
Stefano Giglio, Yale University
Denis Gromb, HEC Paris
Luigi Guiso, Einaudi Institute for Economics and Finance (EIEF)
Iftekhar Hasan, Fordham University
Zhiguo He, University of Chicago, Booth School of Business
Vasso Ioannidou, Cass Business School
Wei Jiang, Columbia Business School
Marcin Kacperczyk, Imperial College London
Alexander Ljungqvist, Stockholm School of Economics
Michelle Lowry, Drexel University
Annamaria Lusardi, George Washington University School of Business
Robert Marquez, University of California, Davis
Sophie Moinas, Toulouse School of Management & Toulouse School of Economics
Martin Oehmke, London School of Economics
Steven Ongena, University of Zurich
Marco Pagano, University of Naples Federico II
Christine Parlour, Berkeley Haas
Anna Pavlova, London Business School
Jose-Luis Peydro, Imperial College London
Paola Sapienza, Northwestern Kellogg
Lukas Schmid, University of Southern California
Kelly Shue, Yale University
Per Stromberg, Stockholm School of Economics
Melvyn Teo, Singapore Management University
Andrea Vedolin, Boston University
Michela Verardo, London School of Economics
Belen Villalonga, New York University
Annette Vissing Jorgensen, University of California, Berkeley
Lucy White, Questrom School of Business, Boston University
Liyan Yang, University of Toronto
Kathy Yuan, London School of Economics and Political Science


Contact us

For questions regarding paper submission and conference attendance:
EFA 2022 Organizer

E-mail: EFA2022@iese.edu

For questions regarding the EFA and its membership:
European Finance Association
Tel. +32 485 729 359

E-mail: info@european-finance.org

Please keep in touch via Twitter  and LinkedIn  and look forward to seeing you at #EFA2022 with IESE in Barcelona in August 2022.

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