European Finance Association's mission is to foster a professional society for Finance academics, practitioners, and doctoral students interested in research areas such as financial management and financial theory along with their applications. EFA serves its community of members based in Europe and elsewhere in the world as an evolving professional network for the exchange of ideas... » read more


European Finance Association (EFA) members are part of a global network of more than 2,000 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 will be held during the Annual Meeting on August 25 2021.

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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.


The board welcomes submissions of papers in both new and established fields in financial economics. 


» More about the RF

» Quick link to current issue

Doctoral Tutorial

The EFA Doctoral Tutorial (EFA-DT) is a special event held prior to the EFA Annual Meeting for PhD students in Finance nearing the end of their thesis .  In 2021, this will be held over 2 days online.

This event is an intensive and competitive session and only the top eight submissions per year are accepted.  The best paper is awarded the Best EFA Doctoral Tutorial Paper Prize. A Doctoral Workshop will be held in parallel.

» More info on the EFA-DT

48th EFA Annual Meeting 2021 is over!

Thank you to all everyone who attended, participated and supported the 48th Annual Meeting - it was a great success with more thzn 1,200 participants.

EFA 2021 was organized by Bocconi University and was held online between August 25–27, 2021.  Elena Carletti was the Program Chair.  The EFA 2021 conference followed a virtual format. We regret that we were unable to see you in person at the Bocconi University - due to the high uncertainty concerning the evolution of the pandemic and the need to decide in advance for organisational purposes, we had no other choice than to host the conference in a safe and accessible virtual environment.  

More information concerning the program is available.  efa2021.efa-meetings.org.

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

EFA 2021 Milan (Virtual)


Paper submission

Papers have been reviewed by members of the Program Committee. Authors have been notified.

Keynote speaker

Itay Goldstein, Joel S. Ehrenkranz Family Professor, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

Special sessions

EFA 2021 offered four special sessions organized with institutional partners:

  • Banca d’Italia on Macro-financial feedbacks and their policy implications after the Covid-19 crisis.
  • Bank for International Settlements on Green Finance.
  • European Central Bank on Non-bank financial intermediation.
  • Norges Bank Investment Management on Understanding the long-run drivers of asset prices.

The papers for these special sessions were 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 hosted two one-day events for doctoral students on August 24-25, 2021.  

» Overview of EFA Annual Meetings


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