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 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.

All current members are eligible to submit a paper to the conference EFA Annual Meeting and receive free online access  to the Review of Finance.

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Review of Finance

The Review of Finance 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. 


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Doctoral Tutorial

The EFA Doctoral Tutorial is a one-day event held prior to the EFA Annual Meeting.  Call for Papers is open.


This event is an intensive and competitive session designed for PhD students in Finance nearing the end of their thesis. Only the top eight submissions per year are accepted.  The best paper is awarded the Best EFA Doctoral Tutorial Paper Prize. 

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48th EFA Annual Meeting - Call for papers is closed

Invitation to submit papers to be considered for presentation at the 48th EFA Annual Meeting in August 2021 in Milan is closed.  

The submission deadline was February 1, 2021 at midnight Pacific Time (GMT+8).  

EFA 2021 is organized by Bocconi University and is scheduled on August 25–28, 2021. Our main concern is to run the conference in a safe and relaxed environment. We will therefore monitor the evolution of the pandemic closely and will choose the format (i.e., residential or virtual) of the conference accordingly. In any case, we will have remote-participation alternatives, so do not hesitate to submit your work! We will post updates on the conference format at efa2021.efa-meetings.org.

EFA 2021 Bocconi Milan


Paper submission

 Papers will be reviewed by members of the Program Committee. Authors will be notified about the outcome of the reviewing process by May 2021.

Keynote speaker

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

Special sessions

EFA 2021 will offer 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 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 on August 25, 2021. Submission for the Doctoral Tutorial and Workshop runs separately and application period is from February 15 to March 15, 2021.  To submit to EFA-DT or EFA-DW click here.

We look forward to receiving your submissions!

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