Finance Events, Calls for Papers, Research Initiatives and Announcements 

Event 48th EFA Annual Meeting - 25-27 August 20-21, 2021

Website: https://efa2021.efa-meetings.org/ 
Submission link: https://efa2021.efa-meetings.org/submission/ 
Submission deadline: February 1, 2021

Members of the European Finance Association (EFA) are invited to the 48th EFA Annual Meeting organized in collaboration with  Bocconi University, to be held online on August 25-27, 2021. To become an EFA member for 2021 click here

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 2021 program will be available in June.


More details and regularly updated information about the EFA 2021 Milan conference will be available on the conference website

Elena Carletti
EFA 2021 Program Chair and EFA Vice President Elect
Professor of Finance Bocconi University

Submission open for Nova Finance PhD Event

Nova Finance PhD Events is an initiative of Nova SBE Finance Knowledge Center from Nova School of Business & Economics, and is a natural outcome of our commitment and willingness to serve the profession.

The goal of these events is to support all Finance PhD Students throughout their doctoral studies by organizing events that will help them become better researchers and prepare themselves for the academic job market.

The second event is the Finance PhD Final Countdown, where Finance PhD Students will present their JMP’s and receive more detailed feedback from Coaches at a later stage of their research, before submitting their packages. Applications are open from from March 15 to July 23 2021.

For more information visit the webpage or contact us at novafinancephdevents@novasbe.pt

Call for Papers - 2021 China International Conference in Finance July 6-9, 2021

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. The next conference will be held from July 6 to 9, 2021 in two combined formats: online and onsite in the city of Shanghai, in consideration of the on-going COVID19 pandemic. 

More information here.

Call for Papers - Summer Institute of Finance Conference July 12-13, 2021

The Summer Institute of Finance (SIF) will host its eleventh annual conference July 12 - 13, 2021. Due to the COVID19 pandemic, the conference will be held in a combined online and on-premises format in the city of Shanghai. Organized by the Shanghai Advanced Institute of Finance (SAIF) at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, the SIF 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. 

More information here.

EVENT 48th EFA Annual Meeting – 2021 EFA Doctoral Tutorial - August 24 2021

The EFA Doctoral Tutorial (EFA-DT) will be held on August 25, 2021. This event is intended for Finance students nearing completion of their PhD who are about to enter the job market. The EFA-DT offers selected students 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, 2021 (when submission opens) and the deadline: March 15, 2021 (when submission closes) – those accepted should also refer to the EFA 2021 conference website for relevant news and updates. The prizes for the Best EFA Doctoral Tutorial Paper are presented during the EFA Annual Meeting.

NOTE: Students selected for the EFA Doctoral Tutorial are expected to register for and participate in the EFA Annual Meeting.

2021 EFA-DT Co-Chairs:


EVENT 48th EFA Annual Meeting - Milan 25-27 August 20-21, 2021

Website: https://efa2021.efa-meetings.org/ 
Submission link: https://efa2021.efa-meetings.org/submission/ 
Submission deadline: February 1, 2021

Members of the European Finance Association (EFA) are invited to the 47th EFA Annual Meeting organized in collaboration with  Bocconi University, to be held on-line on August 25-27, 2021.   To become an EFA member for 2021 click here


More details and regularly updated information about the EFA 2021 Milan conference will be available on the conference website

Elena Carletti
EFA 2021 Program Chair and EFA Vice President Elect
Professor of Finance Bocconi University

Call for Papers - The Journal of Risk Research 

The Journal of Risk Research is pleased to announce a call for papers for its special issue on “Risk Governance: Culture Matters!” in association with the 9th Annual Conference on Risk Governance, held between 28 and 29 October 2021 at the University of Siegen, Germany.

The special issue is open to all types of research in terms of underlying methodology. Given the so-far limited evidence on the role of culture in risk management and risk governance, we particularly welcome empirical papers (based on quantitative, qualitative, or mixed methods). Suitable topics include, but are not limited to the following:

More information here


Research Initiatives and 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: hkimr@hkma.gov.hk.

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.


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