Conference date

18 Dec 2018


Swedish House of Finance at the Stockholm School of Economics, Stockholm, Sweden.


The Swedish House of Finance at the Stockholm School of Economics and AFFECT are jointly organizing the third conference on Showcasing Women in Finance. This Showcase is a continuation of the series of Showcase events hosted by the University of Miami and AFFECT.

AFFECT is a committee of the American Finance Association (AFA) that aims to promote the advancement of women academics in the field of finance. The conference will be held at the Swedish House of Finance, Stockholm, Sweden.

The aim of the conference is to highlight female role models in finance and to provide an avenue for more junior researchers to receive feedback on their research and careers. The conference will be followed by a panel discussion on “Do “quotas” AFFECT women’s careers negatively?”


We will start the conference with a reception on 17 December, 2018. We will have 6 papers, a PhD session and a panel discussion. Each presenter will have 20 minutes to present her paper, followed by a 15 minute discussion.
The discussants and panelists will be:
• Marianne Bertrand, Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago
• Vidhi Chhaochharia, Associated Professor of Finance, University of Miami School of Business
• Mariassunta Giannetti, Professor of Finance at the Stockholm School of Economics
• Maria Guadalupe, Associate Professor of Economics and Political Science at INSEAD
• Karin Thorburn, Professor of Finance at Norwegian School of Economics.

Papers from all areas of finance will be considered. We encourage submissions from junior researchers and doctoral students. Papers that are at an early stage (but completed) will receive priority. Please do not submit a paper that has been accepted or close to being accepted for publication in a journal. The submission deadline is September 1st, 2018. Authors of selected papers will be notified by end-September, 2018. To submit a paper, please send an email to

The conference will be proceeded by an academic conference marking the 10-year anniversary of the full implementation of the Norwegian Board Gender Quota 19 and 20th of December at Stockholm University. A separate call for papers has been issued for this conference. We will create networking opportunities across both events.

All reasonable travel expenses of presenters and discussants will be covered. For additional information about the conference, you can contact the conference organizers.

Renee Adams (University of New South Wales)
Marieke Bos (Swedish House of Finance at SSE)