Call for Applications - EFA Doctoral Events (Doctoral Tutorial & Doctoral Workshop)

Conference date

19 Aug 2020


Helsinki, Finland


Call for Applications - Doctoral Events: EFA Doctoral Tutorial │ EFA Doctoral Workshop

PhD students in finance are invited to submit their application for the EFA Doctoral Events to be held at the Helsinki Congress Centre Paasitorni in Helsinki, Finland, August 19, 2020. These two pre-conference events designed for doctoral students run in parallel and take place just prior to the official start of the 47th EFA Annual Meeting in Helsinki (August 19-22, 2020).

Deadline for application for both doctoral events is March 15, 2020 at 1pm (13:00) Central European Time (CET).
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The EFA Doctoral Tutorial (EFA-DT) is an annual EFA Doctoral Event intended for Finance students who are nearing completion of their PhD and about to enter the job market. It provides students with an excellent opportunity to present their paper and receive detailed feedback from a distinguished faculty. The current format allows the EFA-DT co-chairs to select up to eight PhD student papers for presentation. Accepted students receive a stipend of EUR 1,000 to help cover registration and travel expenses. The EFA Doctoral Tutorial is sponsored by the Nasdaq Educational Foundation and the Chicago Quantitative Alliance (CQA).

Application deadline: March 15th, 2020 at 1pm (13:00) Central European Time (CET)
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The EFA Doctoral Workshop (EFA-DW) is a recently-launched EFA doctoral event and educational workshop series on "New Frontiers in Finance". The aim of the initiative is to explore lesser-known areas of Finance and provide a solid background for PhD students interested in doing research in these fields. This closed pre-conference session is intended for PhD students in their second or third year. The focus theme topic changes each year; in 2020 it is “FinTech: digital currency and blockchains”.
The workshop will study the new FinTech area of digital currency and blockchains, which has become one of the fastest growing research areas in Finance. We will examine research into the architecture of distributed ledgers, decentralized consensus protocols, and smart contracts, as well as the governance issues connected to them. Uses of cryptocurrency in payments, entrepreneurial finance (ICOs), remittances, and capital market clearing and settlement will be explored. Additional sessions will consider research into the performance of digital assets as investments and the emergence of stablecoins as potential rivals to sovereign fiat currencies, among other topics. This EFA-DW will highlight the most important research published to date on these topics and look closely at emerging regulation and FinTech data sources.

Application deadline: March 15th, 2020 at 1pm (13:00) Central European Time (CET)
Detailed information and submission guidelines:
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We are looking forward to receiving your applications & submissions by the March 15th deadline.

Doctoral Tutorial chairs
Esther Eiling, University of Amsterdam
Gyöngyi Lóranth, University of Vienna
Kristian Miltersen, Copenhagen Business School
Frans de Roon, Tilburg University

Doctoral Workshop chairs
David Yermack, NYU Stern School of Business (Chair)
Fahad Saleh, McGill University (Invited Speaker)
Amin Shams, Ohio State University (Invited Speaker)

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