2022 Conference of the Financial Intermediation Research Society (FIRS)

Conference dates

03 Jun 2022 - 05 Jun 2022


Budapest, Hungary


The Financial Intermediation Research Society (FIRS) is pleased to announce that its next conference will be held in Budapest, Hungary, on June 3-5, 2022. You are invited to submit papers to be considered for presentation. Theoretical, empirical, institutional, and experimental papers in all areas of finance are welcome. It is anticipated that most participants will be from universities, central banks, regulatory agencies, and international financial organizations.

We recognize the potential threat to the physical conference posed by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Please rest assured that the health and well-being of our membership is our primary concern. We will only have the physical conference if it can be held safely. If it cannot be so, we will hold it virtually. We commit to holding the 2022 conference in one safe platform or another.

- Deadline: November 20, 2021
- Submission fee: $50
- To submit a paper, go to www.conftool.org/firs2022
- Authors will be notified of the committee’s decision by February 2022.

FURTHER INFORMATION: The conference will commence in the afternoon on Friday, June 3, 2022, and continue with two full days of sessions on Saturday and Sunday, June 4-5, 2022. The conference venue is the Budapest Marriott Hotel (www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/budhu-budapest-marriott-hotel). More details about the conference and venue can be found at www.firsociety.org/conference.

Questions about the academic program may be addressed to conference co-chair Allen N. Berger (aberger@moore.sc.edu). Questions about the venue and logistics may be addressed to conference co-chair Simon Gervais (sgervais@duke.edu).

- Deadline: April 1, 2022
- No submissions fees
- To submit, go to www.conftool.org/firs2022
- Decisions will be made by April 20, 2022.

INFORMATION ABOUT PH.D. STUDENT SESSIONS: As in past years, the 2022 FIRS Conference will hold two special sessions for Ph.D. students. Each selected paper will be discussed by a seasoned researcher in a session open to all FIRS participants. Student nominees must submit a solo-authored draft of their paper, along with an advisor’s letter of support. All fields in finance will be considered. Conference fees will be waived for students whose paper is accepted for these special sessions, and FIRS will reimburse these students up to $1,000 to cover travel and hotel expenses.

In addition, the Journal of Financial Intermediation will be sponsoring a $5,000 JFI/FIRS Award for the conference’s best paper by a Ph.D. student. The award-winning paper will be selected jointly by the Board of the Financial Intermediation Research Society and the Editorial Board of the Journal of Financial Intermediation. The award will be announced and presented as part of a special event at the conference.

We hope to see you in Budapest!

Allen N. Berger and Simon Gervais, Co-Chairs, FIRS 2022