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In conjunction with the EFA 2018 Warsaw conference, a one-day EFA Doctoral Tutorial (EFA-DT) is scheduled as a pre-conference event on Wednesday, August 22, 2018 – organized by co-chairs: Gyöngyi Lóránth (University of Vienna), Frans de Roon (Tilburg University), Esther Eiling (University of Amsterdam), and Kristian Miltersen (Copenhagen Business School) – thanks to the ongoing support of the Nasdaq Educational Foundation (Nasdaq), the Chicago Quantitative Alliance (CQA), and the European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management (EIASM).

  • Date: Wednesday, August 22, 2018 (preceded by a welcome dinner the evening before)
  • Location: Sofitel Warsaw Victoria hotel (EFA 2018 conference venue), Warsaw, Poland


Interested doctoral students in Finance are encouraged to duly submit their papers or proposals to the EFA-DT by March 15, 2018 (13:00 CET). Application (via ConfTool) will open as of February 15, 2018.
Submitters are welcome to add one or two additional page(s) raising the conceptual and methodological problems they face at the current stage of their dissertation, which they would like to discuss during the EFA-DT. All topics and methodological approaches within the broad field of finance are welcome.
Preference will be shown for work that is substantially advanced but not fully completed. NOTE: The organizers will consider only single-authored work by current PhD students who have not yet been on the job market, and who are planning to join the job market in 2018/2019 (or later).

Please read the 2018 EFA-DT submission instructions below carefully – and then, when ready, follow the link (to the ConfTool portal) to submit your paper HERE



  • Only single-authored (student) papers will be considered.
  • Since the event is a doctoral tutorial, submitted papers should be part of the student's doctoral work / thesis.
  • Papers can be in any stage of the doctoral work, but of course, more complete (unfinished) papers would be more suitable for presentation and discussion.


Please CLICK HERE to download the final programme for the EFA DOCTORAL TUTORIAL IN FINANCE 2019.


The EFA / EIASM Doctoral Tutorial (EFA-DT) is held in a collaborative, open and friendly atmosphere. The eight papers selected for the EFA-DT are distributed well in advance to facilitate lively discussions, questions and feedback from student and faculty participants alike. To enhance the collegiality of this EFA doctoral event, EFA-DT participants are expected to be there for the entire session (Wednesday) – and are invited to a networking welcome dinner (sponsored by the Nasdaq Educational Foundation) held the evening before (Tuesday). Furthermore, a student whose paper is accepted for presentation at the EFA Doctoral Tutorial is also required to serve as a discussant for one of the other papers (and must prepare for this in advance).

EFA-DT student presenters each receive a certificate of participation after the event, and a stipend of €1,000 EUR (intended to cover registration to the EFA Annual Meeting and assist with travel expenses).

EFA-DT faculty participants (including co-chairs) each receive a small honorarium after the event, as a token of EFA's great appreciation for their selfless contributions of time and expertise in support of this educational EFA doctoral event.

Please CLICK HERE to download the final list of participants for the 2018 EFA-DT.


The best paper presented at the 2018 EFA-DT will be recognized with the Best EFA Doctoral Tutorial Paper Prize, sponsored jointly by the Nasdaq Educational Foundation & CQA. In addition to the money prize (offered by Nasdaq), the winning author will be invited to present the winning paper at this year's Chicago Quantitative Alliance (CQA) Fall Conference, to be held in Chicago, USA, September 19-20, 2018.


If you have any questions about the EFA Doctoral Tutorial (EFA-DT), please contact the EFA Administrative Coordinator:

• Marion Hebbelynck | e-mail: hebbelynck@eiasm.be | phone: +32 2 226 66 60

Should you wish to know more about the European Finance Association (EFA), please visit the website www.european-finance.org or contact the EFA Executive Secretary:

• Ene Kannel | e-mail: kannel@eiasm.be | phone: +32 2 226 66 65


The 45th Annual Meeting of the European Finance Association (EFA) takes place August 22-25, 2018, at the Sofitel hotel (conference venue), Warsaw, Poland.

EFA 2018 Warsaw conference website: http://efa2018.efa-meetings.org
EFA 2018 Doctoral Events webpage: http://efa2018.efa-meetings.org/doctoral-events