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The European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management (EIASM) and the European Finance Association (EFA) will jointly organise, as it is now customary, a Tutorial for PhD students as part of the 35th EFA Annual Meeting. It will take place on Wednesday, August 27, 2008.

The EFA Doctoral Tutorial 2008 will be chaired by Loriana PELIZZON (University Ca’ Foscari of Venice), Bruno GERARD (Mellon Capital Management) and Frans DE ROON (Tilburg University).

Outstanding PhD students will have the opportunity to discuss their dissertation research with other doctoral students and leading academics in the field of finance.

For up-to-date information on this event, please refer periodically to this webpage. It is here via the EIASM website that any news regarding the venue, faculty and other relevant information about the EFA Doctoral Tutorial 2008 will be posted as it becomes available during the months leading up to the 35th EFA Annual Meeting.  [For more information about the 2008 EFA Annual Meeting, please consult the conference website at: www.efa2008.org.]


We encourage PhD students to submit well-defined and detailed research proposals or preliminary drafts for one of their PhD essays that can already be submitted in a paper format. They are welcome to add an additional page raising the conceptual and methodological problems they face with the current status of their dissertations, which they would like to discuss during the tutorial. Preference will be shown for single-authored work that is substantially advanced but not fully completed. Papers that are co-authored with a faculty member will not be considered for presentation. Preference will also be given to students who are planning to enter the job market in 2008-09.  All topics and methodological approaches within the broad field of finance will be considered.

Deadline for submission of Doctoral Tutorial papers is March 4, 2008.
The submission deadline is over.

Decisions on acceptance should be made towards mid June.

Submission Guidelines

Only electronic submissions in PDF format will be considered. (To create universally portable PDF files, please use the FastLane protocol.  Click here for detailed instructions.)

The submission should include the full content of your research document without any identifying details such as author names, affiliation or acknowledgements. You will provide your name, affiliation, co-author(s), paper abstract as well as your CV in the submission application form. The submissions will undergo a blind evaluation by the Doctoral Tutorial faculty.

Although students can submit to both the main conference and the tutorial, papers accepted for the main conference will be automatically disqualified from inclusion in the tutorial. In case you also submit(ted) your paper to the EFA 35th Annual Meeting, please indicate beneath the title of your paper in the submission form: "also submitted to the EFA Conference".



The selected papers will be distributed to all participants to allow everyone to prepare for the discussions. The Doctoral Tutorial is held in a collaborative, open and friendly atmosphere, and lively discussions and questions from both students and faculty participants is encouraged. To further this aim, each accepted paper will be discussed by at least one faculty participant, as well as by one of the participating PhD students. To encourage the collegiality of the Doctoral Tutorial, participants are kindly requested to attend the entire event. All participants will receive a certificate of participation.


The Tutorial will take place in the Astir Palace Vouliagmeni. The Astir complex has 2 hotels, the Westin and the Arion. The exact location for the Tutorial is the Arion Hotel, more precisely the rooms Athena B and C located on the ground floor. To view a map of the hotel, please CLICK HERE


Please CLICK HERE to download the preliminary programme.


Should you need more information or assistance, please do not hesitate to contact:

- Marion Hebbelynck (e-mail: hebbelynck@eiasm.be - Tel.: +32 2 226 66 60)
Ene Kannel (e-mail: kannel@eiasm.be - Tel.: +32 2 226 66 65)