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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 36th EFA Annual Meeting. It will take place on Wednesday, August 19, 2009 in Bergen (Norway). The EFA Doctoral Tutorial 2009 will be chaired by Loriana Pelizzon (University Ca’ Foscari of Venice), Bruno Gérard (BI, Oslo) 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.


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. Submitters are welcome to add one or two additional page(s) raising the conceptual and methodological problems they face with the current status of their dissertations, which they would like to discuss during the tutorial. All topics and methodological approaches within the broad field of finance will be considered. Preference will be shown for single authored work that is substantially advanced but not fully completed, as well as to work by students who are planning to participate to  the job-market in 2009-10. Papers that are co-authored with a faculty member will not be considered for presentation.

Deadline for submission of papers is February 15, 2009.

Submission Guidelines

Only electronic submissions in PDF format will be considered. To create universally portable PDF files, please use the Fastlane protocol. Details can be found at https://www.fastlane.nsf.gov/documents/pdf_create/pdfcreate_05.jsp?page=0

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-authors, paper abstract as well as your CV in the submission application form. The submissions will undergo a blind evaluation by the Doctoral Tutorial faculty.

Students are encouraged to submit their work to both the main conference and the tutorial. However, acceptance to the main conference automatically disqualifies a paper from inclusion in the tutorial.

The submission deadline is over.



The tutorial is held in a collaborative, open and friendly atmosphere. The selected papers will be distributed well in advance to facilitate lively discussions and questions from student and faculty participants alike. To enhance the collegiality of the tutorial, participants have to attend the entire tutorial. All participants will receive a certificate of participation.


Please CLICK HERE to download the Final Programme.


The best paper presented at the tutorial will be recognized with the EFA 2009 Best Doctoral Tutorial Paper prize. The winner will be announced at the Awards Ceremony held during the General Assembly on Friday afternoon.


Should you need more information or assistance regarding the EFA / EIASM Doctoral Tutorial, you can contact the following individuals at the EIASM:

• Marion Hebbelynck (e-mail: hebbelynck@eiasm.be / phone: +32-2-226.66.60)
• Ene Kannel (e-mail: kannel@eiasm.be / phone: +32-2-226.66.65)

To find out more about the EFA 2009 Annual Meeting, please visit the conference website at: www.efa2009.org