European Finance Association

47th Annual Meeting

Virtual from Helsinki, Finland 20-21 August 2020


August 17, 2020

We are delighted to share information about the virtual EFA 2020 Annual Meeting. The conference will take place on Zoom on Thursday and Friday August 20-21, 2020:

  • Zoom links are visible via the Online Program, you must be logged into your ConfTool account AND registered to the conference to view them.
  • All times on the Online Program refer to Brussels (CEST/UTC+2). Check the time zones map. The Online Program does NOT connect to your server time.
  • All sessions are recorded (excluding network events) and available for viewing to all registered participants until August 31st, 2020.
  • Please use the Zoom application to connect. Browser version does not have all functionalities. You can download the App here (choose Zoom Client for Meetings).
  • Check our Virtual Platform Tutorial to learn how to register and view Zoom links. Scroll the page or view it on YouTube.

Register for EFA 2020       Online Program

What’s new on the program

Chat discussion

To support academic discussion and reciprocal feedback, you can leave messages to the authors on the Online Program via the chat function. All discussions in the chat are public, but only visible for registered participants. To submit your comment you must be logged into your ConfTool account and registered to the conference. Your name will be listed with your comments.

The EFA 2020 team will moderate the chat discussion to make sure that the discussion remains professional, constructive and respectful. In case a post(s) contains offensive, derogatory or defamatory statements or material, this post(s) will be deleted and the user will not be able to access the platform anymore.

Poster session

Students present their research idea by sharing slides and a short video presentation. Contents are online and visible online to registered participants.

Poster session

Networking events

On Thursday we host 8 networking events starting at 7.30 PM Brussels time (CEST/UTC+2). These sessions are held on specific topics like academic career advice, the Review of Finance, teaching online, and many more.

Networking events

Keynote Speech by Ulrike Malmendier

Professor Ulrike Malmendier (University of California at Berkeley) will give her speech on Friday, August 21, at 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM Brussels time (CEST/UTC+2).

Title: Exposure, Experience, and Expertise: Why Personal Histories Matter in Finance and Economics

July 8, 2020

The EFA 2020 Program is online and registration is open

Dear EFA members and friends,
We are delighted to share information about the first virtual EFA Annual Meeting taking place on August 20–21, 2020. The conference program is now online and registration is open.

The EFA 2020 program

The conference will take place on Thursday-Friday, August 20–21, 2020 starting from 1:30pm Central European Summer Time. All sessions (excluding networking events) are recorded and available for viewing to all registered participants until August 31, 2020. The program includes sessions featuring 243 papers; a keynote address by Ulrike Malmendier – Edward J. and Mollie Arnold Professor of Finance at the Haas School of Business, University of California at Berkeley; a poster session; and networking events. The EFA General Assembly and EFA Doctoral Tutorials will also be part of the virtual program.

Online program is available at


Registration to the conference is open and free of charge. Links to connect to the virtual conference are accessible only for registered participants via the online program.Registration is done via ConfTool. Please use your existing account or create a new one:

We will post additional logistic information as we get closer to the conference dates.\

EFA membership

This year the conference is completely free of charge. However, the EFA’s activities depend on its members. If you would like to support us by becoming an EFA member for 2020, please purchase membership here:

We appreciate your support!


April 22, 2020

EFA 2020 is going virtual

Dear members and friends of the EFA,

We hope you and your families are all in good health in this extraordinary and dramatic time.

The uncertainties force us to act now on the planned 47th Annual Meeting of the EFA, scheduled for August 2020 in Helsinki. We have decided that the meeting will follow a virtual format, and will not be held in-person.

The online conference will take place on the same dates as were planned for the physical conference, August 19-22, 2020. The program is almost finished. Notifications to the authors of accepted papers for the program, discussants, etc. will be sent out by early May, at the latest.

Thank you for your understanding and support, and stay safe!

Matti Keloharju, 2020 Program Chair and EFA Vice-President
Miguel Ferreira, EFA President
Arnoud Boot, EFA Chairman