European Finance Association

47th Annual Meeting

Virtual from Helsinki, Finland 20-21 August 2020

Special Sessions

The EFA 2020 Annual Meeting offers five sessions in collaboration with the Academy of Finland, the Bank of Finland, the Bank for International Settlements, the European Central Bank, and the Norges Bank Investment Management.

Papers for the special sessions will undergo the same submission and review process as regular paper submissions. Submitting to special sessions means that you are submitting to the main conference. The papers for these special sessions will be chosen from the pool submitted to the conference.

Academy of Finland

The Academy of Finland (AoF) encourages the submission of papers on the topic Health and finance. We especially welcome papers addressing one or more of the following topics 

  • Health and well-being, and employee and executive outcomes 
  • Health and well-being, and corporate outcomes 
  • Health and corporate governance 
  • Corporate shocks and health and wellbeing 
  • Health and well-being in the financial sector 
  • Corporate and industry culture, and health and well-being 

Bank of Finland

The Bank of Finland (BoF) encourages the submission of papers on the topic Banking, safe assets, and monetary policy. Some of the specific topics of interest include, but are not limited to: 

  • Banking in the low interest rates environment. What are the effects on banks of unconventional monetary policies? How are monetary policy transmission channels affected by banks’ financial health? 
  • What is the role of and what are the challenges in banking and capital markets integration in Europe? Is there a need for a European safe asset and what are the alternatives for and issues in creating one? 

Bank for International Settlements

The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) encourages the submission of papers on the topic Financial innovation and digitisation: Implications for regulation and monetary policy. We welcome papers addressing the following questions:  

  • What are the implications of financial innovation for financial intermediation, monetary transmission and financial stability?  
  • How should big techs and fintech companies be regulated?  
  • How does financial innovation affect the conduct and the implementation of monetary policy? 

European Central Bank

The European Central Bank (ECB) encourages the submission of papers on the following topics related to Interaction of monetary and macroprudential policies, impact of regulations, and spillover across the financial sector: 

  • Impact of microprudential and macroprudential policies on financial intermediaries, including the management of their balance sheets, and on the liquidity of related financial markets, like the bond and money markets 
  • Intended and unintended consequences of financial regulation   
  • Interaction of monetary and (macro)prudential policy, including analysis on costs and benefits of coordination 

Norges Bank Investment Management

Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM) encourages the submission of papers on the topic Understanding the long-run drivers of asset prices: 

  • Asset pricing in an international context 
  • Institutional investor demand, lending supply and asset prices 
  • Tradable risk factors and their links to the macro economy 

We welcome theoretical and empirical papers aiming to understand the longer-run determinants of asset prices, especially in an international context.