European Finance Association

47th Annual Meeting

Virtual from Helsinki, Finland 20-21 August 2020

EFA Doctoral Events

The EFA organizes two doctoral events that take place on Wednesday, August 19, 2020 at Helsinki Congress Centre Paasitorni in Helsinki, Finland. The events are preceded by a welcome dinner for participants the evening before.


June 2020: Doctoral Tutorial – papers and participants now selected and informed

April 2020:

  • The Doctoral Tutorial is moving to an online format.
  • The Doctoral Workshop is postponed to 2021.

Doctoral Tutorial

The EFA Doctoral Tutorial (EFA-DT) is an annual EFA doctoral event intended for Finance students who are nearing completion of their PhD and about to enter the job market. It provides students with an excellent opportunity to present their paper and receive detailed feedback from a distinguished faculty. The current format allows the EFA-DT co-chairs to select up to eight PhD student papers for presentation. Accepted students receive a stipend of € 1,000 to help cover registration and travel expenses.


  • Esther Eiling, University of Amsterdam
  • Gyöngyi Lóránth, University of Vienna
  • Kristian Miltersen, Copenhagen Business School
  • Frans de Roon, Tilburg University

Detailed information about the event and submission details are available on the EFA website:

Doctoral Workshop

The EFA Doctoral Workshop (EFA-DW) is a new educational workshop series on “New Frontiers in Finance” organized by EFA. The workshop is intended for PhD students in their second or third year. The topic changes from year to year; in 2020 the workshop covers the topics: Blockchains and Cryptocurrency. This EFA-DW will discuss and summarize recent research on the topic, available data, some of the relevant regulatory frameworks both in Europe and the US, as well as potential directions for future research.

The Doctoral Workshop is postponed to 2021.

Chair and Invited Speakers:

  • David Yermack (NYU Stern School of Business), Chair
  • Fahad Saleh (McGill University), Invited Speaker
  • Amin Shams (Ohio State University), Invited Speaker

Detailed information about the event and application details are available on the EFA website:


EFA Executive Secretary, Lucy Mori,