2019 Financial Intermediation Research Society (FIRS)


28 May 2019 – 30 May 2019

Savannah, Georgia

The Financial Intermediation Research Society (FIRS) is pleased to announce that its next conference will be held May 28-30, 2019, in Savannah, Georgia, USA

Ross Levine,  Berkeley

Registration is required for all conference participants. The registration fee of $300 contributes to covering the conference receptions, coffee breaks, luncheons, and meeting room rentals. This is the fee for registrations completed before April 1, 2019. After that the registration fee is $350. Please register at your earliest convenience by visiting https://www.conftool.org/firs2019. You may use your existing FIRS ConfTool account if you previously established one while submitting a paper or reviews. Otherwise, you can quickly create a new account to register for the conference.
Participants can also optionally register for the conference gala dinner to be held on May 29, 2019. The cost of the gala dinner is $100 per person.

FURTHER INFORMATION: The conference will begin around mid-day on Tuesday, May 28, and will continue for the full days on Wednesday, May 29, and Thursday, May 30. The conference venue will be the The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa. The hotel has beautiful amenities, including golf and tennis, which you can view here: http://www.westinsavannah.com/.

A link to the conference website can be found at https://firsociety.org/conference
Questions may be addressed to firs2019@conftool.com

We hope to see you in Savannah!

Anjan Thakor, Program Chair, FIRS 2019, and Phil Strahan, President-Elect, FIRS

PHD JOB-CANDIDATE SESSION: The 2019 FIRS Conference will hold a special session for PhD students planning to go on the job market during the 2019/2020 academic year. Each paper will be discussed by a seasoned researcher in a session open to all FIRS participants. Student nominees must submit a solo-authored draft of their job-market paper, along with an advisor’s letter of support. All fields in finance will be considered. Conference fees will be waived for students whose papers are accepted for the special session, and FIRS will reimburse these students up to $1,000 to cover travel and hotel expenses.


Anjan Thakor & Philip E. Strahan
FIRS 2019 Co-Chairs