Call for Papers
2018 Financial Intermediation Research Society (FIRS) Conference
June 1-3, 2018, Barcelona, Spain

The Financial Intermediation Research Society (FIRS) is pleased to announce that its next conference will be held in Barcelona, Spain, on June 1-3, 2018.

You are invited to submit papers to be considered for presentation. Theory and empirical papers in all areas of finance are welcome. It is anticipated that most participants will be from universities, central banks, regulatory agencies and international financial organizations.

Paper submissions:

  • Deadline: November 1, 2017.
  • Submission fee: $50.
  • To submit a paper, go to the conference website
  • Authors will be notified of the committee’s decision by early February 2018.

The conference will begin around mid-day on Friday, June 1, and will continue for the full day on Saturday, June 2, and Sunday, June 3. The conference venue will be the Hilton Barcelona (

A link to the conference website can be found at
Questions may be addressed to

We hope to see you in Barcelona!

Denis Gromb, Program Chair, FIRS 2018

PhD Job-Candidate Session

The 2018 FIRS Conference will hold a special session for PhD students planning to go on the job market during the 2018/19 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.

PhD Job-Candidate paper submissions: