2019 Financial Intermediation Research Society (FIRS)
Conference Call For Papers

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

TOPICS: You are invited to submit papers to be considered for presentation. Theoretical 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. Please note that we have removed the restriction that an individual can submit only one paper to the conference. So there is NO restriction on the number of submissions; please feel free to submit as many papers as you deem appropriate.


  • Deadline: November 2, 2018
  • Submission fee per paper : $50
  • To submit papers, go to the conference website https://firsociety.org/submissions
  • Authors will be notified of the committee’s decision by early February 2019

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