The next FIRS conference will take place on June 2-4, 2023, in Vancouver, Canada.  You are invited to submit papers to be considered for presentation.  Theoretical, quantitative, 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.

Submissions for Regular Sessions

  • Deadline: November 20, 2022.
  • Submission fee: $50.
  • To submit a paper, go to https://www.conftool.org/firs2023.
  • Authors will be notified of the committee’s decision by February 2023.

The conference will commence in the afternoon on Friday, June 2, 2023, and continue with two full days of sessions on Saturday and Sunday, June 3-4, 2023.  The conference venue is the Hyatt Regency Vancouver.  A conference dinner will take place in the evening of Saturday, June 3, at The Observatory on Grouse Mountain; more details about this event will be provided shortly on the conference website at https://firsociety.org/conference.

Submissions for Ph.D. Student Sessions

As in past years, the 2023 FIRS Conference will hold two special sessions for Ph.D. students.  Each selected paper will be discussed by a seasoned researcher in a session open to all FIRS participants.  To be eligible, you must be a Ph.D. student who is not on the job market in 2022-23, and it must be the case that all the paper’s authors are currently Ph.D. students.  Also, as part of the submission process, you will be asked to provide the name and email address of your thesis advisor.

All fields in finance will be considered.  Conference fees will be waived for students whose paper is accepted for these special sessions, and FIRS will reimburse these students up to $1,000 to cover travel and hotel expenses.

In addition, the Journal of Financial Intermediation will be sponsoring a $5,000 JFI/FIRS Award for the conference’s best paper by a Ph.D. student.  The award-winning paper will be selected jointly by the Board of the Financial Intermediation Research Society and the Editorial Board of the Journal of Financial Intermediation.  The award will be announced and presented as part of a special event at the conference.

We hope to see you in Vancouver!

Simon Gervais and Adriano Rampini, Co-Chairs, FIRS 2023