The next FIRS conference will take place on June 3-5, 2022, in Budapest, Hungary.  You are invited to submit papers to be considered for presentation.  Theoretical, empirical, institutional, and experimental 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.

Submission for Regular Sessions

  • Deadline: November 20, 2021.
  • Submission fee: $50.
  • To submit a paper, go to
  • Authors will be notified of the committee’s decision by February 2022.

The conference will commence in the afternoon on Friday, June 3, 2022, and continue with two full days of sessions on Saturday and Sunday, June 4-5, 2022.  The conference venue is the Budapest Marriott Hotel.  The hotel is tucked along the banks of the Danube River, and is near some of Budapest’s most treasured landmarks, from the Chain Bridge to the Buda Castle.  It is about 15 miles from the Budapest Airport (BUD).  You can take a virtual trip around Budapest and Hungary by clicking HERE.  A conference dinner will take place in the evening of Saturday, June 4; more details about this event will be provided shortly on the conference website at

Questions about the academic program may be addressed to conference co-chair Allen N. Berger at

Questions about the venue and logistics may be addressed to conference co-chair Simon Gervais at

Submissions for Ph.D. Student Sessions

As in past years, the 2022 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.  Student nominees must submit a solo-authored draft of their paper, along with an advisor’s letter of support.  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 Budapest!

Allen N. Berger, President and Program Chair;
Simon Gervais, President-Elect and Program Co-Chair;
Christa H.S. Bouwman, Program Co-Chair;
Dongmei Li, Program Co-Chair;

FIRS 2022