Instructions for submitting a paper to the 2020 FIRS Conference

Regular Paper submissions:

  • Deadline: November 1, 2019.
  • Submission fee: $50.
  • To submit a paper, go to the conference website
  • Authors will be notified of the committee’s decision by early February 2020.

The conference will begin around mid-day on Saturday, May 30 and will continue for the full day on Sunday, May 31, and Monday, June 1. The conference venue will be the Marriott, Budapest. This is an exceptional location, as all of the rooms have spectacular views of the Danube River and Castle!

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PhD Job-Candidate Session

As in past years, the 2020 FIRS Conference will hold a special session for PhD students planning to go on the job market during the 2020/2021 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.

JFI/FIRS Award for Best Paper by a Ph.D. Student

Starting in 2020, 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.

PhD Job-Candidate paper submissions: