European Finance Association

48th Annual Meeting

Virtual from Milan, Italy 25-27 August 2021


Update: June 30

EFA General Assembly

The President and Executive Committee invites its members to participate in the General Assembly online during the Annual Meeting August 25 2021 at 6pm CEST .

Members wishing to attend the General Assembly can register via our online system. If you registered for the conference, you automatically registered for the General Assembly .

Register for the General Assembly

Update: June 30

The conference registration is open and the program is online.

The conference will take place Wednesday-Friday, August 25-27, 2021 respectively.

The conference will kick off on Wednesday, August 25th with a keynote addressed by Itay Goldstein (Joel S. Ehrenkranz Family Professor and a Professor of Finance at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania) together with the EFA General Assembly and the Prize distribution ceremony.

It will then continue on Thursday and Friday, August 26th and 27th with the paper sessions starting from 1.30 pm CEST (Milan Time). There will also be networking events in the evening of August 26th. All times refer to Milan, Italy (CEST/UTC+2).

Conference Registration

EFA membership is required to attend the conference. Exceptionally, the membership fee will be €20. Zoom links to the conference will only be accessible to registered members via the ConfTool platform.

  • If you submitted a paper to EFA 2021 (irrespective of whether the paper has been accepted) then you are already an EFA member and no further payment is required to attend the conference – but you need to log-in and register.
  • If you are a co-author of a submitted paper, then you may not be an EFA member and will have to join as well as register.
  • If you are a session chair, discussant, presenter or attending co-author you must be a current EFA member and register for the conference.

Update: May 7, 2021

Notification emails are out. Thank you to all track chairs, local scientific committee members and reviewers for a great work! Next step: session chairs and discussants!

The EFA 2021 conference will follow a virtual format. We regret that we will not be able to see you in person at the Bocconi University, due to the still high uncertainty concerning the evolution of the pandemic and the need to decide in advance for organisational purposes, we had no other choice other than hosting the conference in a safe and accessible virtual environment.

The conference will run from Wednesday, August 25, to Friday, August 27. On the first day, there will be the PhD Doctoral Tutorial and networking events. The paper sessions will take place on the following two days, from about 1 pm to 9 pm Central European Time.

More information concerning the program and registration will be available soon.

Update: April 21, 2021

We are working on the program and expect to notify authors by May 7, at the latest.

Update: December 7, 2020

EFA 2021 is organized by Bocconi University and is currently scheduled on August 25-28, 2021. Our main concern is to run the conference in a safe and relaxed environment. We will therefore monitor the evolution of the pandemic closely and will choose the format (i.e., residential or virtual) of the conference accordingly. In any case, we expect to have some remote-participation alternatives, so do not hesitate to submit your work! We will post updates on the conference format here on this page.