European Finance Association

48th Annual Meeting

Virtual from Milan, Italy 25-27 August 2021

Prizes

Annual Meeting Prizes

EFA 2021 Best Conference Paper Prize (€3,000)

The Best Conference Paper Prize is the highest distinction awarded to an academic paper presented during the EFA 2021 Annual Meeting.

EFA Best Paper Prize in Responsible Finance (€3,000)

The EFA is creating the Best Paper Prize in Responsible Finance during the 2020-2022 period. The aim of this prize is to promote research on the important role that finance plays in societal progress and how a competitive and inclusive financial system can contribute to economic development. Topics include (but are not limited to): the role of finance in society; environmental, social & governance (ESG) investing; impact investing; sustainable finance; climate change and finance; stakeholders vs. shareholders and value creation; Long-term investment, human capital and innovation; role of the government and financial system on firm creation and growth; corporate governance; corporate social responsibility (CSR).

The Engelbert Dockner Memorial Prize for the Best Paper by Young Researchers (€3,000)

From this year on the EFA will award the best paper presented at the conference by a young researcher with a prize in memory of Engelbert Dockner (EFA President in 2016). The prize will be granted annually for the next five years (2020-2024). The winning  paper will be chosen among the papers written by a young researcher(s) and accepted for presentation at the EFA Annual Meeting. ‘Young researcher’, is defined as a PhD student or a young scholar or Professor who has completed his/her degree not more than one year prior to the respective EFA Annual Meeting. To be eligible, papers should be accepted to the EFA Annual Meeting.

Review of Finance Awards

2021 Pagano and Zechner Award (€5,000)

The Pagano and Zechner Prize will be awarded at the EFA 2021 conference to the best non-investment paper published in the journal of the European Finance Association, the Review of Finance. The prize-winning paper is selected by the Editorial Board of the journal.

2021 Spängler IQAM Best Paper in Investments Award (€5,000)

The 2021 Spängler IQAM Best Paper Prize will be awarded at the EFA Annual Meeting for the best paper on investment published in the journal of the European Finance Association, the Review of Finance. The prize-winning paper is selected by the Editorial Board of the journal.

2021 Review of Finance Distinguished Referee Awards

The Review of Finance Distinguished Referee Awards will be presented at the EFA 2021 Annual Meeting to three scholars who have provided outstanding refereeing services to the Review of Finance, as voted by the Editors of the journal.

Doctoral Tutorial Prize

EFA Doctoral Tutorial Best Paper Prize (€1,500)

The best paper presented at the 2021 EFA Doctoral Tutorial will be recognized with the EFA Doctoral Tutorial Prize.