University of Essex

EFiC Conference in Banking and Finance

Banks and Financial Markets in Times of Uncertainty

  • Location: Essex Business School, Colchester Campus
  • Date: Friday 7 and Saturday 8 July 2017

How to submit a paper

To submit a paper or extended abstract, please email a Word or PDF draft to Please use 'Submission EFiC' as your subject.

If you are a PhD student wishing to present during our poster session, please use 'Poster Submission EFiC' as your email subject.

Important dates

  • Submission deadline: 21 April 2017
  • Notification of acceptance: 12 May 2017

Event details

The Essex Finance Centre is proud to bring you the 2017 EFiC Conference in Banking and Finance. This year's conference will explore 'banks and financial markets in times of uncertainty'.

The event will bring together leading academics, practitioners and policy makers from across banking and finance to hear state-of-the-art research, exchange ideas and network. The symposium provides a forum to reflect on trends in financial and banking markets nearly 10 years since the start of the global financial crisis. It will be the ideal setting for discussing the future of research and policy.

We welcome papers in the following areas:

  • asset pricing
  • banking
  • behavioural finance
  • commodity markets
  • corporate finance
  • financing of SMEs
  • financial econometrics
  • big data
  • international finance
  • corporate finance
  • portfolio and risk management

The final programme will include a poster session for PhD students working in these areas.

Keynote speakers

More speakers will be announced soon.

Local organising committee

The conference is organised by:

Steering committee/co-chairs

PhD Session

Scientific committee


Accomodation details will be announced soon.

Location and accessibility

The conference takes place at our Colchester Campus. Colchester is an hour away from London by train.


All tickets include a conference pack and a buffet lunch and refreshments each day. Booking will open soon.

  • Early registration - book by 26 May 2017

    Book by the 26 May 2017 to get an early-bird discount:

    • academic: £160
    • student: £60
    • business and policy makers: £200
    • gala dinner: £40

  • Standard registration - book by 7 June 2017

    If you miss the early registration deadline, you will be charged our standard fee:

    • academic: £190
    • student: £80
    • business and policy makers: £240
    • gala dinner: £40