EFiC 2019 Conference in Banking and Corporate Finance

New developments and trends in the financial world.

  • Thu 4 - Sat 6 Jul 19


  • Colchester Campus

    Essex Business School

  • Event type

    EFiC Conference in Banking and Finance

  • Event organiser

    Essex Business School

  • Contact details

    Organising Committee

The Essex Finance Centre (EFiC) organises the fourth edition of the EFiC Conference in Banking and Corporate Finance. The objective is to bring together leading academics, practitioners and policy-makers and give them the opportunity to present state-of-the-art research in the broad areas of banking and corporate finance. The symposium also provides a forum to build connections and future collaborations among experts. 


  • Location: Essex Business School, Colchester Campus
  • Date: Thursday 4 - Saturday 6 July 2019

How to book

  • Registration closed.

 Download the detailed conference programme (.pdf)

How to submit

  • To submit a paper, email efic@essex.ac.uk . In the subject header please add Submission: EFiC 2019. The submission deadline is Friday 5 April, 2019 and authors will be notified about the acceptance of papers by Monday 6 May, 2019.
  • To submit a paper in the Journal of Corporate Finance dedicated session, please see below the dual submissions rules.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following areas:

  • asset pricing
  • banking
  • big data
  • behavioural finance
  • commodity markets
  • corporate finance
  • corporate governance
  • diversity and women in finance (dual submission option) 
  • financial crisis and resolution
  • financial econometrics
  • financing of SMEs
  • international finance
  • portfolio and risk management
  • rethinking financial regulation

The conference includes a dedicated track session on the topic “Diversity and Women in Finance” with combined submission option to the Journal of Corporate Finance.

Important dates

  • Deadline for submission: Friday 5 April, 2019
  • Notification of acceptance: Monday 6 May, 2019 (for dual submissions see rules below)
  • Conference registration deadline: Friday 31 May, 2019
  • Conference dates: Thursday 4 July to Saturday 6 July, 2019


EFiC Conference 2019 details


Keynote speaker

Professor Renée B. Adams, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford. 

Presentation slides.pdf


Memorial lecture speaker

Professor Jean-Yves Pitarakis, University of Southampton

Journal of Corporate Finance dedicated session

Interested authors should submit two versions of their paper, one including author information and one with no identifying information to: efic@essex.ac.uk by April 5th, 2019 using the following format: EFiC_JCF_SubmittingAuthor_PaperTitle.pdf and EFiC_JCF_PaperTitle.pdf, respectively. Early submissions are encouraged and will be reviewed earlier.

 The conference has introduced a paper submission fee of £50, which can be paid through this link. Papers will be reviewed anonymously, and authors will be notified of the decision by 6 May 2019. Early submissions are highly encouraged.”

 Dual Submission rules

At the authors’ option, papers that become finalists for acceptance to the conference can be considered for publication at the Journal of Corporate Finance (JCF). The rules for the dual submission process are as follows:

  1. Authors must expressly indicate interest in consideration by the JCF.
  2. At the discretion of the JCF Sponsoring Editor, papers that are among the final group of manuscripts considered for acceptance to the conference will be invited to submit to the JCF. At that time authors will be asked to pay a standard submission fee, and the submission will be formally reviewed. In these cases, authors will receive a copy of the JCF reviewer report(s).
  3. Papers submitted for dual consideration must not be under review at another journal or the JCF, nor can they be considered for dual submission if previously rejected by the JCF.
  4. In the event that a dual submission that has been invited to submit to the JCF is subsequently rejected, its authors have the option to submit a future version of their paper to the JCF without prejudice.
  5. While under consideration as a dual submission by the Conference and the JCF, a paper may not be submitted to another journal (or the JCF) until the author has been notified of the dual submission outcome. 

Gender, Diversity and Inclusion in Finance and Business


Professor Elisabeth Kelan, Professor of Leadership and Organisation, Essex Business School


Professor Rym Ayadi, Honorary Professor, Bayes Business School

Heide Baumann, Council Member, Chatham House

Tim Carrington, Principal, Molland Expert Services

Marion Leslie, Managing Director, Refinitiv 

Organisers and Scientific Committee

Founding Members and organisers:

Steering committee/co-chairs


Organising research centres

The Essex Finance Centre (EFiC)

The Essex Centre for Macro and Financial Econometrics (ECMFE)


Scientific Committee


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

How to find the University of Essex's Colchester Campus.


The promo code for the EFIC Conference is for any delegates that would like to book accommodation on the Colchester Campus South Courts at £55.00 per night B&B

Information about local hotels in the Colchester area 

Memorial Lecture

We are pleased to announce that the seventh annual EFiC John Nankervis memorial lecture will be given by Professor Jean-Yves Pitarakis (Professor of Economics at the University of Southampton since 2002) on 4 July at 6pm - 7.30pm.

Attendance to the memorial is FREE and open to all.

John died in 2012 and is hugely missed by his colleagues. An outstanding researcher, John’s work was published in many of the top journals in econometrics, including: Econometrica; the Journal of Econometrics; the Journal of the American Statistical Association; the Journal of Business Economics and Statistics; Econometric Theory and the Econometrics Journal. His work was also published in leading international economics and finance journals, such as the International Economic Review, the Journal of Empirical Finance and the European Journal of Finance.

Jean-Yves Pitarakis has been a Professor of Economics at the University of Southampton since 2002. He is an Econometrician with interests in the modelling of economic and financial time series with a particular emphasis on the detection of non-linearities such as change-points and threshold effects within nonstandard environments. His research has been published in journals such as Econometric Theory, Econometrics Journal, Econometrica, Journal of Econometrics, Journal of Business and Economic Statistics amongst others. He holds a PhD in Economics from Boston University and previously held positions at the Université Catholique de Louvain, University of Reading and McGill University.


For enquiries about this call for papers, please email efic@essex.ac.uk


EFiC Conference 2019 programme (.pdf)

Professor Claudia Girardone Professor of Banking and Finance, Essex Business School
Telephone: 01206 87 4156
Dr Sotirios Kokas
Dr Sotirios Kokas Corporate Finance and Banking, Adam Smith Business School
University of Glasgow
Telephone: 01206 87 3316

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