Essex Finance Centre (EFiC) 2022 Conference in Banking and Corporate Finance

  • Thu 7 - Fri 8 Jul 22


  • Colchester Campus

    Essex Business School

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    Essex Finance Centre (EFiC) Conference in Banking and Corporate Finance

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    Essex Business School

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    Essex Finance Centre (EFiC)

The Essex Finance Centre (EFiC) at Essex Business School is organising the sixth edition of the EFiC Conference in Banking and Corporate Finance.                                                                        

The EFiC 2022 Conference in Banking and Corporate Finance will take place in person, at the Essex Business School, on Thursday 7 and Friday 8 July 2022.

EFiC 2022 Call for Papers

The objective of the Conference 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 Conference also includes a dedicated PhD session to give research students the opportunity to present their work and receive developmental feedback from expert PhD mentors.

The Conference is committed to providing a safe and productive setting for all participants. Should COVID-19 restrictions prevent the conference from taking place in person or in large group, we will adjust towards a conference combining online and in person participation, or an entirely online conference.


EFiC Conference in Banking and Corporate Finance 2022 programme.pdf


Important dates

Submission deadline:         Monday 18 April 2022
Acceptance:                         Monday 23 May 2022
Conference dates:               Thursday 7 July - Friday 8 July 2022


We solicit papers in the following areas but other related areas may also be considered:

  • Banking and financial services
  • Behavioural finance
  • Big data applied to banking and finance
  • Corporate finance
  • Corporate governance
  • Diversity and women in finance
  • Financial crisis and resolution
  • Fintech and financial innovation
  • Green finance
  • International finance
  • Monetary policy and central banking
  • Political economy of central banking
  • Portfolio and risk management
  • Rethinking of financial regulation and supervision
  • SMEs financing


How to submit a paper

Interested authors should submit their paper by email to EFiC Organisers by Monday 18 April 2022.

Paper should be submitted using the following format for the file name: EFiC_SubmittingAuthor_PaperTitle.pdf.

PhD students should indicate in the email if their submission is for the PhD session otherwise it will be considered for the main session. 

Early submissions are highly encouraged.

Authors will be notified of the decision by Monday 23 May 2022.

EFiC 2022 Conference Details

Keynote speaker

Mireia Giné)
Mireia Giné

Mireia Giné

Mireia Giné is an Associate Professor of Finance at IESE Business School and the Director of International Initiatives at Wharton Research Data Services. She is a CEPR Research Fellow, a research member at the European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI), and a member of the World Economic Forum Expert Network. She is also a board member at Sabadell Asset Management.

Mireia’s research focuses on corporate finance, corporate governance, and Fintech, and has been published in top academic journals and media outlets. She has also received several international prizes for her work including the Brattle Prize.


Mireia Giné full conference bio

Meet the editor session

The Essex Finance Centre (EFiC) are hosting a Meet the Editor Session on Thursday 7 July.
Douglas Cumming)
Douglas Cumming

Douglas Cumming

Douglas Cumming, J.D., Ph.D., CFA, is the DeSantis Distinguished Professor of Professor of Finance and Entrepreneurship at the College of Business, Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida. Douglas is also a Visiting Professor of Finance at Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham, UK.

Douglas has published over 200 articles in leading refereed academic journals (including 38 in Financial Times top 50 journals) in finance, management, and law and economics, such as the Academy of Management Journal, Economic Journal, Journal of Business, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Financial Studies, Journal of International Business Studies, and the Journal of Empirical Legal Studies. His work has been cited over 21,000 times according to Google Scholar.

He is the Managing Editor-in-Chief of the Review of Corporate Finance (2021-current) and the British Journal of Management (2020-current). He is a Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Industrial and Business Economics.

Douglas has published 21 academic books, including Crowdfunding: Fundamental Cases, Facts, and Insights (Elsevier Academic Press, 2019) for which his course materials are freely available online.

Douglas’ work has been reviewed in numerous media outlets, including The Economist, The New York Times, the Chicago Tribune, the Wall Street Journal, the Globe and Mail, Canadian Business, the National Post, and The New Yorker.


View Douglas' full bio online


Local committee

Claudia Girardone, Essex Business School
Sotirios Kokas, Essex Business School
Anna Sarkisyan, Essex Business School


PhD session organiser

Yiwei LiEssex Business School


Scientific committee

Rym AyadiBayes Business School and EMNES

Elena Beccalli, Catholic University of Milan

Mascia Bedendo, University of Bologna

Diana Bonfim, Banco de Portugal

Udichibarna Bose, Essex Business School

Fabio Braggion, Tilburg University

Barbara Casu-Lukac, Bayes Business School

Jerry Coakley, Essex Business School

Paolo Coccorese, University of Salerno

Douglas J Cumming, Florida State University

Claudia Custodio, Imperial College London

Manthos Delis, Montpellier Business School

Luísa Farinha, Banco de Portugal

Franco Fiordelisi, Essex Business School

Ralph de Haas, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

Vasso Ioannidou, Bayes Business School

Neil Kellard, Essex Business School

Alexandros Kontonikas, Essex Business School

Thomas Lambert, Erasmus University

Angela Maddaloni, European Central Bank

Alexander Michaelides, Imperial College London

Philip Molyneux, University of Sharjah

Ekaterini Panopoulou, Essex Business School

George Panos, University of Glasgow

Fotios Pasiouras, Montpellier Business School

Simon Price, Essex Business School

Farzad Saidi, University of Bonn

Michael Straughan, Bank of England

Ian Tonks, University of Bristol

Serafeim Tsoukas, University of Glasgow

John O.S. Wilson, University of St Andrews

Geoffrey Wood, Western University London Ontario

José Liñares-Zegarra, Essex Business School

Registration fees

Registration fees cover administration costs and best paper award

  Standard fee Late fee*
Academics  £200  £250
Business and Policy Makers £250 £300
Students £80 £130

Conference dinner (Thursday)

£65 £65

 *from 24 June 2022

Registration is open and you can book now!

How to get here

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.


For all enquiries please contact the conference organisers by email.

Also see Essex Finance Centre (EFiC) on Twitter @EFiC_EBS .

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Essex Finance Centre (EFiC) Claudia Girardone, Sotirios Kokas and Anna Sarkysian
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