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General Information

21st Annual Conference of the
Multinational Finance Society
June 29 - July 2, 2014, Prague, Czech Republic

Submission Deadline: January 15, 2014

Click here for conference registration
Click here for the hotel reservation form (pdf)
Click here to find more on the Shipping Finance Session 


Jeffrey Lawrence Callen - University of Toronto, Canada
Roni Michaely - Cornell University, USA


George Constantinides - University of Chicago, USA
Panayiotis Theodossiou - Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus


A special issue of the Multinational Finance Journal on "European Financial Issues" will be devoted to relevant papers presented at conference and submitted for publication.


Best MFJ Paper (prize 1,250 USD)
(All papers published in the MFJ special issue)
Best Paper Award (prize 1,000 USD)
(Open to all papers presented at the conference)

Best Shipping Finance Paper Award (prize 1,000 USD)
(Open ONLY to shipping finance papers presented at the conference)

Best Young Researcher Award (prize 750 USD)
(Open to all papers presented by young researchers, less than eight years after PhD)
Best Doctoral Paper Award (prize 500 USD)
(Open to all thesis papers presented at the conference)

Past Winners


The conference registrations fee is 395 euro if paid by March 3, 2014 and 495 euro, if paid by April 9, 2014. Registration fee after April 9, 2014 is 20% extra. For doctoral students, a discount of 110 euro applies. Accompanied person fee is 150 euro, if paid by March 3, 2014 and 175 euro, if paid by April 9, 2014. Authors of accepted papers, business and academic participants cannot be claimed as accompanied persons. Registration fees are non-refundable.

Registered participants can attend all social functions, which include a welcome reception, a 24-hour subway ticket for city tour, two lunches, four coffee breaks and a gala dinner. Papers registered after April 9, 2014, cannot be considered for the awards.

For those paying in US dollars, fees are computed using the spot rate of the day of registration. The last digit is rounded to the nearest zero or five.


The objective of the conference is to bring together academic researchers, educators, doctoral students and practitioners from various international institutions to focus on timely financial issues and research findings pertaining to industrialized and developing countries including the recent financial and economic crisis.


Papers in all areas of finance, accounting and economics dealing with developed and developing countries are welcome. Specific topics include, but are not limited to: Shipping Finance; International Asset Market Structures; Financial Regulation and Liberalization; Financial Bubbles; Microstructure of Developed and Emerging Markets for all Asset Classes; Linkages Between Stock and Foreign Exchange Markets; Foreign Exchange Market Arbitrage; Extremes and Value at Risk; International Portfolio Management and Pricing Models; International Regulation and Performance of Financial Institutions and Money Managers; The Role of Information in Financial Decisions; International Capital Structure Issues for Firms; Initial and Seasoned Public Offerings and Equity Restructuring; Investment Banking and Issuing of Corporate Securities; Financial Reporting; Mergers, Acquisitions, Corporate Restructuring and Takeover Defenses; Corporate Ownership, Control, Governance and Compensation and Firm Performance; Cost of Bankruptcy and Financial Distress; Financial Accounting; Macro Finance, including Inflation and Monetary Policy; The Term Structure of Interest Rates; Behavioral Finance.


The Multinational Finance Society is offering special tutorial lectures for advanced finance doctoral students working on their dissertations. Following the lectures participating students will have the opportunity to present and discuss their research with our feature speakers and other senior members. Financial support will be provided to a limited number of registered doctoral students not sponsored by their institutions.


Please visit our website at to submit a copy of a completed or nearly completed paper or a detailed dissertation proposal (PDF format).

The cover page should include the affiliation, address, phone and email of each author. Each participant agrees to serve as a discussant of a paper of his/her own area of interest, if needed.

Please include of whether you would like your paper to be considered for any of the awards and or the Special Issue of the MFJ. Only completed papers qualify for any of the awards.


Information regarding the conference, accommodations, feature speakers, travel arrangements, fees and other activities will be published on the MFS website as needed. Information about past conference can be found on the website as well.


CORINTHIA HOTEL PRAGUE, Prague, Czech Republic