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30th Annual Conference of the
Multinational Finance Society
June 30-July 3, 2024 Vaasa, Finland

Program (with Abstracts) (pdf)
Jérôme B. Detemple- Boston University, USA 

Renée Adams - The Saïd Business School of the University of Oxford, UK


Panayiotis Theodossiou - Ball State University, USA
Minna Martikainen - University of Vaasa, Finland
Timo Rothovius University of Vaasa, Finland
Sami Vähämaa University of Vaasa, Finland


Ball State University, Miller College of Business, Indiana, USA
University of Vaasa, Vaasa, Finland


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: Asset Pricing; Banking; Behavioral Finance; Buyouts; Capital Structure; CDS; Commodities; Contagion in Financial Markets; Corporate Governance; Corporate Restructuring; Cost of Bankruptcy; Credit Scoring Models; Cross Listing; Derivatives; Emerging Markets; Entrepreneurial and Start-up Financing; Executive Compensation; Financial Accounting; Financial Analysts; Financial Reporting; FinTech; FX Arbitrage; Investment Banking; IPOs; M&As; Macro Finance; Market Efficiency; Market Microstructure; Payout Policy; Portfolio Management; Real Options; Regulation; Risk Measurement; Scale-up Financing; Shipping Finance; Term Structure of Interest Rates; Trading Behavior; Valuation; and Volatility.


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 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) by January 15th, 2024.

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 mentioned below. Only completed papers qualify for any of the awards.

PAPER AWARDS (availability to be determined)

Best Paper Award
 (prize 750 EUR)
(Open to all papers presented at the conference)

Best Doctoral Paper Award
 (prize 500 EUR)
(Open to all thesis papers presented at the conference)

Past Winners


Registrations fee by March 19th, 2024 is EUR 395.00 and by April 15th, 2024 is EUR 495.00. Registration fee after April 15, 2024 is 20% extra (EUR 594.00). For doctoral students, a discount of 30% applies to the applicable fees. Accompanying person fee EUR 165.00, if applicable. Registered participants and their accompanying person can attend all social functions. Registration fee includes Sunday’s tour of the city, gala dinner, reception, lunche(s) and four coffee breaks during the conference, wherever applicable. Registration fees are not refundable. 
Note: Organizers reserve the right to change any pricing, benefits, rewards, etc. of any services.

Papers registered after April 15th, 2024 cannot be considered for 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.


University of Vaasa 
Wolffintie 32, 65200 Vaasa


Andreas Andrikopoulos – University of Piraeus, Greece

Geoffrey Booth – Michigan State University, USA
Alejandra Cabello – Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico
Jeffrey Lawrence Callen – University of Toronto, Canada
George Constantinides – University of Chicago, USA
Douglas Cumming – Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, USA, 
Chanaka Edirisinghe – Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA
Stephen Ferris – Ball State University, USA
Gady Jacoby – The College of Management Academic Studies, Israel
Petko Kalev – La Trobe University, Australia
Kyriaki Kosmidou – Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Dimitrios Kousenidis – Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Leszek Preisner – State Academy of Applied Sciences in Krosno, Poland
Minna Martikainen – University of Vaasa, Finland
Silvia Muzzioli – University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
Christos Negakis – University of Macedonia, Greece
Edgar Ortiz – Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico
Wendy Rotenberg – University of Toronto, Canada
Pantelis Sklias – Neapolis University Pafos, Cyprus
Lorne Switzer – Concordia University, Canada
Anna Triantafyllou, Deree College, Greece
Mika Vaihekoski – University of Turku, Finland
Ania Zalewska – University of Leicester, UK


Bonnie Buchanan – University of Surrey, UK

Denis Davydov – Hanken School of Economics, Finland
Nebojsa Dimic – University of Vaasa, Finland
Anupam Dutta – University of Vaasa, Finland
Veda Fatmy – University of Vaasa, Finland
Tatiana Garanina – University of Vaasa, Finland
Klaus Grobys – University of Vaasa, Finland
Jesper Haga – Hanken School of Economics, Finland
Timothy King – University of Vaasa, Finland
Vanja Piljak – University of Vaasa, Finland
Timo Rothovius – University of Vaasa, Finland
Dennis Sundvik – Hanken School of Economics, Finland
Sami Vähämaa – University of Vaasa, Finland


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