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General Information

28th Annual Conference of the
Multinational Finance Society
June 27 - 30, 2021, Gdańsk, Poland


Submission Deadline: February 5, 2021
Early Registration Deadline: March 24, 2021
Registration Deadline: April 24, 2021

Click here for Paper Submission



KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Rashad Abdel-Khalik - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
Paul H. Dembinski - University of Fribourg, Switzerland
Andrew Karolyi - Cornell University, USA

PROGRAM CHAIRS

Błażej Prusak - Gdansk University of Technology, Poland
Panayiotis Theodossiou - CUT, Cyprus

SPONSORING INSTITUTION

Gdańsk University of Technology - Politechnika Gdańska, Poland

CONFERENCE OBJECTIVE

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.

AREAS OF INTEREST

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.

DOCTORAL STUDENT TUTORIALS AND PRESENTATIONS

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.

PAPER AND THESIS SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Please visit our website at http://www.mfsociety.org to submit a copy of a completed or nearly completed paper or a detailed dissertation proposal (PDF format) by February 5, 2021.

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

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

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

Special Award: The Ben Graham Center for Value Investing at the Ivey Business School, Western University (prize 1000 CAD)
(Open to all papers that focus on value investing, theory and/or practice, and related areas such as Behavioral Finance and Market Anomalies)

Past Winners

REGISTRATION FEE

Registrations fee by March 24, 2021 is €375 and by April 24, 2021 is €450. Registration fee after April 24, 2021 is 20% extra. For doctoral students, a discount of €100 applies. Registered participants 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.
 
Note: Organizers reserve the right to change any pricing, benefits, rewards, etc. of any services.

Papers registered after April 24 cannot be considered for the awards.

FURTHER INFORMATION

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.

VENUE

Gdańsk University of Technology (Politechnika Gdańska)
11/12 Gabriela Narutowicza Street
80-233 Gdańsk
Poland

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE - MEMBERS

Sagi Akron - University of Haifa, Israel
Yakov Amihud - NYU-Stern, USA
Andreas Andrikopoulos - University of the Aegean, Greece
George Athanassakos - University of Western Ontario, Canada
Balasingham Balachandran - La Trobe University, Australia
Keren Bar-Hava - Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Wolfgang Bessler - Justus-Liebig University Giessen, Germany
Laurence Booth - University of Toronto, Canada
Christian Bucio - Universidad Autonoma del Estado de Mexico, Mexico
Alejandra Cabello - Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico
Jeffrey Lawrence Callen - University of Toronto, Canada
George Constantinides - University of Chicago, USA
Chanaka Edirisinghe - Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA
Eti Einhorn - Tel Aviv University, Israel
Elyas Elyasiani - Temple University, USA
Dan Galai - Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Zhaoyang Gu - Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Gikas Hardouvelis - University of Piraeus, Greece
Can Inci - Bryant University, USA
Petko Kalev - La Trobe University, Australia
Mehmet Karan - Hacettepe University, Turkey
Kyriaki Kosmidou - Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Dimitrios Kousenidis - Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

Yoram Kroll - Ono Academic College (OAC), Israel
Lawrence Kryzanowski - Concordia University, Canada
Radu Lupu - Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania
Anastasios Malliaris - Loyola University Chicago, USA
Minna Martikainen - Hanken School of Economics, Finland
Robert Mathieu - Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada
Roni Michaely - Cornell University, USA
Yevgeny Mugerman - Bar-Ilan University, Israel
Christos Negakis - University of Macedonia, Greece
Edgar Ortiz - Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico
Stylianos Perrakis - Concordia University, Canada
Mateusz Pipień - Cracow University of Economics, Poland

Leszek Preisner - PWSZ Krosno, Poland
Błażej Prusak - Gdansk University of Technology, Poland
Wendy Rotenberg - University of Toronto, Canada
Frank Skinner - Brunel University, UK
Lorne Switzer - Concordia University, Canada
Malick Sy - RMIT University, Australia
Samuel Szewczyk - Drexel University, USA
Uwe Walz - Goethe University of Frankfurt, Germany
Julita Wasilczuk - Gdansk University of Technology, Poland
Zvi Wiener - Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Ania Zalewska - University of Bath, UK
Krystian Zawadzki - Gdansk University of Technology, Poland
Miriam Sosa, Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana – Iztapala, Mexico
LOCAL ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

Piotr Kasprzak - Gdansk University of Technology, Poland
Karolina Tura-Gawron - Gdansk University of Technology, Poland
Jarosław Ziętarski - Gdansk University of Technology, Poland

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