EFA Doctoral Tutorial 2023 - Call is closed

PhD students in the field of Finance are invited to submit their applications for the EFA Doctoral Tutorial to be held on August 16, 2023. This is a pre-conference event designed for doctoral students held immediately prior to the official start of the 50th EFA Annual Meeting in Amsterdam, The Netherlands (August 16, 2023) organised by Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.

The one-day European Finance Association Doctoral Tutorial (EFA-DT) is an intensive and competitive session designed for PhD students in Finance who are nearing the end of their doctoral thesis and will soon be on the job market. Interested students apply in advance by submitting a single-authored paper and supporting documents (as per the relevant guidelines and deadlines posted) and eight PhD student papers are selected for presentation and discussion. The well-established EFA-DT is frequently held in parallel with the EFA Doctoral Workshop (EFA-DW) on the same day the EFA Annual Meeting officially starts, and celebrated with a networking welcome dinner.

The reputation of the EFA-DT as an event of excellence in its own right firmly establishes it among the 3 main pillars of EFA's success: | the EFA Annual Meeting | the Review of Finance (EFA's own journal) | the EFA Doctoral Tutorial |

Successful applicants receive a stipend of €1,000 to help cover EFA membership, registration to the Annual Meeting and travel costs.

2023 EFA Doctoral Tutorial

Date: August 2023
Venue: Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Submission window: February 15 - March 15, 2023   
Submission website: https://www.conftool.com/phd-efa2023/
Notification: Early June
Format: In person, in Amsterdam
Info & Guidelines: » EFA Doctoral Tutorial – Info & Guidelines
FAQ: » Frequently Asked Questions about the EFA Doctoral Tutorial  












EFA Doctoral Tutorial Best Paper Prize

The best paper presented at the EFA-DT is recognized with the Best EFA Doctoral Tutorial Paper Prize.  The award for the Best EFA Doctoral Tutorial Paper is presented to the winner during the EFA Annual Meeting, consisting of a money prize (€1,500 EUR).

In 2022, the winning paper was 'The Adoption of Artificial Intelligence by Venture Capitalistsby Maxime Bonelli (HEC Paris)

In 2021, the winning paper was 'The Gender Investment Gap over the Life-Cycle'
by Annika Bacher (European University Institute (EUI))

In 2020, the winning paper was 'Endogenous Risk-Exposure and Systemic Instability' by
Chong Shu (Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California).

Chairs & Faculty

The EFA-DT Co-Chairs are:

EFA gratefully acknowledges the invaluable contributions of those notable Faculty participants selected as subject-specialists for the EFA Doctoral Tutorial in Finance, who alongside the EFA-DT co-chairs generously volunteer their time and energy to share their professional expertise with up-and-coming PhD students by actively participating in this important EFA educational initiative – thereby helping to shape the future of the greater field of Finance.

Sponsors & Support

The success of the EFA Doctoral Tutorial. is also due to the logistical support of the local organizers of the EFA Annual Meeting, and the administrative support of the EFA Secretariat at the European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management (EIASM).

The EFA Doctoral Tutorial has been supported in the past by the Chicago Quantitative Alliance (CQA) with an invitation to the author of the best EFA-DT paper to attend their annual conference in Chicago.

For ten years, the  EFA Doctoral Tutorial was also generously sponsored by the Nasdaq Educational Foundation (Nasdaq) whose funding contributed to the costs of organising the event between 2010 and 2019 as well as enabling a group welcome dinner thereby enhancing the social and networking aspects of the EFA doctoral events.


Recent Doctoral Tutorials 

2022 EFA-DT

2021 EFA-DT

2020 EFA-DT  

2019 EFA-DT

2018 EFA-DT

2017 EFA-DT

2016 EFA-DT














» Historical Overview of the EFA Doctoral Tutorial


If you have any questions about the EFA-DT submission & application process, please e-mail phd-efa@european-finance.org.


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