2024 EFA-DT – Info & Submission Guidelines

Date: Wednesday, August 21, 2024 .  Timing will be confirmed in due course.
Venue: Radisson Blu Carlton, Bratislava, Slovakia
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Paper Submission & Application Period

Submission Information & Restrictions

Dual submission:

Job market:


EFA Membership & Conference Registration

PhD students submitting papers & applications for the EFA Doctoral Tutorial do not have to be current EFA members to be eligible for this pre-conference event. However, those students whose papers are accepted for presentation at the 2024 EFA-DT will be required to: (1) be or become EFA members for the calendar year, and (2) register for the 50th EFA Annual Meeting (which is a members-only event). Note that EFA-DT student stipends will be issued after the conference to help cover travel and membership costs applicable.

Submission Guidelines

ConfTool is the online system used to submit papers & applications for the 2024 EFA Doctoral Tutorial. Once registered as a ConfTool User, submitters should follow the steps below.

Step One: Track choice

Select the Doctoral Tutorial track.

Step Two: Contribution information

Provide the required data on the Author and Contribution:

Step Three: Upload files

The contribution (student paper) can be uploaded via ConfTool. Note that authors may upload new versions of the submitted paper until the 15th of March – but not after the submission deadline has passed.

Submitting authors will be asked to upload three documents in PDF format:

  1. Anonymous single-authored Paper
    1. The first page should include the Title and the Abstract, but not the name of the Author!
    2. Preference will be given to work that is substantially advanced but not fully completed.
  2. Author's CV
  3. Official Application Letter on institutional letterhead (preferably signed & stamped with an official seal) issued from the home university stating the PhD student’s enrolment status and topic of doctoral research.
    (NOTE: A Letter of Reference or Recommendation is not required for the EFA-DT.)  The letter should confirm: that (i) the submitting student is enrolled in a PhD Program, (ii) the student has not yet been on the job market, and (iii) that the submitted paper falls within the field of finance and is singled authored.


If you have any inquiries or encounter difficulties with the EFA-DT submission & application process, please contact the organizers via e-mail (phd-efa@european-finance.org).

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