PhD Forum

The PhD Forum of the 31st Australasian Finance and Banking Conference (AFBC) will be held on Wednesday 12 December, 2018, at the Shangri-La hotel, Sydney, where the  Conference will be held from 13 to 15 December.
The one-day Forum will offer PhD candidates, whose papers are accepted for presentation, a unique opportunity to share their work and for their work to be discussed by distinguished academics from leading business schools from around the world.
PhD Panel Discussion: We will assign high quality discussants to all the papers selected to the program. The keynote speakers of the actual conference will be amongst the discussants of the papers presented at the PhD forum. They will also participate at the PhD Panel Discussion which is designed to provide advice to all PhD candidates participating at this Forum on taking the right steps towards a successful academic career and developing skills for conducting quality research resulting in top-tier publications. 


David Denis, University of Pittsburgh
Andrew Karolyi, Cornell University
Rene Stulz, Ohio State University
Financial Support:  Economy airfares and accommodation in Sydney will be offered to those authors whose papers are accepted for presentation at this Forum. As part of the assessment process in selecting papers for the PhD Forum, the Selection Committee may contact the applicants for further information, if required.

How to submit a paper for the PhD Forum

  • Submit your paper through our SSRN submission page. Ensure that you select “PhD Forum” in the topic classification section, AND 1-2 other topic areas that are relevant to your paper.
    Please see the detailed submission instructions.

    All papers submitted to the PhD Forum are also considered for the AFBC on 13-15 December. If your paper is not selected for the PhD Forum, it will still be considered for inclusion in the main conference. Papers accepted for presentation at the PhD Forum are automatically also accepted for presentation at the main conference.

    The Best PhD Paper

    The best paper presented at this PhD forum will be selected and then acknowledged during the actual Conference dinner.   


    The submission deadline is Sunday 29 July 2018, the same date as the submission deadline for the main conference.

    Delegates not presenting a paper may register until the conference date.