PhD Forum

The 31st AFBC will include a PhD Forum for advanced Finance Doctoral Students who are currently working on their dissertation. 

The one-day forum will offer accepted students the unique opportunity to present their dissertation proposals and have their work discussed by distinguished academics from top business schools in the US, Europe, and the Asia-Pacific region.

Throughout the seminar, students will receive valuable advice about career development from leading scholars, and will discuss recent developments in finance literature with fellow students and faculty members.

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.

    PhD Forum prizes

    Prizes will be awarded for the top three papers presented at the PhD Forum.

    • AU$1000 will be awarded to the best paper
    • AU$500 will be awarded to the second best paper
    • AU$250 will be awarded to the third best paper


    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.