PhD Forum

The 32nd 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.

PhD Forum Prizes

Prizes will be awarded for the best paper presented at the PhD Forum.

How to submit a paper for the PhD Forum

All papers submitted to the PhD Forum are primarily considered for the AFBC on 16-18 December. Acceptance to the main conference is sent out before PhD Forum offer letters. Therefore, papers accepted for presentation at the PhD Forum are always also accepted for presentation at the main conference.


The submission deadline is Sunday 28 July 2018, the same date as the submission deadline for the main conference.

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

Airfare and accommodation assistance for selected PhD candidates

Papers accepted for presentation at the PhD Forum are offered assistance with airfare and accommodation.