PhD Forum

The 33rd 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.

Submission and Acceptance to the PhD Forum

All papers submitted to the PhD Forum are primarily considered for the AFBC on 15-17 December. This is done as one submission, where the author can indicate their interest in being considered for the PhD Forum.

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 Monday 31st August 2020, 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.