Doctoral Tutorial

In connection with the EFA 2013 Annual Meeting, a one-day EFA Doctoral Tutorial will take place on Wednesday 28 August 2013, by co-chairs Loriana Pelizzon (Universita Ca’Foscari, Venice), and Frans de Roon (Tilburg University), with the generous support of the NASDAQ-OMX Education Foundation, the Chicago Quantitative Alliance (CQA), and the European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management (EIASM).

Please follow this link for additional information regarding the EFA Doctoral Tutorial 2013 and to download the programme.


The EFA Doctoral Tutorial is held in a collaborative, open and friendly atmosphere. The selected papers will be distributed well in advance to facilitate lively discussions and questions from student and faculty participants alike. To enhance the collegiality of the tutorial, participants are expected to attend the entire event. In addition, a student whose paper is accepted for the Doctoral Tutorial is also expected to serve as a discussant for one of the other papers. All participants will receive a certificate of participation. In addition, there will be a group supper organised for participants of the 2013 EFA Doctoral Tutorial the evening before the event.

Best EFA Doctoral Tutorial paper prizes

The best paper presented at the 2013 EFA Doctoral Tutorial will be recognized with the Best PhD Tutorial Paper prize sponsored by the NASDAQ-OMX Education Foundation. In addition, one of the presenters may be invited to present his/her work at the Chicago Quantitative Alliance (CQA) Fall Conference 2013 to be held in Chicago September 2013.

PhD student auditors

A limited number of travel awards, sponsored by the NASDAQ-OMX Education Foundation, are available for eligible Finance PhD students from institutions in Eastern Europe and the CEE countries to participate in the 2013 EFA Doctoral Tutorial as auditors and to attend the EFA 2013 Annual Meeting immediately afterwards. Further information about the grants and the application procedure will be available after March 2013.

Further information about the Doctoral Tutorial

The Co-Chairs of the 2013 EFA Doctoral Tutorial are:

Marion Hebbelynck is the EIASM Administrative Coordinator: or you can contact the EFA Executive Secretary, Ene Kannel, for other issues:

Call for papers

We encouraged PhD students to submit completed drafts of one of their single-authored PhD papers, or well-defined and detailed research proposals. Submitters were welcome to add one or two additional page(s) raising the conceptual and methodological problems they face at the current stage of their dissertation, which they would like to discuss during the tutorial. All topics and methodological approaches within the broad field of finance were welcome. Preference will be shown for work that is substantially advanced but not fully completed. We consider only single-authored work by current PhD students who have not yet been on the job market, and who are planning to participate in the job market in 2013-14 or later.

Co-authored papers were not considered.

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