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Riga, Latvia

December, 3rd – 4th, 2020
Location: University of Latvia

Submission Deadline: May 31th, 2020



Andrei Kirilenko

Professor of Finance

Cambridge Judge Business Schooll

University of Cambridge

Sascha Steffen

Professor of Finance

Frankfurt School of Finance & Management



You are cordially invited to submit your research papers for presentation consideration at the World Finance & Banking Symposium (2020) that will take place on December 3rd-4th, 2010 in Riga – LatviaThis three days conference, hosted by the Faculty of Business, Management and Economics – University of Latvia, promotes the exchange of ideas in research, teaching, and managerial practices through formal presentations of research, discussions and special sessions.

AREAS OF INTEREST: The scientific and organizing committees welcome submissions in all areas of finance, banking and economics.

Submission Deadline: May 31th, 2020

Authors will be notified of the acceptance decision by July 12th, 2020



The award will be given annually at the World Finance & Banking meeting and will recognize up to three papers: 

-The first prize (recognized with a plaque and $500)

-The runner-up (recognized with a plaque) 

-One honorable mention (recognized with a plaque)



The World Finance & Banking Symposium is offering two options to PhD Students participate in our events: PhD Sessions( full papers) and Doctoral Tutorial ( incomplete papers):

Phd Sessions (Full papers): PhD students with completed papers, which includes literature review and statistics or models, can upload those papers on our platform. The World Finance & Banking Symposium will organize a separated group of sessions only with PhD students from all the parts of the world, promoting the opportunity to discuss their researches and increase the network. The submissions must be done normally, choosing in the beginning of the submission the options “Student: Yes“.

Doctoral Tutorial (incomplete papers): The World Finance & Banking Symposium also organizes a tutorial for PhD students as part of the Annual Meeting. We encourage PhD students to submit research proposals, or preliminary drafts, for one of their PhD essays and related to all the finance, economics and accounting areas. The Doctoral Tutorial will be chaired by a renamed group of top finance professors who will provide the students the opportunity to discuss their dissertation research with other doctoral students and top academics finance professors. The authors must submit the papers in our platform and choose the option “Student: Yes” and also ” PhD Tutorial” in the end of “Topic Areas“.

Submission Deadline: May 31th, 2020

Authors will be notified of the acceptance decision by July 12th, 2020



João Paulo Vieito
Professor of Finance

School of Business Studies
Polytechnic Institute of Viana do Castelo


Inna Romānova

Vice Dean for Science

Professor of Finance

Faculty of Business Management and Economics

University of Latvia


Ramona Rupeika-Apoga

Head of Finance and Accounting Department

Professor of Finance

Faculty of Business Management and Economics

University of Latvia




Frank Allen – Wharton University of Pennsylvania

Andrew Karolyi – Cornell University

René M. Stulz – Ohio State University

Richard Brealey– London Business School

Jay Ritter – University of Florida

Eduardo Schwartz – University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA)

Jerome Detemple – Boston University

Jonathan Karpoff – University of Washington

Bhagwan Chowdhry – University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA)

Raman Uppal – London Business School

Michael Brennan – University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA)

Anjan Thakor – Washington University

Julian Franks – London Business School

Don Chance – Lousiana State University

Henrik Cronqvist – University of Miami

Christopher Polk – London School of Economics

Ian Cooper – London Business School

Douglas Breeden – Duke University

Harjoat Bhamra – Imperial College of London

Joseph P H fan – Chinese University of Hong Kong

Ronald Masulis – Australian School of Business

Jun-Koo Kang – Nanyang Business School

Francesca Cornelli – London Business School

Marcin Kacperczyk – Imperial College of London

Rene Garcia – EDHEC Business School

Tan Wang – Shanghai Advanced Institute of Finance

Tarun Ramadorai – Imperial College of London

Tim Jenkinson – Said Business School – Oxford University

Tom Smith – University of Queensland Business School

Wayne Ferson – Marshall School of Business

Lloyd P Blenman – University of North Carolina-Charlotte

Carlos P Maquieira – Universidad Autonoma do Chile

Carlos Pombo – Universidad de los Andes

Christian Wolff – University of Luxembourg, Luxemburg

Cynthia J Campbell – Iowa State University, USA

Pablo Fernandez – IESE Business School, Spain

David Ding – Massey University, New Zealand

Dilip K Ghosh – James Madison University, USA

Fariborz Moshirian – University of New South Wales, Australia

Finn Ostrup – Copenhagen Business School, Denmark

Giorgio Valente – City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Gonzalo Cortazar – Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, Chile

Hideaki Kato – Nagoya University, Japan

Huining Henry Cao – Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business, China

Michela Verardo – London School of Economics, United kingdom

Ike Mathur – Southern Illinois University, USA

James R Lothian – Fordham University, USA

Lars Oxelheim – Lund University, Sweden and University of Agder, Norway

Lorenzo Preve – IAE Business School, Argentina

Mohamed Ariff – Bond University, Australia

Nicholas Apergis – University of Piraeus, Greece

Nils H. Hakansson – Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley

Paul B McGuinness – Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Guido Mantovani – Ca Foscari University, Italy

Robert Faff – Monash University, Australia

Almir Ferreira de Sousa – São Paulo University, Brazil

Ghon Rhee – University of Hawaii, USA

Sankar De – Shiv Nadar University, India

Usah Mittoo – University of Manitoba, Canada

Yong H Kim – University of Cincinnati, USA

Guido Mantovani – Ca´ Foscari University, Italy

Allaudeen Hameed – National University of Singapore (NUS) Business School, Singapore


A. Seddik Meziani-Montclair State University

Aaron Gilbert-Auckland University of Technology

Abdul Alhassan-University of Cape Town

Abdullah Iqbal– Kent Business School

Abhijeet Chandra – Indian Institute of Technology

Abul Shamsuddin – University of Newcastle

Adam Kolasinski – Texas A&M University

Adrian Lee – University of Technology Sydney

Alan Wong – Asia University

Alberto Asquer – SOAS University of London

Alexander Wagner – University of Zurich

Alireza Tourani-Rad – Auckland University of Technology

Amit Mittal – Indian Institute of Management

Amitabh Gupta – University of Delhi

Ana Sofia Afonso – Bank of Portugal

Ana-Maria Fuertes – Cass Business School

Anandi Banerjee – Queens University

Andrea Buraschi – Imperial College London

Andreas Savvides – Cyprus University of Technology

Andreas Tsopanakis – Cardiff University

Andreea Mitrache – Toulouse Business School

Andrei Semenov – York University

Andres Schneider – Federal Reserve Board

Andrew Marshall – University of Strathclyde

Andrew Worthington – Griffith University

Angeline Chua – RMIT University

Angie Andrikogiannopoulou – University of Geneva & Swiss Finance Institute

Angie Low – Nanyang Technological University

Ania Zalewska – University of Bath

Anna Bialek-Jaworska – University of Warsaw

Ansgar Belke – University of Duisburg-Essen and CEPS Brussels

Anya Kleymenova – University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Arie E. Gozluklu – University of Warwick

Arif Khurshed – University of Manchester

Arif Khurshed – Alliance Manchester Business School

Ashwini Agrawal – London School of Economics

Asli Demirguc – KuntWorld Bank

Athanasios Panagopoulos – University of Macedonia

Athanasios Pantelous – University of Liverpool

Atsuji Ohara – University of Nagasaki

Attila Balogh – University of Sydney Business School

Aurea Marques – European Central Bank

Avi Wohl – Tel Aviv University

Bahattin Buyuksahin – Bank of Canada

Bang Jeon – Drexel University

Barbara Rindi – Bocconi University

Beatriz Mariano – Cass Business School

Benjamin Wright – University of Sydney

Berardino Palazzo – Boston University

Bernard Cornet – University of Kansas and Paris School of Economics

Boda Kang – University of York

Bogdan Stacescu – BI Norwegian Business School

Bong-Chan Kho – Seoul National University

Brahim Saadouni – University of Manchester

Brice Dupoyet – Florida International University

Bruno Gerard – BI Norwegian Business School

Carlo Gallimberti – Boston College

Catherine Bruneau-Chassefière – University Paris Panthéon-Sorbonne

Chandrasekhar Krishnamurti – University of South Australia

Changhua Yu – Peking University

Charlotte Ostergaard – BI Norwegian Business School

Ching-Chang Wang -Southern – Taiwan University of Science and Technology

Christa Hangl – University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria

Christian Ewald – University of Glasgow

Christian R Flor – University of Southern Denmark

Christian Schlag – Goethe University Frankfurt

Christian Wolff – University of Luxembourg

Christophe Volonté – University of Basel

Chun Yu Mak – University of Birmingham

Chunbo Liu – Norwegian School of Economics

Chyanda Querido – Bank of America

Claudia Girardone – University of Essex

Claudia Williamson – Mississippi State University

Claudio Morana – University of Milan-Bicocca

Claudio Tebaldi – University Bocconi

Constantin Mellios – University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne

Craig Brown – National University of Singapore

Cuong Nguyen – Lincoln University

Daniele Bianchi – Warwick Business School

Danling Jiang – Florida State University

Darwin Choi – Chinese University of Hong Kong

David Burnie – Western michigan University

David Ding – Singapore Management University

David Feldman – University of New South Wales

David Nanigian – California State University

Davide Mare – University of Edinburgh Business School

Denis Gorea – Bank of Canada

Devrim Yaman – Western Michigan University

Dimitrios Tsomocos – University of Oxford

Dirk Hackbarth – Boston University

Donald Keim – Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

Dong Lou – London School of Economics

Dongcheol Kim – Korea University Business School

Pradiptarathi Panda – National Institute of Securities Markets

Elena Goldman – Pace University

Eleni Dendrinou-Louri – Athens University of Economics and Business

Elton Casagrande – São Paulo State Universtity

Elvira Sojli – UNSW Business School

Elvis Jarnecic – University of Sydney

Elzbieta Malinowska-Misiag – Warsaw School of Economics

Enrichetta Ravina – Columbia Business School

Evangelos Nanos – University of Glasgow

Evgeny Lyandres – Boston University

Evren Örs – HEC Paris

Ewa Kosycarz – Warsaw School of Economics

Fabio Moneta – Queen’s University

Federica Teppa – De Nederlandsche Bank

Felix Kubler – University of Zurich/ Swiss Finance Institute

Fernando Diaz – Universidad Diego Portales

Francesca Zucchi – Federal Reserve Board

Francesco Rocciolo – University of Reading

Frederiek Schoubben – KU Leuven

Fulvio Pegoraro – Banque de France

G. Charles-Cadogan – University of Leicester

Gabriel Power – Université Laval

Gaiyan Zhang – University of Missouri-St. Louis

Gary John Rangel – Universiti Sains Malaysia

Gennaro Bernile – Singapore Management University

George Skiadopoulos – Queen Mary University of London

Georgios Skoulakis – University of British Columbia

Gi Kim – University of Warwick

Gianluca Mattarocci – University of Rome Tor Vergata

Gicha Tsai – Asia University

Gil Cohen – Academic College

Gino Cenedese – Bank of England

Greg Nini – Drexel University

Gregory Bauer – Bank of Canada

Guillaume Andrieu – Montpellier Business School

Guldem Gokcek – New York University & University of Liverpool

Guneratne Wickremasinghe – Victoria University

Gunnar Grass – HEC Montréal

Gunter Dufey – University of Michigan

Gurdip Bakshi – University of Maryland

Gustavo Schwenkler – Boston University

Hadiye Aslan – Georgia State University

Hamza Bahaji – University of Paris Dauphine

Hanwool Jang – Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology

Hardjo Koerniadi – AUT University

Harjeet Bhabra – Concordia University

Helen Wong – The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Henning Schroeder – University of Hamburg

Henry Leung – Sydney University

Hitesh Doshi – University of Houston

Hojong Shin – California State University

Holly Yang – Singapore Management University

Hong Bo – SOAS, University of London

Hong Zhang – PBC School of Finance

Hongjun Yan – DePaul University

Hua Shang – Southwestern University of Finance and Economics

Ihsan Badshah – Auckland University of Technology

Ilias Filippou – Warwick Business School

Ines Chaieb – University of Geneva

Ioannis Ganoulis – European Central Bank

Iordanis Eleftheriadis – University of Macedonia

Irina Zviadadze – Swedish House of Finance

Ivan Shaliastovich – University of Wisonsin – Madison

Izidin El Kalak – Cardiff University

Jack Strauss Strauss – University of Denver

Jai Prakash Sharma – Delhi University

Jaime Campos Gutierrez – Universidad de Santiago de Chile

James Thewissen – Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

James Yae – University of Houston

Jan Bartholdy– Aarhus University

Jan Bena – University of British Columbia

Jang Schiltz – University of Luxembourg

Jannine Poletti-Hughes – University of Liverpool

Javier Garcia Sanchez – IAE Business School

Javier Villar Burke – European Commission and University of Santiago de Compostela

Jayant Kale – Northeastern University

Jerome Detemple – Boston University Questrom School of Business

Jess Diamond – Hosei University

Ji (George) Wu – Massey University

Ji Wu – Southwestern University of Finance and Economics

Jian Wu – Neoma Business School

Jian zhang – National Uiniversity of Singapore

Jinfei Sheng – University of British Columbia

Jocelyn Grira – United Arab Emirates University

Jocelyn Martel – ESSEC Business School

Joel Barber – Florida International University

Johan Knif – Hanken School of Economics

John Nofsinger – University of Alaska Anchorage

John Wingender – Creighton University

Jose Liberti – Northwestern University

Jun Chen – Auckland Univesity of Technology

Junye Li – ESSEC business school

Kazuo Yamada – Nagasaki University

Justin Birru – The Ohio State University

Kalle Rinne – Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology

Karl Schmedders – University Zurich

Katrin Gottschalk – Auckland University of Technology

Katsiaryna Svirydzenka – International Monetary Fund

Katsunari Yamaguchi– Ibbotson Associates Japan

Kavita Goel – Australian Institute of Business

Kazuo Yamada – Ritsumeikan Universiity

Kent Matthews – Cardiff Busines School

Kesseven Padachi – University of Tehcnology, Mauritius

Ki Young Park – Yonsei University

Kiran Odit-Dookhan – University of Technology, Mauritius

Konstantin Kosenko – Bank of Israel

Krzysztof Jackowicz – Kozminski University

Laurence Booth – Rotman School of Management

Laurence Lescourret – ESSEC Business School

Lawrence Kryzanowski – Concordia University

Lawrence White – Stern School of Business, NYU

Lei Jiang – Tsinghua University

Lei Mao – University of Warwick

Liang Guo – California State University

Lifeng Gu – University of Hong Kong

Lihui Tian – Institute of Finance & Development at Nankai University

Lilly Huang – Durham University Business School

Linda Larsen – Copenhagen Business School

Liyi Zheng – Univesrsity of Bristol

Lora Dimitrova – University of Exeter

Lorenzo Dal Maso – ESSEC Business School

Lorenzo Preve – IAE Business School

Lorne Switzer – Concordia University

Lu Liu – Lund University

Lucia Morales – Dublin Institute of Technology

Lung-fu Chang – National Taipei University of Business

Malgorzata Iwanicz-Drozdowska – Warsaw School of Economics

Mai Vu – The University of Auckland

Manuel Rocha Armada – University of Minho

Mao-Wei Hung – National Taiwan University

Marinela Finta -Singapore Management University

Mario di Filippo – Banque de France

Mark Mietzner – Zepplin University

Marzio Bassanin – Bank of England

Massimo Guidolin – Bocconi University

Matthijs Lof – Aalto University School of Business

Maximiliano Gonzalez – INALDE Business School

Meziane Lasfer – Cass Business School

Michał Dzieliński – Stockholm University

Michael Gallmeyer – University of Virginia

Mieszko Mazur – IESEG School of Management

Mihir Dash – Alliance University

Mikhail V. Oet – Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland

Mikko Makinen – Bank of Finland

Milena Petrova – Bocconi University

Milos Vulanovic – Edhec Business School

Ming Chen – Xiamen University

Mira Farka – California State University-Fullerton

Miroslav Mateev – American University in Bulgaria

Mo Chaudhury – McGill University

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