EFA Annual Meeting


The European Finance Association Annual Meeting attracts about 650 renowned economists from top business schools and universities from around the world. Out of the 1,700 research papers submitted for presentation, only 200 are selected by a committee of academics from top universities around the world. This stringent selection process ensures the high quality of the finance research presented at the conference.

The conference hosts 70 sessions over two-and-a-half days, includes a doctoral tutorial and also serves as the venue for the formal EFA Annual Meeting. The conference comprises several social events that are excellent networking platforms.


The EFA Annual Meeting is held by different university each year. USI Università della Svizzera italiana and the Swiss Finance Institute are proud to host the 41st Annual Meeting edition, taking place from August 27 to 30, 2014 at the Palazzo dei Congressi (Conference Center) in Lugano. The city hosts the main USI campus and is one of Switzerland’s major financial centers.

EFA 2014 also features an Industry Forum for practitioners, providing an opportunity for academics and industry experts to interact and get an overview of the finance industry from diverse perspectives.

Following is a list of previous editions of EFA Annual Meeting:
2013 – 40th Annual Meeting
University of Cambridge, United Kingdom

2012 – 39th Annual Meeting
Copenhagen Business School, Denmark

2011 – 38th Annual Meeting
Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden

2010 – 37th Annual Meeting
Goethe-University Frankfurt, Germany

2009 – 36th Annual Meeting
Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration, Bergen, Norway


The next EFA Annual Meeting:
2015 – 42nd Annual Meeting
WU Vienna, Austria


The complete overview of EFA Annual Meeting editions can be found on EFA website.


Wrap-up publication of the EFA 2014 Annual Meeting