European Financial Management Association
2020 Annual Meetings
June 24-27, 2020
University College Dublin, Ireland

2020 "Merton H. Miller" Doctoral Student Seminar
June 24, 2020
University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland

Application Submission Deadline: December 20, 2019

2020 Doctoral Seminar Location

University College Dublin, Dublin

Conference Presentations:
Laptops will be Available in all Rooms for Conference Presentations.

Dear Colleague:
As part of the European Financial Management Association 2020 Annual meetings, the European Financial Management journal will organize its annual seminar for advanced Finance Doctoral Students who are currently working on their dissertation. This intensive one-day seminar is expected to be very valuable for the students who are interested to keep up with the recent developments in the finance literature and interact with leading scholars of the finance profession. Past participants include Professors Stephen Brown, Michael. C. Jensen, Hayne Leland, Martin Gruber, Richard Roll, Geert Rouwenhorst, Mark Rubinstein, Kent Daniel, Steve Ross, Lisa Meulbroek, Shmuel Kandel, Ian Cooper, Benjamin Esty, John Doukas, Harisson Hong, Heitor Almeida, Yakov Amihud, Avanindhar Subrahmanyam, Robert Korajczyk, Jeffrey Wurgler, Randall Morck, Daniel Wolfenzon, Malcolm Baker, Espen Eckbo, Alex Edmans, Tarun Ramadorai, Jay R. Ritter, Alon Brav, Amit Goyal, Ralf Koijen, Mariassunta Giannetti, Pierre Collin-Dufresne, Stefano W. Giglio, Amil Dasgupta, Mara Faccio Lu Zhang, Heitor Almeida and Geert Bekaert among others. Less than 20 students will be accepted to the program. All participating students will receive a Certificate of Participation.

To apply, a student (or his/her faculty advisor) should fill out the attached form and attach (2) copies of a 2-3 page dissertation proposal or abstract and send the material to me by email before December 20, 2019. All applications will be reviewed and invitations will be extended to student applicants by January 30, 2020.

The program's format will consist of workshops featuring distinguished members of the finance profession, discussing corporate finance, asset pricing market micro-structure, international finance, and financial institutions and intermediation, plus aspects of academic publishing and career development. Small groups of students and tutors will be formed to discuss each student's dissertation topic, methodology and intended contribution. The Seminar will end with its traditional Certification Ceremony and a Reception.

I hope that you will bring this to the attention of your students and that you will select an applicant from your Ph.D. program.


John Doukas
Fax: (757) 481-7009