Virtual Conference, SEPTEMBER 16-18, 2021

Hosted by the University of Waterloo

The Northern Finance Association is pleased to invite submissions for its 33rd Annual Conference, to be held on September 16-18, 2021 virtually via Zoom. Papers on any topic related to finance will be considered, as long as they have not already been accepted for publication in a journal. Each author is restricted to one submission. In case of multiple co-authored papers, each paper must have a different presenter at the conference.

The deadline for submissions was March 28, 2021, at 11:59 PM Pacific Time.

Papers will be reviewed anonymously by up to four members of the Program Committee, and authors will be notified about the outcome of the review process by mid-May 2021.

Keynote Speaker

Darrell Duffie
Adams Distinguished Professor of Management
Stanford University, Graduate School of Business

Sessions for Ph.D. students

Papers authored exclusively by students who are nearing completion of their Ph.D. and planning to enter the job market shortly after the conference may be submitted using the standard submission procedure. Such papers should select “Yes”  in the “Student Author” dropdown list during the submission process to be considered for the Ph.D. Sessions if they aren’t selected for the regular program. The Ph.D. Sessions will be held on Thursday, September 16, 2021 in the afternoon and will be chaired by Vincent Glode from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

Special Session for Assistant Professors

The conference will include a special session for assistant professors on Friday, September 17 in the afternoon. The session will be chaired by Burton Hollifield from the Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University.

Women in Finance Networking Breakfast

The conference will include a special breakfast for women in finance on Saturday, September 18. This event will be hosted by Susan Christoffersen from the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto.

2020 Sponsors (2021 sponsors to be confirmed)

Bank of Canada/Banque du Canada
Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary
Institute for Sustainable Finance, Queen’s University
Institute/Institut canadien des dérivés
Canadian Investment Review

2020 Best Paper Awards (2021 best paper awards to be confirmed)

PhD Paper, Sponsored by Bank of Canada/Banque du Canada
Corporate Finance and Intermediation, Sponsored by the Northern Finance Association
Asset Pricing, Sponsored by the Northern Finance Association
Derivatives, Sponsored by Canadian Derivatives Institute/Institut canadien des dérivés
Sustainable Finance, Sponsored by Institute for Sustainable Finance, Queen’s University


We hope to e-see you in September for a stimulating conference.

Blake Phillips and James Thompson
NFA 2021 Program Co-Chairs
School of Accounting and Finance, University of Waterloo