The Northern Finance Association’s 32nd Annual Conference was held online on September 25-27, 2020.  The NFA board made the decision to move the 2020 conference from Banff to an online format because of the ongoing international travel restrictions and public health concerns.

BEST PAPER AWARDS

Best Paper Award on Asset Pricing
“Granular Uncertainty and Disastrous Misallocation”
Winston Dou, University of Pennsylvania Yan Ji, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Pengfei Wang, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Best Paper Award on Corporate Finance
Optimal Debt Dynamics, Issuance Costs, and Commitment
Luca Benzoni, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago Lorenzo Garlappi, University of British Columbia Robert Goldstein, University of Minnesota
Julien Hugonnier, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
Chao Ying, University of Minnesota

Best PhD Student Paper Award
Sponsored by the Bank of Canada
“The Pre-FOMC Announcement Drift and Private Information: Kyle Meets Macro-Finance”
Chao Ying, University of Minnesota

Best Paper Award on Sustainable Finance
Award Sponsored by the Institute for Sustainable Finance
“Do Directors Drive Corporate Sustainability?”
Lukas Roth, University of Alberta
Peter Iliev, Pennsylvania State University

Best Paper Award on Derivatives
Sponsored by Canadian Derivatives Institute/L’Institut Canadien des Dérivés
“Options Trading and Corporate Debt Structure”
Jie Cao, Chinese University of Hong Kong Michael Hertzel, Arizona State University
Jie Xu, Chinese University of Hong Kong Xintong Zhan, Chinese University of Hong Kong

Program Chairs

Yrjö Koskinen
University of Calgary

Alfred Lehar
University of Calgary

Program

Conference Program (3 MB, pdf)

NFA 2019 was in Vancouver

The NFA 2019 Conference was held in Vancouver, BC, from September 13-15, 2019.

The Program Chair was Jan Bena.

The NFA Annual General Meeting took place during the NFA Conference Luncheon on Saturday September 14, 2019, at the Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel.

NFA 2018 was in Charlevoix

The NFA 2018 Conference was held in Charlevoix, Quebec, from September 21-23, 2018.

The Program Chairs were Francesca Carrieri and Jan Ericsson.

The NFA Annual General Meeting took place during the NFA Conference Luncheon on Saturday September 22, 2018, at the Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu.

NFA 2017 was in Halifax

The NFA 2017 Conference was held in Halifax, Nova Scotia, from September 15-17, 2017.

The Program Chairs were Maria Pacurar and Murray Carlson.

The NFA Annual General Meeting took place during the NFA Conference Luncheon on Saturday September 16, 2017, at the Marriott Halifax Harbourfront Hotel.

NFA 2016 was in Mont Tremblant

The NFA 2016 Conference was held in Mont Tremblant, Quebec, from September 16-18, 2016.

The Program Chairs were Louis Gagnon and Lynnette Purda.

The NFA Annual General Meeting took place during the NFA Conference Luncheon on Saturday September 17, 2016, at the Fairmont Tremblant.