Dear Colleagues,

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the 2020 Paris Financial Management Conference which was initially scheduled on 14-16 December 2020 has been postponed. We would like to take this opportunity to express our deep appreciation for your interest in and support for the PFMC2020 and will update you about the details of next year's conference at a later stage.

Organizing Committee


You are cordially invited to submit your research papers (English only and in PDF files) for presentation consideration at the 8th Paris Financial Management Conference (PFMC-2020) that will take place on 14-16 December 2020 at the breathtaking and enchanting “Saint-Germain-des-Prés” district of Paris.

This two and a half day conference, hosted by the IPAG Business School (France), aims to bring together academics, practitioners and policymakers sharing interests in financial management, financial markets, corporate governance, etc. It also provides a forum for presenting new research results as well as discussing current and challenging issues in financial management and related topics.

Keynote Speakers

Geert Bekaert, Professor of Business, Columbia Business School


Professor Geert Bekaert teaches courses on global investments and asset management. His research focus is on international finance, emerging markets, empirical asset pricing and portfolio management. His thesis won the Zellner Thesis Award in Business and Economic Statistics. Geert Bekaert has published over 60 articles in the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Financial Economics, the Journal of Political Economy, the Review of Financial Studies and other academic journals. Geert‘s research has been supported by two NSF grants so far. He is a Managing Editor at the Journal of Banking and Finance. Bekaert is also a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and a consultant for the European Central Bank in Frankfurt. With Bob Hodrick, he is the author of a textbook on International Financial Management.

Mariassunta Giannetti, Professor of Finance, Stockholm School of Economics


Mariassunta Giannetti is a professor of Finance at the Stockholm School of Economics, a CEPR research fellow, and a research associate of the ECGI. She holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California, Los Angeles and completed her B.A. and M.Sc. at Bocconi University (Italy). Professor Giannetti has broad research interests in corporate finance and financial intermediation.

She has been honored with a number of prestigious international awards including the NYU Stern/ Imperial/ Fordham Rising Star in Finance award, the Sun Yefang Financial Innovation Award, the ECGI Standard Life Investments Finance Prize, and the  Assar Lindbeck Medal. She is also the recipient of the Journal of Financial Intermediation best paper award, the ECB Lamfalussy Research Fellowship, the ECB Duisenberg Fellowship, and the Stockholm School of Economics Annual Research award. 

Professor Giannetti serves or has been serving as associate editor of several journals, including the Review of Financial Studies, the Review of Finance, the Journal of Corporate FinanceFinancial Management, the Journal of Banking and Finance, the Journal of Financial Stability, and European Financial Management and as a director of the European Finance Association, the Financial Intermediation Research Society, and the Financial Management Association.  She has published widely-cited research in leading journals in Finance, Economics, and Management, including the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Financial Economics, the Review of Financial Studies, the American Economic Review, the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, the Review of Finance, and Management Science.


Lemma W. SenbetWilliam E. Mayer Chair Professor of Finance, Smith School of the University of Maryland & Director of Center for Financial Policy


Lemma W. Senbet is the William E. Mayer Chair Professor of Finance at the University of Maryland, College Park, and the immediate former Executive Director/CEO of African Economic Research Consortium (AERC: www.aercafrica.org), the largest and oldest economic research and training network in Africa. Prof Senbet was also the Founding Director of Center for Financial Policy at Maryland Smith School. Prior to Maryland and AERC, he was a distinguished professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and held the Charles Albright Endowed Chair.

Prof Senbet has achieved global recognition for his extensive and widely cited contributions to corporate finance, international finance, and financial sector reforms. He has been elected twice as Director of the American Finance Association and is a past President of the Western Finance Association (WFA). In 2000, he was inducted into the Financial Economists Roundtable, a distinguished group of world-wide financial economists who have made significant contributions to finance and apply research to current policy debates.

In 2006, Prof Senbet was inducted Fellow of the Financial Management Association International for his career-long distinguished scholarship. In 2005, Prof Senbet was awarded an honorary doctorate by Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia's oldest university. In 2012, he was awarded the Ethiopian Diaspora (SEED) award for exemplary lifetime achievements and community service.

Prof Senbet has also been appointed to over a dozen journal editorial boards, including premier finance journals (e.g., Journal of Finance). Moreover, he has supervised numerous doctoral students who have become professors at leading institutions. Two of his former doctoral students are current Dean at Carnegie Mellon University and former Chief Economist of the US Securities and Exchange Commission.

Prof Senbet has advised the World Bank, the IMF, the UN, AfDB, and various agencies in USA, Canada, and Africa on such issues as financial sector reforms and development. He is a member of the Brookings AGI Distinguished Advisory Group and of the Advisory Panel of the G20 Compact with Africa. Regarding his role in the US financial industry and Board governance, Prof Senbet was a Director of Fotris Funds and is currently an independent Director for the Hartford Funds.

Associated Journals

Special Issue of Annals of Operations Research on the theme “Risk Models in Banking and Finance: Networks, Data Analytics and Complex Systems”, under the editorship of Stephane Goutte, Duc Khuong Nguyen, Ahmet Sensoy, and Nikolas Topaloglou. See more details here.

In consultation with the Editors-in-Chief of Emerging Markets Review, International Review Financial Analysis, Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money, and Review of Corporate Finance, authors of selected papers will be invited to submit their manuscripts to a regular issue of these journals with fast track review.


Important Dates

Submission deadline
15 July 2020

Notification of review results
31 August 2020

Registration deadline
31 October 2020

Conference event
14-15-16 December 2020

Program Co-chairs

Sabri Boubaker, EM Normandie Business School & University of Paris Est, France

Ephraim Clark, Middlesex University London, United Kingdom

Duc Khuong Nguyen, IPAG Business School, France & Indiana University, United States

Conference Venue



Upcoming Conferences

PFMC2021: 13-15 December 2021

PFMC2022: 12-14 December 2022

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