Paris December 2020

Thursday, 17 December, 2020 - 08:30 to 19:30
This year, for health reasons (Covid virus), the conference has a virtual format using Zoom links. More information will be updated in due course on the website.



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The 18th Paris December Finance Meeting is organized in downtown Paris on December 17, 2020 by EUROFIDAI (European Financial Data Institute) and ESSEC Business School. 

All researchers in finance are invited to present in English their latest research in all areas of finance and insurance.

A special prize for the Best Paper of the Meeting will be awarded.

In 2019, a record number of 434 papers were submitted for presentation at the meeting and only one out of 6 papers was accepted, indicating rigorous selection criteria

The Paris December Finance Meeting is one of the top 2 European conferences in terms of selectivity and the quality of the papers presented.

An international reach

In 2019, the submissions are received from :

the U.S. (86), France (63), Germany (59), the U.K. (45), Canada (29), Switzerland (25), Austria (17), the Netherlands (15), China (13), Italy (13), Sweden (10), Hong-Kong (8), Belgium (7), Norway (7), Denmark (5), Finland (4), Ireland (4), Japan (4), Republic of Korea (4), Greece (3), Spain (3), Brazil (2), Portugal (2), Kuwait (2), Singapore (2), Cyprus (1), Israel (1), Liechtenstein (1), Luxembourg (1), Russian Federation (1)


Our sponsors




  • Co-President : Patrice Fontaine (EUROFIDAI, CNRS)
  • Co-President : Jocelyn Martel (ESSEC Business School)

2020 Scientific committee :


Yacine Ait-Sahalia

Nihat Aktas

Hervé Alexandre

Charles-Olivier Amédée-Manesme

Patrick Augustin

Laurent Bach

Anne Balter

Philippe Bertrand

Romain Boulland

Marie Brière

Marie-Hélène Broihanne

Catherine Casamatta

Georgy Chabakauri

Jean-Edouard Colliard

Pierre Collin-Dufresne

Ian Cooper

Ettore Croci

Serge Darolles

Matt Darst

Eric de Bodt

François Degeorge

Olivier Dessaint

Alberta Di Giuli

Christian Dorion

Mathias Efing

Ruediger Fahlenbrach

Felix Fattinger

Patrice Fontaine

Pascal François

Andras Fulop

Jean-François Gajewski

Edith Ginglinger

Peter Gruber

Alex Guembel

Harald Hau

Terrence Hendershott

Georges Hübner

Julien Hugonnier

Heiko Jacobs

Sonia Jimenez

Alexandros Kostakis

Hugues Langlois

Olivier Lecourtois

Jongsub Lee

Laurence Lescourret

Abraham Lioui

Elisa Luciano

Yannick Malevergne

Roberto Marfé

Jocelyn Martel

Maxime Merli

Sophie Moinas

Lorenzo Naranjo

Lars Norden

Clemens Otto

Loriana Pelizzon

Fabricio Perez

Christophe Pérignon

Joël Petey

Ludovic Phalippou

Alberto Plazzi

Sébastien Pouget

Sofia Ramos

Jean-Paul Renne

Tristan Roger

Jeroen Rombouts

Guillaume Rousselet

Julien Sauvagnat

Olivier Scaillet

Mark Seasholes

Paolo Sodini

Christophe Spaenjers

Ariane Szafarz

Roméo Tédongap

Erik Theissen

Michael Troege

Boris Vallée

Philip Valta

Guillaume Vuillemey

Ryan Williams

Rafal Wojakowski

Alminas Zaldokas

Marius Zoican

Princeton University

WHU Otto Beisheim School of Management 

Université Paris Dauphine

Université de Laval à Québec

McGill University

ESSEC Business School

Tilburg University

Université Aix-Marseille

ESSEC Business School

Amundi, Université Paris Dauphine, Université Libre de Bruxelles

Université de Strasbourg

TSE & IEA, Université de Toulouse 1 Capitole

London School of Economics

HEC Paris


London Business School

Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

University Paris-Dauphine

Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve 

Université de Lille 2

University of Lugano

University of Toronto

ESCP Europe

HEC Montréal

HEC Paris


University of Melbourne


HEC Montréal

ESSEC Business School

IAE Lyon

Université Paris-Dauphine

University of Lugano

Toulouse School of Economics

University of Geneva - Swiss Finance Institute

Berkeley University

HEC Liège


University of Mannheim

Grenoble INP

University of Liverpool

HEC Paris

EM Lyon

Seoul National University

ESSEC Business School


Collegio Carlo Alberto

Université de Paris 1 Panthéon-Assas

Collegio Carlo Alberto

ESSEC Business School

Université de Strasbourg

Toulouse School of Economics

University of Miami


Singapore Management University

Goethe University

Wilfrid Laurier University

HEC Paris

Université de Strasbourg

Oxford University

University of Lugano & SFI

Toulouse School of Economics

ESSEC Business School

HEC Lausanne

Université Paris 9 Dauphine

ESSEC Business School

McGill University

Bocconi University

University of Geneva & SFI

Arizona University

Stockholm School of Economics

HEC Paris

Université Libre de Bruxelles

ESSEC Business School

University of Mannheim

ESCP Europe

Harvard Business School

University of Bern

HEC Paris

University of Arizona

Surrey Business School


University of Toronto



Call for papers

The 18th Paris December Finance Meeting is organized in downtown Paris (Novotel Paris Les Halles) on December 17, 2020 by EUROFIDAI (European Financial Data Institute) and ESSEC Business School.

The conference is jointly sponsored by Amundi / Ardian / BEDOFIH / CDC Institute for Economic Research / CERESSEC / Chaire Fintech (Paris Dauphine) / «Regulation and Systemic Risk» ACPR Chair. 

All researchers are invited to present in English their latest research in all areas of finance and insurance. Job market and PhD papers are welcomed.

In recent years, one in five submitted papers was accepted. The Paris December Finance Meeting is one of the top 2 European conferences in terms of selectivity and the quality of the papers presented. 

Prizes will be awarded for the best conference paper and for the best paper using EUROFIDAI data.


Only on-line submissions will be considered for the 2020 Paris December Finance Meeting. Before filling the application form, authors should read the following instructions:

  • Prepare 2 files in pdf format: 
    • An anonymous version of the paper (the complete paper without the name(s) of the author(s), the acknowledgements and any indication of author’s affiliation) 
    • A complete version of the paper including the following information: title, name(s) of the author(s), abstract, keywords, email address for each author, complete address(es)
  • The abstract you will fill in the submission form should not exceed 150 words.
  • To complete your submission you will have to classify your paper using 3 keywords among the following : Asset Pricing, Banking Regulation and Systemic Risk, Banking/Financial Intermediation, Bankruptcy, Behavioral Finance, Capital Structure, Corporate Finance, Corporate Governance, Derivatives, Entrepreneurial Finance, Ethical Finance, Financial Analyst, Financial Crisis, Financial Econometrics, Financial Mathematics, Financial Risks, FinTech and Cryptocurrencies, Hedge Funds/Mutual Funds, Historical Finance, Insurance, Interest Rates, International Finance, Investment Policy/Capital Budgeting, Market Microstructure/Liquidity, Merger and Acquisition, Ownership, Payout Policy, Portfolio Management, Private Equity/Venture Capital, Product Market Relationships, Real Estate, Risk Management, Security Issuance/IPO. The keywords will determine the field in which your paper will be refereed by the scientific committee. 
  • The submission fees for each paper is 45€. 

Click on the "Submission" tab to access online submissions.


Papers must be submitted on-line by June 12, 2020


Accepted papers will be posted on the Financial Economic Network (SSRN) and the website of the conference.


Submissions are closed since June 12, 2020

Submitting authors will be informed of the results by the end of September, 2020. 


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Planning from December 17, Thursday


    Online program will be activated on December 15th and only accessible to conference registrants.


    In 2019, the prize was awarded to:

    • Matthias EFING (HEC Paris), Harald HAU (University of Geneva & Swiss Finance Institute), Patrick KAMPKOTTER (University of Tübingen) and Jean-Charles ROCHET (University of Geneva & Swiss Finance Institute) for the paper entitled "Bank Bonus Pay as a Risk Sharing Contract"

    In 2018, the prize was awarded to:

    • Ye LI & Chen WANG for the paper entitled "Rediscover Predictibility: Information from the Relative Prices of Long-Term and Short-Term Dividends".

    In 2017, the prize was awarded to:

    • Thorsten MARTIN & Clemens A. OTTO for the paper entitled "The Effect of Hold-Up Problems on Corporate Investment: Evidence from Import Tariff Reductions".

    In 2016, the prize was awarded to:

    • Matthew DARST & Ehraz REFAYET for the paper entitled "Credit Default Swaps in General Equilibrium: Spillovers, Credit Spreads, and Endogenous Default".

    In 2015, the prize was awarded to:

    • Roberto MARFE for the paper entitled "Labor Rigidity and the Dynamics of the Value Premium"

    In 2014, the prizes were awarded to:

    • Corporate finance: Taylor BEGLEY for the paper entitled "The Real Costs of Corporate Credit Ratings"

    • Financial markets: Shiyang HUANG for the paper entitled "The Effect of Options on Information Acquisition and Asset Pricing"

    In 2013, the prizes were awarded to:

    • Corporate finance: Clemens OTTO & Paolo VOLPIN for the paper entitled "Marking to Market and Inefficient Investment Décisions"

    • Financial markets: Matthias EFING & Harald HAU for the paper entitled "Structured Debt Ratings: Evidence on Conflicts of Interest"

    • High frequency data / Microstructure: Bart YUESHEN for the paper entitled "Queuing Uncertainty"


    Registrations are open.




    To attend the online meeting, you must register at the Paris December 2020 Finance Meeting.


    Registration fees for participants: 50€


    As a registered participant, you will be able to access the online program on December 17th and log on to the virtual conference at (follow the link under the tab « Online »).
    More information will be updated on the Paris December 2020 Finance Meeting website in due course.


    The Paris December 2020 Finance Meeting will be held on December 17, 2020 a virtual format using Zoom links.

    More information will be updated in due course.