Workshop/CfA - New Frontiers in Finance: Insurance Markets, 23-26 August, Germany

Publish Date: Mar 27, 2017

Deadline: Apr 18, 2017

Event Dates: from Aug 23, 2017 12:00 to Aug 26, 2017 12:00

About the workshop 

The EFA launches a new one-day workshop series for PhD students who are in their second or third year. The topic changes from year-to-year and the 2017 topic is: Insurance Markets. During the workshop, we summarize the recent research on insurance markets, discuss the data that are available, some of the relevant regulatory frameworks in both Europe and the US, and potential directions for future research.

All three chairs will provide a lecture on the Wednesday before the EFA Annual Meeting officially begins (that same evening). As part of the doctoral workshop program, accepted students are expected to participate in and will receive a free pass to the main EFA 2017 Mannheim conference. Moreover, on the Tuesday evening before the doctoral workshop, there will be a welcome dinner for all students and faculty presenters.

Dates: August 23, 2017 (welcome dinner on August 22, 2017).
Topic: Insurance Markets

Keynote Speaker

Professor Campbell R. Harvey will be the Keynote Speaker at the EFA 44th Annual Meeting in Mannheim.

Campbell R. Harvey

Campbell R. Harvey is Professor of Finance at the Fuqua School of Business, Duke University and a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He is President of the American Finance Association in 2016.

Professor Harvey obtained his doctorate at the University of Chicago in business finance. He has served on the faculties of the Stockholm School of Economics, the Helsinki School of Economics, and the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago. He has also been a visiting scholar at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.

Harvey has received three best papers prizes in the Journal of Financial Economics (2002, 2006, 2013); two best papers awards from The Journal of Portfolio Management (2015, 2016); two best paper (over five years in all journals) awards from the American Accounting Association (2006, 2016); and seven Graham and Dodd Awards/Scrolls for excellence in financial writing from the CFA Institute. He has published over 125 scholarly articles on topics spanning investment finance, emerging markets, corporate finance, behavioral finance, financial econometrics and computer science.

Harvey is a Founding Director of the Duke-CFO Survey. This widely watched quarterly survey polls over 1,500 CFOs worldwide.

Harvey serves as the Investment Strategy Advisor to the Man Group plc, the world’s largest, publicly listed, global hedge fund provider.

Harvey edited The Journal of Finance – the leading scientific journal in his field and one of the premier journals in the economic profession from 2006-2012.

Over the past two years, Professor Harvey has taught “Innovation and Cryptoventures” at Duke University. The course focuses on blockchain technology covering both the mechanics of blockchains as well as practical applications of both public and private implementations.


Interested students in the second or third year of their PhD are invited to apply for the 2017 EFA Doctoral Workshop on Insurance Markets by uploading the following documents (in PDF format). Please include your complete first and last name within the filenames of the documents.

  • CV
  • 1-page application letter.
  • Letter of recommendation from the advisor or PhD coordinator.

The deadline for applications is April 18, 2017. 
Students will be informed by the end of May 2017 whether they have been selected for the EFA Doctoral Workshop on Insurance Markets.


  • Bo Becker, Stockholm School of Economics.
  • Andrew Ellul, Indiana University.
  • Ralph S.J. Koijen, NYU Stern School of Business.

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