Special Sessions


The EFA 2017 Annual Meeting offers one session in collaboration with the Bank for International Settlements, one session with the European Central Bank and one session with Norges Bank Investment Management. Papers for the special sessions will undergo the same submission and review process as regular paper submissions. Submitting to special sessions means that you are submitting to the main conference.

Bank for International Settlements

The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) encourages the submission of papers on the topic:

Financial innovation and changes in markets' infrastructure

  • Fintech and the role of digital innovation
  • The role of non-bank players
  • Evolution of market liquidity


European Central Bank

The European Central Bank (ECB) encourages submissions of papers related to one or several of the following topics:

Impact of negative interest rates on

  • Bank balance sheets
  • Bank lending and risk-taking behavior
  • Bank profitability


Optimal design of post-crisis central banks’ operational frameworks

  • Collateral policy
  • Monetary policy implementation
  • Size and composition of central banks’ balance sheet


Norges Bank Investment Management

Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM) encourages the submission of papers on the topic:

Understanding the long-run drivers of asset prices

  • Asset pricing in an international context
  • Institutional investor demand, lending supply and asset prices
  • Tradable risk factors and their links to the macro economy

We welcome theoretical and empirical papers aiming to understand the longer-run determinants of asset prices, especially in an international context.