Showcasing women in finance - EU


Showcasing women in finance – EU

Tuesday 18 December 2018 8:30 am

The Swedish House of Finance at the Stockholm School of Economics, and AFFECT are jointly organizing the third conference on Showcasing Women in Finance. This Showcase is a continuation of the series of Showcase events hosted by the University of Miami and AFFECT. AFFECT is a committee of the American Finance Association (AFA) that aims to promote the advancement of women academics in the field of finance. The conference will be held at the Swedish House of Finance, Stockholm, Sweden. The aim of the conference is to showcase some female role models in finance and to provide an avenue for more junior researchers to receive feedback on their research and careers. The conference will be followed by a panel discussion on “Does explicit promotion of women AFFECT women negatively?”


Conference format

We will start the conference with a reception on the 17th of December, 2018. We will have 6 papers, a PhD session and a panel discussion. Each presenter will have 20 minutes to present their paper, followed by a 15 minute discussion.

The discussants and panelists will be:

  • Marianne Bertrand, Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago
  • Vidhi Chhaochharia, Associated Professor of Finance, University of Miami School of Business
  • Mariassunta Giannetti, Professor of Finance at the Stockholm School of Economics
  • Maria Guadalupe,  Associate Professor of Economics and Political Science at INSEAD
  • Karin Thorburn, Professor of Finance at Norwegian School of Economics (NHH)


Paper submission

Papers from all areas of finance will be considered. We encourage submissions from junior researchers and doctoral students. Papers that are at an early stage (but completed) will receive priority. Please do not submit a paper that has been accepted or close to being accepted for publication in a journal. The submission deadline is September 1st, 2018. Authors of selected papers will be notified by end-September, 2018. To submit a paper, please send an email to


AFFECT and the University of Miami.

Of potential interest

The conference will be proceeded by an academic conference marking the 10-year anniversary of the full implementation of the Norwegian Board Gender Quota 19 and 20th of December at Stockholm University. A separate call for papers has been issued for this conference. We will create networking opportunities across both events.


Additional information

All reasonable travel expenses of presenters and discussants will be covered. For additional information about the conference you can contact the conference organizers, Marieke Bos, at, or  Renee Adams at


Conference Organizers

Marieke Bos

Renee Adams


Showcasing women in finance - EU - Conference venue

The Swedish House of Finance,
Drottninggatan 98,
111 60 Stockholm

Showcasing women in finance - EU - Discussants and Presenters


Marianne Bertrand

Marianne Bertrand is the Chris P. Dialynas Distinguished Service Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. She is a Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research, the Center for Economic Policy Research, and the Institute for the Study of Labor… Read more!

Vidhi Chhaochharia, Associated professor in finance, University of Miami School of Business

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Mariassunta Giannetti

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. …  Read more!

Maria Guadalupe 

Maria Guadalupe is an Associate Professor of Economics and Political Science at INSEAD and the Academic Director of the INSEAD Randomized Control Trials (RCT) Lab. Maria obtained a PhD in Economics from the London School of Economics in 2003. Prior to joining INSEAD in 2012, she was an Associate Professor in the Economics and Finance department at the Columbia Business School where she held the Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. Chair in Leadership and Ethics. Maria has been a visiting scholar at MIT and Princeton and is currently a research fellow at the Center for European Policy Research (CEPR) and the IZA Institute of Labor Economics. She is also a member of the Strategy Research Initiative….Read more!

Karin Thorburn 

Karin S. Thorburn is a Visiting Professor of Finance at the Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania. She is also the Research Chair Professor of Finance at the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH). Prior to joining NHH in 2009, she was a faculty member at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College for 11 years. She is regularly a Visiting Professor and teaches MBA courses at top US business school, including Haas, Wharton, and Tuck. In 2015, she won the master students’ award for teaching excellence at NHH and became a member of Haas’ Club 6…Read more!


Showcasing women in finance - EU - Previous conferences

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