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Cambridge Endowment for Research in Finance (CERF)


A joint finance workshop has been agreed between Cambridge and two partner universities in Switzerland (University of Lausanne (UNIL) and Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL). In the first year (2018) the workshop took place in Cambridge and was organised by CERF and Cambridge Finance

Call for Papers 

This call for papers is available to Cambridge University members only.

The second Cambridge-Lausanne workshop will take place in Lausanne, 27 and 28 September 2019 Details TBC

The workshop will bring together academics with an interest in finance. The aim for this workshop is to include 10 papers split between Lausanne and Cambridge. The closing date for Cambridge academics to submit a paper is 25 February 2019.

The Cambridge Endowment for Research in Finance (CERF) welcomes submissions for its first Cambridge-Lausanne workshop that will take place in Cambridge.

The call for papers is open to Cambridge University members only:

  • University of Cambridge Faculty
  • Postdoctoral Research Associates

Please email if you are a Cambridge member and have any problems with accessing the form.

The submitted paper must not have been accepted (or conditionally accepted) at a journal at the time of submission.

  • The paper must be in English.
  • The paper must be in an area of finance such as asset pricing, corporate finance, banking, real estate finance, market micro-structure, behavioural finance, mathematical finance and financial economics.
  • If your paper is accepted, you will be notified by 1 April and your name will appear in the confirmed programme for the workshop.
  • Please fill in the online form and upload a complete version of your paper (pdf). The paper’s cover page must include a title, abstract (max 150 words), authors’ names and affiliations, and the email address of the corresponding author.
  • All papers will be reviewed by our Programme Committee.

Upon acceptance you will be required to:

  • Attend both days of the conference
  • Provide a web link to your paper so that your paper can be advertised on the CERF website.
  • Presenters should contact if they do not wish their paper to be made publicly available. If this is not explicitly done before the conference, we assume it is acceptable to post the paper or a link to the paper on the CERF website.


You should receive an email from us confirming your submissions within 24 hours. If you have not received the confirmation, please email

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