3rd Endless Summer Conference on Financial Intermediation and Corporate Finance

Date: Monday 31st Aug 2020 - Monday 31st Aug 2020 

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Location: 33 Great Sutton St, London, EC1V 0DX, United Kingdom 

Organisers: Dr Panayiotis C. Andreou 

We have made the difficult but necessary decision to cancel the 2020 Endless Summer Conference on Financial Intermediation and Corporate Finance (third edition). This has been a tough decision, but we see no alternative in light of the health emergency caused by COVID-19 and possible future restrictions on international travel. We regret that we cannot go ahead with the conference as planned, as we had a high volume of interesting submissions, but in these extraordinary times, our first priority is everyone's health and safety.
We are now working on planning for the 2021 conference and we will be making an announcement about it soon.
We hope that you and those around you are safe and we look forward to seeing you next year.

Best regards on behalf of all organisers


The organising and program committees, along with the organising institutions (Glasgow University - Cyprus University of Technology - Durham University Business School - KU Leuven - Fordham University - Montpellier Business School - University of Zurich - Centre for Economic Policy Research) invite submissions of high quality theoretical or empirical research papers on financial intermediation, corporate finance, and their intersection.

The academic program starts Monday morning (31 August) and ends Tuesday afternoon (September 1).

There will be 10 papers presented and discussed (mostly by members of the program committee), and two vigorous poster sessions featuring another 10 papers. There will also be ample time for discussion, reflection, and outdoor activities.

Authors will be notified about the acceptance of papers by May/early June 2020 and the conference programme will be released in June 2020.

There is no conference fee and no accommodation cost (for the 2 nights of the conference) for the invited presenters, discussants and chairs; but all participants must cover their own travel costs.

Due to competition and capacity constraints, preference will be given to participants who will stay for the whole duration of the conference.


There is no conference fee or accommodations costs for the invited presenters, discussants and session chairs.

A limited number of free-seats will be allocated to PhD students who would like to attend the conference without presenting (upon presentation of an official letter showing evidence confirming their status).

Faculty or practitioners who would like to attend the conference without presenting must register by August 20, 2020 for a fee of EUR 250


To submit a paper please visit the call for papers webpage. The deadline for submission is 6pm (GMT), Thursday 30 April 2020. If you have any difficulties registering for this meeting, please contact Mariolina Ciccone, CEPR Events team at mciccone@cepr.org for assistance (with subject header "5743 - 3rd Endless Summer Conference").


Sea View Hotel 4 Xanthou st, Glyfada Athens 166 74 Greece

The hotel is accessible from the Athens International Airport by taxi or bus (route X96 to stop Asteria). Approximate travel time by bus is 35 minutes (https://www.athensairportbus.com/en/timetable/x96airporttopiraeusport.html) and approximate travel time by taxi is 20-25 minutes.


Panayiotis C. Andreou (Cyprus University of Technology)
Hans Degryse (KU Leuven & CEPR)
Ralph De Haas (EBRD, CEPR, and Tilburg University)
Manthos Delis (Montpellier Business School)
Iftekhar Hasan (Fordham University & Bank of Finland)
Sotirios Kokas (Glasgow University)
Steven Ongena (University of Zurich, SFI, KU Leuven & CEPR)
Dennis Philip (Durham University)


Tobias Berg (Frankfurt School of Finance & Management)
Arnoud Boot (University of Amsterdam & CEPR)
Fabio Braggion (Tilburg University)
Martin Brown (University of St. Gallen)
Elena Carletti (Bocconi University & CEPR)
Giacinta Cestone (Cass Business School)
Ian Cooper (London Business School)
Olivier De Jonghe (National Bank of Belgium & Tilburg University)
Bill Francis (Lally School of Management)
Pedro Gete (IE Business School)
Mariassunta Giannetti (Stockholm School of Economics & CEPR)
Vasso Ioannidou (Lancaster University & CEPR)
Elisabeth Kempf (Chicago Booth)
Alex Michaelides (Imperial College London & CEPR)
Roni Michaely (University of Geneva)
Michaela Pagel (Columbia Business School)
Daniel Paravisini (LSE)
José-Luis Peydró (ICREA-Universitat Pompeu Fabra, CREI, Barcelona GSE & CEPR)
Alexander Popov (ECB)
Raghavendra Rau (Cambridge Judge Business School)
Lucio Sarno (Cass Business School & CEPR)
Larissa Schäfer (Frankfurt School of Finance & Management)
Denis Sosyura (Arizona State University)
Sascha Steffen (Frankfurt School of Finance & Management)
Margarita Tsoutsoura (Cornell University & CEPR & NBER)
Patrick Verwijmeren (Erasmus School of Economics)
Wolf Wagner (Erasmus University Rotterdam & CEPR)
Yihui Wang (Fordham University)
David Yermack (NYU)


Information regarding the conference can be sought from the organising committee at: organizing18@endlessconf.org.