Corporate Finance Day (2021)

Corporate Finance Day (2021)


18th Corporate Finance Day

Date: Friday September 24, 2021
Venue: Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University

Submission deadline:
Friday May 28, 2021

We are pleased to announce that the 18th edition of the Corporate Finance Day will be held in Rotterdam on September 24, 2021. The organizing committee invites submissions of theoretical and empirical papers in all areas of corporate finance from any university. The conference will bring together researchers to facilitate the discussion and development of new ideas in corporate finance in a stimulating and relaxing environment. The conference is an initiative of the Benelux Corporate Finance Network.

The academic program will consist of regular sessions (with discussants) and rapid-fire sessions (without discussants). The conference will also feature two keynote lectures:

A lecture on Corporate Finance by Daniel Ferreira (London School of Economics)

A lecture on Open Science by Christophe Pérignon (HEC Paris)

Paper submission procedure
The submission deadline is May 28, 2021. All papers must be submitted as PDF files and may be e-mailed to There is no submission fee. All submitted papers will be first considered for inclusion in a regular session, and then for a rapid-fire session. However, submitting authors can indicate in the e-mail whether they want their paper to be solely considered for a rapid-fire session. The authors of accepted papers will be notified by early July 2021.

Paper selection process
We encourage presentations of research at an early stage where presenters will benefit most from open discussions. More developed papers will be considered as well.

Organizing committee
Thomas Lambert, Daniel Metzger, Peter Roosenboom

Scientific committee from Erasmus University Rotterdam:
Sjoerd van Bekkum, Fabrizio Core, Ingolf Dittmann, Robin Döttling, Mintra Dwarkasing, Narly Dwarkasing, Sebastian Gryglewicz, Li He, Peter Koudijs, Mancy Luo, Stefan Obernberger, Mikael Paaso, Sebastian Pfeil, Anjana Rajamani, Daniel Urban, Patrick Verwijmeren, Vadym Volosovych, Guosong Xu, Haikun Zhu

Scientific committee from the Benelux Corporate Finance Network:
Jérémie Bertrand (IÉSEG School of Management), Marc Deloof (University of Antwerp), Nico Dewaelheyns (KU Leuven), Niels Hermes (University of Groningen), Torsten Jochem (University of Amsterdam), Egle Karmaziene (VU Amsterdam), Marie Lambert (University of Liège), Stefano Lugo (Utrecht University), Sophie Manigart (Vlerick Business School), Virginie Mataigne (Ghent University), Anneleen Michiels (University of Hasselt), Kim Oosterlinck (Université Libre de Bruxelles), Luc Renneboog (Tilburg University), Armin Schwienbacher (SKEMA Business School), Roberto Steri (University of Luxembourg), James Thewissen (UCLouvain)

Further information
The conference will be held at the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University. The conference is scheduled on Friday September 24, 2021 from 9.00 to 18.00. In case Covid19 prevents the conference to take place in person or large groups, we will adjust towards a combination of online and personal presence conference, or a completely online conference.

There is no conference fee, but all participants must cover their own travel and accommodation costs.

For any further information about the conference, please send an email to