2024 Meeting

The Eastern Finance Association will hold its 60th Annual Meeting in person at the Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront Hotel in St. Petersburg, Florida, from Wednesday, April 10, to Saturday, April 13, 2024. The conference website is


EFA 2024 DISTINGUISHED SCHOLAR: Professor René Stulz, the Everett D. Reese Chair of Banking and Monetary Economics at the Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University, will offer the keynote address and be presented with the EFA Distinguished Scholar Award for 2024.

EXECUTIVE PROGRAM COMMITTEE: We are privileged to have the following distinguished academics serve as our Executive Program Committee and will ultimately select papers for the conference from recommendations provided by our Program Committee:
Nick Bollen (Vanderbilt University)
Audra Boone (Texas Christian University)
Niki Boyson (Northeastern University)
Jamie Brown (Iowa State University)
Alex Butler (Rice University)
Scott Cederburg (University of Arizona)
Indraneel Chakraborty (University of Miami)
Hitesh Doshi (University of Houston)
Andrei Goncalvez (Ohio State University)
Jack He (University of Georgia)
Jean Helwege (University of California – Riverside)
Eric Kelley (University of Tennessee)
Tao Li (University of Florida)
Matthew Serfling (University of Tennessee)
Scott Yonker (Cornell University)

RISING SCHOLARS COMMITTEE: We are fortunate to have the following junior faculty serve as our Rising Scholars Committee and contribute to the programming of the conference, including organizing special events and selecting awards:
Fotis Grigoris (co-chair) (Indiana University)
Yessenia Tellez (co-chair) (Virginia Tech)
Aizhan Anarkulova (Emory University)
Yao Deng (University of Connecticut)
Alejandro Lopex Lira (University of Florida)
Nikhil Paradkar (University of Georgia)
Alexandre Reggi Pecora (Virginia Tech)
Chong Shu (University of Utah)
Billy Xu (University of Rochester)
Fahiz Baba Yara (University of Indiana)

VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED TO SERVE ON THE PROGRAM COMMITTEE: The success of the annual meeting depends heavily on the dedication of the program committee. Committee members will be assigned 6-10 papers to review for inclusion in the meeting.  I encourage you to volunteer by visiting the conference website (http://openconf.org/efa2024) and following the instructions.

We look forward to your participation and a successful meeting!
Kathy Kahle, Vice President – Program (vpprogram@easternfinance.org)
2024 VP – Program
Professor of Finance
Eller College of Management, University of Arizona