Welcome to
10th Portuguese Finance Network Conference

2 - 4 July 2018
ISCTE - Instituto Universitário de Lisboa

Welcome Message

We are most pleased to welcome you to the 10th Portuguese Finance Network Conference (PFN2018).

The Portuguese Finance Network (PFN), first established in 1999, organizes a major international conference every two years. Past PFN conferences were held at the University of Minho (2000), University of Évora (2002), ISEG - University of Lisbon (2004), University of Oporto (2006), University of Coimbra (2008), University of Azores (2010), University of Aveiro (2012), University of Algarve (2014) and University of Beira Interior (2016). This year, we are proud to announce that Prof. Lenos Trigeorgis has accepted to be the PFN2018 Guest Speaker.

These are exciting and challenging times for research in finance. We are in the aftermath of the largest financial crisis since the distant depression triggered in October 1929. Exceptionally low interest rates set up to spur growth and investment have changed the financial system as well as the prices of a large number of assets. Technological innovation has enabled the spread of new financing vehicles as well as the emergence of virtual currencies. What impact this evolving environment may bring to the world economy and to small open economies such as the Portuguese, is an interesting theme that may attract the attention from researchers interested in very diverse fields of finance.

This year’s conference is hosted by ISCTE Business School (IBS). Enjoying a central location in the city of Lisbon, IBS is part of ISCTE – Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, a Portuguese public university founded in 1972. IBS has about 3,600 students and 100 faculty members. The School is AACSB and AMBA accredited and has recently entered the FT rankings of the best business schools, becoming one of the top 95 business schools in Europe. In 2017, our Master in Finance also made a direct entry to number 40 among the best 60 in the world.

IBS is entirely committed to provide a lively space for discussion and networking for finance scholars from all over the world and all fields of finance. We hope you also enjoy your stay in Lisbon and warmly invite you to the 10th Portuguese Finance Network conference.


Imagem de José Paulo Esperança

José Paulo Esperança
Chair of the Conference

Imagem de Luís Laureano

Luís Laureano
Co-chair of the Conference

Important Dates

until 7th May (23:59 GMT)
Paper submission

1st June 2018
Author's notification

until 16th June 2018
Deadline for early registration fee

until 24th June 2018
Deadline for late registration

Keynote Speaker

Lenos Trigeorgis is The Bank of Cyprus Chair Professor of Finance at the University of Cyprus and Professor of Finance at King’s College of the University of London. He holds a doctorate from Harvard University. He taught at Boston University, MIT, Columbia, University of Chicago, Berkeley and London Business School. He pioneered the field of real options through his leading journal publications and books, including Real Options (MIT Press, 1996), Strategic Investment (Princeton University Press, 2004) and Competitive Strategy (MIT Press, 2012). He is organizer of the Annual International Conference on Real Options and President of the Real Options Group. Recently he spent 1.5 years at MIT Sloan on a Marie Curie fellowship from the European Commission.