2018 European Conference

13 - 15 June 2018 | Kristiansand, Norway

FMA International is pleased to announce its 22nd European Conference in Kristiansand, Norway. FMA’s European Conference brings together academicians and practitioners with interests in financial decision-making and provides a forum for presenting new research and discussing current issues in financial management and related topics.

Presentations of research papers, panel discussions, tutorials and exhibits will begin Thursday morning and end Friday afternoon. The Doctoral Student Consortium (invite only) will be held on Wednesday, 13 June. In addition to the conference, attendees may take advantage of the area's many amenities and tourist opportunities

Program Co-Chairs
Lars Oxelheim, University of Agder and Lund University
Annette Poulsen, University of Georgia

Call for Papers and Deadlines

We seek strong papers from scholars in all fields of finance. The selection criteria includes the nature of the research problem, implications of the proposed research, the quality of the research design, and the expected contribution of the research to the literature. 

To view the Call for Papers, click here. To submit a paper or apply for the program committee or Doctoral Student Consortium, please click the links below. The submission fee is $50 USD for members and $60 USD for non-members. There is no fee for the Doctoral Student Consortium application.

Doctoral Student Consortium on Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Doctoral Student Consortium includes a panel session with distinguished scholars discussing the latest advances in research and offering career advice. The afternoon breakout sessions give participants the opportunity to present job market papers or dissertation proposals and receive feedback from the faculty and panelists. Accepted participants receive complimentary conference registration.

To apply for the Doctoral Student Consortium, students must complete the online application and submit a 5 - 10 page dissertation proposal (in PDF format). In addition, one recommendation letter should either be uploaded to the application or sent to FMA prior to the application deadline. 

Click here to apply by Friday, 16 February 2018. There is no fee for the Doctoral Student Consortium application.

Conference Hotels

We have contracted with several hotels in Kristiansand for discounted room rate. Click here for the listing, hotel location map, rates, and reservation methods/deadlines.


Click here for information on flights to Kristiansand and transportation information from the airport to the city center and to the University of Agder.

Exhibit and Sponsorship Opportunities

For exhibit and sponsorship opportunities, please contact Karen Wright at 813-974-2084 or

#FMANorway2018 - Follow the Conversation

During the conference, use the hashtag #FMANorway2018 to follow the conversation on Twitter (@finmgmtassoc) and Facebook (

University of AdgerAbout University of Agder and the Region

The University of Agder (UiA) is situated on the southern tip of Norway (and the country is ranked #1 in the 2017 World Happiness Index). The lovely nature with sea and mountains invites to outdoor activities before and after the conference. The history of UiA dates back to 1839. UiA is today an internationally oriented public university with state-of-art buildings on both its two campuses (Kristiansand and Grimstad). Research is the foundation for all teaching activities at UiA and covers a wide range of disciplines. UiA is also known as a center in Europe for research in microfinance. The UiA School of Business and Law offers programs at all levels (PhD, master, and bachelor) and provides a very active executive program, as well.