The 9th Behavioural Finance and Capital Markets Conference

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The objective of the BFCM conference is to facilitate the dissemination and generation of research on topical problems in finance that are addressed from various perspectives.

Wednesday 30 October 2019 until Thursday 31 October 2019 (Add to calendar)
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La Trobe Business School
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The Finance Discipline at La Trobe University Business School in collaboration with the Business School of the University of Queensland is inviting finance scholars, practitioners and research students to participate in the specialised 9th Behavioural Finance and Capital Markets (BFCM) Conference. The conference will be held in the City Campus of La Trobe University, 360 Collins Street, Melbourne on Wednesday and Thursday 30-31 October 2019. The conference gala dinner will be held on Wednesday 30 of October.

The BFCM conference is sponsored by La Trobe Business School (La Trobe University), the Business School (University of Queensland), Capital Markets CRC and Amery Partners Investment Management. The conference is also co-supported by Northfield Information Services.

The Behavioural Finance and Capital Markets conference aims to bring together scholars and practitioners to present state-of-the-art research in the fields of Behavioural Finance, Experimental Finance and Capital Markets/Market Microstructure.  The conference organising committee invites submissions of high-quality research papers addressing theoretical, empirical and experimental issues on either Behavioral Finance or Capital Markets/Market Microstructure.

Keynote Speakers

  • Elena Asparouhova: The Francis A. Madsen Professor of Finance at the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah.
  • Peter Bossaerts: Professor of Experimental Finance and Decision Neuroscience Honorary Fellow, Florey Institute for Neuroscience and Mental Health at the University of Melbourne.
  • Dan diBartolomeo: President and Founder of Northfield Information Services.
  • Nadia Massoud: The Ian Potter Chair Professor of Finance and Associate Dean of Research at the Melbourne Business School - The University of Melbourne.

Conference Format

The conference will host three special events on the first day: (i) a Finance Industry Forum on the theme ‘Technological Disruptions in the Finance Industry and the Role of Humans’; (ii) an industry keynote address by Dan diBartolomeo and (iii) a session featuring applied research by industry practitioners of about 20 minutes each followed by 10 minutes Q&A and; (iv) a poster session with short presentation of industry CMCRC PhD students.

On day two of the conference, we aim to include small number of high-quality contributing conference papers. Each author will have about 20 minutes for presentation, 10 minutes discussion and 10 minutes questions and answers.  In addition, our goal is to include a second poster session with short presentation of PhD students.

Best Paper Awards

Submission Guidelines

Two PDF copies of the proposed paper should be submitted by email to by 7 July 2019 as follows:

  1. The full paper with authors’ names: The title page must include the paper title, authors’ names, short abstract of about 100 words, the presenting author's name, title of the paper, affiliation, email address with the affiliation of all additional co-authors.
  2. The full paper without authors’ names: The title page must include the title and a short abstract of about 100 words only. Any identifiable information about the authors must be omitted from the text and properties of the file.

In their submission email, doctoral students shall indicate whether they are industry based (CMCRC) PhD students or not, as well as their home institution.

Key Dates

  • Closing date for paper submissions: 7 July 2019
  • Notification of acceptance: 22 July 2019
  • Registration deadline for accepted authors: 22 August 2019

Conference Registration

Conference Registration Type

Closing Date

Fees in AUD

Early Bird Registration

22 August 2019


Full Registration

22 September 2019


Single Day Registration (Day 1 or Day2)

22 August 2019

22 September 2019



Doctoral Students Early Bird

22 August 2019


Doctoral Students Full Registration

22 August 2019

22 September 2019



Conference gala dinner for a partner (spouse)

6 October 2019


    Early Bird Fee: University faculty and industry practitioners’ ticket – $400 by 22 August 2019.
    For Doctoral students a 50% discount applies.

    Full Fee: Faculty/Practitioners full conference ticket by August 22, 2019 is $400 and by September 22, 2019 is $500. Faculty/Practitioner single day ticket (Day 1 or Day 2) by August 22, 2019 is $250 and by September 22, 2019 is $300. For Doctoral students a 50% discount applies.

    Conference gala dinner for a partner (spouse) ticket by October 6, 2019 is $150.

    All registration fees as above after October 6, 2019 are 20% extra.

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Conference Contacts

Conference email

Conference Conveners


La Trobe University, City Campus

360 Collins Street, Melbourne



17th Jun 2019 4:05pm

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