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)
Conference team
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La Trobe Business School
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Attached documents:
9th BFCM Conference Program [PDF, 88.7 KB]
9th BFCM Conference Booklet (Extended Version).pdf [PDF, 688.3 KB]

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 graduate researchers 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), RoZetta Institute (formerly Capital Markets CRC), 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 Behavioural 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 presentations from RoZetta Institute (formerly CMCRC) industry PhD candidates.

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 presentations from PhD candidates.

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 candidates shall indicate whether they are industry based (RoZetta Institute/ CMCRC) PhD candidates 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

See below for more details on fees (all fees are inclusive of GST).

Conference Registration Type

Closing Date

Fees in AUD

Registration (University Faculty/Industry Practitioner)

6  October 2019


Single Day Registration (Day 1 or Day 2 - University Faculty/Industry Practitioner)

6  October 2019


Registration (Doctoral Candidates)

6  October 2019


Single Day Registration (Day 1 or Day 2 - Doctoral Candidate)

6  October 2019

LTU Postgraduate Student 1 day

6  October 2019

LTU Postgraduate Student 2 days

6  October 2019


Conference gala dinner for a partner (spouse)

6 October 2019


Fee: Faculty/Practitioners full conference ticket by October 6, 2019 is $500. Faculty/Practitioner single day ticket (Day 1 or Day 2) by October 6, 2019 is $300. For Doctoral candidates 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.


Conference Contacts

Conference email

Conference chair

Prof. Petko Kalev -

Conference committee


La Trobe University, City Campus

360 Collins Street, Melbourne



20th Nov 2019 5:39pm

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