2020 Applied Finance Conference 

15 May 2020 | St. John's University, New York, NY

The Tenth Anniversary FMA Applied Finance Conference will be hosted at St. John’s University’s Tobin School of Business's Manhattan campus located in the heart of New York City’s most vibrant neighborhoods. 

The Conference is much smaller and more focused than the FMA’s traditional meetings and includes a relatively small number of papers to provide ample opportunity for presentations and discussion by participants. FMA seeks high-quality papers from scholars and practitioners in the fields of finance and accounting that:

  • Inform practice and advance the frontiers of academic research in directions relevant to practice.
  • Address issues that are relevant to contemporary issues globally and for policy formation and assessment.
  • Introduce new hypotheses that have the potential to stimulate additional research.

Program Co-Chairs

Anna Martin, Executive Director, Applied Finance Institute & Alois J. Theis Endowed Chair in Global Finance
St. John's University

Betty Simkins, Williams Companies Chair of Business & Professor of Finance Oklahoma State University
Committee Member Market Risk Advisory Committee, Commodity Futures Trading Commission

Practitioner Insights Coordinator
Mikael Bergbrant, Associate Professor of Finance and Director, Applied Finance Institute
St. John's University


Paper Submissions 

Click here to read the Call For Papers
The paper submission fee is $25 USD for members and $35 USD for non-members. The deadline to submit a paper is 
Friday, 3 January 2020

Click here to submit your paper

Paper Acceptances

Acceptance letters for the 2020 Conference will be sent (electronically) to each paper’s presenting author in February 2020. The presenting author will be required to register within one (1) week to confirm his/her attendance; the registration fee is waived for each paper's presenting author. Presenting authors will also receive a $500 honorarium after the Conference. 


Program Participation Applications


#FMAAFC2020 - Follow the Conversation

During the conference, use the hashtag #FMAAFC2020 to follow the conversation on Twitter (@finmgmtassoc) and Facebook (www.facebook.com/FMA.org).


About St. John's University

Founded in 1870, St. John’s University is a Catholic and Vincentian university that prepares students for ethical leadership roles in today’s global society.

St. John’s has four campuses—Queens, Staten Island, and Manhattan in New York, and Rome, Italy. The University also has three academic locations—Hauppauge, New York; Paris, France; and Limerick, Ireland. Students come to St. John’s from 46 states and 127 countries. The University offers more than 100 associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degree programs in the arts, business, education, law, pharmacy, and the natural and applied sciences. Students benefit from academic service, learning activities, extensive global studies opportunities, an alumni network of over 180,000, and 17 NCAA, Division I men’s and women’s athletic teams.