1st Modern Finance Conference (MFC)

September 15-17, 2024

Warsaw, Poland

Call for Papers


We are pleased to invite researchers, academics, and practitioners in finance to present their original research and engage in stimulating discussions to advance financial knowledge and research excellence. This conference aims to provide a platform for the dissemination of cutting-edge research, innovative ideas, and novel approaches across all areas of finance.

The program will include keynote addresses, research papers presented in concurrent sessions, poster presentations, and panels with journal editors. The conference will be held in a hybrid format, combining in-person and online sessions.

MFC 2024 is co-organized and hosted by the Department of Finance at Kozminski University, the #1 Business School in Central & Eastern Europe.

Conference Topics

The conference will cover the latest research, current practices, and theoretical developments in all areas of finance. The main topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Asset pricing and valuation
  • Banking and financial services
  • Behavioral finance and decision making
  • Capital structure
  • Corporate finance and governance
  • Economic policy
  • Exchange rates and currency markets
  • Finance and accounting standards
  • Financial econometrics and quantitative methods
  • Financial markets and instruments
  • Financial, management, and tax accounting
  • Financial regulation and supervisions
  • Financial stability
  • Fintech, cryptocurrencies, and financial innovation
  • Investment and portfolio management
  • Insurance
  • Market microstructure
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Microfinance and economic development
  • Monetary policy and central banking
  • Risk management and derivatives
  • Sustainable finance and responsible investment

Proposals for special sessions, roundtables, and panels are welcome and should be sent directly to the conference chair organizers.

Best Paper Awards

Prizes will be awarded in the following areas:

  • Best Paper Award: 1000 EUR and a fee waiver for the next MFC
  • Runner-up Award: A fee waiver for the next MFC

All authors of full papers submitted to the conference will be considered for the award.

Special Session on Profit Shifting*

The conference will include a dedicated session focusing on recent developments in profit shifting and the Global Anti-Base Erosion Rules (GloBE), in particular the second pillar. We invite theoretical and empirical research exploring issues such as the impact of corporate governance or ownership structures on profit shifting, the role of financial and non-financial reporting in this context, and the influence of institutional or regulatory governance on reporting standards. Topics may include the balance of payments and the investment position of non-financial corporations engaged in passive income transfer to non-residents. For details, please contact Katarzyna Perez (katarzyna.perez@ue.poznan.pl) or Urszula Ziarko-Siwek (urszula.ziarko-siwek@ue.poznan.pl).

Keynote Speakers

Prof Ilan Alon

Prof. Ilan Alon

The College of Management Academic Studies

Prof. Ilan Alon is Dean and Full Professor of the School of Economics at the College of Management Academic Studies (Israel) and Professor II at the University of Agder (Norway). He holds a Ph.D. from Kent State University (USA) and his previous academic experience includes top universities worldwide such as Harvard University, Georgetown University, Copenhagen Business School, and Jiaotong University.

His research revolves around crypto economics (digital currencies) and international business. His works have been published in top-tier journals and resonate within and outside of the academic world. He also serves as the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Emerging Markets.

Prof. Alon also has served as a consultant to various government agencies, such as the United Nations and USAID, and multinational companies, such as Disney and illy. Finally, he is a frequent speaker or writer on various international networks including National Public Radio (USA), Voice of America (USA), and the Financial Times (UK).

Prof. Oded Stark

University of Bonn, University of Warsaw

Oded Stark is Distinguished Fellow at the Center for Development Research, University of Bonn, and Distinguished Professor at the University of Warsaw. He served as Adjunct Professor at the University of Tuebingen, Distinguished Research Scholar at Georgetown University, University Professor (Chair in Economic and Regional Policy) at the University of Klagenfurt, Honorary University Professor of Economics at the University of Vienna, Professor of Economics (Chair in Development Economics) at the University of Oslo, and as Professor of Population and Economics and as the Director of the Migration and Development Program at Harvard University. Oded Stark is Doctor honoris causa (University of Warsaw), a Humboldt Awardee, a Ministry of Science and Higher Education (Poland) Lifetime Achievement Awardee, and a Presidential Professor of Economics (Poland).

Prof. Oded Stark is a prolific researcher whose outstanding work has been published and cited in top economics journals. In the RePEc / IDEAS ranking of economics professors, he is listed three times: top 1% in the European Union, top 1% in Europe, and top 1% in the world.

Prof Oded Stark


Indicative Schedule

Sunday, September 15, 15:00 Warsaw tour and sightseeing

Sunday, September 15, 17:30 Early registration and networking social event

Monday, September 16, 08:30-1730 Conference, keynote speaker, sessions

Monday, September 16, 19:00 Gala dinner, Best Paper Awards

Tuesday, September 17, 08:30-17:30 Conference, Meet the Editors, sessions


Publication Opportunities

All abstracts of papers accepted for the conference will be published in the book of abstracts.

After the conference, authors will be invited to publish their full paper either in the:

  • MFC 2024 Conference Proceedings – deadline: November 30, 2024
  • MFC 2024 supporting journals – deadline: December 31, 2024

Full papers submitted to the Proceedings of the MFC 2024 Conference Proceedings will be subject to an expedited peer review process, with reviewers being primarily members of the conference committees.

Authors may also choose to submit their full papers to the supporting journals of the conference, and their submissions will be reviewed according to the journal's review criteria. Please note that acceptance of a paper to the conference does not guarantee publication and that only a limited number of outstanding papers will be published by the journals.

Supporting Journals

 Journal of International Financial Management & Accounting (CiteScore 5.7, IF 5.1, MEiN 100)
Eurasian Business Review (CiteScore 5.8, IF 3.5, MEiN 70)
International Journal of Emerging Markets (CiteScore 5.1, IF 2.7, MEiN 100)
China Finance Review International (CiteScore 6.9, IF 8.2, MEiN 40)
Investment Analysts Journal (CiteScore 1.8, IF 0.9, MEiN 70)
Finance a uver - Czech Journal of Economics and Finance (IF 0.8, MEiN 40)
International Journal of Management and Economics (IF 0.8, MEiN 100)
Central European Management Journal (CiteScore 1.4, IF 0.9, MEiN 100)
Modern Finance

Meet the Editors

Join us at our 'Meet the Editors' panel session. This unique opportunity allows you to engage with editors from Scopus-listed academic journals. Learn about the publication process, get expert advice on manuscript preparation, and gain insights into each journal's focus.

Marco Vivarelli

Eurasian Business Review

Sabri Boubaker
Sabri Boubaker

Journal of International Financial Management & Accounting

Christo Auret

Investment Analysts Journal

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Ilan Alon

International Journal of Emerging Markets

Social Events

Podwale Restaurant
September 16, 2024

Conference Dinner

Join us for a grand feast at the renowned Podwale restaurant and savor the delights of traditional Polish cuisine.

Date: September 16, 2024
Time: To be announced
Location: "Podwale" Restaurant, 25 Podwale Street, Warsaw
Price per person: 20 euros

September 15, 2024

Walking Warsaw City Tour

Explore the heart of Warsaw's Old Town and soak in the rich history of this vibrant city, which was voted as the European Best Destination in 2023. Walk along the cobblestone streets and visit iconic spots like the Royal Castle, Warsaw Cathedral, and the historic Market Square.

Price per person: 10 euros
Date: September 15, 2024
Time: 15:00-17:00
Meeting Point: To be announced

The tour will end at the location of the early registration and networking event.


Chairs and Organizers

Adam Zaremba

Poznan University of Economics and Business, Poland; Montpellier Business School, France

Jan Jakub Szczygielski

Kozminski University, Poland

Scientific Committee

Dates, Fees, and Registration

Important Dates

Paper/Extended Abstract Submission: June 30, 2024

Notification of acceptance: Within four weeks of submission

Registration deadline: August 15, 2024

Conference: September 15-17, 2024

Submission for proceedings/ journals: December 31, 2024


  • The number of presented papers per author is limited to three.
  • The fee covers full conference participation, conference package/stationary, coffee breaks, and conference lunches.
  • Accommodation and travel expenses are not covered by the fee.
  • Fee payment details will be provided after acceptance.
  • "Payments can be made via PayPal using a credit or debit card or through a wire transfer. Rates in PLN can only be paid via wire transfer."

Conference Fees

Early bird: registration and payment by June 30, 2024.

  • Main author (in-person presentation): 300 EUR
  • Attending co-author (in person): 250 EUR
  • PhD student (in person): 200 EUR
  • Additional paper fee: 150 EUR
  • Online participant (main author or co-author): 150 EUR

Regular: registration and payment by August 15, 2024.

  • Main author (in-person presentation): 400 EUR
  • Attending co-author (in person): 350 EUR
  • PhD student (in person): 300 EUR
  • Additional paper fee: 200 EUR
  • Online participant (main author or co-author): 200 EUR

The Gala Dinner Fee: 20 EUR

Warsaw sightseeing tour: 10 EUR


How to Submit

Please submit your full papers or extended abstracts via the Eventsadmin platform by June 30, 2024. To submit, click the "Submit a Paper" button below or follow this link https://mfc.eventsadmin.com/.

We accept papers in Word or PDF, in any layout and format. For those submitting extended abstracts, we provide a simple template that can be accessed here. Please ensure that your extended abstract is at least 300 words.

Authors may present their studies during regular oral presentations or poster sessions. If you wish to present a poster, please indicate this on the registration form.

Researchers interested in the Special Session on Profit Shifting should select the appropriate option in the submission system.

The language of the conference is English. All submissions and presentations for the conference must be in English. Please ensure that your papers, extended abstracts, and presentations are written and delivered in English to facilitate effective communication among participants.

If accepted, the author will receive a Confirmation of Acceptance, which clearly states that the paper has been accepted into the conference program. Please note that you will receive confirmation of acceptance by email within four weeks of submission.



MFC 2024 will be held at Kozminski University, the #1 Business School in Central & Eastern Europe. Kozminski University is about a 30-minute drive from the Okecie International Airport and 15 minutes from the center of Warsaw.


Kozmiński University, Jagiellońska 57,
03-301 Warsaw, Poland

Venue Information:

Conference Accommodation

The conference fee does not include accommodation. There are several hotels in the vicinity of the conference site. In addition, the following hotels offer special rates for conference participants:

Discount codes will be provided after acceptance of papers. Please note that all conference participants and presenters are responsible for making their own hotel reservations and paying their own hotel expenses.


Morning and afternoon snacks and a hot lunch, as well as conference kits (e.g., pad and pen, printed program book, and certificate) will be provided at the conference venue.


* The Special Session on Profit Shifting is organized/sponsored as part of the project FIRMINREG GOSPOSTRATEG-VI/0029/2021-00, “The monitoring of innovation performance of firms and regulatory impact assessment: Developing tools to support economic policy."