Behavioural Finance Working Group

17th Annual Conference

6–7 June 2024 – Holiday Inn, Kensington, London


The Behavioural Finance Working Group conference is a two-day international meeting organized by the BFWG. It examines a wide range of behavioural finance topics within financial decision making, biases, experimental finance, corporate finance, fund management, asset pricing, forecasting, volatility, market sentiment and sociology of finance. We consider papers in all areas of interest to those working in behavioural finance and related areas.

The Conference also features support for selected PhD students by ICAEW Charitable Trusts

As in previous years, the Conference promises to bring together a vibrant community of academics and practitioners in finance, economics, psychology and decision sciences, featuring regular and poster paper presentations, keynote lectures and research awards.

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Professor Arman Eshraghi
Cardiff University, UK. Editor, International Review of Economics and Finance

Professor Gulnur Muradoglu
Queen Mary, University of London, UK. Editor, Review of Behavioral Finance

Professor Alexa Preda
Lingnan University, Hong Kong and King’s College, London. Author, The Spectacle of Expertise.

Keynote Speakers

We are delighted to have three keynote speakers at the conference: Professor Marcin Kacperczyk (Imperial College London and CEPR), Managing Editor, Review of Finance, Associate Editor, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis; Professor Donald MacKenzie (University of Edinburgh), Author, Trading at the Speed of Light: How Ultrafast Algorithms Are Transforming Financial Markets; and Ian Taylor, Head of Crypto and Digital Assets at KPMG, Board Adviser and former CEO of Crypto UK.

Professor Marcin Kacperczyk, Imperial College London

Marcin Kacperczyk
Imperial College London & CEPR

Donald MacKenzie
University of of Edinburgh

Ian Taylor

Call for Papers

This year we particularly welcome submissions related to our conference theme: Sociology of Finance. However, as usual, we will consider papers in all areas of common concern to those working in behavioural finance and related areas.

You can submit papers in progress or full papers by 31 January 2024. Extended abstracts will also be considered with the understanding that they will be finished by the time of the conference. Early submissions are encouraged!

Download the Call for Papers.

Best Paper Awards

Two best paper awards—Best Quantitative Paper Award and Best Qualitative Paper Award—will be given for papers presented at the conference.


The fee for the conference is £450. Early Bird registration is available for £350 until 31 March 2024.

Affiliated Journals

Accepted papers may be invited to a special issue of:

International Review of Financial Analysis

International Review of Economics and Finance

Global Finance Journal

Review of Behavioural Finance

Qualitative Research in Financial Markets

Further information about the submission process will be shared during the conference.

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