Office of Financial Research (OFR) PhD Symposium 2021

Conference date

04 Nov 2021




The Office of Financial Research (OFR) within the U.S. Treasury Department is pleased to announce a virtual PhD symposium on dissertations related to financial stability. The online event will take place on Thursday, November 4, 2021. The paper submissions will be restricted to papers on topics related to financial stability by students currently enrolled in a U.S. PhD program. Submissions must include a full version of the paper (no extended abstracts), along with student background information (i.e., CV) by September 19, 2021 in order to be considered.

The symposium will focus on highlighting student research on the dynamics governing financial markets and their implications for financial stability. The topics covered will include:

• Banking
• Macroprudential policies
• Financial regulation
• Asset pricing bubbles and tail risk
• Financial markets
• Interconnectedness of financial institutions and contagion risk
• Investment managers and risk management
• Financial Risks of Climate Change
• Digital Currencies
• Cybersecurity

The deadline for submissions is September 19, 2021. Please send completed papers by email to and include “PHD SYMPOSIUM” in the subject line. Accepted students will be notified by early October. Other questions regarding the call for papers or the conference can be directed to