BFGA Conference 2019
1st Conference on
Behavioral Research in Finance, Governance, and Accounting
On October 7 - 8 2019, the research section Behavioral and Social Finance & Accounting at Justus Liebig University Giessen (JLU) organized the 1st Conference on Behavioral Research in Finance, Governance, and Accounting (BFGA 2019). The event took place at historic Schloss Rauischholzhausen, JLU's own little castle and probably by far the most attractive of all the university’s estates. With more than 50 participants, this first edition of BFGA was a complete success.
Following the call for papers, numerous manuscripts of high scholarly quality were submitted. A refereeing process led to a selection of 12 papers, which were presented over two days. Moreover, as the research section is part of the GGS, the Giessen Graduate Centre for Business and Economic Science, a special feature of the conference was that all papers were being discussed by JLU PhD students.
After a warm welcome by Prof Dr Christina E Bannier, Director of the GGS and Vice Dean at JLU's Business and Economics Faculty, day one comprised two sessions on Behavioral Finance and Corporate Governance. They were followed by the highlight of the first day, the keynote speech by Prof Dr Stefan Trautmann, Professor of Behavioral Finance at Heidelberg University and Associate Professor of Economics at Tilburg University. The last part on the first day's agenda was the conference dinner, which took place in the grand fireplace room.
Day two was all about Accounting and Economics. After two productive and interesting sessions, Prof Dr Peter Tillmann, Head of the Research Section, led to the final item on the agenda: The Best Paper Awards Ceremony. Generously sponsored by Volksbank Mittelhessen, Prof Tillmann awarded a Best Paper Award to two junior researchers, Ms Nora Lamersdorf (Goethe University Frankfurt) and Mr Fabian Brunner (University of Mannheim), for their outstanding work. Finally, he gave some concluding remarks about the conference and bade farewell to all conference participants.
- Prof Dr Christina Bannier
- Prof Dr Corinna Ewelt-Knauer
- Prof Dr Peter Tillmann
- Prof Dr Andreas Walter
- Prof Dr Peter Winker
- Prof Dr Arnt Woehrmann
We hope to see you at BFGA 2020!
The conference was generously supported by: