Society for Experimental Finance (SEF) 2024 Conference

The 14th Conference for the Society of Experimental Finance takes place at the University of Stavanger, School of Business and Law from June 10 - 13, 2024. Prior to the conference, the SEF PhD Summer School will be on campus Saturday, June 8th until Monday morning, June 10th, For the first time the main conference will include a networking session on women in finance on Tuesday, June 11th.

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About the conference

The University of Stavanger and the Society for Experimental Finance (SEF) invite you to the Experimental Finance 2024 conference, to be held in Stavanger, Norway. The conference serves as the 14th annual meeting of the Society for Experimental Finance and will host a Women in SEF networking event bringing together attendees, keynote speakers, and finance professionals.

Stavanger habor by night

Conference Dates and Schedule

10 - 13 June 2024

The conference will start in the afternoon of June 10 and end around lunch time on June 13. The schedule will be posted closer to the event.

Keynotes Speakers

SEF Presidential address


We invite you to submit full papers or extended abstracts (minimum 1000 words) using experimental methods and covering all areas of finance, broadly defined. Please only submit if you have already collected your data. All submissions will be peer-reviewed by two anonymous referees.

For paper and abstract submission go to:

Important Dates

  • March 12: Deadline for paper submissions
  • April 12: Notification of paper acceptance
  • May 10: Deadline for registration


  • Regular (Faculty / Post Doc): 430 €
  • PhD Student: 250 €

SEF 2024 Organizers

Keynote Speakers and SEF Presidential address

We are proud to announce Nadya Malenko (Boston College) and Michaela Pagel (Washington University) as the Conference Key Note Speakers. Elena Asparouhova (University of Utah) will give the SEF presidential address.

SEF 2024 Key Note Speakers
Nadya Malenko (Boston College) and Michaela Pagel (Washington University) and Elena Asparouhova (University of Utah)

Elena Asparouhova, University of Utah

Elena Asparohova is the Stena Faculty Chair of Finance at the David Eccles School of Business. She received her doctorate degree in Social Sciences from the California Institute of Technology and her Masters in Statistics from Sofia University, Bulgaria. Prof. Asparouhova's research interests are in theoretical and experimental financial economics.  

Nadya Malenko, Boston College

Nadya Malenko is a professor of finance at Boston College. She is also a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, a research fellow at the Center for Economic and Policy Research, and a research member of the European Corporate Governance Institute. Professor Malenko’s research interests are in the areas of corporate finance, corporate governance, private equity, and organizational economics. She received her Ph.D. from Stanford University. 

Michaela Pagel, Washington University

Michaela Page is an Associate Professor of Finance at Washington University, Olin Business School. She is a Research Network Affiliate, at the Center for Economic Studies. Her research interests are in the areas of household finance and behavioral economics. She received her Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley.  

Conference Program

Overview and details of the sessions of this conference. Please click on the link below for the Conference Agenda for detailed view (with abstracts and downloads if available).

Arne Rettedals house, Ullandhaug Campus

Summer School: June 8 - 10
Prior to the main conference - link to seperate program

Conference Agenda (External Website) with details of the sessions.

Monday, June 10, day 1

University of Stavanger, Ullandhaug campus, Arne Rettedals house

  • 11.45 -13.15 Registration and Lunch Buffet in Arne Rettedals house
  • 13.15 Opening remarks and opening by Vice Rector, Professor Marthe C. W. Solheim. room AR Ø-110
  • 13.30 Presedential Address by Elena Asparouhova
  • 14.40 Plenary 1
  • 16.00 Coffee
  • 16.30 Voting in Corporations by keynote Nadya Malenko
  • 17.45 Bus to the City Centre
  • 19.00 Welcome reception at the Norwegian Petroleum Museum

Tuesday June 11, day 2

University of Stavanger, Ullandhaug campus, Arne Rettedals house

  • 09.00 - 10.00 1A: Risk 1, Room AR Ø-110 / Biases1, Room AR Ø-120
  • 10.30 Plenary 2, AR Ø-110
  • 12.00 Lunch
  • 13.30 - 14.30 2A: ESG / SRI 1, Room AR Ø-110 / 2B: Retirement & Savings, Room Ø-120
  • 14:45 - 15.25 3A Household Finance, Room AR Ø-110 / 3B: FinTech, Room AR Ø-120
  • 15.30 Coffee
  • 16.00 Data Security and Privacy by keynote Michaela Pagel
  • 17.15 Bus to the City Centre

Wednesday, June 12, day 3

University of Stavanger, Ullandhaug campus, Arne Rettedals house

  • 09.00 4A: Investment Decisions, Room AR Ø-110 / 4B: Asset Markets & Asset Pricing, Room AR Ø-120
  • 10.20 Coffee
  • 11.00 - 12.00 5A: ESG / SRI 2, Room AR Ø-110 / 5B: Biases 2, Room AR Ø-120
  • 12.00 Lunch
  • 13.30 6A: Memory & Learning, Room AR Ø-110 / 6B: Meat-Analysis Meta Research, Room AR Ø-120
  • 14:30 Coffee
  • 15.00 Awards, Room AR Ø-110
  • 16.30 SEF General Assembly, Room AR Ø-110
  • 17.30 Bus to the City Centre
  • 19.00 Conference Dinner at Spiseriet restaurant, Stavanger Concert Hall

Thursday, June 13, day 4

University of Stavanger, Ullandhaug campus, Arne Rettedals house

  • 09.00 7A: Asset Markets, Room AR Ø-130 / 7B: Beliefs, Room AR G-101
  • 10.15 Coffee
  • 10.45 8A: Risk 2, Room AR Ø-130 / 8B: Financial Literacy, Room AR G-101
  • 12.15 Lunch and end of the SEF 2024 Conference

Transport and accommodation

The conference venue will be at the University of Stavanger Ullandhaug Campus.

Kart som viser avstanden mellom Stavanger og Ullandhaug.

Conference venue: Ullandhaug campus, University of Stavanger, June (9) 11 - 13 2023. 

Registration desk will be in the main hall of Arne Rettedal’s building. MazeMap is a useful tool to navigate around campus: Arne Rettedals Hus, Arne Rettedals Hus, Universitetet i Stavanger - MazeMap.

Lunch will be served in the canteen of Arne Rettedal house, tables will be reserved for the delegates. 

Reception, Monday: Stavanger Petroleum Museum

Conference Dinner, Wednesday: Spiseriet Restaurant at the Stavanger Concert Hall


  • FLYBUSSEN / Airport Shuttle. The bus takes you from the airport to Stavanger city centre. Some departures (but not all) will stop at the UiS campus (bus stop UiS Vest). More information about prices, booking and itinerary can be found on this website Flybussen Stavanger - Sola airport, the fastest way to city center. If you prefer local transportation from Airport take bus 42 (direction: Sandnes) to Koppholen B, then cross the street to Koppholen A where you can take the X60 to campus (UiS Øst).
  • KOLUMBUS – local bus in the Stavanger area Kolumbus AS - public transport in Rogaland. Local busses X60, 6 and 7 will take you from Stavanger City centre to Ullandhaug campus. With local bus transportation «UiS ved Kjølv Egelands hus» is the bus stop closest to the Arne Rettedal’s building. Traveling with the bus from Stavanger city centre (Byterminalen) to UiS campus takes approximately 15 minutes. 
  • Download «Kolumbus billett» to buy tickets and «Kolumbus sanntid» to plan your route.  
  • CITYBIKES, also offered by Kolumbus, booked and paid in the same application. Information about the bikes The city bike ( Scooters are also available.


Be aware that the Aqua Next Conference 2024 is taking place at the same time in Stavanger, and we recommend participants to book hotel accommodataions as soon as possible.

Exploring campus and Ullandhaug 

  • If you need a break and/or wish to explore the area, we recommend a visit to the Botanical Garden on campus (located behind Hulda Garborg's building). You may also explore Ullandhaugtårnet (Ullandhaug Tower) which can be seen from campus. There is a great view from the tower. This map shows both the Botanical Garden and Ullandhaugtårnet.

Things to do in Stavanger

Stavanger is known for street art, food, culture and proximity to mesmerising nature attractions such as Preikestolen, the Lysefjord, Kjerag, Dalsnuten, Flørli, Flor & Fjære as well as a myriad of islands near Stavanger.

The Pulpit Rock

For more information on "What to do" in Stavanger, please read more on the Fjord Norway inspirations site (external link).

About the Society for Experimental Finance - SEF

The Society for Experimental Finance is a non-profit association aiming to advance scientific research in the area of experimental finance. The University of Stavnger School of Business and Law is hosting the 2024 Conference.

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