CfP: CEF20 — Cultural Economics and Finance in Trier (June 2020)


We are happy to announce that the conference “CEF20 – Cultural Economics and Finance” will take place in Trier from June 20 to June 22.

Cultural differences and cultural transitions play a pivotal role in economics and financial decision making. Our conference will bring together researchers from different areas to discuss these effects. The conference will include a special session about China and East Asia. Moreover, we will offer a PhD student workshop from June 19 to June 20.

Prof. Thorsten Hens, University of Zurich and NHH Bergen
Prof. Marc Oliver Rieger, University of Trier
Local organizers: Dr. Lea Shih, Eugenia Bartel

Keynote lectures:
Elke U. Weber, 
Princeton University
Luigi Guiso 
EIEF, Rome
Wolfgang Breuer, 
RWTH Aachen

Special panel discussion on China and Europe:
Michael Kahn-Ackermann, Mercator Foundation, Beijing
Sebastian Heilmann, University of Trier
Mei Wang, WHU

Topics include: cultural differences in economic and financial preferences as well as in financial markets, transmission of cultural norms and transitions of economic decision making.
Accompanying to the conference, we will offer a PhD students workshop on cultural economics and finance on June 19–20.

Conference venue:
Trier is the oldest city in Germany with several UNESCO World heritage sites. It is easily accessible via the nearby international airport of Luxembourg.

Conference home page:

Conference fee: Conference and PhD workshop are free of charge.

Important Dates:

  • Deadline for submission of papers or extended abstracts (PDF): March 31, 2020
  • Registration for PhD workshop: March 31, 2020
  • Notification of acceptance: April 15, 2020
  • Conference registration deadline: June 5, 2020

Submissions and registrations:
By email with the subject “CEF submission”.

You will find further information on the website: