5-7 November 2021 in Trier, Germany

(Attention: Due to the current Corona situation, we have rescheduled the conference that was initially planned for July.)

Cultural differences and their impact on economics and finance are a topic of growing importance in our globalized world. After the successful first conference in 2020, the CEF21 will again bring together internationally leading researchers to present the most recent results in this field.

Topics include:

  • Cultural differences in economic and financial preferences, on financial markets
  • Transmission of cultural norms and transitions of economic decision making
  • Cultural dimensions and their impact on social institutions and law.


Prof. Thorsten Hens, University of Zurich, NHH Bergen and University of Lucerne

Prof. Marc Oliver Rieger, University of Trier

Local organizers:Dr. Lea Shih, Eugenia Bartel

Keynote lectures:

Meir Statman, Santa Clara University, USA

Conference venue:

Hotel "Deutscher Hof", Trier, Germany, situated directly at the historic city centre of Trier.
Welcome reception at the University of Trier, Campus I.
Trier is the oldest city in Germany and has several UNESCO World heritage sites. It is easily accessible via the nearby airport of Luxembourg.

Our conference hotel is offering a special rate for participants until October 5. Please use this form for booking if needed.

Reminder: according to the current 3G rule regarding containment of the coronavirus pandemic, access to the conference is only possible for vaccinated (geimpft), tested (getestet) or recovered (genesen) person. Please have the appropriate proof ready when entering the hotel. In Trier can tests be carried out if needed.

Conference home page, submissions and registrations:  cef.uni-trier.de

Conference fee: The conference is free of charge. Conference dinner is not included.

Important Dates:

  • Deadline for submission of papers or extended abstracts (PDF): Extended to September 7, 2021
  • Notification of acceptance: September 15, 2021
  • Conference registration deadline: October 15, 2021

The conference program is available here

Information about the previous conference can be found here.

Information regarding COVID-19

In case the situation regarding COVID-19 does not allow you to travel to Trier for the CEF21, we will offer to you the possibility to participate online. (We plan to have a live stream of the presentations and will also allow for presenting online.) In any case, please check this page for further updates about this!

Call for papers / Conference Poster