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AsianFA 2020 Conference Postponement Announcement

After careful consideration and discussion of the risk and uncertainty related to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, the board of Asian Finance Association (AsianFA) has made the difficult decision to postpone this year’s AsianFA Conference, originally scheduled on 28-30 June 2020 to late June/early July 2021. The details of the next year’s conference will be announced later.
Please accept our sincere apologies for the inconvenience caused by these unforeseen circumstances.  This decision is mostly motivated by the AsianFA's strong commitment to ensure the safety of all participants from around the world.
We would like to take this opportunity to express our deep appreciation for your interest in and support for the 2020 AsianFA Conference. 
We will provide more information in due time. In the meantime, if you have any questions, feel free to contact us at
Thank you for your continued support of the Association. For more general information about the AsianFA, please go to the AsianFA website (

The 32nd Asian Finance Association Annual Conference

28th -30th June, 2020 | Ningbo, China

The Asian Finance Association (AsianFA) cordially invites submission of research papers in all areas of finance to the Association's 2020 Annual Conference. The AsianFA Annual Conference provides an open platform for finance scholars and practitioners worldwide to meet and share their recent research, and exchange ideas and information on new developments in finance. All submissions will be double blind-reviewed by a committee of established researchers. The conference will also organize a doctoral student consortium.



Papers in all areas of finance are welcome, including but not limited to asset pricing, corporate finance, corporate governance, derivatives, financial contagion, financial intermediation, international finance, market microstructure, sustainable finance, and Fintech. Accepted papers are eligible for several categories of best paper awards as shown below, which will be selected by the Award Committees.



The University of Nottingham Ningbo China



Professor Sheridan Titman

Professor in Finance and the Walter W. McAllister Centennial Chair in Financial Services, McCombs School of Business, University of Texas at Austin

Professor Wei Xiong

Trumbull-Adams Professor in Finance and Professor of Economics, Department of Economics and Bendheim Center for Finance, Princeton University



The conference will feature a PhD consortium whereby working papers co-authored with on-going PhD students are consider for presentation by PhD students. There are two sessions this year, one focusing on asset pricing and the other on corporate finance. They will be chaired by Professor Jonathan Brogaard (University of Utah) and Professor Xuan Tian (PBC School of Finance, Tsinghua University).



The Conference will offer multiple categories of best paper awards of US$1000 each. Below are confirmed awards and more to come.

·       3 Best Paper Awards sponsored by the Asian Finance Association

·       4 Best Paper Awards sponsored by Elsevier and the Pacific-Basin Finance Journal

·       2 Best Paper Awards sponsored by the International Review of Finance



Authors will have the opportunity to submit their paper for a Special Issue of the Pacific-Basin Finance Journal and the International Review of Finance. Both journals are SSCI indexed. Further details regarding the special issue selection process will be available in due course.


·         Submission site:

·         Paper status: Only completed papers will be considered.

·         Submission format: Please submit (1) a blind copy of the manuscript without author information in PDF or MS-Word, and (2) fill in the submission form online with paper title, abstract, and the contact information for all co-authors.

·         One paper presentation per author policy: Only one paper presentation may be given per author. If multiple papers of a single researcher are accepted, he/she needs to ensure that one of co-authors presents the second and subsequent papers at the Conference.

·         Volunteer requirements: Submitting a paper to the Asian FA Annual Conference indicates willingness to act as a discussant of another paper and/or session chair.


·         NEW! Submission deadline: 9th March, 2020 (US Pacific time)

·         NEW! Decision communication: 30th April, 2020


Robin Chou,

Ying Jiang,

Bohui Zhang,




    Click here for the PDF version of the Call for paper