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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.

 

CONFERENCE THEME

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.

 

LOCAL ORGANIZER

The University of Nottingham Ningbo China

 

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

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

 

PHD CONSORTIUM

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).

 

BEST PAPER AWARDS

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

 

SPECIAL ISSUE

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.


 PAPER SUBMISSIONS:

·         Submission site: www.nottingham.edu.cn/en/asianfa2020/paper-submissions.aspx

·         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.

 KEY DATES:

·         Submission deadline: 9th February, 2020 (US Pacific time)

·         Decision communication: 6th April, 2020

PROGRAM CO-CHAIRS:

Robin Chou, rchou@nccu.edu.tw

Ying Jiang, ying.jiang@nottingham.edu.cn

Bohui Zhang, bohuizhang@cuhk.edu.cn

 

QUERIES: asianfa2020@nottingham.edu.cn

     CONFERENCE WEBSITE: www.nottingham.edu.cn/en/asianfa2020


    Click here for the PDF version of the Call for paper