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The 29th Asian Finance Association Annual Meeting

July 6 - 8, 2017

Conrad Seoul Hotel and Korea Institute of Financial Investment

Seoul, South Korea

 

Asian Finance Association (AsianFA) cordially invites submission of research papers in all areas in finance to the Association's 2017 annual conference. Asia Business Daily and KAIST College of Business will host the 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 research. We look forward to a high-quality conference. The majority of the sessions will include papers selected through open competition. The papers will be double blind-reviewed by a committee of established researchers. The conference will also organize the doctoral student consortium.

ABOUT SEOUL:

Seoul is the capital and largest metropolis in South Korea, and has been the capital for more than 600 years. With a municipal population over 11.8 million, Seoul is one of the largest financial and cultural centers in East Asia. Situated on the Han River, Seoul is considered a leading and rising global city, filled with a fascinating blend of ancient traditions and cutting-edge digital technology, home to endless street food vendors, and noble palaces and serene Buddhist temples. As the birthplace of K-pop and Korean Wave, Seoul receives over 10 million international visitors every year, making it one of the world’s most visited cities.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER:

Professor René M. Stulz, Everett D. Reese Chair of Banking and Monetary Economics and the Director of the Dice Center for Research in Financial Economics, Fisher College of Business, Ohio State University

CONFERENCE THEME:

Papers in all areas of finance are welcome, including corporate finance, asset pricing, market microstructure, behavioral finance, financial institutions, international finance, and emerging capital markets. Accepted papers are eligible for several categories of best paper awards as shown below, which will be selected by various Award Committees.

DOCTORAL STUDENT CONSORTIUM:

Doctoral students are also welcome to present their dissertations in a session at the doctoral student consortium which will be led by leading scholars including Professors Thomas Chemmanur (Boston College) and Russell Wermers (University of Maryland). Two best dissertation awards of US$1,000 will be given to the best thesis in asset pricing and corporate finance/banking, respectively.

SPECIAL LECTURE:

Professor Sheridan Titman (University of Texas at Austin) will make a special lecture on energy finance in an era of climate change.

TUTORIAL SESSION:

Professor Henrik Cronqvist (University of Miami) will lead a tutorial session on behavioral finance.

BEST PAPER AWARDS (16):

The conference will offer multiple categories of best paper awards. These awards include:

- Four best paper awards sponsored by the Pacific-Basin Finance Journal (USD1000 each)

- Three best paper awards sponsored by the Asian Finance Association (USD1000 each)

- Two best dissertation awards by the Asia Business Daily (USD1000 each)

- Two best paper awards sponsored by the Korean Finance Association (USD1000 each)

- Two best paper awards sponsored by the Korean Securities Association (USD1000 each)

- Two best paper awards sponsored by the Taiwan Finance Association (USD1000 each)

- One best paper award sponsored by CFA Institute (USD1000 each)

- More awards to be announced in the future.

PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE:

Paper status: only completed papers should be considered.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE:  February 1st , 2017

SUBMISSION FORMAT:

Please submit 1) a blind copy of the manuscript without author information, and 2) a separate file for the cover page containing the paper title, abstract and authors' contact information. Please send PDF or MS-Word version only.

SUBMISSION SITE: http://hq.ssrn.com/conference=AsianFA-2017

DECISION COMMUNICATION April 15th , 2017

QUERIES: For questions, please send email to one of the program co-chairs below.

CONFERENCE WEBSITE:

http://www.asian-fa.org/activities-and-events/conferences

CONFERENCE PROGRAM CO-CHAIRS:

Professor Jun-koo Kang, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (jkkang@ntu.edu.sg)

Professor Kwangwoo Park, KAIST, Korea (kpark3@kaist.edu)

Professor Konari Uchida, Kyushu University, Japan (kuchida@econ.kyushu-u.ac.jp)

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