Welcome to the Asian Finance Association

The Asian Finance Association (AsianFA) was founded in 1993 with the merger of the Asia Pacific Finance Association and Pacific-Basin Financial Management Society. The Association holds an annual meeting in the middle of the year, usually in late June/early July. The meeting and the conference move around the Asia Pacific region and are hosted by a local university.

The AsianFA is governed by a board of directors representing 20 plus universities throughout the region. The association brings out two journals: International Review of Finance, published by Wiley and Pacific Basin Finance Journal, published by Elsevier.

Interested finance academics and practitioners may join the Association by attending the annual meeting or applying to the association for membership. Members of the Association will receive hard copies of these journals.


The 37th Asian Finance Association Annual Conference

June 29 (Sunday) - July 1 (Tuesday) 2025 | Taipei City

Host: National Chengchi University

Call for papers will be available at the end of 2024. 


The 36th Asian Finance Association Annual Conference

June 24-26 2024 | Macao

Conference Website: http://asianfa2024.org/   

Registration link:

Registration fee (USD)

Early bird registration (until April 30) --- USD 400

Regular registration (until 18 May) --- USD 450

Faculty members/ students of the University of Macau ---- USD 300

Conference Program is now available for download here

Call for Paper

The Asian Finance Association (AsianFA) welcomes submissions of finance research papers for its 2024 Annual Conference. The conference is scheduled to be held in Macau from June 24th to June 26th, 2024.  The conference is organized by the Asian Finance Association and co-organized by the University of Macau. The conference provides an open platform for finance scholars worldwide to present their recent research and exchange ideas on new developments in finance research. The majority of the sessions will include papers selected through open competition. The papers will be reviewed by a committee of established researchers. A doctoral consortium will be held as part of the 2024 AsianFA Annual Conference.


KEYNOTE SPEAKERS (alphabetically sorted)

Professor Chen Lin, Chair of Finance, Stelux Professor in Finance, Associate Vice-President, The University of Hong Kong

Professor Sheridan Titman, Chair Professor of Finance, Finance Department, The University of Texas at Austin



The theme of the conference is on frontiers of modern finance research. Papers in all areas of finance are welcome, including asset pricing, behavioral finance, corporate finance, emerging capital markets, financial institutions, international finance, market microstructure, etc. Accepted papers are eligible for several categories of best paper awards.


Doctoral students are welcome to present their dissertations at the consortium which will be led by leading scholars. Travel grants will be awarded to the selected doctoral presenters at the consortium.



The conference will offer multiple categories of best paper awards. The awards in each category will be decided on by an Award Committee. These awards include:

1. Three or more best paper awards sponsored by the Asian Finance Association (USD 1,000 each).

2. One best paper award sponsored by the Pacific Basin Finance Journal (USD 1,000).

3. One best paper award sponsored by the International Review of Finance (USD 1,000).

4. One best paper award sponsored by the Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS) (USD 1,000).


An optional half-day city tour, which charges USD50 per person, will be arranged for interested participants on June 27, 2024.


Please refer to conference website (http://asianfa2024.org).


Faculty of Business Administration is the largest faculty at our university, and finance is a core area that UM has been actively promoting. Over the past few years, the Department of Finance and Business Economics has made remarkable strides in research. We have recruited numerous high-quality faculty members who have published their papers in prestigious finance, accounting, and management journals. More information about the department is available at  https://fba.um.edu.mo/fbe/.


University of Macau (UM) is a public research university in Macau. It has been ranked 193rd in THE World University Rankings 2023. The Faculty of Business Administration of the University of Macau becomes the 99th in the world and the first triple-accredited business school in Macau to be accredited by the European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS), the Association of Accredited Business Schools International (AACSB) and the Association of Master of Business Administration (AMBA) in 2020.


-          Tao Chen, Asian Finance Association

-          Yenn-Ru Chen, Asian Finance Association

-          Wenjin Kang, University of Macau

-          Jun Yu, University of Macau


-          Co-Chairs: Wenjin Kang, Jing Xie

-          Members (alphabetically sorted): Rose Lai, Xiaorong Ma, Zhenjiang Qin, Tingting Que, Endong Yang