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The 33rd Asian Finance Association Annual Conference

2rd -4th July, 2021 | Shandong, China (and Virtual)

The Asian Finance Association (AsianFA) cordially invites submission of research papers in all areas of finance to the Association's 2021 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 andinformation 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.


Shandong University, 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 Liyan Yang

Professor of Finance, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto


The Conference will offer multiple categories of best paper awards of US$1000 each. Below are confirmed awards:

  • 3 Best Paper Awards sponsored by the Asian Finance Association

  • 1 Best Paper Awards sponsored by Elsevier and the Pacific-Basin Finance Journal


  • Submission site:

  • 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.


· Submission deadline: 30 April, 2021 (US Pacific time)

· Decision communication: 31 May 2021


Robin Chou, National Chengchi University

Tingqiu Cao, shandong University

Dongfeng Chang, Shandong University



Click here for the PDF version of the Call for paper