Research Director-CAFRAL

Center for Advanced Financial Research and Analysis (CAFRAL)
Research Director, CAFRAL

Last Date to Apply December 01, 2017

The Center for Advanced Financial Research and Analysis (CAFRAL), which is promoted by the Reserve Bank of India, is based in Mumbai, India. Its mandate is to build intellectual capacity in macroeconomics and finance and support policy analysis at the Reserve Bank of India. Information about CAFRAL can be found at our website:

JOB DESCRIPTION: CAFRAL is looking to hire multiple economists as Research Directors in the above fields. Research Directors are expected to produce high quality research for publication in internationally reputed journals as well as support internal policy analysis. Successful candidates will required to have excellent research and communication skills.

We are open to hiring at all levels – from recent PhD’s to senior applicants. Salary and remuneration will be commensurate with experience and achievement of the candidate and will be highly competitive.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates must have a PhD in economics, finance, or a related discipline; or be a PhD candidate in economics, finance, or a related discipline preparing to defend dissertation. Candidates should be able to demonstrate their skills in conducting research through recent research paper(s) or a Ph.D. thesis. Fields of particular interest to CAFRAL are macroeconomics, monetary economics, monetary policy, financial economics, international finance, or econometrics. Applicants for senior appointments should have published extensively in top-tier refereed journals and have a proven track record. Researchers or faculty members who are interested in visiting positions during their sabbatical leave are also welcome to apply. Indian citizenship is not a requirement for these positions.

JEL Classifications:
C — Mathematical and Quantitative Methods E — Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics F — International Economics G — Financial Economics J — Labor and Demographic Economics

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Interested candidates should submit their curriculum vita, job market paper, recent research papers, and three letters of reference. To apply, click on the following link:

Application Deadline: December 01, 2017

EFMA-Milan, June 27-30, 2018

Call For Papers
European Financial Management Association 2018 Annual Meeting

June 27-30, 2018, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan, Italy

Keynote Speaker: Professor Jarrad Harford, University of Washington

The European Financial Management Association will hold its 27th Annual Meeting at the School of Banking, Finance and Insurance Sciences, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan, ITALY, June 27-30, 2018.

EFMA2018 Distinguished Lecture on Asset Pricing (open to everyone)
Speaker: Professor George M. Constantinides, University of Chicago and NBER
Title: “What Information Drives Asset Prices”

EFMA PhD Keynote Lectures on Coprorate and Asset Pricing (open to everyone)
Professor Mara Faccio, Purdue University – Krannert School of Management
Professor: Lu Zhang, Fisher College of Business, The Ohio State University

RESEARCH PAPERS: Members and friends of the Association are invited to participate in the 2018 Annual Meeting. You are encouraged to submit research papers in all areas of Finance.

AWARDS: The Association will present the EFMA Conference Award ($3,000), GARP Risk Management Award ($2,500), EURONEXT Capital Markets Award (Euro 1,500), LANG Corporate Award ($2,000) & PhD Student Award ($2,000).

SPECIAL SESSIONS: In addition to the regular academic sessions, the program will include panel discussions, tutorial lectures, and invited presentations. The goals of these special sessions are to enhance the exchange of ideas between academicians and practitioners, to provide a forum for discussion of special topics and to offer educational opportunities for conference participants. Submit your proposal for a special session by writing to the Program Co-Chairs.

PUBLICATION: A set of papers presented at the meeting will be invited by the 2018 Program Co-Chairs to be considered for publication in the European Financial Management journal, in cooperation with the Managing Editor. All selected papers with authors’ approval will be blind refereed.

ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION: Submit two (2) files in PDF format: (1) Complete paper and (2) Paper without the name/s and affiliation/s of author/s. Submission should contain: The title, name(s) of the author(s), complete address(s), EFM classification codes (available on our website) and E-mail addresses for each author. Please indicate which author(s) will attend and which author will present the paper. Multiple submissions by any author (whether joint or single-authored) will reduce the chance that any of their papers will be on the program. Please also denote your research areas (using EFM classification codes) that you would like to serve as a session chair and/or discussant. If your paper is accepted, you are expected to act as chair/or discussant in your field of research.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: January 15, 2018. Papers will be blind reviewed and authors will be notified by March 4, 2018. Please submit your paper electronically to the European Financial Management Association Conference at:

Elena Beccalli and Ettore Croci
Program Co-Chairs EFMA2018 Meetings
School of Banking, Finance and Insurance Sciences
Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
Largo Gemelli, 1
20123 Milan, Italy

25th Global Finance Conference, Paris July 3-5, 2018

Call For Papers and Proposals
The 25th Global Finance Conference

July 3-5, 2018, ESSCA School of Management, Paris, France


The Global Finance Association and the ESSCA School of Management are pleased to announce the 25th Global Finance Conference in Paris, France, July 3-5, 2018.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Professor Finn E. Kydland, the 2004 Nobel Laureates in Economic Sciences and The Jeff Henley Professor at University of California – Santa Barbara ( is our keynote speaker.

Papers/proposals in the following categories are solicited:
1. Competitive Papers: Complete paper submitted by deadline; (for Best Paper Awards).
2. Work-in-Progress: Abstract submitted by 1/31/2018; completed by Conference date.
3. Proposal for Panel, Workshop, Tutorial.
4. Doctoral Students Papers: One of the top awards is for this category.

PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: Please submit your paper/proposal electronically via the Global Finance Conference website: The first page of your paper/proposal shall contain the title, track identification number (see conference topics below) and authors’ names, affiliation, address, e-mail, phone, and fax numbers. The body of the paper shall not have any author’s identification and must begin with the paper title and abstract. All entries will be refereed. Authors of accepted papers may submit a two-page detailed abstract for the 2018 GFC e-Proceedings. The top six (6) papers presented at the Conference would be awarded on a competitive basis and authors of the best papers may be asked to submit their papers for consideration by the Global Finance Journal.

TOPICS: 1. Accounting/Auditing Issues and Taxation
2. Asset Allocation/Sovereign Funds/Hedge Funds/ETFs/SWFs
3. Banking & Financial Services/Investment Banking
4. BRICS, MIST, MINT, NEXT 11, PIIGS, SANE and Emerging Markets
5. Corporate Governance/Executive Compensation & Economic/Financial Inequality
6. Cyber Security and Global Finance & Banking
7. Derivatives/Financial Engineering
8. Efficiency/Behavior/Valuation/Pricing
9. E-Finance/M-Finance/ Digital Money/Bitcoin – Blockchain, E-Learning – Best Practices
10. Entrepreneurship/Venture Capital
11. Financial Markets integration/Linkages/Segmentation
12. Foreign Currency Issues – Monetary Economics
13. Global Financial Crises, Imbalances
14. Interest-Free – Islamic Finance/Banking
15. IPOs/SEOS/Stock buybacks/Privatization – Crowdfunding
16. Mergers and Acquisitions/Corporate and State SWFs
17. Portfolio Flows and Foreign Direct Investment
18. Risk/Debt Issues/Insurance/Reinsurance
19. Real Estate Finance /REITs, Crowdfunding, International RE & Alternative
20. Sustainability, Corporate Social Responsibilities, and Ethics

Manuchehr Shahrokhi, California State University – Fresno, CA, USA
Wael LOUHICHI, ESSCA School of Management, Paris, FRANCE
Ehsan Nikbakht, Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York, USA
K.C. Chen, California State University – Fresno, CA, USA
li Fatemi, DePaul University, Chicago, IL, USA

Reena Aggarwal Georgetown University, Washington, DC, USA
Christian Andres WHU Koblenz – GERMANY
Ted Azarmi University of Tubingen – GERMANY
Recep Bildik Borsa Istanbul Stock Exchange, TURKEY
Rita Biswas State University of New York, Albany, NY, USA
Rumpa Biswas Texas Tech University, Texas, USA
Sabri Boubaker Champagne School of Management, FRANCE
Alejanda Cabello UNAM, Mexico City, MEXICO
Rosita Chang University of Hawaii – USA
Huifang Cheng Zhejiang Univ. of Technology Hangzhou, CHINA
Ephraim Clark Middlesex University London, UK
Kevin Daly University of Western Sydney
Rudy De Winne Louvain School of Management, BELGIUM
Krishnan Dandapani Florida International University – USA
Maria De Boyrie New Mexico State University, NM, USA
Jocelyn Evans College of Charleston, VA, USA
Tony Figueiredo Nova Southeastern University in Florida
Iraj Fooladi Dalhousie University – CANADA
Pascal Francois HEC Montreal, CANADA
Michael Frenkel WHU Koblenz – GERMANY
Rakesh Gupta Griffith University – AUSTRALIA
Can (John) Inci Bryant University – USA
Fredj Jawadi University of Evry, FRANCE
Yong H. Kim University of Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Shahriar Khaksari Suffolk University, Boston, MA, USA
Mezinae Lasfer Cass Business School, UK
Edward Lawrence Florida International University, Miami, FL, USA
Brian Lucey Trinity College Dublin, IRELAND
Arvind Mahajan Texas A&M University – USA
Sushanta Mallick Queen Mary University of London, UK
Guido Max Mantovani Ca’ Foscari University, Venice, ITALY
Jennifer Miele California State University, Fresno, CA, USA
Franck Moraux University of Rennes 1, FRANCE
Vinh Nguyen California State University, Fresno, CA, USA
Edgar Ortiz UNAM, Mexico City, MEXICO
Maria Pacurar Dalhousie University, CANADA
Ali M. Parhizgari Florida International University – USA
Sunil S. Poshakwale Cranfield University – UK
Ghon Rhee University of Hawaii – USA
Igor P. Rivera ITESM – MEXICO
Jodonnis Rodriguez Eastern Michigan University, Michigan, USA
Yochanan Shachmurove City University of New York – CUNY – USA
John Shutt Leeds Beckett University – UK
Andrew C. Spieler Hofstra University – USA
Lorne Switzer Concordia University, Montreal, CANADA
Omar Sy Dalhousie University, CANADA
Adam Szyszka Warsaw School of Economics – POLAND
Amine Tarazi Universite de Limoges – FRANCE
Yiuman Tse University of Missouri – St. Louis, MO, USA
Gautam Vora University of New Mexico – USA
Dorota Witkowska University of Lodz – POLAND
Harry Xia California State University, Fresno, CA, USA

Professor & Chair, Finance Department
ESSCA School of Management
Paris, France

Professor & Executive Director
Global Finance Association – Conference


French Finance Association, May 22-24, 2018

Call For Papers
AFFI 2018 Annual Conference

ESCP Europe – AFFI

22- 24 May, 2018, Paris Downtown

The 35th Annual Conference of the French Finance Association will be taking place in central Paris. The conference will be jointly organised by ESCP Europe and the Laboratory of Excellence for Financial Regulation (LabEx-ReFi), a research centre dedicated to the evaluation of regulation policies, created as an initiative of CNAM, ENA, University Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne (CES, PRISM and IRJS) and ESCP Europe (the project leader).

PAPER SUBMISSIONS/FURTHER INFORMATION: Interested scholars and practitioners are welcome to submit papers in all areas of Finance and to participate in the discussion of the latest theoretical and empirical research. Authors of accepted papers are expected to act as chair and/or discussant of a paper in their field.

– Submission Deadline 31-01-2018
– Registration Deadline 8-05-2018
– Website

For further information, contact: Emmanuel POULLE, at

Call For Papers: Workshop on Finance and Politics June 4-5, 2018, University of Strasbourg

Call For Papers
Workshop on Finance and Politics

June 4-5, 2018, EM Strasbourg Business School, University of Strasbourg

Organized by LaRGE Research Center (University of Strasbourg), Bank of Finland Institute for Economies in Transition (BOFIT), and Fordham University (New York).

The workshop organizers invite researchers to submit papers covering issues in all areas linking finance and politics.

TOPICS: Possible topics include but are not necessarily limited to the following:
– Political economy of banking
– Political cycles of lending behavior
– Political systems and financial crises
– Politically-motivated changes in bankruptcy law
– Privatization
– Political connections of firms
– Political uncertainty and financial decisions

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Serdar Dinc (Rutgers University)

PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: Those interested in presenting a paper at the workshop should send a copy in Word or pdf format via email to Laurent Weill ( by February 5, 2018. Only complete papers will be considered. Authors of accepted papers will be notified by February 26, 2016.

There is no conference fee.

PROGRAM COMMITTEE: Zuzana Fungacova (BOFIT), Iftekhar Hasan (Fordham University), Iikka Korhonen (BOFIT), William Pyle (Middlebury College), Laurent Weill (LaRGE Research Center, EM Strasbourg Business School).

Call for Papers: Pacific Basin Finance, Rutgers, August 2018

Call For Papers
26th Annual Conference on Pacific Basin Finance, Economics, Accounting, and Management

August 23 – 24, 2018, Rutgers University

The 26th Annual Conference on Pacific Basin Finance, Economics, Accounting, and Management will be held at Rutgers University, USA on August 23 and 24, 2018.

PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: The deadline for paper submission is March 1, 2018. Authors should send a Word or PDF file of their completed paper in English. Each submission should have the following on the cover page:
1. Title of the paper
2. Author’s name, affiliation and E-mail address

On the second page of the paper should be an abstract. Only electronic submissions will be accepted to and Authors will be notified of the review committee’s decision by May 1, 2018.

Rutgers University, USA
Foundation of Pacific Basin Financial Research and Development, Taiwan

US$ 300 Early Bird Registration Due: 1 June 2018
US$ 400 Final Registration Due: 31 July 2018

PUBLICATION NOTE: To be considered for publication, the author should formally submit his/her paper to and send US$200 submission fee (check to be made payable to Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting) to the following address. Professor Lee will decide the paper will be published in RQFA, RPBFMP, AFPF, AIAPM, AQAFA, or APBBEF, in accordance with the reviewer’s comments.

Prof. Cheng-Few Lee
73 Hidden Lake Drive
North Brunswick
New Jersey 08902, USA

For further information, please check website:

Chicago Financial Institution Conference, April 2018

Call For Papers
Chicago Financial Institutions Conference (CFIC) 2018

April 5-6, 2018, Chicago, Illinois

Registration Deadline: Not Provided
Submission Deadline: October 30, 2017

The Department of Finance and the Center for Financial Services at DePaul University will hold the third annual Chicago Financial Institutions Conference on April 5-6, 2018. The conference brings together academics from around the world to present research on important issues in the financial services industry. Prior to this academic conference, attendees are invited to join the 11th annual Risk Management Conference with financial service professionals on April 4, which is co-sponsored with the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Together, these two conferences offer a unique opportunity to connect academic and practitioner perspectives.

We welcome submissions of high-quality research on all topics related to financial institutions. A list of possible session topics includes, but is not limited to, the theory of financial intermediation; financial sector performance and risk; market-making institutions; banking and the real economy; syndicated lending and securitization; fintech; central banks and monetary policy; relationship lending and small business finance; consumer finance and payment systems; financial crises and systemic risk; governance of financial institutions; international banking; and financial regulation.

Lamont Black – DePaul University
Elijah Brewer – DePaul University

Allen N. Berger – University of South Carolina
Charles W. Calomiris – Columbia University
Robert DeYoung – University of Kansas
Mark J. Flannery – University of Florida
Iftekhar Hasan – Fordham University
Joseph G. Haubrich – Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland
Randall Kroszner – University of Chicago
Steven Ongena – University of Zurich
Greg Udell – Indiana University
Larry D. Wall – Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: The submission deadline for papers is October 30, 2017. Papers should be submitted by email to . Authors will be notified whether their papers have been accepted by late December. If you have any coauthors on your submitted paper, please make sure to supply all name and affiliation details within your submission email.

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION: Information about the conference registration can be found at

FURTHER INFORMATION: For additional information about the Chicago Financial Institutions Conference, questions regarding paper submission or registration, please email Alex Perry at


Call For Papers
Conference on the “Political Economy of Finance”

May 2018, Chicago, IL

ABOUT THE CONFERENCE; In the last twenty years political considerations have become important in financial economics: from the design of the rules that make financial markets viable to politically-motivated changes in bankruptcy law, from political connections in firms to the effects of political uncertainty on investments, politics is playing a greater role in finance research. Yet, this is the only conference dedicated to this topic. For this reason the Stigler Center at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business is launching the second conference on the Political Economy of Finance.

The Stigler Center at the University Chicago Booth School of Business is seeking papers on topics related to the interaction between politics and business, cronyism, regulatory capture, various forms of subversion of competition by special interest groups, and related to be presented at the Political Economy of Finance Conference in May 2018.

PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: You are invited to submit papers on topics related to the interaction between politics and business, cronyism, regulatory capture, various forms of subversion of competition by special interest groups, and related. There is a $5 submission fee, payable by credit card. Please use the online submission system:

Deadline: The deadline for submissions is January 1, 2018. The program will be announced in early March.

– Luigi Zingales, Robert C. McCormack Distinguished Service Professor of Entrepreneurship and Finance, University of Chicago Booth School of Business
– Paola Sapienza, Donald C. Clark/HSBC Chair in Consumer Finance Professor of Finance & Professor of Finance, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University

FURTHER INFORMATION: For more information, contact: Mr. Simone Cavallaro, Senior Associate Director, Stigler Center, 773.834.1014,



Study on HFT and algo trading in India

I was invited to an event titled Seminar on Policy and Regulatory Framework for Algorithmic/High Frequency Trading in India at the Habitat Centre in Delhi during which this study by the DEA-NIFM research program was released.

FEN Professional Announcements 8-25-17

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