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.

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9th European Business Research Conference, 14-15 December 2017, Rome, Italy

Call for Papers
9th European Business Research Conference
Date:14-15 December 2017
Venue:University Roma Tre, Rome, Italy
Submission Deadlines:13 November 2017
Registration Deadline:27 November 2017
We invite you to submit either abstract and/or full paper relating to Accounting, Banking, Economics, Finance, Management, Marketing and all other areas of Business. This conference provides an opportunity for you to present your research to an international audience andnetworking with researchers from all over the world.All submissions are double-blind peer-reviewed and accepted apers/abstracts will be published in the conference proceedings on the website This conference is supported by ten international peer reviewed journals, World Business Institute, Australia, American Research and Publications International (ARPI), USA,and London Academic Research and Publication (LARAP), UK.
Submission Process and Notification of Acceptance
Please email either abstract and/or full paper directly to by 13November2017(please note you can submit papers anytime before this deadline). Please see the Submission Guidelines link from the menu bar. All submissions are doubleblind reviewed and the author will be informed about the review outcome within shortest possible time. .
Publication Opportunities:
Affiliated Journals
ABDC Rated (B) Journals(
  • Advances in Quantitative Analysis of Finance and Accounting. 
  • International Journal of Quality and Reliability Management. 
  • IIMB Management Review.
Scopus Indexed Journals:
  • Banks and Banking System (Indexed by Scopus).
  • International Journal of Supply Chain Management (Indexed by Scopus). 
Note: The editorial board of the respective journal will independently consider high quality papers. You need to follow the journal’s policy.
Publication in ICRAJ Ranked Journals
Quality papers will be considered for publication in the following journals:
  • Journal of Business & Policy Research.
  • Global Review of Accounting and Finance.
  • World Journal of Management.
  • Global Economy and Finance Journal.
  • International Review of Business Research Papers.
Please note these journals are “not pay publication” journals and have DOI. They are indexed by EBSCO and Uirichs’ of USA and ranked by International Committee for Rating Assessment of Journals (ICRAJ). Indexing by Scopus is under process.You can visit Zant World Press ( to view these subscribed journals. Please note they are not open access journals. High quality papers, in addition to best papers of the conference, will be considered for publication in the above journal subject to compliance to the review reports and payment of applicable paper processing fees.
Written Feedback on your Paper
Unlike most of the conferences, we provide a written feedback on your paper in the form of Paper Evaluation Report after the conference. This credible report will assist the authors to revise and improve their papers.
Awards and Certificates
Best Paper Award and Outstanding Paper Award in each track will be conferred by the Program Committee and all awardees will become Fellows and Members of World Business Institutewhich will allow you to join our future conferences, seminars, workshop and training at a discounted rate. It will also provide networking facilities to team up with other Fellows/members to produce high quality research output. Certificate of presentation will be issued to participants presenting their research at the conference.Certificate of chairing a session will be issued to chairs acknowledging their contribution in the conference.
The registration fee includestea/coffee,break time foods and hot lunch.
Important Dates and Deadlines:
Deadline for Abstract and/or full paper Submission:13November 2017
Date of Notification of acceptance of abstract and or full paper:Within 7 – 10 working days of receiving the paper.
Revised Full Paper or extended abstract Submission Deadline (Optional) for conference proceedings:27 November, 2017
Registration Deadline:27 November, 2017
Announcement of the Draft Program:By 1 December, 2017
Further Enquiries:
Please email: Professor Mohammad Hoque via
Please click on the links provided on the menu bar on the conferencewebsite for more information.
Program Chair:
Professor Dr.Alberto Pezzi, University of Roma Tre, Italy.
International Program Committee Members:
Professor Dr. Alberto Pezzi, University of Roma Tre, Italy.
Professor Dr. Bob Clift, Former Dean, Melbourne University, Australia.
Professor Dr. Yasuo Hoshino, International Pacific University and University of
Tsukuba, Japan.
Professor Dr. Anisul Islam, University of Houston-Downtown, USA.
Professor Dr. Pieter Nel, Unitec Institute of Technology, New Zealand.
Professor Dr. William Lim, York University, Canada.
Professor Dr. James Haley, Point Park University, USA.
Professor Dr. Nick Koumbiadis, Adelphi University, USA.
Professor Dr. Peter Yannopoulos, Brock University, Canada.
Professor Dr. Uma Kumar,Carleton University, Canada.
Professor Dr. John Okpara, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, USA.
Professor Dr. Stuart Orr, Deakin University, Australia.
Professor Dr. SarathNonis,Arkansas State University, USA.
Professor Dr. Annabelle Jaouen, Montpellier Business School, France.
Professor Dr. M. Lombard, University of Johannesburg, South Africa.
Professor Dr. Hassan Said, Austin Peay State University, USA.
Dr. Daniel Sakyi, University of Pisa, Italy.
Dr. Amzad Hossain, Al-Ain University of Science & Technology, UAE.
Dr. Abu Mollik, University of Canberra, Australia.

Call For Papers: Showcasing Women in Finance

Call For Papers: Showcasing Women in Finance

March 2, 2018, University of Miami, School of Business Administration, Coral Gables, FL 33124, USA

The Department of Finance at the University of Miami, CIBER and AFFECT are jointly organizing the second conference on Showcasing Women in Finance. AFFECT is a committee of the American Finance Association (AFA) that aims to promote the advancement of women academics in the field of finance. The conference will be held at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida.

The aim of the conference is to showcase some female role models in finance and to provide an avenue for more junior researchers to receive feedback on their research and careers.

The conference will be followed by a panel discussion on “Can Women AFFECT Finance?”

CONFERENCE FORMAT: We will start the conference with a reception on the 1st of March, 2018. We will have 5 papers, a PhD session and a panel discussion. Each presenter will have 20-25 minutes to present their paper, followed by a 15-20 minute discussion. The discussants and panelists will be Renée Adams, Alexandra Niessen-Ruenzi, Paola Sapienza, Heather Tookes, Tracy Wang, Ingrid Werner and Toni Whited.

PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: Papers from all areas of finance will be considered. We encourage submissions from junior researchers and doctoral students. Papers that are at an early stage (but completed) will receive priority. Please do not submit a paper that has been accepted or close to being accepted for publication in a journal. The submission deadline is January 10, 2018. Authors of selected papers will be notified by end-January, 2018. To submit a paper, please visit

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: All reasonable travel expenses of presenters and discussants will be covered, up to a limit of $350 for participants from the U.S. and $750 for participants from other countries. Hotel accommodation for up to two nights will be provided at the historic Biltmore Hotel. Accommodation for PhD students will be provided at the Gables Inn. For additional information about the conference, please email You can also contact the conference organizers, Vidhi Chhaochharia, at, Henrik Cronqvist at, or Renee Adams at

CALL FOR PAPERS: Southwestern Finance-March 2018

Call For Papers and Participation
Southwestern Finance Association Conference 57th Annual Meeting

March 7 – March 10, 2018, Hyatt Regency and Albuquerque Convention Center, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Submission Deadline: October 2, 2017 (Monday); Submission Opens: August 8, 2017 (Tuesday)

The meeting will be held in conjunction with the Federation of Business Disciplines. Research papers covering all aspects of finance and financial education are invited for consideration in the program. We also invite posters and proposals for panel discussions and tutorials. Academicians, practitioners, and others with an interest in finance are invited to attend and participate in the meeting.

PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: Please submit research papers and proposals at this link: Active Southwestern Finance Association membership is required for any paper, proposal or workshop submissions. The link to the association membership page is
– Research papers should be in PDF format. Completed papers are encouraged and will receive preference over proposals.
– Research proposals must include a clear description of the primary issues, a review of the literature, and description of the data and methodology. Research proposals should be in PDF format and not exceed six pages in length.
– Panel, tutorial, or workshop proposals may be submitted to the Program Chair. Special session submissions must also complete the participation form on the SWFA website.
– Papers may also be accepted to poster sessions.

AWARDS: Continuing with SWFA’s tradition of recognizing research excellence, monetary prizes will be awarded for outstanding papers. SWFA will also provide awards for outstanding doctoral student papers.

DOCTORAL STUDENTS: There will be a stipend for Ph.D. students attending and presenting papers at the conference. In recent meetings, over 80 Ph.D. students from 20 countries presented their papers at the conference, attended special sessions designed for doctoral students, and networked with colleagues from all over the world.

PROGRAM COMMITTEE MEMBERS: If you are interested in serving on the Program committee, please email the Program Chair.

Contact: Dr. Marilyn Wiley, 2018 Vice-President and Program Chair
Primary Email:
Primary Phone Number: 940-565-3034

Marilyn K. Wiley, PhD, CFA
Dean and Professor of Finance
College of Business
University of North Texas
1155 Union Circle, #311160
Denton, TX 76203-5017, USA
Secondary Email: