The Joint Conference of The 9th CAPANA Annual Research Conference and the CJAR Summer Conference

July 89, 2016 Guangzhou, China

The Chinese Accounting Professors’ Association of North America (CAPANA) and China Journal of Accounting Research (CJAR) invite both members and non-members to submit papers to the Joint Conference of the 9th CAPANA Annual Research Conference and the CJAR Summer Conference. The objective of the conference is to bring together accounting scholars in North America, Asia, and other parts of the world to discuss a small number of high-quality research papers. Papers in all areas of accounting using all methodologies are welcome. The Joint Conference will be held in Guangzhou, July 8-9, 2014. The conference is sponsored by School of Business, Sun Yat-sen University.

PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: Paper submission deadline is March 1st, 2016. Please submit your paper to capana2016@gmail.com and visit the CAPANA website: (http://info.capana.net) for the information about conference registration and the program of past conferences.

Papers submitted to the conference could be considered for publication in the China Journal of Accounting Research at authors’ choice. Authors should indicate whether the submission should be considered for the journal when they submit the paper.

The working language of the conference is English. Only papers written in English will be considered. While both China-related and non-China-related papers are encouraged, at least two slots will be reserved for China-related studies to promote research in this area. Papers by current CAPANA officers will not be considered. Papers will be selected by the Program Committee consisting of a panel of renowned scholars. Authors will be notified of acceptance by April 15, 2016.

BEST PAPER and BEST DISCUSSANT AWARDS: There will be a best paper award of $500 and a best discussant award of $500 voted by conference participants towards the end of presentations.

REGISTRATION: Except for the invited discussants and conference organizers, all conference participants (including presenting authors) are required to pay a registration fee of US$250 for CAPANA member, US$370 for non-members, and RMB700 for participants from mainland China universities. The registration fee includes conference materials, receptions, and meals.

CONFERENCE COMMITTEE:
Sun Yat-sen University (cnliufeng@gmail.com)
Sun Yat-sen University (yingacy@gmail.com)
Frank Zhang, Yale University (frank.zhang@yale.edu)
Yuan Zhang, University of Texas at Dallas (yxz122931@utdallas.edu)

The 28th Asian FA Annual Meeting

June 26 – 28, 2016, Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand

The Asian Finance Association (AsianFA) cordially invites submission of research papers in all areas in finance to the Association’s 2016 annual conference. The Stock Exchange of Thailand 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. In addition to academic paper sessions, the conference will also facilitate industry focused sessions with industry and academic panel members debating the challenges and opportunities in today’s financial markets.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:
– Professor Ronald W. Masulis, UNSW Australia Business School
– Dr. Veerathai Santiprabhob, Governor of the Bank of Thailand (TBC)

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. The awards in each category will be decided on by an Awards Committee specially constituted for the purpose.

BEST PAPER AWARDS: The conference will offer multiple categories of best paper awards. As of now, these awards include:
– Two best Capital Market related paper awards sponsored by The Stock Exchange of Thailand
– Four best paper awards sponsored by The Pacific-Basin Finance Journal
– Three best paper awards sponsored by The Asian Finance Association
– One best paper award sponsored by CFA
– More awards to be announced

PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: Paper status: only completed papers should be considered.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 1 February 2016

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-2016

DECISION COMMUNICATION: 8 April 2016

QUERIES: For questions, please send email to asianfa2016@set.or.th

CONFERENCE WEBSITE: http://www.set.or.th/asianfa2016

ABOUT THE STOCK EXCHANGE OF THAILAND: The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET), with its proven success during the last 40 years, has progressed to become a leading regional capital market. SET is a dynamic exchange offering a full range of financial products (equities, debt instruments, and derivatives) and services with world-class trading infrastructure. Currently, SET recorded the most liquid market in ASEAN for the third consecutive year in 2014 with the largest IPO in 2013 and one of the top-notch corporate governance scores in ASEAN. On top of this, MSCI Global Standard Indices and Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) have added Thai stocks in calculating its indices, the highest rise of stocks for this purpose in Asia, and Thai listed companies having topped the ASEAN corporate governance scorecard. FTSE upgrades SET to the advanced emerging market because of its recent significant development.

SET has played a major role in the development of the regions’ economy. SET has developed connection with Singapore and Malaysia on the ASEAN link network connecting to the other developed ASEAN markets. In addition, SET has become a leading regional exchange especially in Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS), taken important roles for regional capital market development by collaborating with LAOS, Myanmar, Vietnam and Cambodia, in order to promote capital market sustainability for the region as a whole.

SET appreciates the importance of capital market education for individuals, investors and general public. Thailand Securities Institute (TSI) was established in 2000 by SET as a center to promote financial and investment management knowledge for people of all ages. Its mission is to build financial literacy and investment knowledge, as well as disseminate information through various learning channels and techniques. For investor and professional education, TSI has conducted various programs through TSI’s network with 21 MOU universities such as; “Young Financial Star competition” (focusing on financial planning and investment knowledge for university students), “SET on campus” (SET’s regular visit and road show activity at SET’s network universities), “SET Investment Center” at key network universities (to be an information and activity center for investment knowledge and securities market information for students, investors and general public throughout Thailand). TSI has successfully promoted continuous savings and investment campaigns for local.

SET has also established the Capital Market Research Institute (CMRI) to conduct and disseminate in-depth capital market research and leading indicators of Thai capital market to benefit stakeholders and Thai people. The CMRI continues to establish platforms where market practitioners and academic researchers contribute the knowledge for the long-term development of Thai capital market such as; “Capital Market Research Forum” (held monthly for researchers to present valuable findings to investors, listed companies and the media, as well as acting as a forum for capital market experts to exchange views on key issues), “Research Symposium” (held annually, is attended by prominent capital market researchers, experts and professionals).

Capital Market Academy (CMA), a department under SET founded in 2005, conducts a specifically designed executive program called the “Capital Market Academy Leader Program”. The objectives of the program are to develop high-quality capital market education/knowledge to assist executives to effectively respond to the fast changing global and local markets’ conditions and competitions. Among others, participants in the program include senior executives from financial institutions, blue-chip corporations, as well as senior policy makers from various governmental agencies. The program emphasizes on activities-based and experience-oriented learning.

Lastly, The Stock Exchange of Thailand has lots of experiences in hosting various international events such as; “WFE General Assembly and Annual Meeting” in 1999, “EAOSEF General Assembly and Annual Meeting” in 2002, “ASEAN Exchanges CEOs Meeting” in 2007, 2009, and 2011, “AOSEF Working Committee” in 2012, “GMS Capital Market Education Forum” in 2013, etc.

THE CONFERENCE DESTINATION: Bangkok, the capital city of Thailand, covers an area of 1,569 sq.km. in the central region of Thailand with a population of over 11 million inhabitants. As the heart of the Thailand’s investment and development, Bangkok contributes around 30% of GDP, while its economy ranks as of the 6th among Asian cities. Enriched with long colorful history, arts, culture and reasonable living expense, Bangkok is the top destination city in the world. For 4 years consecutive since 2010 to 2013, Bangkok has won the “World’s Best City Award” organized by Travel and Leisure magazine. As well as the “Best City in Asia” award from Travel and Leisure, Bangkok also received this award for 7 year ‘ from 2005 to 2013. Even though we missed the top award in 2014, regarding to the internal political turmoil in Thai capital, Bangkok remains the Asia-Pacific’s top destination city for air travel, and is the world’s second top destination city after first-ranked London, the newly released MasterCard Global Destination Cities Index for 2014 shows.

TRANSPORTATION: Getting to and departing from Bangkok is convenience via 2 international airports: the new Suvarnabhumi International Airport, about 30 km east of central Bangkok; and the old Don Muang Airport in the north. Both airports are well connected to the city center, either with the Airport Link http://www.srtet.co.th/en or by regular taxi services.

Travelling around the city is easily by taking taxis with reasonable fare, or tuk-tuk, motorized tricycles taxi, which is usually bargained fare. However, the city center and most of the sightseeing can comfortably be reached by BTS skytrain http://www.bts.co.th/customer/en/main.aspx) and MRT underground train (http://www.bangkokmetro.co.th)

For more detailed information, please check http://wikitravel.org/en/Bangkok

CONFERENCE VENUE: The conference venue will be held at Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel, a 5-star hotel located in downtown Bangkok.

The hotel website is http://www.anantara.com/siam. Registration and hotel booking information will be available later on conference website.

Getting in from Suvannabhumi International Airport to Conference Venue (Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel):
– Airport link: For Airport Link, you need to get off at Phaya Thai station and change to BTS Sky train and get off from BTS Sky train at Ratchadamri Station. Exit 2.
– Taxi: Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel / 155 Rajadamri Road, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330. Distance from Airport to hotel is 27-30 Kilometers. The price of taxi fare is around 450-500 THB per way including expressway fee.
– Airport Limousine: Airport Limousine Company called “AOT” there are plenty of AOT counters at the airport. The price is starting from THB 1,300.-net per car per way for Toyota Camry.
– Hotel Limousine: Hotel Limousine from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel. The Mercedes Benz S Class S300 BlueTec Hybrid at THB 3,200.-net per car per way (maximum 2 people). The Mercedes Benz Vito Van is at THB 4,200.-net per van per way (maximum 6 people). For more info, please contact Tel: +66 2 126 8866 or Email: siam@anantara.com

CONFERENCE ORGANIZING COMMITTEE CHAIRS:
– Dr. Santi Kiranand, Executive Vice President, The Stock Exchange of Thailand
– Mr. Kirati Kosicharoen, Senior Vice President, The Stock Exchange of Thailand
– Dr. Surin Maneevitjit, Deputy Head, The Stock Exchange of Thailand

CONFERENCE PROGRAM CHAIRS:
– Assoc. Prof. Dr. Kulpatra Sirodom, Strategic CFO Program Advisory, Thailand Securities Institute, The Stock Exchange of Thailand
– Professor Sun Qian, Department Chair of the Department of Finance, Fudan University (China)
– Assoc. Prof. Dr. Yupana Wiwattanakantang, Department of Finance, National University of Singapore

2016 Commodity Markets Conference

3-4 June 2016, Hannover, Germany

Submission Deadline: 31 January 2016

OVERVIEW: The 2016 Commodity Market Conference in conjuction with the Journal of Commodity Markets will be held on 3-4 June 2016 at Leibniz University Hannover, Germany. The aim of the conference is to present and discuss high-quality research in all areas of economics and finance related to commodity markets.

CONFERENCE ORGANIZER: Marcel Prokopczuk, Leibniz University Hannover

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:
K. Geert Rouwenhorst, Yale University
Eduardo S. Schwartz, UCLA

TOPICS: We welcome submissions from all topics related to commodity markets, including:
– Pricing, hedging, and risk analysis of commodity derivatives and derivatives portfolios
– Portfolio allocation/optimization including commodities
– Financialization of commodity markets
– The microstructure of commodity markets
– Corporate finance and risk management related to commodity markets
– Econometric/statistical analysis of commodity markets
– Decision models (OR/MS models) applied to the commodity sector
– Real option analysis investigating commodity project investment and production decisions
– Financial market analysis (risk factor models etc.) for commodity markets
– Managerial accounting & economics for commodity related corporations
– Micro & macroeconomic analysis of commodity markets
– Global and regional trade of commodities
– The role of commodity production and consumption for developing countries

Commodity markets in this context include the entire range of commodities, i.e. energy (including electricity and renewables), metals, agricultural products and fish, and also related markets such as markets for shipping and transportation services, emission quotas and weather derivatives.

PAPER SELECTION AND SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: The deadline for paper submissions is midnight EST January 31, 2016. Papers must be in pdf format. Please submit one version without identifying author information and one full version with these information to the following address: submission@fmt.uni-hannover.de

Submitted papers will be reviewed by the scientific committee of the conference.

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE:
Carol Alexander (University of Sussex)
Christiane Baumeister (University of Notre Dame)
Jaime Casassus (Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile)
Michael Coulon (University of Sussex)
Graham Davis (Colorado School of Mines)
Wolfgang Drobetz (University of Hamburg)
Ronald Huisman (Erasmus University Rotterdam)
Rudiger Kiesel (University of Duisburg-Essen)
Scott Linn (University of Oklahoma)
Peng Liu (Cornell University)
Joelle Miffre (EDHEC Nice)
Florentina Paraschiv (University of St. Gallen)
Ivilina Popova (Texas State University)
Gabriel Power (Laval University)
Marcel Prokopczuk (Leibniz University Hannover)
Dan Rogers (Portland State University)
Ehud Ronn (University of Texas at Austin)
K. Geert Rouwenhorst (Yale University)
Eduardo Schwartz (UCLA)
Betty Simkins (Oklahoma State University)
Lazaros Symeonidis (University of East Anglia)
Ke Tang (Tsinghua University)
Chardin Wese Simen (University of Reading)
Sjur Westgaard (NTNU Trondheim)
Yingying Wu (Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University)

SPECIAL ISSUE: The Journal of Commodity Markets will publish a special issue devoted to the conference. More details on the submission process will be provided at the conference and on the conference webpage.

FURTHER INFORMATION: Further information will be provided on the conference webpage: http://www.fmt.uni-hannover.de/conference.html

If you have questions, please contact us via email: commodity-conference@fmt.uni-hannover.de

9th International Accounting & Finance Doctoral Symposium

13-15 June 2016, Glasgow

http://www.iafds.org

https://www.linkedin.com/groups/7467316

Programme Chairs: Prof David Hillier & Prof Robert Faff

OVERVIEW: The 9th International Accounting & Finance Doctoral Symposium, which is focused on developing the research strengths and skills of doctoral students, is hosted by the University Of Strathclyde Business School, Glasgow in partnership with University of Queensland, Trondheim Business School, SKEMA Business School, University of Bangor, University of Bologna, University of Leeds and Deakin University.

The symposium builds on the tremendous success of the previous meetings, which took place in Ljubljana (2015) Trondheim (2014), Bologna (2013), Glasgow (2012), Salamanca (2011), and Prato (2008-2010). IAFDS 2016 offers an excellent opportunity for students to present their work to an international audience outside their usual University environment. Prominent professors and researchers in the fields of finance, accounting and banking attend the symposium and provide detailed feedback to individual participants on their research.

Each participant will receive a written review of their submitted paper, the opportunity to present their work to leading professors, a detailed one-on-one discussion with an experienced academic about their paper, and an excellent networking experience with other doctoral students from around the globe.

At the end of the symposium certificates will be awarded for Best Paper; Best Presenter & the Paper with Most Potential.

SCOPE: We seek original empirical and theoretical papers in the fields of accounting, banking and finance, with an emphasis on findings that contribute to solving the outstanding research problems that are of significant impact to these fields.

“PITCHING RESEARCH” STREAM: The symposium organisers are pleased to announce, following the success of last year, there will be a stream of “pitch paper” presentations, based on:
Faff, Robert W., Pitching Research (December 11, 2014). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract:2462059 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2462059

The University of Queensland will sponsor an award of Eur0500 to the best pitch paper presented at the symposium, based on the combined quality of the submitted pitch paper and the pitch presentation.

For further details regarding the pitch papers, please go to the IAFDS website.

PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: The submission should be either: (a) pitch paper or (b) completed full paper (with analysis/results). Each submission will be reviewed by the Doctoral Symposium programme committee. The main evaluation criteria are:
– Quality and originality of research
– The potential for impact
– Relevance to the accounting, banking and finance disciplines

Only electronic submissions in PDF or Word format will be considered.

PARTICIPATION FEE: Accepted students to the programme will be required to pay a fee of Euro 350 This fee covers registration, symposium documents, a welcome pack, lunches, refreshments and the Welcome Reception and Gala dinner.

An information pack including information on hotel accommodation and their costs, symposium venue details, travel information and general information on Glasgow will be provided with the notification of acceptance.

Electronic Submission Deadline for papers: 1st April, 2016. All submissions should be sent to the following e-mail addresses: submit@iafds.org and morag.mcdonald@strath.ac.uk

IMPORTANT DATES 2016:
Friday, 1st April: Deadline for electronic submission of the pitch paper or full paper
Monday, 25th April: Notification of acceptance
Monday 9th May: Registration deadline
Friday, 27th May: Deadline for electronic submission of final version of the paper
Monday 13th June: Symposium registration and welcome
Monday 13th- 5th June 2016: 9th IAFDS Symposium

The 9th International Accounting & Finance Doctoral Symposium will be facilitated by professors from Deakin University; Universita di Bologna; University of Bangor; University of Leeds; University of Queensland; Universidad de Salamanca; National University of Singapore; SKEMA Business School; University of Strathclyde and Trondheim Business School.

FURTHER INFORMATION: For further information please contact: Morag McDonald, Email: morag.mcdonald@strath.ac.uk Tel: +44 (O) 141 548 5844

IAFDS9 “PITCH PAPER” INFORMATION AND GUIDELINES:
– Visit SSRN and download the latest version of “Pitching Research” [Faff (2015)]: http://papers.ssrn.com/s013/papers.cfm?abstract id-2462059
– Using the advice given in Faff (2015), create a pitch using his 2-page template on your chosen area of proposed research
– Write a short 6-page “letters” type paper based on your completed pitch template, using the following papers as a guide:

“Financial Reporting of European Financial Institutions during the GFC: A Pitch”, downloaded from SSRN: http://papers.ssrn.com/s013/papers.cfm?abstract id-2482032

“Board of Directors Characteristics and Credit Union Financial Performance: A Pitch”, downloaded from SSRN: http://papers.ssrn.com/s013/papers.cfm?abstract id-2535673

“An Investigation of the Short and Long Run Relations between Executive Cash Bonus Payments and Firm Financial Performance: A Pitch”, downloaded from SSRN: http://papers.ssrn.com/s013/papers.cfm?abstract

– Title your paper: “e«insert your pitch working title here»»: A Pitch”

SYMPOSIUM PRIZE: The University of Queensland will sponsor an award of Euro 500 to the overall best pitch paper presented at the symposium, based on the combined quality of the submitted pitch paper and the pitch presentation.

PITCH PAPER PRESENTATION GUIDELINES: Each presenter will be given 15 minutes to pitch their research project based on their submitted pitch template. A maximum of 6 PowerPoint slides (plus one title slide) will be permitted (minimum font size 20). Each presentation will be followed by 15 minutes of feedback – from a dedicated discussant (experienced researcher) and general Q&A.

FURTHER ENQUIRIES: For any clarifications or queries regarding the pitch paper requirements, please email Professor Faff directly: r.faff@business.uq.edu.au

Northern Finance Association Conference 2016

September 16-18, 2016, Fairmont Tremblant, Mont-Tremblant, Québec

http://www.northernfinance.org

We invite members and friends of the Northern Finance Association to submit research papers for the 28th annual meeting of the NFA, which will be held on September 16-18, 2016, at the Fairmont Tremblant, in picturesque Mont-Tremblant, Quebec. Papers on any topic related to finance will be considered, as long as they have not already been accepted for publication in a journal. Each author is restricted to one submission.

PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: Papers should be submitted electronically at http://www.openconf.org/nfa2016. The deadline for submissions is March 21, 2016, at 11:59 pm (23:59 hrs) Eastern Time.

Papers will be reviewed anonymously by up to three members of the Program Committee, and authors will be notified about the outcome of the review process, by mid-May 2016. We are hoping to maximize participation opportunities in the conference, so corresponding authors will likely not be invited to serve as discussants or session chairs. Discussants and session chairs will be selected from our list of NFA contacts, which includes 5-year NFA members, Program Committee members, co-authors of accepted papers, and past presenters. If you would like to become a member of the Program Committee or serve as discussant/session chair, please contact us at nfaprogramchair@northernfinance.org. Conference registration will open on May 11, 2016 and the early registration will end on June 14, 2016. Authors must be registered by this date in order to be eligible for paper awards. Conference registration and hotel booking details are available at http://www.northernfinance.org/conference

KEYNOTE SPEAKER:
Maureen O’Hara, Professor of Finance and Purcell Professor of Finance, Johnson Graduate School of Management, Cornell University

SPECIAL SESSION FOR ASSISTANT PROFESSORS:
G. Andrew Karolyi, Professor of Finance and Alumni Chair in Asset Management, Johnson Graduate School of Management, Cornell University

PHD STUDENTS SESSION CHAIRS:
Reena Aggarwal, Professor of Finance and Robert E. McDonough Professor of Business Administration, McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University

Tom McCurdy, Professor of Finance and Bonham Chair in International Finance, Rotman School of Business, University of Toronto

Papers authored exclusively by PhD students may be submitted using the standard submission procedure. Such papers should be marked “Student Paper” along with a comment requesting that the paper be considered for the PhD Session, which will be held on Friday afternoon, if they aren’t selected for the regular program. Our PhD Session Chairs will select papers from this group, and assign discussants who will provide constructive criticism and ideas to enhance the papers during the PhD Session.

PAST SPONSORS AND CONFIRMED 2016 SPONSORS:
Bank of Canada
Scotiabank
Royal Bank of Canada
Global Risk Institute
AIMCO
Stata
Eventus
Canadian Securities Institute Research Foundation (confirmed for 2016)
IIROC
Montreal Institute of Structured Products (IFSID)
WRDS

Please, see the conference website, http://www.northernfinance.org, for an up-to-date list of award sponsors.

PAST EXHIBITORS (2016 exhibitors to be confirmed):
Wiley
S&P Capital IQ
IOS Press

PLANNED PAPER PRIZES:
ETFs in Asset Management ($5,000, confirmed to be sponsored by Canadian ETF
Association in 2016)
Derivatives (sponsored by IFSID in 2015)
Market Microstructure (sponsored by IIROC in 2015)
Empirical Finance (sponsored by WRDS in 2015)
Best PhD paper ($2,000, sponsored by the Bank of Canada in 2015)
Corporate Finance
Asset Pricing

We hope to see you in Mont-Tremblant next September!

Louis Gagnon & Lynnette Purda
Smith School of Business at Queen’s University
NFA 2016 Program Co-Chairs
nfaprogramchair@northernfinance.org
http://northernfinance.org

Developments in Financial Institutions, Governance, and Misconduct

April 28-29, 2016, Toronto, Canada

Sponsored by:
– CFA Institute
– Finance Research Letters (FRL)
– Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions, & Money (JIFMIM)
– Schulich School of Business, York University

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Alexander Dyck, University of Toronto

ORGANIZERS:
– Jonathan Batten, Monash University
– Douglas Cumming, Schulich School of Business, York University
– Bob Dannhauser, CFA Institute
– Sofia Johan, Schulich School of Business, York University
– Brian Lucey, University of Dublin

RATIONALE: The structure and governance of financial institutions plays a significant role on the quality and quantity of external finance received by public and private firms around the world. Positive changes in financial institution governance can have significant externalities for market efficiency and integrity, while the absence of internal controls and external oversight can lead to problems of illiquidity, volatility, market misconduct, and fraud. The differential effects of external sources of capital, including banks, sovereign wealth funds, pension funds, hedge fund, mutual funds, private equity funds, and venture capital funds, critically depends on the structure and governance of these capital sources.

The conference and special issues of FRL and JIFMIM will offer a forum to highlight recent developments in research on the causes and consequences of financial institution governance. The evolving structure of financial institutions and markets gives rise to new work on topic. The conference also encourages, but does not require, submission to Financial Research Letters and the Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions, & Money. Papers submitted to Financial Research Letters and the Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions, & Money would go through the normal review process.

RESEARCH QUESTIONS: Some research questions that contributors to the conference might address are:
– Which agency problems and misconduct are most costly to financial institutions and markets?
– To what extent does governance across different types of financial institutions and/or national governance systems across different countries mitigate earnings management, insider trading, market manipulation, dissemination of false and misleading information, and other types of agency problems and misconduct?
– To what extent are new developments in financial markets, such as high frequency trading, associated with changes in market misconduct?
– How effective is regulation and enforcement on improving ethical standards and governance in financial institutions and mitigating misconduct?
– To what extent does governance and financial market misconduct affect real outcomes, such as firm growth, entrepreneurship, innovation, and economic development?
– Is financial market misconduct exacerbated or mitigated under different types of ownership, such as government, institutional, or family ownership?
– How are agency problems and market misconduct related to activist investors such as venture capital, private equity, and hedge fund investors?
– To what extent has the failure of regulation and reporting standards exacerbated the incidence of agency problems and market misconduct and the recent financial crisis?
– What encourages the adoption of ethical standards in public firms versus private firms?
– Related research questions on both publicly traded and privately held institutions are welcome.

PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: Papers are to be submitted to: Douglas J. Cumming Email: dcumming@schulich.yorku.ca

With the subject heading: “CFA-FRL-JIFMIM -Schulich Conference on Financial Market Governance and Misconduct”

You may submit either a completed paper or a 2-page proposal.

In your submissions, please indicate whether you want your paper to be considered for Finance Research Letters (FRL) or the Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions, & Money (JIFMIM).

KEY DATES: To aid in the development of papers, a two-day conference will be held at York University, Toronto, Canada on April 28-29, 2016. The conference will feature an evening reception on April 28 at Casa Loma with a Panel session convened by the CFA Institute. Conference paper presentations will be on April 28 and 29 at York University.

Deadline for submission to the conference is March 1, 2016. Authors will be notified about acceptance to conference by March 15, 2016. Acceptance to the conference does not guarantee acceptance into Finance Research Letters or the Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions, & Money.

Deadline for submission to the special issues is July 1, 2016. Papers submitted to the FRL and JIFMIM should also be submitted online at the journal’s respective webpage. Papers will be reviewed following normal standards of the journal. Papers should be formatted for the style and length of the respective journals.

Second CEIBS Finance Conference 2016

The Department of Finance and Accounting of China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) invites submissions for the Second CEIBS Finance Conference to be held in Shanghai on May 27, 2016. The conference presents an opportunity for scholars to get together and exchange new ideas. This year’s theme is “Finance, Psychology, and Investor Behavior”. We welcome submissions of behavioral finance and economics papers. The organizing committee chair includes Ming Huang, Professor of Finance at CEIBS and Cornell University, and Henrik Cronqvist, Professor of Finance at the University of Miami.

PAPER SELECTION: We aim to have six papers on the program, allowing adequate time for each paper. Papers should be well developed, but at a stage where they can still benefit from the discussion at the conference. Papers with innovative ideas, concepts, or methods are strongly preferred. Presenters can expect quality discussants, an active audience, and many informal interactions with the participants.

FINANCIAL SUPPORT: For presenters and discussants, we will reimburse travel expenses up to USD 1,500, plus hotel and meals during the conference.

PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: Please email a PDF file of the paper to financeconference@ceibs.edu no later than January 15th, 2016. We expect to finalize the program by early February, 2016 . For general questions, please contact the conference coordinator Ms. Daisy Wang at wdaisy@ceibs.edu

7th Conference on Financial Markets and Corporate Governance Conference

3st March & 1st April 2016 PhD Symposium: 30th March 2016, Melbourne, Victoria

Deadline for paper submission: Friday, 22nd January 2016

You are invited to submit papers for presentation at the 7th Conference on Financial Markets and Corporate Governance to be held on Thursday, 31st March and 1st April 2016 in Melbourne, Victoria. The broad themes of the conference include: Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility, Corporate Finance, Financial Accounting, Financial Institutions and Markets, Asset Pricing, Funds Management, Market Microstructure and Behavioural Finance.

The conference is being hosted by the Department of Banking and Finance, Monash Business School, Monash University in collaboration with the Victoria University of Wellington, NZ, La Trobe University, Queensland University of Technology, the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, the Pacific Basin Finance Journal and SIRCA.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Professor Stephen Brown, Stern School of Business, New York University http://www.stern.nyu.edu/faculty/bio/stephen-brown

EDITORIAL PANEL: The 7th FMCG is proud to host an editor’s forum with a distinguished panel of international renowned researchers and editors of leading journals. The panel will be chaired by Professor Kevin Davis, Professor of Finance at the University of Melbourne, Research Director of the Australian Centre for Financial Studies and Professor of Finance at Monash University http://www.findanexpert.unimelb.edu.au/display/person13240

PANELLISTS: Our panellists include:
– Professor Stephen Brown, Stern School of Business, New York University http://www.stern.nyu.edu/faculty/bio/stephen-brown
– Professor Jonathan Batten, Monash Business School, Monash University http://www.monash.edu.au/research/people/profiles/profile.html?sid=5502244&pid=9327
– Professor Tom Smith, The University of Queensland https://www.business.uq.edu.au/staff/tom-smith
– Professor Ghon Rhee, University of Hawaii (http://shidler.hawaii.edu/directory/s-ghon-rhee/fei)

SPECIAL ISSUE OF THE PACIFIC-BASIN FINANCE JOURNAL: Papers presented at the conference may be submitted for consideration for the conference special issue of the Pacific Basin Finance Journal. The special issue of the Pacific-Basin Finance Journal will be edited by Balasingham Balachandran (La Trobe University) and Barry Williams (Monash University).

CONFERENCE AWARDS: There will be eight awards of $1,000 for the best paper in specified areas covered by the conference, including the best paper presented at the PhD Symposium.

SIRCA will sponsor a $1,000 prize for the best paper which has used SIRCA Data (this includes the full range of SIRCA data from the Corporate Governance dataset through to the ASX intraday tick data within regulatory disclosures, and the Thomson Reuters intraday tick data and news). Please note that the use of SIRCA data must be acknowledged in the paper. Further details about SIRCA’s data sources are available at http://www.sirca.org.au

Conference webpage: http://business.monash.edu/financial-markets-and-corporate-governance

PHD SYMPOSIUM: The conference will be preceded by a PhD symposium on Wednesday, 30th April 2016. The symposium will provide PhD students with opportunities to receive high quality feedback about their academic work. PhD candidates are encouraged to submit their research proposal (maximum 1000-word abstract covering title of their research, background information, hypotheses, research methodology, and expected findings and their implications) in the same subject areas as covered by the conference.

PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: An abstract of the PhD proposal in pdf format must be sent by email to FMCG2016@monash.edu.au on or before 22 January 2016. The subject line of the email should include “PhD symposium proposal 7th FMCG”. Further information may be found at the PhD symposium page.

VENUE AND ACCOMMODATION: The conference will be held at the Intercontinental Hotel The Rialto Melbourne http://www.melbourne.intercontinental.com. Melbourne is a vibrant, multicultural city well known for its culture, cosmopolitan lifestyle, quality of restaurants and sporting focus. For more details about Melbourne visit http://www.visitmelbourne.com or http://www.australia.com/en/places/melbourne.html

ABOUT MELBOURNE: Melbourne offers a wide variety of accommodation options, for details see http://www.visitmelbourne.com or http://www.visitvictoria.com/regions/Melbourne. Further details about conference accommodation details will be made available on the webpage (see below) as they become available.

SUBMISSIONS/REGISTRATION: For further details about submitting papers, the PhD symposium and registration, visit the conference website at http://business.monash.edu/financial-markets-and-corporate-governance or email: FMCG2016@monash.edu.au

SPONSORED BY: Monash Business School, Monash University, La Trobe Business School, La Trobe University, QUT Business School, RMIT University, SIRCA, Victoria University of Wellington and the Pacific Basin Finance Journal.

The 2016 Global Finance Conference

April 21-23, 2016, Fresno, California

Submission Deadline: February 7, 2016

The Global Finance Association and Craig School of Business at California State University, Fresno are pleased to announce the 23rd Global Finance Conference. University Square Hotel has agreed to offer very special rates to the GFC participants. Please plan to visit Yosemite, Sequoia Kings Canyon National Parks during your visit to Fresno. All are within one hour drive from Fresno, California.

PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: Please submit your paper/proposal electronically via the Global Finance Conference website: http://www.glofin.org/Conference. The first page shall contain the title, track identification number (see conference topics below) and authors’ name, affiliation, address, e-mail, phone, and fax. The body of the paper shall not have any author 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 http://www.glofin.org/Conference. The top six (6) papers presented at the Conference would be awarded on a competitive basis and would be considered for publication in a Special Issue of the Global Finance Journal.

TOPICS:
1. Asset Allocation/Sovereign Funds/Hedge Funds/ETFs/SWFs
2. Banking & Financial Services/Investment Banking
3. BRICS, Emerging Markets, and other Up and Coming Economies
4. Country Risk/Debt Issues/Insurance/Reinsurance
5. Corporate Governance/Executive Compensation
6. Derivatives/Financial Engineering
7. E-Finance/M-Finance/ Bitcoin – E-Money/Social Media and Financial Services
8. E-Learning-Education – Best Practices
9. Entrepreneurship/Venture Capital
10. Ethics/Legal/Regulatory and Taxation Issues
11. Financial Markets integration/Linkages/Segmentation
12. Foreign Currency Issues – Monetary Economics
13. Global Financial Crises, Imbalances, SRI, CSR
14. Interest-Free Banking/Islamic Finance/Banking
15. International Accounting/Auditing Issues
16. IPOs/SEOS/Stock buybacks/Privatization
17. Market Behavior Efficiency/Inefficiency/Valuation/Pricing
18. Mergers and Acquisitions/Corporate and State SWFs
19. Portfolio Flows and Foreign Direct Investment
20. Real Estate Finance/REITs, International RE & Alternative Investments

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE:
– Manuchehr Shahrokhi – California State University, Fresno, California, USA
– K.C. Chen – California State University, Fresno, California, USA
– Huifang Cheng, Dean, Zhejiang University of Technology, Hangzhou, CHINA
– Ali Fatemi – DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois, USA
– Anthony Herbst – University of Texas-El-Paso, Texas, USA
– Ehsan Nikbakht – Hofstra University, New York, USA

PROGRAM COMMITTEE:
– Christian Andres, WHU Koblenz, GERMANY
– Ted Azarmi, University of Tubingen, Heilbronn, GERMANY
– Robert Balik, Western Michigan University, USA
– Narjess Boubakri, American University of Sharjah, UAE
– Rosita Chang, University of Hawaii, USA
– Kevin Daly, University of Western Sydney, AUSTRALIA
– Krishnan Dandapani, Florida International University, USA
– Iraj Fooladi, Dalhousie University, CANADA
– Michael Frenkel, WHU Koblenz, GERMANY
– Jack Glen, IEGPE, The World Bank, USA
– Rakesh Gupta, Griffith University, AUSTRALIA
– Liu HongZhong, Fudan University, China
– Can (John) Inci, Bryant University, USA
– Arvind Mahajan, Texas A&M University, USA
– Edgar Ortiz, UNAM, MEXICO
– Maria Pacurar, Dalhousie University, CANADA
– Ali M. Parhizgari, Florida International University, USA
– S. Poshakwale, Cranfield University, UK
– Pei Changhong, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing, CHINA
– Ghon Rhee, University of Hawaii, USA
– Igor P. Riveram, ITESM, Mexico City, MEXICO
– Yochanan Shachmurove, City College, CUNY, NEW YORK, USA
– John Shutt, Leeds Beckett University, UK
– Andrew C. Spieler, Hofstra University, LI, New York-USA
– Adam Szyszka, Warsaw School of Economics, POLAND
– Amine Tarazi, LAPE, Universite de Limoges, FRANCE
– Yiuman Tse, University of Missouri, St. Louis, USA
– Gautam Vora, University of New Mexico, USA
– Li XIndan, NanJing University, China

GFC 2016 Websites: http://glofin.org/conference

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 7, 2016

CONTACT INFORMATION: Manuchehr Shahrokhi, Ph.D. The 2016 GFC Program Chair Exec. Director, Global Finance Association-Conference California State University-Fresno, CA, USA 93740 Shahrokhi@glofin.org

The 7th RMUTP International Conference

Dear colleagues,

You are invited to submit your paper for a special session of the joint Centre for Financial Econometrics and Rajamangala University (Bangkok, Thailand) conference on the theme of “Innovation/technology, financial markets, and economic growth”. Selected papers presented at this session will be considered for publication in Economic Modelling—an A-ranked Elsevier journal.

The conference will be held at Pullman Bangkok King Power, Bangkok, Thailand, 23-24 June 2016.

We will appreciate if you can disseminate this call for papers to your colleagues . The submission deadline is 1 April 2016.

 Please see the attached call for papers for further details.

 Sincerely,

Centre for Financial Econometrics, Deakin Business School, Faculty of Business & Law

Deakin University

Melbourne Burwood Campus, 221 Burwood Highway, Burwood, VIC 3125, Australia.