2016 Greater China Area Finance Conference

June 25-26 (Sat-Sun), 2016, School of Economics& Wang Yanan Institute for Studies in Economics, Xiamen University, Xiamen, China

We are pleased to announce the 1st Greater China Area Finance conference (GCFC2016) at School of Economics (SOE) and the Wang Yanan Institute for Studies in Economics (WISE), Xiamen University, China. We invite submissions from all areas related to finance, including but not limited to asset pricing, corporate finance, behavioral finance, banking, international finance, and financial econometrics. Empirical research on or theoretical work with empirical applications to financial liberalization, innovation, stability and regulation in greater China area is particularly welcome.

It is our honor to have the following distinguished keynote speakers this year:

Philip Dybvig, Southwestern University of Finance and Economics /Washington University at St. Louis
Ali Hortacsu, University of Chicago
Chung-Ming Kuan, National Taiwan University
Chen Lin, Hong Kong University
Ron Masulis, UNSW Australia
Bernard Yeung, National University of Singapore

PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: Researchers interested in participating should submit their papers through our online portal at http://wise.xmu.edu.cn/Meetings/GCFC2016. If there are web assessing problems, please contact Hui Wang (huiwang.wise@gmail.com).

The submission deadline is April 15, 2016. Decisions of acceptance will be announced by May 15, 2016.

There will be no registration fees. Meals will be provided during the course of the conference, but the participants are expected to cover their own travel and hotel expenses.

CONFERENCE ORGANIZING COMMITTEE:
Weiyi CAI SOE, Xiamen University
Haiqiang CHEN, WISE&SOE, Xiamen University
Ye GUO, Chair SOE, Xiamen University
Qian HAN, WISE&SOE, Xiamen University
Juanjuan HUANG, SOE, Xiamen University
Linlin NIU, WISE, Xiamen University
Yue PAN SOE, Xiamen University
Yu REN WISE&SOE, Xiamen University
Wenbin XU, SOE, Xiamen University
Shuoxun ZHANG, SOE&WISE, Xiamen University

CONFERENCE PROGRAM COMMITTEE:
Kalok CHAN, Co-chair, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Jun-Koo KANG, Nanyang Technological University
Jevons LEE, Advisor, Xiamen University/Tulane University
Haitao LI, Co-chair Cheng Kung Graduate School of Business
David NG, Cornell University
Lilian NG, York University
Jiaping QIU, McMaster University/Shanghai University of Finance and Economics
Chung-Hua SHEN National Taiwan University
Jian YANG University of Colorado Denver/Nankai University
Chu ZHANG Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Yinggang, ZHOU, Co-chair, Xiamen University

FURTHER INFORMATION: For academic inquiries about the conference, please contact Prof. Yinggang Zhou (ygzhou@xmu.edu.cn).

For logistic affairs, please contact Ms. Yang Song (ysong2014@xmu.edu.cn) Tel: 0592-2189805

ORGANIZERS:
School of Economics (SOE), Xiamen University
The Wang Yanan Institute for Studies in Economics (WISE), Xiamen University
Department of Finance, School of Economics, Xiamen University

ABOUT THE SCHOOL: The economics and finance disciplines in Xiamen University were first established in 1921 and have a long tradition of excellence in teaching and research, with a focus on the role of institutions in economic and social development. Mr. Wang Yanan, the former President of Xiamen University for 19 years and the renowned economist who translated Adam Smith’s Wealth of the Nation and Karl Marx’s Das Kapital into Chinese, guided the rapid development of economics disciplines in XMU since 1949.In September of 1981, China’s State Education Ministry approved the elevation of the Department of Economics to the School of Economics, making it the first school of economics established among top universities in mainland China since 1978.

ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT: Department of Finance at School of Economics, Xiamen University, has a long history back to 1921 as banking program of business department when Xiamen University was established. The department has also experienced a glorious history and become one of top finance programs in Mainland China. It was one of the earliest National Key Discipline (NKD) of Finance in China and it is the only NKD of Finance in southeastern China.

ABOUT WISE: In 2005, the Wang Yanan Institute for Studies in Economics (WISE) was founded, as a recent effort by Xiamen University to build a first class modern economics and finance research institute and to facilitate international research and academic exchanges. Currently, SOE and WISE are working close together to promote Xiamen University as one of the major centers for economic and finance research and education in Asia Pacific.

For more information about WISE and SOE, please see: http://se.xmu.edu.cn/English and http://wise.xmu.edu.cn/english

ABOUT THE AREA: Located in Southeast China with convenient direct flights to many major cities in Asia, Xiamen is famous for its resort like atmosphere and has a reputation as the cleanest and most livable Chinese city. Interesting places near Xiamen include the UNESCO World Heritage Hakka Earth Buildings, Gulangyu (Piano Island) and Wuyi Mountain. For more information on the city of Xiamen, please go to: http://www.whatsonxiamen.com/home.php

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