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