Call for papers


Seoul, Korea, January 8-9, 2015

Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology (KAIST), Korea Institute of Finance (KIF) and the Society for the Study of Emerging Markets (SSEM) invite the submission of papers for, and participation in, a major international conference, challenges and opportunities in emerging financial markets, dealing with developments in the emerging markets. Empirical and theoretical papers related to the theme of the conference as well as papers dealing with institutions and policy issues are welcome. Participants are invited to submit individual papers for presentation or to propose an entire panel consisting of four papers.
Among the themes to be considered at the conference are:
·       Individual, institutional, and foreign investors in emerging financial markets
·       Liquidity in emerging financial markets
·       Derivatives and other key financial markets in emerging economies
·       Decoupling of emerging markets from developed markets
·       Institutional and regulatory innovations for financial stability  
·       Emerging economic and political conflicts as threats to financial market development
·       Financial markets and their regional and global linkages
·       Contagion and herding
·       Effects of central banks and monetary and exchange rate policy  on financial markets
·       Emerging markets and rising interest rates - what are the risks?

Je-yoon Shin, Chairman of the Financial Services Commission, Korea.
Edward Kane, Boston College, USA.

Selected papers presented at the conference will be published in a special issue of Emerging Markets Finance and Trade,
The Conference will be held at the  Korea Federation of Banks Building, which is at the center of Seoul.
Lotte Hotel (
Paper proposals, consisting of an abstract of not more than 250 words should be submitted to Professor Jangkoo Kang at Proposals will be reviewed by the Conference's scientific committee on an ongoing basis.

The deadline for submissions of abstracts is November 30, 2014. The number of papers that can be accommodated is limited, so please be sure to submit your abstract early.
The registration fee for all foreign participants is US$250, which includes a cocktail reception on January 7, 2015 and a conference dinner on January 8, 2015, as well as lunchs, coffee breaks and conference materials. In addition, foreign participants with accepted papers (in case of co-authored papers, only one author) will receive 2 nights free accomodation at the conference hotel. Information on how to pay the registration fee and how to reserve rooms at a conference rate will be sent to participants whose papers are accepted. 


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