Emerging Markets Finance and Trade (EMFT) is organizing a Special Issue on
“Capital markets and firm performance in emerging economies”
We welcome submissions of empirical and theoretical papers on a wide variety of topics focusing on emerging markets including,
but not limited to:
· Return predictability in emerging markets
· Performance of portfolio strategies in emerging markets
· Rational and behavioral determinants of returns
· Market anomalies in emerging markets
· Impact of corporate governance practices in emerging capital markets
· Determinants of capital structure and firm performance
· Dividend policies in emerging markets and firm value
· Impact of sustainability practices and firm performance in emerging capital markets
The guest editors of the special issue are:
Luis Berggrun, Universidad Icesi (Colombia)
Darcy Fuenzalida, Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María (Chile)
Samuel Mongrut, Graduate School of Business, ITESM (Mexico), and Universidad del Pacífico Research Center (Peru)
The submission deadline is January 31, 2016 and papers will go through a standard refereeing process. Papers may be submitted before the deadline.
Submission process
·  All submissions must be done electronically through the submission system at:
And authors should choose special issue entitled: "Capital markets and firm performance in emerging economies"

· Initial submissions should be no more than maximum 30 pages (double-space, Times New Roman, font size 12). A single document including all the text, tables, figures, references, etc., should be submitted.


Emerging Markets Finance and Trade

Special issue 


What Drives Financial Crises in Emerging Markets?
Lessons Learned and Forgotten
Guest Editors: Ali M. Kutan and Marcello Signorelli

Theme: the focus is on financial crises in emerging markets and developing economies, dealing with issues including, but not limited to, determinants of financial crises and their impact on real and financial sectors and policy implications. Papers focusing on advanced market economies with significant policy implications and lessons for emerging market economies will also be considered. Papers investigating both past and current crises are welcome.
Submission details: All papers should be submitted to the journal website below.
Authors should select the special issue title: “What Drives Financial Crises in Emerging Markets?”
Standard review process and submission fee apply.

Submission deadline: SEPTEMBER 15, 2015.
Journal website:
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Call for Papers: Emerging Markets Finance and Trade
Financial reforms in Emerging Market Economies
Guest Editor: Chengsi Zhang

Emerging Markets Finance and Trade is organizing a Special Issue on “Financial reforms in Emerging Market Economies." The special issue will focus on emerging and developing economies, while implications of the experience of developed countries for emerging and developing economies can be considered as well.

Submissions are solicited on a wide variety of topics including, but not limited to: 
  • Financial sector regulation and reforms
  • Financial reforms and stability
  • Changes in the structure of financial system
  • Financial reforms and economic growth
  • Capital market activities and development
  • Financial reforms and financial policies
  • Shadow banking in China
The guest editor of this special issue is Chengsi Zhang (School of Finance of Renmin University), e-mail:

The submission deadline is September 30th, 2015 and papers will go through a standard refereeing process. Papers may be submitted before the deadline.  

All submissions are submittted electronically through the publisher’s website at:

Authors should select
"Financial reforms in Emerging Market Economies" special issue in the submission process to be sure that your paper is processed correctly.

A single document including all tables, figures, appendix, etc should be submitted. Initial submissions should be no more than maximum 30 pages (double-spaced, Times New Roman 12 font size).The submission fee is $150 and includes a one-year membership in the Society for the Study of Emerging Markets (SSEM) and SSEM members do not pay additional fees for future submissions during the membership period. In addition, members will have free access to the electronic archives of the Emerging Markets Finance and Trade. 


International Conference on Institutions, Reforms and Economic Development
                                                                 Peking University, Beijing, China
                                                                          September 19-20, 2015
School of Economics, Peking University (SEPKU) and the Society for the Study of Emerging Markets (SSEM) invite submission of papers for, and participation in, a major international conference on institutional reforms and economic development in the emerging economies and markets. Empirical and theoretical papers related to the theme of the conference as well as papers dealing with institutions, political economy and policy issues are welcome. Participants are invited to submit their individual papers for presentation or to propose an entire panel consisting of four papers.
Themes to be considered at the conference include but are not limited to:
  • Institutional development and reforms and their impacts on the real and financial sectors
  • Relative role of institutions versus economic policies for the economic growth and development
  • International financial institutions and their impacts on the emerging economies during the post-crisis era
  • Regional economic integration and the cross-border trade and investment among the emerging economies
  • Comparative studies on the economic transition and system changes in Asia, Europe and the Americas
  • Country-specific studies on the reforms of labor markets, social security, health care and education systems, rural and land policies,        industrial and technology sectors, foreign trade and investment regimes, etc.
  • Interaction between monetary policies and fiscal policies and its impact on economic activities
  • Economic history and its implications for the current economic policies
  • Sustainable development of the global economy and emerging markets in the context of arising economic and geo-political conflicts
  • China’s “new normal” of slower growth and structural change and its implications for the global econom
Josef Brada, Arizona State University, President of SSEM
Zhiwu Chen, Yale University and Peking University
Scott Rozelle, Stanford University
Vito Tanzi, former director of IMF Fiscal Affairs Department 

Papers presented at the conference will be considered for publication (subject to double-blind reviewing process) in a special issue of Emerging Markets Finance and Trade (SSCI indexed, 2012 impact factor 1.19).

Dr. Ali M. Kutan, editor of Emerging Markets Finance and Trade, will also give a talk in a special session of the conference on "How to publish in top journals in economics and business", targeted towards young scholars and doctoral students. Questions will also be taken from the participants of the session.
The conference will be held in the School of Economics Building on the main campus of Peking University in Beijing, China.
Paper proposals, consisting of an abstract of no more than 400 words and/or complete papers, should be submitted via Conference Maker (you need to create a free Conference Maker account to submit a paper or panel):
Proposals will be reviewed by the conference's scientific committee on an ongoing basis. The deadline for submissions of abstracts or complete papers is July 1, 2015. Decisions will be made within four weeks after submission and no later than July 31, 2015. The number of papers that can be accommodated is limited, so please be sure to submit your abstract/paper early.
Registrations are taken through August 15, 2015 at the following website:

All conference attendees (including paper presenters) are required to pay the registration fees at the above link by August 15, with the following two options:

Option 1: Registration fee of US$150 for all attendees, which covers only conference lunches and dinners, coffee breaks and conference materials.

Option 2: Registration fee of US$300 for all attendees, which includes a one-year membership in the Society for the Study of Emerging Markets (SSEM), as well as conference lunches and dinners, coffee breaks and conference materials. Members in SSEM receive Emerging Markets Finance and Trade (EMFT) free online, and also do not pay paper submission fees during the membership period, including submission to the planned EMFT special issue.
Hotel accommodations are available at two luxury levels at discounted conference rates: an on-campus 5 star hotel and an off-campus 4 start hotel. Hotel reservation will be taken at the above conference registration link. Due to the limited number of hotel rooms available, please complete your registration and lodging reservation early. Please note that all conference participants and presenters are responsible for paying their own hotel expenses. 
For more information and updates (such as a preliminary conference program), please visit the conference webpage:
Questions about the conference should be directed to Dr. Xuezheng Qin at:

______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ MANAGEMENT INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE 2015 

 Portoroz, Slovenia, 28-30 May 2015.
Distinguished Colleagues,
We would like to cordially invite you to participate in the MIC 2015 conference Managing Sustainable Growth ( to be held in the Congress Centre Bernardin.

In May 2015, the traditional conference MIC (Management International Conference) will be organized as a Joint International Conference. The participating institutions are:
The conference programme features:
  • two Keynote Addresses (one for MIC track and one for EEE and SSEM track),
  • high-quality research paper presentations in concurrent sessions,
  • COMPETE Project - Panel Discussion,
  • Editors' Panel and Exhibition of Journals supporting the conference,
  • Doctoral Students’ Workshop. 
Abstracts of papers will be published in the Book of Abstract (ready for the conference): ISBN number 978-961-266-180-9.
Authors are invited to submit full papers to the supporting journals, including:
  • Borsa Istanbul Review (Editor Dr. Ali Kutan)
  • Comparative Economic Studies (Editor Dr. Josef Brada)
  • Eastern European Economics (Editor Dr. Josef Brada; IF = 0,333)
  • Economic Systems (Co-Editor Dr. Ali Kutan; IF = 0,611)
  • Emerging Markets Finance and Trade (Editor Dr. Ali Kutan; IF = 1,190)
  • International Journal of Sustainable Economy (Editor Dr. Egon Zizmond)
  • Management (Editor Dr. Štefan Bojnec)
  • Managing Global Transitions (Editor Dr. Egon Zizmond)
Authors are encouraged to submit their papers to the journals before the conference starts.
Authors who would like their papers to be published in the Conference Proceedings (ISBN number 978-961-266-181-6) are invited to submit their full papers by September 1, 2015.  Conference Proceedings will be published by the end of October.
The submission and review process takes place online. In order to submit your paper, you should first register online to the conference information system. After entering the conference system you will find a form for submitting your abstract online

Registration and submission:
Important dates:
  • Abstract submission: April 13, 2015
  • Notification of acceptance: April 20, 2015
  • Registration and Payment Deadline: May 4, 2015
  • Conference: May 28-30, 2015
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you need any further information (contact:

Prof. Egon Zizmond



What Our Members Say

I"Emerging Markets Finance & Trade focuses on the issues that are most important to emerging markets -- trade and trade policy and financial markets and flows ... an important forum for research and policy discussion in these areas."
- Paul Wachtel, Stern School of Business, New York University
 "Emerging Markets Finance & Trade is the most comprehensive journal in its coverage of different regions of the developing world. The articles utilize the most recent advances in economic theory and econometrics."
- Mohsen Bahmani-Oskooee, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
"Emerging Markets Finance & Trade is essential reading ... with leading edge papers on the central topics of relevance to ... financial markets and international trade in emerging markets."- Saul Estrin, Department of Management, London School of Economics
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- Mehmet E. Yaya, Eastern Michigan University
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"EMFT provides thousands of scholars and practitioners a great platform to share their cutting edge research on emerging market issues. With its contribution and dedication to the profession, this platform will grow bigger."
- Mingsheng Li, Bowling Green State University
"I have presented my paper, "Regional Unemployment and the Restructuring of Distressed State-owned Enterprises: Evidence from China", at an SSEM conference, and this paper has been submitted to EMFT. "
- Min Zhang, Renmin University of China
"EMFT balances academic and practical insights well. It is a great joy to read the articles in EMFT. Thank you"
- Hyoung Goo Kang, Ph.D., Hanyang University Business School
"As an author who has published in EMFT, I find it a great journal to publish up-to-date research and learn about what is going on in emerging markets."
- Alfredo Jiménez, University of Burgos
"EMFT is currently one of the most important outlets for researchers focused on international financial markets. Over the years, the quality of manuscripts submitted to the journal has increased considerably thanks to the magnificent work of its editor, Dr. Ali Kutan."
- Viviana Fernandez, School of Business of Universidad Adolfo Ibañez
"The recent jump in EMFT’s Impact Factor to 0.953 in the Thompson-Reuters SSCI Ranking makes it an attractive place to submit research."
- Stanislaw Mramorelachev, South Pacific University
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