2017 International Conference on Financial Markets and Institutions: Asset Pricing, Risk Management and Corporate Governance

December 15-17, 2017, Chengdu, China
Southwestern University of Finance and Economics and the Society for the Study of Emerging Markets (SSEM) will jointly hold a conference on December 15-17 2017, in Chengdu. We invite domestic and international scholars in the fields of finance and economics to submit empirical and theoretical papers related to emerging economies and markets.

Themes to be considered at the conference include, but are not limited to:
Asset Pricing
Risk Management
Corporate Governance
Market Institutions, Financial Market Risks and Financial Crisis

School of Finance, Southwestern University of Finance and Economics


Ali M. Kutan, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville
Topic: "How to publish in top economics and business journals"

Carl Chen, University of Dayton, Ohio
Topic: "Corporate Innovation: Do diverse boards think differently? "

Authors are invited to submit completed papers. Papers will be selected by the Program Committee. Please submit your papers in electronic format (PDF files only) to: emft@swufe.edu.cn

Full paper submission deadline: October 15, 2017.
The submitting authors will be notified of the decision by November 15, 2017.


Jingmei Zhao, Southwestern University of Finance and Economics

Emerging Markets Finance and Trade will publish a special issue from conference papers.
All special issue papers will be published in a regular issue of the journal and will be included in SSCI.
The journal's current impact factor is 0.862.

Special Issue Co-editors:
Jingmei Zhao, Southwestern University of Finance and Economics
Ting Zhang, University of Dayton
Carl Chen, University of Dayton, Ohio

Conference Secretary: (Mr.) Yi Chen
Tel: +86-(0)28-8709 2325
Email: cyi@swufe.com.cn


Workshop: Emerging Markets Finance Trade (SSCI)

Call for Papers on “Leading Issues and Challenges in Emerging Economies”

Workshop date: October 9, 2017.

Venue: Business School, Sichuan University Wangjiang campus, Chengdu, China.

The Business School, Sichuan University (http://bs.scu.edu.cn/) and the Society for the Study of Emerging Markets (SSEM) (http://www.emergingecons.org) will organize a one-day workshop, October 9, 2017, Chengdu.

Participants are invited to submit their individual papers/abstracts for presentation or to propose an entire panel consisting of four papers. We welcome submissions related to leading issues and challenges in emerging economies, including, but not limited to, exchange rates, trade, investments, capital flows, banking, housing, migration, innovation, health care, entrepreneurship, risk management, governance and law, rural finance, financial markets and economic policies.  We also welcome papers on international business issues related to the Belt and Silk Road Initiative of China, as well as industry-specific studies.

Selected workshop papers will be published in a regular issue of Emerging Markets Finance and Trade (SSCI impact factor: 0.862) as a symposium (journal link: http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/mree20) Details for the submission process will be discussed at the workshop opening and also be emailed to authors shortly after the conference.


Paper proposals, abstracts of no more than 400 words, or draft or complete papers should be submitted to Dr. HaiYue Liu (seamoon@scu.edu.cn) between June 1, 2017 and August 30, 2017.

Workshop committee will evaluate the papers and make a decision within 10 days upon the submission date.


Registration fee is $200 for all attendees and the deadline date is September 18, 2017.

The registration fee covers coffee breaks, lunch, and workshop dinner. It also waives the submission fee for workshop papers submitted to Emerging Markets Finance and Trade.

A late registration fee of $250 applies to all registrations after the submission deadline.

Early bird registration is $150 for participants registered by no later than August 15, 2017.


Registration fee may be paid by either credit card or PayPal using the secure link below.


Make sure to fill out the information completely. Include your first and last name in English and use the same email address that you used in your abstract/paper submission.


Alternative hotel accommodations at discounted faculty rates are available as follows:

CYNN Hotel (10 min walk from campus), http://www.cynn.cn/ (660RMBYuan/night), 5-star hotel.

KeHuaYuan Hotel (10 min walk from campus).  (400RMBYuan/night), 3-star hotel.

Phone: +86 28 8546 2146

Due to the limited number of workshop papers to be accepted and hotel rooms available at discounted rates, please complete your registration and lodging reservation early.

Those participants interested in reserving a hotel room at a discounted faculty rate should contact Dr. HaiYue Liu (seamoon@scu.edu.cn) to fill in the reservation form by no later than September 18h. After this date, participants need to make their own hotel reservations.


Ali M. Kutan, the Managing Editor of Emerging Markets Finance and Trade, will also offer a seminar on how “to publish in top economics and business journals” designed for young scholars and doctoral students. There is no charge for this seminar

For further information and updates (such as a preliminary workshop program), please email Dr. HaiYue Liu at seamoon@vip.sina.com

=======================================================================================================================Emerging Markets Finance and Trade - Call for Papers on "Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Economic Development in the Context of China’s Institutional Change"

GUEST EDITORS, in alphabetical order:
Prof. Jin CHEN, Tsinghua University
Prof. Yonggui WANG, University of International Business and Economics
Prof. Xiaobo WU, Zhejiang University
Prof. Delin YANG, Tsinghua University
Prof. Yuli ZHANG, Nankai University.

Over the past few decades, many unique business and economic phenomena emerge in the context of China's institutional change. While such developments have played a significant role in the rapid development of China's economy, it is sometimes difficult to explain their emergence with traditional theory. In order to have a better understanding about these important questions and substantial challenges, we are calling for contributions on “Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Economic Development in the Context of China’s Institutional Change” as the theme of a symposium to be considered for publication in the Emerging Markets Finance and Trade (SSCI journal, current impact factor: 0.768). Themes to be considered for the symposium include, but are not limited to:

New business models and innovations in the digital economy
Business model and governance
Business model innovation in internet+ paradigm
Innovation ecosystem and platform strategies
Innovation capability development in digital economy
Innovation systems and catch-up
Internationalization and innovation
Managing emerging technologies
Service innovation
New innovation models in China
Entrepreneurship and governance
Leadership and entrepreneurship
Strategy and entrepreneurship
Entrepreneurship within internet+ paradigm
Corporate entrepreneurship
Academic entrepreneurship
Institutional entrepreneurship
Social entrepreneurship
International entrepreneurship
Entrepreneurship and environment
Entrepreneurship and venture capital
Entrepreneurship, policy and institutions
Economic development
Emerging industries and traditional industry upgrading
Manufacturing and Industry 4.0

As for all these themes above, we recommend that papers approach issues from the perspective of institutional change and its influence.

Please submit your paper using the Scholar One Manuscript site located at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/emft and make sure to select the special issue entitled “Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Economic Development”
The standard submission fee applies.

June 30, 2017. However, papers may be submitted before the deadline and they will be processed as received.

Questions about the special issue should be directed to the editor: Ali M. Kutan, akutan@siue.edu
Journal website: http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/mree20


Euroconference2017 - Call for Papers and Contributions on Emerging and Developing Economies

Each year the Society for the Study of Emerging Markets (SSEM) holds a euro-conference jointly with top institutions and universities in Europe. This year’s conference will be held with University of Thessaly.

Conference dates: June 28-30, 2017, Chania, Kriti, Greece.

Conference page: https://euroconference2017.econ.uth.gr/

Organized by: The Department of Economics, and The Department of Regional Economic Development of the University of Thessaly, https://www.econ.uth.gr/en/, and The Society for the Study of Emerging Markets, http://www.emergingecons.org

TOPICS: Euroconference2017 will bring together researchers interested in studying policy issues on emerging and developing economies. We welcome submissions related to economic growth and development, domestic and international institutions, monetary and fiscal policy, banking and financial markets, economic and regional integration, energy and security, international business and globalization, and other relevant issues related to emerging and developing countries. We welcome both micro and macro empirical studies and experiments in these and related areas. Participants are invited to submit their individual papers for presentation or to propose an entire panel consisting of four papers.


Josef Brada, Arizona State University

Ilan Alon, University of Agder, Norway

Ayhan Kose, World Bank

Nikos Christodoulakis, Athens University of Economics and Business



Hotel of Minoas Palace Resort, Chania, Kriti, Greece.


Emerging Markets Finance and Trade (http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/mree20)

Eastern European Economics (http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/meee20)

International Journal of Emerging Markets (http://www.emeraldinsight.com/journal/ijoem)


Ali M. Kutan will conduct a workshop on how “to publish in top economics and business journals” designed for young scholars and doctoral students.


In a special panel, several journal editors will discuss the aim and the scope of their journals and elaborate on the expectations from potential contributors.


All conference participants are required to complete the conference registration form and submit it by email to euroconference2017@uth.gr together with a proof of payment of the registration fees.

Early registration (until 30th May, 2017): €300

Late registration: €400Students: €200 (payment should be received by 30th May, 2017)

Please note that student registration applies to postgraduate research and Doctoral Students only and a valid id required.

Theconference fee includes conference package, conference formal dinner and refreshments and light snacks during conference breaks.


Alternative Hotel accommodations are available at the conference website https://euroconference2017.econ.uth.gr/accommodation

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 making their own hotel reservations and paying their own hotel expenses.


For more information and updates (such as a preliminary conference program), please visit the conference website: https://euroconference2017.econ.uth.gr/

Call for Papers: Special Topic on “Energy Finance” 

Emerging Market Finance and Trade (SSCI, Impact factor 0.768)
A large number of researchers in the energy field have studied issues such as the relationship between energy price shocks and financial markets, financing and investment decisions made by energy firms, carbon finance and green finance, etc. These studies have naturally evolved into a common research theme—“energy finance”, and there has been even a growing interest on the subject among academic researchers. In addition, since the 2008 global financial crisis, international energy markets have become more closely linked with financial markets, and energy prices have exhibited more certain financial characteristics. As a result, it is critical to further study energy market issues but more from a finance perspective. Indeed, the strategic importance of energy and green development makes financial issues more unique and relevant, which inevitably leads to further separation of energy finance from general financial research.
The concept of energy finance, however, is vague and has no clear definition, which may constraint its further development. This special topic on “energy finance, to be published in a regular issue of Emerging Markets Finance and Trade, aims at publishing high-quality, frontier research papers that would focus not only on more on recent developments in the energy finance field on emerging economies and markets but also clarify some conceptual issues as well.
The special topics to be considered include, but not limited to, are the following:

  • Energy pricing

  • Pricing mechanisms in the international energy markets

  • Energy and financial markets

  • Energy corporate finance

  • Carbon finance and carbon pricing

  • Green bonds and investment

Guest editor: Professor Dayong Zhang, Southwestern University of Finance and Economics, dzhang@swufe.edu.cn
Submission Instructions: All papers need to be submitted through the ScholarOne Manuscript site below and authors need to make sure to select the special issue entitled "Energy Finance":
The standard review process and submission fee applies.
Submission deadline: March 1, 2017. However, papers submitted before the deadline will be processed as they are received.
Questions about the special issue should be directed to the journal editor: Ali M. Kutan, akutan@siue.edu
Journal website: http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/mree20


Second World Congress of Comparative Economics
"1917 -2017: Revolution and Evolution in Economic Development"
June 15-17, 2017
St. Petersburg, Russian Federation

The European Association for Comparative Economic Studies (EACES), the Association for Comparative Economic Studies (ACES), the Japanese Association for Comparative Economic Studies (JACES) and the Korean Association for Comparative Economic Studies (KACES),
in collaboration with the Italian Association for Comparative Economic Studies (AISSEC), the Society for the Study of Emerging Markets (SSEM), the Chinese Economists Society (CES), the European Association for Evolutionary Political Economy (EAEPE) and other scientific associations and networks invite you to submit proposals for panel sessions and individual papers for the Second World Congress of Comparative Economics in St. Petersburg on June 15-17, 2017.
The Second World Congress of Comparative Economics will be held at National Research University Higher School of Economics (St. Petersburg, Russia), June 15 - 17, 2017, following the first successful meeting in Rome in 2015. It is expected that the congress will bring together about 300 - 350 academics and experts from around the world to discuss a broad spectrum of economics issues in a comparative perspective, both at micro and macro level of analysis.
The Congress will include plenary sessions, workshops, as well as the editors' panel and special events. There will also be a small exhibition area which will give participants the opportunity to meet with vendors who specialize in providing e-resources.
Please note that the Congress has been rescheduled from June 1 - 3 to June 15 - 17, 2017.
Confirmed Keynote Speakers
Gerard Roland (University of California, Berkeley, USA);
Alexander Auzan (Moscow State University, Russia).
Topic Areas for Submission
Sessions (parallels and plenaries) and round tables of the Congress will be devoted to a broad spectrum of theoretical and empirical contributions on the following topics:
institutional design and institutional dynamics;
catching up, cyclical development and structural
macroeconomic stability and macroeconomic policies;
development of financial and banking sector;
labor market and industrial relations;
human capital development;
industrial organization;
issues of regional development;
international trade and trade policy;
migration and foreign direct investment;
issues of international economic integration;
economic history.
 The above list is not exhaustive and all submissions broadly related to the topic of socio-economic development and policy will be considered.
Submission details
Submissions of papers and entire panels must be made through the Congress website.
To submit a paper, please, fill in the submission form.
The Scientific Committee will review all submitted abstracts and reserves the right to accept or reject any abstract. Authors of accepted abstracts will receive a notification with the information regarding their presentation.
Abstracts should be 250 - 300 words length. Longer abstracts will not be reviewed and will be automatically rejected. Please do not include figures, graphs or tables on the registration form.
To submit an organized workshop/ session, workshop/ session title, abstract (300 words), keywords, speakers/ panelists and chairperson need to be submitted. Organized sessions should comprise no less than 4presentations. Any session can last no more than 105 minutes.
Please fill in the session submission form and send it to the organizers' email WCCE2017StPetersburg@hse.ru
If a workshop/ session is accepted, organizers should have participants register for the congress via the registration form. Registration fees must be paid by each session participant. Accepted sessions' participants should indicate the title of the session in the registration form.
Important Dates
Submissions will be open from September 1, 2016 to January 15, 2017.
Information about acceptance/rejection by February 15, 2017.
Early bird registration: February 15 - March 15, 2017.
Late registration: March 16 - May 1, 2017.

Local organizer of the 2nd WCCE is National Research University Higher School of Economics in St. Petersburg.  Conference venue: 3A Kantemirovskaya str., 194100 St. Petersburg, Russia 
Updated information about the Congress is available on the Congress' website: https://spb.hse.ru/en/compecon/

For any question about programme, submission or further information please contact the Local Organizing Committee at WCCE2017StPetersburg@hse.ru

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