Call for papers

Guest Editors of this special issue are Takeshi Inoue (Nanzan University), Takuji Kinkyo (Kobe University) and Shigeyuki Hamori (Kobe University).
Theme and suggested topics: Financial deepening is typically perceived as the increased scale of the financial sector in the real economy. It is regarded as a powerful tool for economic development, although the expanding financial system does not necessarily cater to the needs of all people equally. Accordingly, of late, new concepts to examine financial development are receiving a great deal of attention. Among these is “financial inclusion,” “financial permeation,” or “financial outreach,” which improves the accessibility and convenience of financial services for people. Inclusive financial sector is expected to reduce funding constraints and promote the economic activities of individuals and business entities previously unable to utilize financial services. In effect, it is expected to provide a financial safety net across all levels of society. In this special issue, we call for the studies that empirically analyze this new concept of financial development.
Submissions are solicited on a wide variety of topics including, but not limited to: Financial inclusion, as well as on poverty reduction, economic growth, income (in)equality, financial stability, financial openness, and microfinance.
Deadline for submissions: July 30, 2014. Papers may be submitted before the deadline and submissions will be processed as they are received.
Submission information and link: Papers will go through a regular refereeing process and the standard submission fee applies. A single document including all tables, figures, and appendix, and no more than a maximum of 30 pages (double-spaced, Times New Roman 12 front size) length should be submitted electronically to:
Note: In the submission process, please select “Financial Inclusion, Poverty Reduction, and Economic Growth “special issue category to ensure that your paper is processed correctly.




Emerging Markets Finance and Trade is organizing a Special Issue on “Financial Development, Institutions and Growth in Emerging Market Economies." The special issue will focus on emerging and developing economies, while implications of the experience from 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 development and economic development
  • Financial development, growth and income inequality
  • Financial reforms and marketization
  • Financial institutional changes and performance, their impact on growth
  • Banking system and reform
  • Shadow banking system and risk
  • credit boom and financial risk
  • Financial framework designing and economic development
  • Financial system and industrial structure

The guest editors of this special issue are Chung-Hua Shen (College of Management, National Taiwan University, NTU) and Wen-Bin Xu (School of Economics, Xiamen University, XMU), e-mails: ;

The submission deadline is July 31st, 2014. Papers will go through a standard refereeing process.

All submissions are now done electronically through the Editorial Express submission system at:

Please select "Financial Development, Institutions and Growth in Emerging Market Economies" in the submission process as a special issue category 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 25 pages (double-spaced, Times New Roman 12 font size).

The submission fee is $130 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. Submission fee payment can be made using through the following secure system:

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