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,
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,
Journal website:


Emerging Markets Finance and Trade
Special issue on "Emerging Market Economies: Global financial crises and resiliency" 
We invite submission of papers for a special issue of Emerging Markets Finance and Trade (2015 impact factor: 0.768). Empirical papers related to the resistance of emerging market economies to global financial crises and changes in global economic conditions are welcome. Empirical papers focusing either financial and/or legal aspects will be considered.
Themes to be considered for the special issue include, but are not limited to:

  • Capital flows and financial stability

  • Risk spillovers among real and financial markets between advanced and emerging economies

  • Institutional and legal reforms and stability of financial sectors

  • Impact of the recent global financial crisis as well as the European and Greek crises on real and financial sectors

  • Historical evidence and lessons from other financial crises

  • Oil shocks and emerging markets economies

  • EU regulatory framework for financial services

Guest Editors of the special issue are Mihaela ONOFREI and Alin ANDRIEȘ, both Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iași, Romania.
Please submit your paper using the ScholarOne Manuscript site located at and make sure to select the special issue entitled “Emerging Market Economies: Crises and Resiliency
There is a submission fee of $150.
Journal website:
MARCH 1, 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,


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
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:

For any question about programme, submission or further information please contact the Local Organizing Committee at

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