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31st AsianFA Annual Meeting 2019 : The 31st Asian Finance Association Annual Meeting


When Jul 7, 2019 - Jul 9, 2019
Where Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Submission Deadline Feb 8, 2019
Categories    finance

Call For Papers


The 31st Asian Finance Association Annual Meeting

July 07 - 09, 2019

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Asian Finance Association (AsianFA) cordially invites submission of research papers in all areas in finance to the Association's 2019 annual conference. The University of Economics Ho Chi Minh City (UEH) will host the conference. The AsianFA annual conference provides an open platform for finance scholars and practitioners worldwide to meet and share their recent research, and exchange ideas and information on new developments in finance research. The papers will be double blind-reviewed by a committee of established researchers. The conference will also organize a doctoral student consortium.


Professor David M REEB,

David Reeb is a Professor of Finance and holds the Mr. and Mrs. Lin Jo Yan Professorship in Banking and Finance in the Department of Finance at National University of Singapore (NUS) Business School. Dr. Reeb also serves as a Senior Fellow of the Asian Bureau of Finance and Economic Research (ABFER), a Fellow of the Academy of International Business, and as the Director of Business Doctoral Programs at NUS.

Dr. Reeb’s academic research interests range from founding-family ownership to the properties of mandatory disclosure rules, spanning the incentives of financial regulators to the economics of information. His work has appeared in the Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Accounting and Economics, Accounting Review, Administrative Science Quarterly, Management Science, American Economic Review, Journal of Law and Economics, and the Journal of International Business Studies. His body of research has generated over 3,000 citations in other academic works, according to Web of Science (Google Scholar 12,000+). In addition, his work has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, The Economist, Forbes, the Financial Times, the International Herald Tribune, Inc. Magazine, SmartMoney, MSNBC, and several other leading publications in the US, Canada, and Australia. He has also been interviewed by CNN, Comcast and Bloomberg TV.

Dr. Reeb has been consistently recognised for his academic contributions. His 2003 study on founding-family firms is the mostly cited paper in the Journal of Finance that year. Similarly, his research on accounting report integrity is the mostly highly cited paper in the Journal of Accounting and Economics in 2004. More recently, his research on board of director heterogeneity and R&D disclosures are some of the most highly cited paper in Financial Management (2011) and Journal of Accounting and Economics (2015).

Professor Michelle Lowry,

Michelle is the TD Bank Professor of Finance at the LeBow School of Business, Drexel University, and the Academic Director of the Institute for Corporate Governance at the University. She received her PhD from the University of Rochester, and was previously a professor at Penn State University. In addition, she is a past visiting professor at INSEAD and at the Wharton School. She is an associate editor of the Journal of Financial Economics, a past associate editor of the Review of Financial Studies, and a founding member of AFFECT (Academic Female Finance Committee), which strives for gender equality among the field of finance academics.

Her research focuses on a variety of issues in empirical corporate finance, including initial public offerings, mergers, and corporate governance. She is particularly interested in the ways that companies’ corporate governance affects their performance around these corporate events. Her research has been published in top finance journals, including the Journal of Financial Economics, the Review of Financial Studies, and the Journal of Finance. Her research also relates to the effects of policy on firm outcomes, in particular regulation related to firm governance and shareholder voting. In this vein, she recently participated in an SEC panel on shareholder voting. Finally, her research has also attracted attention in the popular press, with cites in the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, NPR’s Morning Edition, and Forbes.


Papers in all areas of finance are welcome, including but not limited to asset pricing, corporate finance, corporate governance, derivative, financial crisis, financial intermediation, international finance, sustainable finance, Fintech, and market microstructure. Accepted papers are eligible for several categories of best paper awards as shown below, which will be selected by the Award Committees.


The conference will offer multiple categories of best paper awards of USD1000. The awards will be sponsored by Asian Finance Association, Pacific Basin Finance Journal and other professional associations.


Authors will have the option to explicitly nominate their paper to be considered for publication in a Special Issue of the Pacific Basin Finance Journal. Further details regarding the special issue process (which will include separate manuscript review & revision for those selected) will be forthcoming in due course.


- Paper status: only completed papers will be considered.

- One paper presentation per author policy: Only one paper presentation may be made per author. If multiple papers of a single researcher are accepted, he/she needs to ensure that one of co-authors presents the second and subsequent papers at the conference.

- Volunteer requirements: Submitting a paper to the Asian FA Annual Meeting indicates an acceptance of the condition that you may be required to act as the discussant of another paper and/or session chair.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: January 25th, 2019 (US Pacific time)



Please submit 1) a blind copy of the manuscript without author information, and 2) a separate file for the cover page containing the paper title, abstract and authors' contact information. Please send PDF or MS-Word version only.


QUERIES: For questions, please send email to one of the program co-chairs below.

Robin Chou

Bohui Zhang,

Xuan Vinh Vo,


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